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Life after 'day zero' in CT

People will have to make do with 25 litres of water per day for washing, cooking and personal hygiene if dam levels drop below 13.5% in Cape Town

By Tanya Farber and Anthony Molyneaux 3 days ago

Cape Town delays Day Zero

The City of Cape Town has given a new date for Day Zero - the date the city will run out of water unless its residents curb their consumption even further

By Neels Blom 16 Nov 2017

Cape Town reprioritises budget to fund water projects

The City of Cape Town has reprioritised R2bn of its budget to fund seven additional water projects

15 Nov 2017

#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way

Today saw the start of WindAc Africa 2017 - the annual "academic hour for wind power" hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association

By Sindy Peters 14 Nov 2017

New hazmat dump for PE

After more than a decade of deliberations and red tape, a second highly hazardous landfill for Nelson Mandela Bay has been approved by the Department of Environmental Affairs

By Estelle Ellis 9 Nov 2017

Cape Town water crisis: seven myths that must be bust

One of South Africa's biggest cities, Cape Town, is gripped by a rising panic

By David W. Olivier 8 Nov 2017

Summit to showcase investment opportunities in water

South Africa will this month host a summit to profile investment opportunities in water infrastructure

7 Nov 2017

Motlanthe: Strong economic growth deepens inequality

Some 23 years down the line, democracy isn't all it's cracked up to be when it comes to levelling inequality

By Nicci Botha 30 Oct 2017

Engineering student develops solution to CT water crisis

Nkosinathi Nkomo, a civil engineering student at the University of Cape Town has come up with a solution to the water crisis in Cape Town

27 Oct 2017

Gigaba ignoring Cape Town water crisis‚ says De Lille

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is giving Cape Town's water crisis the silent treatment, says mayor Patricia de Lille

By Aphiwe Deklerk 27 Oct 2017

There is an answer to Cape Town's water emergency

Day Zero is coming. It is the day in March 2018 when greater Cape Town runs out of water, when crisis becomes disaster

By Neels Blom 26 Oct 2017

Nelson Mandela Bay proposes to beat drought with R7bn infrastructure investment

If given the thumbs-up by the National Disaster Fund, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality plans to pump more than R7bn into infrastructure aimed at relieving drought conditions

By Riaan Marais 24 Oct 2017

#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities

The future of large public utilities, such as Eskom, is uncertain

By Sindy Peters 20 Oct 2017

Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?

The energy industry breathed a huge sigh of relief recently when energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced that power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable energy from bid windows 3.5 and 4 will be signed by the end of October 2017

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 17 Oct 2017

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Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation startup owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct. Time to ask Google: can you build a city?

By Sarah Barns 1 day ago

Jordan plans new city to ease crowding and congestion

Jordan has announced plans to build a new city east of the capital Amman in order to ease rising population density and traffic congestion.

7 Nov 2017

Saudi 'giga projects': tall ambitions, high risks

From a holographic lion to talking robots and flying taxis, Saudi Arabia has dazzled investors with plans for hi-tech "giga projects" - but sceptics question their viability in an era of cheap oil.

30 Oct 2017

Italy's high-rise forests take root around the world

As balconies bristle with tree branches and sunshine dapples the leaves of thousands of plants, two apartment buildings in the heart of Milan have almost disappeared under lush forest.

9 Oct 2017

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