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The real water crisis: Not understanding what’s needed

The real crisis with water supply is that South Africa doesn't know what it doesn't know

Our last gasp before we burn

The few who survive the disasters of our own making will not escape the day of reckoning

An El Niño away from water crisis

Outdated data, debt and mismanagement — Gauteng’s water plans predict a crisis. But it will be averted if people cut their water use by 30%

Earth faces climactic moment

A UN report warns about the effect of global warming but says the tools exist to avert this fate

Food insecurity rising in Africa

The continent’s farmers have to become more resilient to survive changing climate patterns and extreme weather events

The unbearable lightness of being

M&G’s doomsday reporter has returned from his sabbatical seeking that elusive silver lining

Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events

The purpose of the forum is to generate demystified and interpreted weather and climate information to assess the options and possible remedies

Climate change demands that we must adapt

Extreme weather phenomena are occurring and this is having a ripple effect throughout the world

Malagasy women take on drought

In the dry southern part of the island it is largely the women who have to find water and food to ensure the survival of their families

El Niño dramatically increases number of cholera cases

50 000 more cases in East Africa each year, and 30 000 fewer cases in Southern Africa each year, when phenomenon is in full force

​Cities need a concrete plan for flash floods

Inadequate infrastructure and clogged storm water drains are costing lives as extreme weather patterns become more frequent.

​Aussie scientists give 1830 as the year when human-driven global warming kicked off

From examining corals and fossilised marine animals, researchers have been able to detect tell-tale signs of the oceans starting to heat up.

Heroes Day no longer the start of the planting season with a rapidly shifting climate

Maize and livestock farmers in South Africa – and in surrounding countries – will probably have to tighten their belts again.

Drought-hit South Africa partners with Iran to build desalination plants

South Africa last year record its lowest annual rainfall levels since comprehensive records began in 1904, putting millions at risk of food shortage.

Surviving El Niño

Amidst competing claims for emergency aid, averting tragedy in east and southern Africa must be a priority.

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