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Drought-stricken Western Cape declared disaster zone
Drought-stricken Western Cape declared disaster zone
The Western Cape government has declared the entire province a disaster zone in order to deal with the ongoing drought, MEC Alan Winde said on...
Public praise drives water-wise behaviour: A lesson for city managers
Public praise drives water-wise behaviour: A lesson for city managers
Applauding people publicly for their successful efforts to reduce water use at home may be an effective means of driving water-wise behaviour...
​Farmers are smiling – up to a point
​Farmers are smiling – up to a point
Laurens Schlebusch farms with crops and livestock in the Free State. Looking around his farmlands, he says the drought has almost certainly been...
​It’s dry, but you can’t drink it
​It’s dry, but you can’t drink it
On a sharp turn leading on to a fast highway the sign makes a brief appearance flashing the words: “This course is irrigated by effluent water”...
​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...

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