Amid Political Quarrels over Cape Town Crisis, Engineers Prepare Dams for Day Zero

Squabbles between South Africa’s politicians over who is to blame for Cape Town’s water emergency reached such a pitch in recent weeks that leaders, in an attempt to soften the debate, invoked the country’s icon of peace and resolve.

Cape Town Outlines Plans for Emergency Water Distribution

Residents will be allowed 25 liters (6.6 gallons) per person per day at 200 collection points.

Cape Town’s “Day Zero” Approaches

Local authorities estimate that taps will be turned off by April 29, 2018.

Cape Town Rations Water Before Reservoirs Hit Zero

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To Avoid Drought Calamity, Cape Town Restricts Water Use

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El Nino Is Over But the Damage Continues

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Without Water, South Africa Anticipates A Mammoth Crop Failure

Climate-related consequences are raising food prices, joblessness,…

Durban Water and Sanitation For Poor Sets Global Standard

South African city's water experimentation and innovation serves…

South Africa Crocodile Farm, Hurt By Drought, Is Where Gucci Bags Start

Metcroc farm is full of slow moving product that doesn't bite....hard. Photo…

South Africa Drought Draws A Frustrated Nation Together

In rare instance of unity, people eye government's blunders,…

Drought Pushes South Africa To Water, Energy, and Food Reckoning

Cities run dry and harvests retreat in an already reeling nation. Photo…