The Western Cape is expecting one of the biggest winter grain, barley and canola harvests in recent history, “shattering previous records”, agriculture MEC Ivan Meyer said on Wednesday. The bumper harvest would assist the economic recovery of agriculture in the province after many years of drought, he said. Meyer unveiled[…]
The City of Cape Town’s water tariffs has come under continued criticism from civic and political organisations who feel an increase is unjust and a financial burden. It comes as residents rebuke the lack of adjustment to tariffs since ‘Day Zero’ in 2018, with many still struggling to pay extravagant[…]
South Africa’s government remains resolute in working together with affected provinces, municipalities and the private sector to alleviate the impact of on-going drought in parts of the country, the department of water and sanitation (DWS) said on Wednesday. It said while there had been some recovery in large parts of[…]
About half of Zimbabwe’s population faces severe hunger amid a devastating drought and economic collapse, the UN said on Tuesday. The World Food Program plans to more than double the number of people it helps to more than 4 million. More than 7 million people overall are in need, AP[…]
It’s official Cape Town, our dam water levels have reached the 84% mark. The Western Cape’s Water Supply System increased significantly after the torrential downpour received last weekend. Capetonians can celebrate the fact that we are out of the Day Zero danger zone. Mother City residents should, however, continue with[…]
More than two million Zimbabweans are on the cusp of “starvation”, the United Nations food agency has said, launching a $331.5m aid appeal to help the southern African country recover from a devastating drought. David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP), said on Tuesday that 2.3 million people in rural Zimbabwe were in[…]
Around 700 informal structures across the Cape Peninsula have been affected by the heavy rainfall that the Mother City is experiencing. Flooding has also been reported in a number of areas in Cape Town as a result of the heavy downpours. So… the rain has arrived in Cape Town. Nice[…]
Nearly half of all rural Afghans now face some level of food insecurity, a UN agency said on Monday, as a historic drought and deteriorating security grip the country. Described by some locals as the worst in a lifetime, the drought had a devastating effect on rural populations last year,[…]
Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Giver’s will be compensated for its work in the drought-stricken Makhanda municipality. This was the outcome of a meeting between the NGO, the municipality, the Department of Water and Sanitation and other stakeholders yesterday. It follows a dispute over R10 million owed to the relief[…]
During Cape Town’s recent water crisis which saw “Day Zero” looming and instilling a sense of fear and dismay in many Capetonians, the City of Cape Town made a last-ditch effort to secure desalinated water for the Central Business District (CBD) which would have supplied the City’s business and tourism[…]
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