#WaterWatch

Millions to be spent on drought ridden areas in the Western Cape

Four Western Cape municipalities are at high risk of running out of water.

Colin Deiner, provincial disaster management chief, has told Times Live that R200-million is being spent in Beaufort West, Kannaland (Ladismith), Knysna and Bitou for emergency work.

Further interventions were being implemented in "medium-risk" municipalities.

It is quite a vast area that we are covering at the moment, a number of them I must say are agricultural drought areas...the others are what we call hydrological drought which is obviously the problem with lack of water.

Colin Deiner, provincial disaster management chief

There are three areas which is, Ooudtshoorn, Hessequa and Kannaland that are both agricultural and hydrological.

Colin Deiner, provincial disaster management chief

Most of the work that we are doing is ground water exploration... we looking to ensure that everybody has water up until next winter.

Colin Deiner, provincial disaster management chief

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio....


702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Over 2 000 water saving shower heads to be rolled-out in Cape guest houses

Over 2 000 water saving shower heads to be rolled-out in Cape guest houses

Despite concerns over the water crisis, this initiative is intended to still attract tourists to the Mother City.

WC govt launches campaign to help tourists, Cape guesthouses save water

WC govt launches campaign to help tourists, Cape guesthouses save water

Economic opportunities MEC Alan Winde says that the focus is on helping smaller tourism establishments save water.

Top tips for water-wise gardening

Top tips for water-wise gardening

With the Cape firmly in the grips of a water crisis, Stodels has shared their top tips for gardening during a drought.

 Zille to announce WC drought intervention plan

Zille to announce WC drought intervention plan

Officials from the drought-stricken province have teamed up with experts to find solutions to water problems there.

City of Cape Town plans to augment water supply, but little detail given

City of Cape Town plans to augment water supply, but little detail given

City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille delivered a speech a to a full Council meeting on Thursday morning.

Snakes on a plein: Drought to push snakes closer to properties

Snakes on a plein: Drought to push snakes closer to properties

Snake catcher Shaun McCleod says about 99% of snakes in the WC are just looking for food.

Popular articles
So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

Shop 'til you drop: The top 'Black Friday' deals this week

Shop 'til you drop: The top 'Black Friday' deals this week

Start your Christmas shopping off with a bang at these major retailers offering some impressive discounted sales for Black Friday.

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

This week Xolani Gwala's speaks to former Generations actor Pamela Nomvete for #WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo feature.

How Naspers paid peanuts for Tencent (China’s most valuable company)

How Naspers paid peanuts for Tencent (China’s most valuable company)

In 2001 Naspers invested $32 million in (then tiny) Tencent. Learn more about the wildly profitable Chinese behemoth...

Police hunt man who doled out drug-laced sweets to school kids

Police hunt man who doled out drug-laced sweets to school kids

60 children from three schools in south of Johannesburg were rushed to hospital after eating sweets handed out by a stranger.

'The university degree is dead'

'The university degree is dead'

Flux Trends founder Dion Chang gives five reasons why he believes getting a degree is past its sell by date.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?