ARTICLES RELATING TO DROUGHT

Gift of the Givers to deliver fodder to drought-stricken Eastern Cape farmers

2019-10-12 16:20

The Gift of the Givers foundation will be delivering eight truckloads of fodder to farmers in Graaff-Reinet, following a request from emerging and commercial farmers.

There are days when 'my husband and I don't eat at all' - Families survive on one meal in drought-hit Zimbabwe

2019-10-05 17:04

In eastern Zimbabwe's parched Buhera district, Omega Kufakunesu's family has been forced to scale down daily meals to just a portion of vegetables and sadza, a thick maize-meal porridge.

SA miners may struggle to secure enough water - Moody's

2019-09-27 12:40

High water stress will to lead to increased capital spending and operating costs, as companies look to 'lock down sustainable water sources'.

Makana Municipality running out of water, introduces water rationing measures

2019-09-04 22:55

The Makana Municipality will introduce water rationing measures as it battles with a severe drought.

Gauteng could be SA's next Day Zero region, agriculture forum hears

2019-08-27 06:01

Gauteng is the next potential Day Zero region in South Africa, Wits adjunct professor Mike Muller warned at the Agri SA Water Symposium.

Looming food insecurity in Zimbabwe - economist

2019-08-18 17:56

Hardships due to Zimbabwe's poor maize harvest are exacerbated by unstable economic conditions in the country, says Agbiz economist Wandile Sihlobo.

Dear City of Cape Town, with reference to water levels: Reverse the charges

2019-08-08 14:33

When the drought set in, all citizens were requested to conserve water. This led to the CoCT not meeting their budgeted target as less water was sold. Next, the same residents were hit with severe water tariff increases to balance the CoCT budget.

Western Cape dams more than 61% full - the best in 4 years

2019-08-05 19:46

The Western Cape's dams are recovering from the drought at a steady pace, except for the central Karoo.

These stunning satellite images show South Africa's largest dams filling up

2019-07-29 14:40

Theewaterskloof Dam, Cape Town’s largest dam, is now almost 53% full. In 2017 it teetered at a terrifying 10%.

These 9 countries will get hit especially hard by climate change

2019-07-13 16:26

Climate change brings heat waves, food insecurity, and rising seas. These 9 countries will feel those effects severely.

 

Johannesburg residents urged to save water as Vaal Dam level drops to just above 50%

2019-10-08 11:08

Johannesburg residents have been urged to try to save water after the level of the Vaal Dam dropped to 53.1%.

Gift of the Givers brings relief to drought stricken Graaff-Reinet

2019-10-01 17:55

Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers has sent teams to drought stricken town of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape, where the main water supplying dam has run dry.

Zambia may double electricity prices as drought slashes supply

2019-09-17 16:23

Zambia, Africa’s second-biggest copper producer, may double power tariffs as the government seeks more costly imports to offset a shortfall from its drought-stricken hydropower dams.

Farmers and animals struggle in drought-hit Botswana

2019-08-30 14:37

A calf struggles neck-high in the stew-like mud, kicking frantically to make its way across the mire.

Vaal Dam water levels creep closer to dipping below 60%

2019-08-22 19:09

Water levels in the Vaal Dam are continuing to decline, threatening to dip below the 60% capacity.

Cape Town's dams hit the 80% mark, but only 64.5% for Western Cape

2019-08-13 07:28

Cape Town dams are 80.6% full, but the Karoo and southern Cape are still struggling to fill dams.

UN launches new Zimbabwe appeal as millions face food crisis

2019-08-07 08:03

The UN food agency has launched a $331-million appeal for aid donations to feed millions of people in crisis-hit Zimbabwe, which is reeling from a drought and the high cost of food.

WATCH | Western Cape rains cause Kleinmond lagoon to burst into ocean for the first time in four years

2019-08-04 07:05

It's been four years since the Kleinmond lagoon flowed into the into the Atlantic Ocean. Severe drought conditions in the region caused the lagoon to dam up, affecting ocean life and even causing drownings. Watch.

Dam levels on the rise as rain, cold front batter Cape Town

2019-07-23 22:19

The City of Cape Town says recent rain has contributed to a significant increase in dam levels over the past week as inclement weather is set to continue in parts of the Western Cape.

Cape Town still saving water, while dam levels are in 'recovery' mode

2019-07-08 20:06

Water consumption dropped by 15 million litres per day in Cape Town, with continuing rain helping dam levels recover to 59.8%.

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