Tag: drought

  • Cape Town Drought: When the political system fails…

    The Joint Association Member Meeting (JAMMS) held its biggest ever meeting when over 600 people from the tourism and hospitality industries came to interact with the City of Cape Town and Provincial government over plans for Day Zero – the day most taps are turned off and even stricter water rationing starts – now set […]

  • No relief in sight for Cape Town’s drought

    Cape Town may have had the biggest storm in 30 years, but the winter rainfall has been far below averages. What makes the situation more acute is the fact that there are no reserves — last year experienced similarly low rainfalls.  See the pink line.

  • Tips for surviving the Western Cape’s water crisis

    On June 1, the City of Cape Town (CoCT) follows in Eskom’s infamous electricity loadshedding footsteps and plans to introduce watershedding.  Poor planning and management means that Capetonians will be inconvenienced and suffer hardships, but what does it mean for the Province’s tourism industry — its economic lifeblood? Visiting Cape Town — and many of…