There are hundreds if not thousands of public servants who are facing disciplinary action - they did not benefit directly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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A special joint ministerial and MEC team has agreed to escalate the war against water wastage.
Any desperate farmer on his or her knees will gratefully accept any assistance from the government, but the assistance being rolled out to the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform is far too little, far too late, says Agri-Eastern Cape.
A man from Jansenville in the Eastern Cape has been caught on camera swimming in the street outside a local store, after a recent bout of much-needed rain.
While the Karoo continues to battle a hard-hitting drought, the sight of a river flowing after morning rains on Wednesday has brought a little bit of joy and relief.
Zimbabwe's agriculture sector, hard hit by drought, is facing another significant risk as dam levels recede due to the high temperatures. Climate change has also resulted in an increase in insect growth rates, experts say.
Drought sent hungry Zimbabweans in search of gold. Now they face a new threat: Machete-wielding gangs.
A swathe of Zimbabwe, running from the southwest to the northeast, faces a “Phase 3” food crisis after a sporadic start to the November to March rainy season, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network has said.
As Somalia withered from drought early this year, and her goats dropped dead from thirst, Maka Abdi Ali begged for rain.
Eastern Cape farmer Steve Bothma heaved a sigh of relief when the weatherman finally predicted rain.
Despite heavy rain causing havoc and mayhem in parts of Gauteng, water levels in various dams have shown no progress, instead they have dropped.
Food, power and currency stability continue to be significant worries for the southern African country.
The Department of Water and Sanitation has convened a two-day meeting to discuss how funding can be re-prioritised to assist areas still affected by drought in parts of the Eastern and Northern Cape.
DA interim leader John Steenhuisen says President Cyril Ramaphosa should order premiers to take urgent action to counter the drought crippling parts of the country.
The rains some regions received in the past few weeks made minimal improvement in soil moisture and improving vegetation, and his annual December drive across the country was a dreary one, says Wandile Sihlobo.
Residents of Butterworth in the Eastern Cape are desperately waiting for water that was released from the Wriggleswade Dam to provide them with some respite from a lengthy drought that is showing no signs of ending.
The Chris Hani District Municipality has imposed water rationing as dam levels continue to drop in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape due to a lack of rain.
Millions of people in Zimbabwe have been living with severe power cuts for months, affecting services and jobs, while pushing the economy to brink of collapse.
Milnerton lagoon, which is part of the Diep River estuary, is so polluted that the Milnerton Canoe Club is not able to offer a beginner or development programme due to the risk of youth falling into the water.
For several years Berdine Vos lived on a farm with her husband, Kobus, in Vanwyksvlei in the Northern Cape. He took his life in February 2018 and since then, Vos was forced to pick up the pieces and take over the farm.
The third quarter 2019 GDP data released by Statistics South Africa this week illustrated that the farming economy is in recession. And the path ahead is uncertain, says Wandile Sihlobo.
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