#Cape Town

  • Article: Heavy Rains Save Cape Town From Running Out of Water — For Now
    Water & Sanitation

    Heavy Rains Save Cape Town From Running Out of Water — For Now

    By Joe McCarthy|June 13, 2018

    City officials are urging residents to keep conserving water. Read more

  • Article: South Africa Aims for 'Zero Carbon' Buildings
    Environment

    South Africa Aims for 'Zero Carbon' Buildings

    May 29, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    From LED lights to rooftop solar panels, South Africa's cities are working to cut emissions. Read more

  • Article: The World’s First 'Water Police' Are Handing Out Fines in This City
    Water & Sanitation

    The World’s First 'Water Police' Are Handing Out Fines in This City

    By Joe McCarthy|April 3, 2018

    They rely on tips from people who see others misusing water. Read more

  • Article: The People of Cape Town May Have Just Saved Their City From a Huge Crisis
    Water & Sanitation

    The People of Cape Town May Have Just Saved Their City From a Huge Crisis

    By Joe McCarthy|March 7, 2018

    Drastic measures seem to be working — for now. Read more

  • Article: For Nearly 1 Million People in Cape Town, the Water Apocalypse Has Already Arrived
    Water & Sanitation

    For Nearly 1 Million People in Cape Town, the Water Apocalypse Has Already Arrived

    By David Brand|March 1, 2018

    Capetonians living in informal settlements consume just 4% of the city’s water. Read more

  • Article: What Life Is Like on 13 Gallons of Water a Day — Cape Town's New Reality
    Water & Sanitation

    What Life Is Like on 13 Gallons of Water a Day — Cape Town's New Reality

    By David Brand|Feb. 23, 2018

    Could you stick to the water ration? Read more

  • Article: Extreme Water Rationing Helps Cape Town Push Back Water Apocalypse
    Water & Sanitation

    Extreme Water Rationing Helps Cape Town Push Back Water Apocalypse

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 21, 2018

    The city is even now suggesting that Day Zero could be averted. Read more

  • Article: Tourists Visiting South Africa Will Be Asked to Restrict Water Use, Too
    Water & Sanitation

    Tourists Visiting South Africa Will Be Asked to Restrict Water Use, Too

    Feb. 21, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    "Even if it rains tomorrow, we can never go back to the old way of consuming water" Read more