#DayZero: 89 days to disaster: news you missed this weekend (22 January 2018)

#DayZero cape town water rationing marcelo jorge vieira flickr

The world has robbed us of another weekend. How kind of it. And how kind of us too to fill you in on the news you missed this weekend.

Let’s get it on.

#DayZero: 89 days until disaster

Here’s a hashtag you’re going to see a lot more of this year.

With just 89 days left until the City of Cape Town screws shut the city’s taps, Twitter this weekend decided to enlighten others on water saving measures.

Others called into question government’s slow response, or lack of a response entirely.

And others issued statements that seem a little too late.

Rainfall is expected late Monday, so hold thumbs, and put out those buckets, Cape Town.

Daryl Impey wins Tour Down Under overall…

South African cyclist Daryl Impey has this weekend won the Tour Down Under — his first general classification win.

“It all seems impossible until it’s done,” Impey tweeted from Australia this weekend.

… as Nicholas Dlamini takes Kings of the Mountains

Also in the Tour Down Under, South Africa’s Nicholas Dlamini has won the King of the Mountains title for being the most consistent rider on the climbs.

It’s also a first for South Africa, and Dlamini, for whom it was his first professional race.

#WomensMarch, #TogetherWeRise and #MeToo marches across the world

In the States, American women marked the first anniversary of Trump’s rise to power with a countrywide march.

Celebrities lead the sentiment on Twitter.

Others across the country — from Washington DC, to Chicago, IL to Buffalo, NY — joined in:

People across the world also joined in their respective city marches.

Feature image: Marcelo Jorge Vieira via Flickr (CC BY 2.0, resized)

Andy Walker, former editor


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