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Zimbabweans are ‘marching towards starvation’
Zimbabweans are ‘marching towards starvation’
The United Nations food agency on Tuesday launched a $331-million appeal for aid donations to feed millions of people in crisis-hit Zimbabwe, which...
Maize vs time: The race to feed SA
Maize vs time: The race to feed SA
South Africa’s planting season for maize, the country’s staple crop, runs from late October to mid-December. By the public holiday on December...
Our last gasp before we burn
Our last gasp before we burn
The Fall. That’s how we talk about it these days; the first catastrophe. From the way our storytellers weave it, it didn’t seem like the...
Water-shedding will make load-shedding seem like a jol
Water-shedding will make load-shedding seem like a jol
Water-shedding is inevitable because the business case for new water infrastructure doesn’t add up.
Unembargoed: December 7 to 13
Unembargoed: December 7 to 13
Are certain board members being pushed out to ensure government control?
An El Niño away from water crisis
An El Niño away from water crisis
One El Niño is all it will take to throw Gauteng into a water crisis. Consumption already exceeds supply during a year of good rainfall.
Earth faces climactic moment
Earth faces climactic moment
Twelve years — that’s how long we have to make fundamental changes to the way we do things. Fail and, by 2030, the world will be locked...
Food insecurity rising in Africa
Food insecurity rising in Africa
A third of all people living in sub-Saharan Africa face severe food insecurity. They do not have enough money, or the resources to grow food, and...
The unbearable lightness of being
The unbearable lightness of being
Right. Let’s just rip off the plaster and get past this awkward moment. It’s been a year since the Mail & Guardian stopped reporting...
Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events
Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events
As much as South Africa’s climate variations are characterised by severe spatial and temporal fluctuations in rainfall, with a record...
Climate change demands that we must adapt
Climate change demands that we must adapt
After many years of speculation about climate change, it is a reality and something we cannot ignore any longer. It is wreaking havoc, as evidenced...
Malagasy women take on drought
Malagasy women take on drought
In rural southern Madagascar, the battle against a devastating drought is fought by women. They walk long hours to a dry river bed, where they must...

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