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Category: Drinking Water

Engineering Marvels: The History and Legacy of Cape Town’s Woodhead Tunnel on Table Mountain

Woodhead Tunnel Table Mountain

Cape Town, with its breathtaking landscapes and rich history, holds within its embrace a remarkable engineering…

Cape Town’s long history of struggling for enough water

Professor Jenny Day is the director of the Freshwater Research Institute. Portrait photo supplied; dam photo: Ashraf Hendricks

Cape Town’s long history of struggling for enough water Science for the People seminar tells the…

Why are there five dams on top of Table Mountain?

The Table Mountain Reservoir

Why are there five dams on top of Table Mountain? The idea of a dam on…

Act now to end South Africa’s water woes

Woman pouring water on ground Qwa Qwa has experienced water shortages over the past few years

South Africa’s water resources are overexploited despite the country being classified as water stressed. The country…

How much it costs to ditch Eskom and municipal water

Off grid house jojo water tank solar panels

South Africans have suffered load-shedding since late 2007, and the country’s water infrastructure is now also…

Preventing SA’s Water Shortages

Water Shortage South Africa

Maintenance and management could save us from running dry Most of South Africa’s current water supply…

Western Cape dam levels drop to 76% after weekend of scorching weather

The steenbras dam water level

Cape Town – After temperatures soared over the past week across the Western Cape, dam levels…