ARTICLES RELATING TO DROUGHT

Beaufort West about to run out of emergency bottled water - official

2019-01-23 12:31

Beaufort West could run out of emergency bottled water "within the next day", according to a communication officer for the municipality.

Karoo town asked to reduce water use to 50 litres a day amid drought

2019-01-21 17:27

Residents of the Karoo town of Zoar have been urged to drop water consumption to 50 litres a day as the region struggles with "unacceptably high" consumption during a drought, the Western Cape government has said.

Kannaland: 50 000 litres of water delivered, with more expected

2019-01-16 18:20

Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers has delivered 50 000 litres of water to the ailing Kannaland, but more is needed as the municipality fights off the effects of a drought.

SA may miss maize-harvest forecast due to drought

2019-01-14 10:29

South Africa is likely to miss forecasts for maize production this year because dry weather conditions have delayed plantings, says the Agricultural Business Chamber.

Drought hurts SA maize, soy plantings, Grain SA says

2018-12-29 15:59

The window for planting maize and soybeans in South Africa has passed, and with hardly anything planted in western growing ares because of drought, the likelihood of the need for imports increases, a grain farmers’ lobby group said.

Dashboard shows just how much water Cape residents are saving

2018-12-27 09:52

Cape Town water users have managed to stay well below the target of 650 million litres a day under the more relaxed Level 3 restrictions.

When a tide becomes a trickle: Of droughts and markets

2018-12-14 06:05

What can investors learn from the weather? If the Western Cape's recent drought is anything to go by - quite a bit.

Southern California officials OK Colorado River drought plan

2018-12-12 13:03

Southern California's largest water wholesaler has approved a drought contingency plan that it hopes will ensure the drought-stressed Colorado River will supply the Southwest for a decade.

Cape Town households to shoulder bigger share of water restrictions so economy, business can recover

2018-11-30 10:13

Cape Town households will shoulder a bigger share of the new water restrictions to make more water available for the region’s economic drivers of agriculture, industry and tourism.

Here are the City of Cape Town's guidelines for Level 3 water usage

2018-11-29 14:44

The City of Cape Town is expected to lower water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3 from December 1. Here are the guidelines that the City has provided for Level 3 water usage.

 

A fight for life and death: Ostrich farmers battle as drought cripples Karoo

2019-01-23 05:21

Ostrich farmers in the Little Karoo have lost an estimated R1bn and have had to lay off 15% to 20% of their workforce as the crippling drought enters its fourth year.

EXTRACT: Youth Revolution

2019-01-21 09:09

I had considered my medical condition as something that was happening to me, and me alone. I didn't really take the time to think what my mother, who had given up her life to take care of us, was going through while witnessing her daughter wither away.

Green drought grips KZN

2019-01-16 16:29

KwaZulu-Natal remains in the grip of a green drought.

Western Cape government disputes Gift of the Givers' claims on Laingsburg water crisis

2019-01-05 14:09

The Western Cape government has disputed some of the claims made by Gift of the Givers on the water crisis in Laingsburg.

Gift of the Givers aims to bring temporary relief to drought-stricken Beaufort West

2018-12-28 10:14

The Gift of the Givers organisation is expected to deliver tons of bottled water to the drought-stricken Beaufort West Municipality in the Western Cape.

Wandile Sihlobo: On the hunt for greener pastures

2018-12-25 06:00

What if sunflower seeds hold hope for summer crop regions ravaged by drought, asks Wandile Sihlobo.

Day Zero 'fear-mongering' not the only factor that helped avert water crisis - City

2018-12-12 14:33

The City of Cape Town has expressed sceptism about a study which suggests that the fear associated with Day Zero was the single most successful intervention in its campaign to get residents to slash water consumption.

Water restrictions didn’t make Capetonians save water – fear did

2018-12-05 17:01

A new study says it was the imminent threat of ‘Day Zero’ - the day that Cape Town’s taps would run dry –  that got Capetonians saving water, not draconian restrictions and tariffs.

Australia warns of 'hotter than normal' summer raising fire risk

2018-11-30 06:47

Prediction comes as forest fires force evacuations in Queensland and country's farmers battle drought.

Drought impacts Kaap Agri results

2018-11-29 13:06

JSE-listed Kaap Agri has achieved modest growth during the financial year ending September 2018, mostly impacted by the drought in the Western Cape.

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