Farmers devastated by El Nino drought

2016-02-07 22:48

Farmers in the Free State say dry spells are common but the current drought is unprecedented.

Operation Hydrate to deliver 1.2m litres of water

2016-02-05 13:52

Thirty-one trucks left the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Friday morning to deliver 1.2 million litres of water to drought-stricken areas in South Africa.

Zimbabwe declares 'state of disaster' over drought

2016-02-05 11:02

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe declared a "state of disaster" in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with 26% of the population facing food shortages.

Drought hits KNP

2016-02-01 18:33

Officials in Kruger park are anticipating the deaths of some animals because of a drought afflicting the region.

Mandela Foundation starts "biggest water drive"

2016-01-29 16:00

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Proudly South African, and Operation Hydrate started the country’s biggest drive to collect water for drought-striken areas on Friday.

Strict water rules for Pietermaritzburg

2016-01-27 14:07

Pack away your hosepipes and prepare for noticeably less water pressure in your taps.

Recent rain has ‘had no positive impact on level of Midmar dam’

2016-01-26 10:10

If water restrictions are not “implemented immediately” and the drought continues, Midmar dam will reach 10% by December this year, according to Umgeni Water.

'Thank God for the rain' – Northern Cape farmer

2016-01-25 05:20

While heavy rains fell in the Northern Cape last week, good follow-up rains well into February and beyond are needed to make a meaningful dent in the persistent drought conditions across the province.

Small KZN town of Vryheid needs water

2016-01-23 08:03

The small northern KwaZulu-Natal town of Vryheid has become another casualty of the country's drought, with the local dam drying out.

Opposition slams Lungu's plan to import maize from South America

2016-01-22 13:40

Zambia's opposition parties have slammed President Edgar Lungu's plans for the country to import maize from South America.


Proteas to donate to Operation Hydrate

2016-02-07 14:01

Bring bottled water to their SuperSport Park match to donate to Operation Hydrate, the Proteas have urged fans, saying the players would also contribute to the drive to get water to drought-stricken areas.

Mugabe declares state of disaster as 2.4m face hunger

2016-02-05 11:04

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has declared the El Niño induced drought a state of national disaster as millions of people face hunger.

Drought's silver lining is spirit of giving, says charity

2016-02-02 20:10

The greatest positive outcome of the drought crisis has been the togetherness shown by South Africans, Gift of the Givers founder Imtiaz Sooliman says.

SA may still need to import maize

2016-01-29 21:00

Concern persists in South Africa that the country may still need to import white maize to meet the demand despite recent rain.

Birders to assess impact of drought in Kruger Park

2016-01-29 12:16

Some 600 birders will spend a month assessing the impact of the drought on bird populations in the Kruger National Park.

SA maize output could be 39% down

2016-01-26 13:53

South Africa may harvest 39% less of the grain in the 2015 to 2016 season than a year earlier after the country suffered the lowest rainfall since records began.

Drought strategies

2016-01-25 12:15

If the drought continues, Midmar Dam levels could be sitting at 10% by December.

Drought pushes South Africa to water, energy, and food reckoning

2016-01-24 17:28

January 7, 2016 could hardly have been worse in this thunderously beautiful, water-parched, and economically reeling nation of 53 million residents at the bottom of Africa, writes Keith Schneider.

Drought, fire impact on W Cape agriculture investigated

2016-01-22 15:47

The Western Cape government wants to start an impact assessment of the recent fires on the agriculture sector.

'We have to keep going' - Free State farmer

2016-01-22 12:49

A Free State farmer has taken a leap of faith and started planting crops to keep his livestock alive following some rain this week.

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