ARTICLES RELATING TO DROUGHT

Drought funds are too late

2017-01-24 08:11

Is R3 million from Cogta for drought relief in Msunduzi too little too late, merely a rainbow after the storm?.

Red meat, maize prices to remain high due to drought

2017-01-23 21:30

The impact of last year's drought will be felt by consumers until at least the end of this year, the African Farmers Association of South Africa says.

Cape Town may be upgraded to tougher water restrictions

2017-01-19 19:14

The City of Cape Town's mayoral committee has requested that council implement more severe water restrictions.

Alien armyworms invade maize in drought-hit southern Africa

2017-01-17 09:04

After southern Africa’s worst drought in more than 35 years ravaged crops and sent food prices soaring, farmers are battling a new crisis: alien armyworms.

Water is still scarce

2017-01-15 06:01

The rain may be falling, but water restrictions will remain firmly in place and especially in the Western Cape dam levels have not yet risen.

Cape Town's water usage up, despite calls to cut down

2017-01-10 20:18

Cape Town’s water consumption has increased between the last week of 2016 and the first week of 2017, despite calls to use less.

Use water carefully, winter is coming - sanitation dept

2017-01-06 21:43

As winter approaches, low dam levels mean South Africans must curb their water use, the Water and Sanitation Department says.

Sharp drop in food prices could be on cards

2017-01-06 06:00

Higher rainfall points to a steep fall in food prices during 2017, which should alleviate pressure on consumers further down the line, says an economist.

Cape Town still treading water restrictions

2016-12-28 21:32

Washing cars with buckets, time-specific gardening forays and a ban on portable pools are among the water restrictions Cape Town residents are still being urged to follow.

Western Cape dam levels fall to less than half their capacity

2016-12-14 20:07

The average water level of Western Cape dams is less than 50% of capacity, local government MEC Anton Bredell has confirmed.

 

City of Cape Town to close tap on water wasters

2017-01-23 21:30

Cape Town’s top 20 000 water users will be put under pressure to reduce consumption as the levels of dams supplying the city continue to drop.

SA wine makers hit from all fronts

2017-01-22 15:14

Heat, drought, black frost, wind and a decline in area under vines have wreaked havoc for wine producers and viticulturists.

Councillor blames Cape Town residents as water wasters

2017-01-17 18:00

Don't blame firefighting operations for the city missing its target for saving water, says the City of Cape Town.

Cape Town man fined R2 000 for hosing down concrete with drinking water

2017-01-16 06:11

The City of Cape Town is calling on residents to report water restriction contraventions as it continues its blitz to save the precious recource.

Public Protector asked to probe distribution of Free State drought aid

2017-01-12 10:43

The DA has asked the Public Protector to investigate the distribution of drought aid in the Free State, following allegations of corruption.

Four little pigs no fairytale for Cradock residents

2017-01-10 12:11

It's not quite the fairytale of the 'Three Little Pigs' for Cradock residents, as four (not so little) pigs have gone on a feeding frenzy.

Northern Cape municipality may soon run out of water

2017-01-06 06:10

Residents of the Northern Cape’s Hantam Municipality may soon have no water, after the municipal dam ran dry nearly a month ago.

Cape Town threatens to ban watering of gardens

2017-01-04 21:50

The City of Cape Town has threatened to ban watering of gardens if more residents don't cut back on their water use.

The drought isn't over: Farmers in urgent need of aid

2016-12-19 13:35

Agri SA is making a desperate plea to the private sector and government for funds to help farmers who are still in the grip of the worst drought this decade.

‘Drought not over’

2016-12-12 11:07

Holidaymakers are urged to continue to use water sparingly throughout the festive season as the drought continues its firm grip on KwaZulu-Natal.

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