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Johannesburg Water implements heavy water restrictions, urges residents to be frugal
Johannesburg Water implements heavy water restrictions, urges residents to be frugal
Spring comes with the promise of rain, but after two years of drought there still isn’t enough water to go around.
​Aussie scientists give 1830 as the year when human-driven global warming kicked off
​Aussie scientists give 1830 as the year when human-driven global warming kicked off
The world was going through a natural warming cycle in 1830.
Heroes Day no longer the start of the planting season with a rapidly shifting climate
Heroes Day no longer the start of the planting season with a rapidly shifting climate
It has always rained by Heroes Day – the October 10 holiday that falls on Paul Kruger’s birthday. That certainty guided farmers. It meant the dry...
$290m shortfall in Zimbabwe drought aid
$290m shortfall in Zimbabwe drought aid
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said on Monday that up to 4.5 million people, half of Zimbabwe’s drought-stricken rural...
Drought-hit South Africa partners with Iran to build desalination plants
Drought-hit South Africa partners with Iran to build desalination plants
South Africa has partnered with Iran to develop desalination plants along all coastal communities to boost water supplies, Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said on Wednesday, as the worst drought in living memory dries dams....
Intense heat will drive migration
Intense heat will drive migration
Climate refugees are already a reality. In Syria, a climate-exacerbated drought led to the migration of thousands of farmers into cities. This...
Zuma brings on the election charm offence
Zuma brings on the election charm offence
President Jacob Zuma received a standing ovation and was greeted by chants of “Zuma, our president” when he arrived at a special imbizo held in...
Surviving El Niño
Surviving El Niño
The worst drought in 35 years. Ruined crops. Livestock lying dead in parched river beds. The risk of torrential flooding and deadly mudslides on...
Last month was the hottest January in recorded history
Last month was the hottest January in recorded history
This year has picked up where last year ended, continuing the trend of record-setting hot months. Nasa data shows that 2015 was the 
South Africa's borehole crisis
South Africa's borehole crisis
Sinking a borehole and striking water requires a combination of luck and feel. Under the ground, water flows along faultlines and pools in unseen...

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