May 2018


Cape violence mirrors national trend

Municipal protests have reached a crescendo across the country, with incidents in the North West, Free State, Limpopo, KwaZulu Natal, and the Eastern Cape – according to SA Local Government briefing. It puts into context protests…




CT dams rising a bit at last

In the last couple of weeks the amount of water in the dams supplying Cape Town has overtaken the 2017 levels. The City of Cape Town’s Water Dashboard shows that as of 28 May the dam…


City fences off the Newlands spring

The City of Cape Town has totally demolished the Kildare Road spring in Newlands. For over a hundred years people have been coming to this water point. No trace of this historically significant spring remains. Three days…


Day Zero water worries scare SMEs

SMEs have been shocked by the threat of Day Zero, according to a new survey, with a warning that water shortages have become the load shedding of 2018.  The SME Survey2018 looked at a number of concerns,…