drought

 
​Cities need a concrete plan for flash floods
​Cities need a concrete plan for flash floods
Six people died in Gauteng last week as a result of the province’s flash floods. Some were trapped in cars; others were caught in rivers that had...
​Financial distress? What distress?
​Financial distress? What distress?
These days you are likely to get parking close to the entrance of your local shopping centre, and your year-end function will probably be an office...
Despite SA's worst drought in decades, homes in suburbs are wasting water willy-nilly
Despite SA's worst drought in decades, homes in suburbs are wasting water willy-nilly
The worst drought in 30 years could see thousands of South Africans without water if the rains do not come soon.
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...

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