water crisis

 
Editorial: The politics of drought
Editorial: The politics of drought
The Western Cape will have used all its water by the end of August. The cold fronts that keep the province in water haven’t arrived. It will be...
Letters to the editor: April 28 to May 4 2017
Letters to the editor: April 28 to May 4 2017
In the press conferences that took place after the recent Cabinet reshuffle, three things were particularly interesting. The first was that the ANC...
​Power station in vicious circle with climate change
​Power station in vicious circle with climate change
Wildfires, spontaneous combustion of coal, floods, drought, angry people ... welcome to the future that coal-fired power stations will have to deal...
​It’s dry, but you can’t drink it
​It’s dry, but you can’t drink it
On a sharp turn leading on to a fast highway the sign makes a brief appearance flashing the words: “This course is irrigated by effluent water”...
[Slideshow]South Sudan desperate for clean water
[Slideshow]South Sudan desperate for clean water
More than 1000 people in Juba got cholera last year. Almost 50 died. Could a new water plant help?
Editorial: SA in a political drought
Editorial: SA in a political drought
South Africa’s drought has not only overwhelmed the country but also the country’s capacity to convey exactly how immense its effect is.
South Africa's borehole crisis
South Africa's borehole crisis
Sinking a borehole and striking water requires a combination of luck and feel. Under the ground, water flows along faultlines and pools in unseen...
Industry can ease the water crisis
Industry can ease the water crisis
The drought has brought home not only the extent of the country’s water scarcity but also the dismal state of its water infrastructure and the...
Theft drains urban water supplies
Theft drains urban water supplies
A symbolic warming milestone will be passed this year when the world is 1°C hotter on average than it was before humans started burning fossil fuels...

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