In the absence of a credible opposition party to challenge the ANC, perhaps the IMF is best placed to help the party, writes Ayabulela Dlakavu.
Water levels in the Vaal Dam are continuing to decline, threatening to dip below the 60% capacity.
Cape Town dams are 80.6% full, but the Karoo and southern Cape are still struggling to fill dams.
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.
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.
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.
Water consumption dropped by 15 million litres per day in Cape Town, with continuing rain helping dam levels recover to 59.8%.
So far, the news looks good this year for SA's farmers. But they're not quite in the clear yet, says Wandile Sihlobo.
The company running a desalination plant situated at the V&A Waterfront has started legal proceedings against the City of Cape Town, following months of negotiations over contractual disputes.
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.
The townsfolk of Beaufort West are thrilled about recent rain, which will hopefully help break a catastrophic drought, the municipality's spokesperson says.
Hardships due to Zimbabwe's poor maize harvest are exacerbated by unstable economic conditions in the country, says Agbiz economist Wandile Sihlobo.
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.
The Western Cape's dams are recovering from the drought at a steady pace, except for the central Karoo.
Theewaterskloof Dam, Cape Town’s largest dam, is now almost 53% full. In 2017 it teetered at a terrifying 10%.
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Cape Town has passed the dams half-full mark - only just - but it is not time for celebration quite yet.
Four main reservoirs in the city of Chennai have run completely dry, according to the BBC, forcing residents to line up for government supplied water.
Experts warn that the good rainfall in early June does not mean that the rainfall in the rest of winter will be good - or even average - and have urged that water restrictions remain in place.
Lesotho needs about R203.73m for food aid for almost half a million people.
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.
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