ARTICLES RELATING TO DROUGHT

EThekwini metro to launch major water saving project

2016-12-07 17:42

The eThekwini metro says it will put a pilot project in place that could help minimise the impact of drought currently being experienced in Durban and surrounding areas.

Southern Madagascar to suffer drought impact into 2017

2016-12-06 17:16

Some rain fell in southern Madagascar last week, a rare piece of good news for a drought-hit region where nearly a million people face hunger because of failed harvests.

Cape Town water use down, but still not enough - City

2016-12-01 10:30

Cape Town residents appear to have heeded the call to cut down on their water use, but still need to use less, the City says.

Drought is driving costs

2016-11-27 06:00

Companies such as Astral Foods and Sovereign Food are struggling under the weight of higher feed costs and increased poultry imports.

Western Cape gets R12m in drought relief

2016-11-08 14:02

Western Cape Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde has welcomed a R12m allocation from national government for drought relief.

Gauteng: Stop wasting water

2016-11-06 06:05

Water is to be transferred from Sterkfontein Dam to keep levels at Vaal Dam above the 25% volume capacity

Residents warned to use water sparingly

2016-11-03 20:30

Residents in various provinces have been warned to use water sparingly as the weather heats up and dam levels continue to drop.

Gripped by the drought

2016-10-25 11:19

The sight of a large pod of hippos confined to a muddy wallow at iNsumo pans at uMkhuze game reserve serves as a harsh reminder of the drought gripping the country.

Drought continues despite rains – Umgeni Water

2016-10-20 14:17

The drought that has plagued many parts of the country will not abate any time soon, says Umgeni Water.

Cape Town getting even stricter on water restrictions

2016-10-18 18:01

Prompted by a prolonged drought, the City of Cape Town is planning to move to level three water restrictions which include banning the use of sprinklers and hosepipes, says the council.

 

Millions face hunger in Madagascar

2016-12-06 19:01

Some rain fell in southern Madagascar last week, a rare piece of good news for a drought-hit region where nearly a million people face severe hunger because of failed harvests

Food crisis: Zim secures 100 000 tons maize grain from Mexico

2016-12-05 07:45

Zimbabwe has reportedly secured at least 100 000 tons of maize grain from Mexico to help avert the hunger crisis that has affected more than four million people in the southern African country.

Drought cripples SADC poor

2016-11-27 10:32

Poor people will feel the effect of the drought for much longer than their wealthier counterparts as it affects the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and escalates food prices.

Heading for murky waters

2016-11-24 13:54

Recent rains have brought relief to many parts of the country, with forecasts indicating that SA might be out of the woods this year. Concerns around the management of water infrastructure remain.

Joburg residents urged to curtail water use

2016-11-07 16:06

Water restrictions will stay at level 2 in Johannesburg, despite Rand Water cutting supply by 15%, a city official has said.

Taps run dry in parts of Soshanguve

2016-11-05 11:26

Water supplies in Soshanguve, Tshwane, are perilously low, with Rand Water imposing a 15% restriction as some residents' taps run dry, the metro said on Saturday.

Gauteng residents urged to use water sparingly as shortages bite

2016-10-30 20:44

Johannesburg and Tshwane residents have been urged to us water sparingly amid shortages.

Declaring national drought disaster not a quick fix - minister

2016-10-20 20:15

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says she does not have sole authority to declare the drought plaguing eight provinces a national disaster.

Potato prices to soar even more due to low harvest

2016-10-20 06:52

The low potato harvest will see prices rise for the next four weeks to between R5/kg and R6/kg as low rain levels contribute to vegetable price hikes.

Zim firms face no water for more than five days

2016-10-17 20:08

The water rationing schedule issued by the City of Harare will see some areas going without water for over five days - among them SABMiller's Zimbabwean unit Delta.

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