Residents of South Africa's drought-stricken Cape Town have been told their taps could run dry next year — the dreaded 'Day Zero.' But preparing for the worst means people are having to find new ways to save water.
More than 1,000 people in South Africa have had to leave their homes after heavy rains and flooding caused buildings to collapse and toppled electric wires. The weather service has warned that more rain is on the way.
One year after Cape Town's water crisis, tourists are coming back to South Africa's "Mother City." But is the water crisis entirely averted? Sertan Sanderson reports from Cape Town.
On this week's Eco Africa we check out the fight to save South Africa's flamingos, houses made from straw in Germany, and paper bags produced from banana in Uganda.
Cape Town might have dodged Day Zero, but a new hyper-consciousness of water use looks set to be the new normal — and not just for the drought-hit African city.
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