CPT Day Zero 1.2.2018 03:33 pm

Cape Town water crisis: crossing state and party lines isn’t the answer

Maimane has oversight powers that allow him to investigate how the city or province handle the water crisis.

Mmusi Maimane, the leader of SA’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, that governs the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Province, now leads the task team to “defeat” Day Zero, the day on which Cape Town’s water is predicted to run out. This is currently set for April 12.

Cape Town water crisis: crossing state and party lines isn’t the answer
Cape Town water crisis: crossing state and party lines isn’t the answer

Cape Town water crisis: crossing state and party lines isn’t the answer

Maimane has oversight powers that allow him to investigate how the city or province handle the water crisis.

PHOTOS: Desalination plant (Monwabisi & Strandfontein Pavillion) to help avoid Day Zero
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PHOTOS: Desalination plant (Monwabisi & Strandfontein Pavillion) to help avoid Day Zero

The Monwabisi Desalination plant is part of the city’s dedicated efforts to help see Cape Town through a drought and avoid Day Zero.
Cape Town water crisis sees ‘unscrupulous traders’ increase price of bottled water
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Cape Town water crisis sees ‘unscrupulous traders’ increase price of bottled water

The committee will write to the minister of trade and industry to ask for an intervention to freeze the price of bottled water.
Woza #DayZero for JZ’s crew
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Woza #DayZero for JZ’s crew

Mokonyane demonstrated her financial illiteracy when she said: ‘The rand can fall, we’ll just pick it up’.
50 litres per day will help us to avoid Day Zero – City of CPT Executive Deputy Mayor
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50 litres per day will help us to avoid Day Zero – City of CPT Executive Deputy Mayor

On Tuesday, Day Zero was moved to April 16, 2018 from April 12, 2018.
Day Zero in Cape Town pushed back to April 16
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Day Zero in Cape Town pushed back to April 16

Water saving efforts of many Cape Town residents have helped push back Day Zero to 16 April 2018.
SA at risk of economic downgrade as Day Zero fast approaches
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SA at risk of economic downgrade as Day Zero fast approaches

Because the economy will suffer, we run the risk of a downgrade from the ratings agencies.
2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour will go ahead despite water crisis
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2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour will go ahead despite water crisis

At a press conference, tour organisers stressed that the iconic sporting event will go ahead on 11 March.
Day Zero close but politicians fiddle
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Day Zero close but politicians fiddle

If we accept that as the truth, let’s put politics aside and work together to ensure the worst effects of Day Zero are reduced.
City of Cape Town to activate disaster operations centre for ‘Day Zero’
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City of Cape Town to activate disaster operations centre for ‘Day Zero’

On Monday, the city would activate the disaster operations centre (DOC) to execute the city’s water disaster plan, which would take effect in the event of ‘Day Zero’.
‘Day Zero’ in Cape Town a ‘DA invention’, says Western Cape ANC
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‘Day Zero’ in Cape Town a ‘DA invention’, says Western Cape ANC

The Western Cape ANC says Day Zero translates to nothing more than an unnecessary tool of rattling residents on a pseudo-Judgment Day rhetoric.
DA blames ANC govt for Cape Town water crisis
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DA blames ANC govt for Cape Town water crisis

It’s the constitutional mandate of national govt to deliver water to all city councils, says Maimane.
International media begin reporting Cape Town taps to run dry by April 21
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International media begin reporting Cape Town taps to run dry by April 21

The consequences will be dire not only for the Cape but the country so the failure by the powers that be to implement emergency solutions equal to the immensity of the crisis defies logic.
Cape Town to roll out pressure management technology to combat water scarcity
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Cape Town to roll out pressure management technology to combat water scarcity

Work on this programme by the City’s Department of Water and Sanitation will begin on Friday, from 8pm to 4am on Saturday.
Cape Town counts down to zero
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Cape Town counts down to zero

Mother fears hygiene issues arising from ration of 87l per day will make kids ill.
Swop your baggage allowance for water on your way to Cape Town
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Swop your baggage allowance for water on your way to Cape Town

See how quickly South Africans can get 5 tonnes of water to Cape Town on Friday.
Water-saving shower-heads to be distributed in drought-stricken Cape Town
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Water-saving shower-heads to be distributed in drought-stricken Cape Town

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille said last week said that the City will reach the so-called reach Day Zero.
Water crisis hit Cape Town clubs
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Water crisis hit Cape Town clubs

The water crisis in the Western Cape has impacted negatively on the stadiums used by the Premier Soccer League clubs.
Cape Town water crisis: 7 myths that must be bust
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Cape Town water crisis: 7 myths that must be bust

One of South Africa’s biggest cities, Cape Town, is gripped by a rising panic.
Cape Town will not run out of water, says De Lille
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Cape Town will not run out of water, says De Lille

‘My message is clear: we have a plan, we will supply water, but Capetonians, your help is vital and so we need you to keep saving,’ says De Lille.
Zille declares WC a disaster area as ‘day zero’ looms
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Zille declares WC a disaster area as ‘day zero’ looms

The disaster will be classified for a three-month period which can be extended if the need arises.


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