Drought Relief

Even if the wells run dry …

This year’s National Arts Festival is going ahead despite the drought that is plaguing Makhanda

Water dept under fire as Gift of the Givers withdraws from drought-hit Makhanda

After being promised reimbursement for financial assistance, Gift of the Givers has been left high and dry by the water and sanitation department

As rivers run dry, Day Zero strikes Eastern Cape’s villages

Severe drought and a struggling municipality means some people drink from muddy puddles

City of Cape Town requests relaxation of water restrictions

Cape Town deputy mayor Ian Neilson said the national water and sanitation department would respond to the city’s request on August 31

Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades

Afghanistan's 2018 wheat harvest is already expected to be the lowest since at least 2011

Eastern Cape towns to start ‘water shedding’ as dam empties

Water will be cut off in two Eastern Cape towns and only switched on for short intervals

National dam levels rise higher than in 2017 ― water department

The Western Cape dam levels that were recorded at an all-time low three months ago are rising by 5% week-on-week

Capetonians continue to save water

City of Cape Town deputy mayor Ian Neilson said dams providing water to the City are now 21.8% full

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 fruit orchards

R6-billion for drought relief

The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister has allocated more funds to relieve drought affecting several provinces

Why UNESCO’s ‘natural solutions’ to water problems won’t work in Africa

Nature based approaches to solving water problems originated in Europe and don't take into account the continent's huge infrastructure deficit.

Maimane: #DayZero will not occur in 2018

The delay in Day Zero for 2018 is dependent on rainfall in the June/July period and residents continuing to use less than 50l of water

Latest

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories