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Western Cape premier Helen Zille has blamed competing companies for fuelling confusion over the City of Cape Town’s alternative water plans‚ while the ANC says DA infighting is delaying implementation. Zille was addressing the media on the Western Cape government’s water-saving measures and the green energy alternatives being used at government buildings. The province is experiencing its worst drought in 100 years. Zille’s government’s plans will result in savings of R500,000 per year on electricity thanks to the installation of solar cells on four government buildings‚ and more than 25,000 litres of water a day through the use of waterless urinals‚ flow restrictions and leak detection systems‚ among other savings measures. Zille said there were mixed messages painting a "confusing picture" in the media about the city’s alternative water solutions. She was referring to stories claiming that the City of Cape Town had cancelled its initial tenders for desalination plants. The city the...

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