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.
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#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.
Here are some Tips to survive after #DayZero
1.Stock up on buckets and learn how to balance .This will be helpful when collecting water from your collection points
— that Girl (@tinyikolll) January 18, 2018
Others called into question government’s slow response, or lack of a response entirely.
Tweets by @MmusiMaimane since 1 January:
ANC politics: 9
DA politics: 9
Sport: 6#BackToSchool: 4
Fitness goals: 2
Train crash: 1
Pic of beach (“May rain continue to fall in CT” lolwhut?): 1
Total Tweets about #WaterCrisis & #DayZero: 0#LeadershipAWOL
— Tom Eaton (@TomEatonSA) January 20, 2018
And others issued statements that seem a little too late.
The #WaterCrisis is real. We should all do our part. As father and a husband, we as a family are doing all we can to save water. I will be engaging further with the city to ensure effective management of this crisis. We must ensure the National gov fulfills it’s mandate.#possible pic.twitter.com/ZtHZYiosGy
— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) January 20, 2018
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.
— Daryl Impey (@darylimpey) January 21, 2018
… 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.
— Nicholas Dlamini (@nich_dlamini) January 22, 2018
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.
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) January 21, 2018
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) January 21, 2018
Others across the country — from Washington DC, to Chicago, IL to Buffalo, NY — joined in:
— Donna Marie London (@DonnaMarie_DML) January 21, 2018
— WBEN NewsRadio 930AM (@NewsRadio930) January 21, 2018
People across the world also joined in their respective city marches.
Women’s March in Oslo, Norway. Besides the cold, proud of the all the women and men who joined the march. #womensmarch #womensmarch2018 #womensmarchoslo #oslo #norway #metoo #fightlikeagirl pic.twitter.com/Y6fbs58tJq
— Juliana Lorencini (@julilorencini) January 21, 2018