ARTICLES RELATING TO DROUGHT

Drought inspires KZN farmer to lend a helping hand

2016-05-24 09:06

A Nottingham Road farmer and his son have donated 800 bales of hay to farmers suffering from the crippling drought in Hluhlwe.

Some drought-hit farmers in Western Cape to be 'left in the lurch'

2016-05-18 13:15

Not all farmers in the drought-stricken West Coast and Central Karoo districts of the Western Cape can be assisted with feeding their livestock, a provincial committee has heard.

Africa’s #1 challenge: corruption. But words sans deeds lets evil flourish.

2016-05-13 12:40

Fighting corruption in Africa needs exposure as well as concerted action and follow-through, says an analyst writing from the WEF's African regional meeting.

Millions face hunger in drought

2016-05-12 21:00

About 32 million people in southern Africa face hunger after a crippling drought worsened by the El Nino weather phenomenon devastated crops across the region.

SA's 2015 wheat crop down 18% over drought

2016-05-12 16:00

South Africa's 2015 winter wheat crop has fallen to 1.44 million tonnes because of drought, the government's Crop Estimates Committee says.

Water levels still critical despite heavy rains - Umgeni Water

2016-05-09 17:00

Despite heavy rain and flooding over the weekend, water restrictions in KwaZulu-Natal remain in place.

'Little to no rain' predicted for drought-stricken KZN

2016-05-09 14:31

Minimal rain is predicted in KwaZulu-Natal for the rest of the week following heavy downpours and flooding this past weekend, the SA Weather Service says.

Drought pushes SA maize imports to highest since '93

2016-05-04 16:05

South Africa has become a net importer of maize for the first time since 2008 after the drought hurt local output.

Night-time water cuts hit Durban

2016-04-25 11:22

The eThekwini municipality has instituted night-time water cuts in Durban to ease pressure on KwaZulu-Natal’s dams during the drought.

Govt warns against profiteering as food prices jump

2016-04-22 16:42

Businesses suspected of profiteering from a drought by raising the prices of staples such as bread will face the wrath of competition authorities.

 

Proposed 'water tax' unfair - ratepayers' association

2016-05-19 18:13

Civil society organisations have criticised government’s move to make the public pay one-third of an acid mine drainage clean-up project in Gauteng.

Angus McIntosh: No end in sight – Govt’s hatred for farmers fuels food insecurity

2016-05-16 07:55

An agriculture expert laments government's "underlying hatred towards farmers both black and white", and says not a single policy is in place to aid farmers.

Drought campaign’s success in question

2016-05-13 08:27

How effective is the city’s drought communication strategy?

Drought forces Coca-Cola to halt canned drinks in Namibia

2016-05-12 17:01

Coca-Cola will stop production of all canned drinks in Namibia and has warned consumers of possible shortages, the company says, as a regional drought worsens across southern Africa.

Drought-hit Malawi turns to irrigation

2016-05-11 14:59

After two successive droughts, Malawi is diverting almost half of its budget for state-sponsored fertiliser subsidies to irrigation.

KZN floods: 2 dead, 400 displaced, 150 homes damaged

2016-05-09 16:30

At least two people have been killed, 400 displaced and more than 150 homes damaged in flooding in KwaZulu-Natal at the weekend, the Department of Cogta says.

Andrew Fenwick: From one who makes them – tighten your belts

2016-05-08 16:57

If we think we have an unemployment rate of over 25%, how much higher would it be if SA operated like many other countries in the world, asks an entrepreneur.

IMF sees sub-Saharan Africa growth near two-decade low in 2016

2016-05-03 09:35

The IMF says economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will likely slow this year to its weakest in nearly two decades, hurt by a slump in commodity prices and drought.

Shoprite warns food price doomsayers

2016-04-25 09:59

Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson has cautioned against those pushing unnecessary price increases “fuelled by the frenzy emanating from recent reports about spiralling costs”.

SA imports maize to cover drought shortfall

2016-04-22 14:44

The department of agriculture has imported 1 732 million tons of yellow and 72 000 tons of white maize to cover shortfalls caused by the drought, says Minister Senzeni Zokwana.

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