SA wine harvest hits record low

2019-05-06 17:01

The SA wine grape harvest has hit a record low, largely due to the preceding drought and fluctuating weather conditions during the season, says Vinpro.

'It's such an awesome feeling to hear and feel the rain': Relief for Beaufort West, but flood warning issued

2019-04-23 10:59

The townsfolk of Beaufort West are thrilled about recent rain, which will hopefully help break a catastrophic drought, the municipality's spokesperson says.

Cape Town in good position even if winter rains are poor - deputy mayor

2019-04-16 07:16

Cape Town's dam levels are 10% higher than this time last year and the city is in a good position even if winter rains are below average, deputy mayor Ian Neilson has said.

Gift of Givers aids drought-stricken Amathole municipality with bottled water in truckloads

2019-04-10 22:28

Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers is lending a helping hand to the Amathole District Municipality, providing four truckloads of bottled water to ease the drought that has impacted the region since 2015.

EU lifts ban on SA ostrich meat

2019-04-01 15:40

The European Union, the largest consumer of South African ostrich meat, has lifted its ban on imports.

This season's wines will be better quality - owing to the damaging drought

2019-03-27 17:09

This year's grape harvest will be smaller than last year's because of the drought and October heatwave – but the quality of the wine is likely to be better.

Moody's: Cape Town's water plan 'supportive' of its credit profile

2019-03-21 20:00

Ratings agency Moody's has issued a research report on the City of Cape Town's water strategy, which it says is supportive of the city's credit profile.

Water woes continue in Makhanda

2019-03-15 06:43

The pressure to keep water in the taps of historic Makhanda remains high as authorities deal with infrastructure challenges and acts of vandalism.

SPECIAL REPORT | Makhanda: The day the taps ran dry

2019-03-06 16:19

In February thousands of residents of Makhanda were suddenly left without water when the municipality cut supply to parts of the town. Confusion and panic gave way to complaints about water quality when supply was restored. This News24 Special Report looks into the area's water woes.


Lesotho needs R200m to buy food for 500 000 people

2019-05-02 21:25

Lesotho needs about R203.73m for food aid for almost half a million people.

'We are going to lose our land': Sutherland farmers pleading for help amid 6-year drought

2019-04-18 21:43

The farming community of Sutherland in the Karoo is begging for help as they watch the lives of farmworkers, farmers and shopkeepers fall apart because of a prolonged six-year drought.

21 images that show how much we've reshaped planet Earth over the last century

2019-04-13 09:17

Humans have had an unmistakable impact on Earth — one that pops out in sharp relief in this collection of before-and-after images.

ANALYSIS: What Cape Town's drought can teach other cities about climate adaptation

2019-04-04 07:51

Although three years of low rainfall led to very low dam levels, there were breakdowns in the interaction between national, provincial and municipal government that exacerbated the problem.

Cape Town could have avoided Day Zero crisis had it acted earlier - deputy mayor

2019-03-27 17:36

Cape Town's drought would not have reached a crisis point and the economic consequences might have been avoided had the city council taken action earlier, says Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson.

Glass still half empty for SA wine harvest in 2019 - Vinpro

2019-03-26 19:43

With close to two-thirds of the 2019 grape harvest already in cellars, indications are that it may be even smaller than last year, says Vinpro.

California drought-free for the first time in 7 years

2019-03-18 12:09

A wet winter has replenished reservoirs and increased snow packs.

Wanted: R30m to save Makhanda from disaster

2019-03-11 05:17

R30m is needed to save Makhanda from “sinking”, the Gift of the Givers have said.

A letter from the National Arts Festival CEO: Makhanda will have water

2019-03-05 11:00

Our overriding message is that the town and the festival will have water. We've got this. And we need to reassure you that you will not be an unwelcome burden on residents, writes Tony Lankester.

Drought-ridden Makhanda declared a state of disaster

2019-03-01 21:26

The Sarah Baartman District Municipality, which includes Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown), in the Eastern Cape has been declared a Local State of Disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002.

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