Finweek English Edition - - In Brief -

The City of Cape Town man­aged to avoid dis­as­ter, with com­bined ma­jor dam lev­els top­ping 65% at the begin­ning of Septem­ber, hence mov­ing out of the city’s de­fined dan­ger zone area. At the same time last year, dam lev­els were at 35.1%, and at 60.5% in 2016. News24 quoted the city’s deputy mayor, Ian Nel­son, as say­ing that the city could not re­turn to “a busi­ness-as-usual at­ti­tude to wa­ter with­out risk­ing wa­ter se­cu­rity in the years to come”. With Cape Town’s rain­fall for Au­gust and July both be­low av­er­age, and given dam lev­els at the end of last year’s rainy sea­son, Capeto­ni­ans’ in­di­vid­ual wa­ter sav­ing ef­forts have to be com­mended.

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