Despite ongoing volatility, the monetary policy committee revised its 2023 headline inflation forecast down slightly
Monday’s severe thunderstorm cannot be directly attributed to climate change
Taking a step back this week, there is still great cause for optimism about 2023-24’s agricultural output
During El Niño spring rainfall will be above-normal for most of the country and below-normal summer rainfall over the central to western regions and above-normal rainfall in the northeast
The phenomenon has historically been associated with drier, warmer conditions over the summer rainfall regions of South Africa
How the shifting seasons will affect the country’s crop output, with yield expected to be sufficient to meet local and export requirements
South Africa, and the world, seem to be emerging out of an inflation-induced economic malaise. But as the world heats up, so will prices
The widening trade surplus is mainly a result of a notable decline in import value, not necessarily a growth in exports
It will be two to three months before there’s a better understanding of the weather outlook and effect on the next season’s yield
Global temperatures set to break records during next five years, warns World Meteorological Organisation
With La Niña bringing much-needed rain, it is inexcusable that South Africans do not have access to their most basic human need: water
The rains in December have caused flooding, which has damaged critical infrastructure, including people’s homes
Farmers face higher input costs such as hikes in fertilisers and fuel prices as well as the expected 20.5% electricity hike requested by Eskom, says AgriSA
South Africa already faces numerous crises including hunger, poverty, unemployment, inequality — all of which are being worsened by the climate crisis.
The real crisis with water supply is that South Africa doesn’t know what it doesn’t know
The few who survive the disasters of our own making will not escape the day of reckoning
How the Guptas broke Eskom: More than R2-billion set aside for crucial maintenance was diverted to the family’s business schemes
Outdated data, debt and mismanagement — Gauteng’s water plans predict a crisis.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%
A UN report warns about the effect of global warming but says the tools exist to avert this fate
The continent’s farmers have to become more resilient to survive changing climate patterns and extreme weather events
M&G’s doomsday reporter has returned from his sabbatical seeking that elusive silver lining
The purpose of the forum is to generate demystified and interpreted weather and climate information to assess the options and possible remedies
Extreme weather phenomena are occurring and this is having a ripple effect throughout the world
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
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
Inadequate infrastructure and clogged storm water drains are costing lives as extreme weather patterns become more frequent.
From examining corals and fossilised marine animals, researchers have been able to detect tell-tale signs of the oceans starting to heat up.
Maize and livestock farmers in South Africa – and in surrounding countries – will probably have to tighten their belts again.
South Africa last year record its lowest annual rainfall levels since comprehensive records began in 1904, putting millions at risk of food shortage.
Amidst competing claims for emergency aid, averting tragedy in east and southern Africa must be a priority.
The capital of Namibia, is running out of water. It’s a crisis that this city is uniquely equipped to solve – and one South Africa should learn from.
The margin by which 2015 beat the previous year has been flagged by three weather agencies as cause for great concern.