drought relief

 
National Arts Festival: Even if the wells run dry
National Arts Festival: Even if the wells run dry
For 45 years, the National Arts Festival has watched and captured South Africa’s evolution. From the 1980s’ states of emergency and the first...
Water dept under fire as Gift of the Givers withdraws from drought-hit Makhanda
Water dept under fire as Gift of the Givers withdraws from drought-hit Makhanda
After providing assistance of R15-million over four months to drought-stricken Makana municipality in the Eastern Cape, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman of...
As rivers run dry, Day Zero strikes Eastern Cape’s villages
As rivers run dry, Day Zero strikes Eastern Cape’s villages
Winding through the valleys of the Eastern Cape, the Qwaninga River creeps towards a cluster of buildings hidden deep in the hills. It licks the...
City of Cape Town requests relaxation of water restrictions
City of Cape Town requests relaxation of water restrictions
The City of Cape Town has asked the national department of water and sanitation to marginally relax water restrictions for Capetonians after dam...
Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades
Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades
After his wheat crop failed and wells dried up, Ghulam Abbas sold his animals and joined thousands of other farmers migrating to cities as...
Eastern Cape towns to start 'water shedding' as dam empties
Eastern Cape towns to start 'water shedding' as dam empties
Water will be cut off in the towns of Hankey and Patensie in the Eastern Cape from Monday and only switched on again for short periods to stretch...
National dam levels rise higher than in 2017 ― water department
National dam levels rise higher than in 2017 ― water department
Dams across the country have collectively reached nearly 80% capacity – rising above levels recorded this time last year, the Department of Water...
Capetonians continue to save water
Capetonians continue to save water
Capetonians have made a “considerable achievement” in lowering water consumption even after the announcement that Day Zero will not be expected...
Cape farmers lose 25% of orchards, vineyards as result of drought
Cape farmers lose 25% of orchards, vineyards as result of drought
Drought-stricken farmers in the Western Cape have had to abandon at least a quarter of their high-value vineyards and deciduous fruit orchards...
R6-billion for drought relief
R6-billion for drought relief
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize says there is R6-billion allocated for disaster relief in the...
Why UNESCO's 'natural solutions' to water problems won't work in Africa
Why UNESCO's 'natural solutions' to water problems won't work in Africa
Each year UNESCO releases a World Water Assessment Report, a document that explores potential solutions to the globe’s water problems. The
Maimane: #DayZero will not occur in 2018
Maimane: #DayZero will not occur in 2018
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has announced that Day Zero will not occur in 2018 if water conservation continues and there is...

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