Tag Archives: Drought

Government declares national disaster over drought in several provinces

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintStaff Reporter, Sowetan Live, 20 July 2021 The government on Tuesday declared the drought in several provinces as a “national disaster”. Read More

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As Cape Town races to save water, ‘Day Zero’ fears may become a reality

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintReuters, 10 November 2020 Cape Town faces an 80% higher chance of another ‘Day Zero’ drought by the end of the century if greenhouse gas-emissions keep rising at current rates, research showed on Monday, as the South African city races … Continue reading

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New plague threatens Eastern Cape crops

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintStaff Reporter, The Star, 30 October 2020 Farmers in the Eastern Cape have been fighting for survival because of the drought that has gripped the area for the past couple of years. Read More

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Farmers in Central Karoo region continue to face severe drought season

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintSABC News, 19 October 2020 Farmers in the drought-stricken Central Karoo region of the Western Cape are appealing for help amid a continuing drought. Read More

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SA farmers rap repeal of state of disaster for drought

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintReuters, 18 July 2020 South Africa, one of the 30 most water-scarce countries in the world, has revoked its classification of drought as a national disaster, drawing criticism from the agricultural sector. Read More

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Drought-stricken Northern Cape needs billions for water infrastructure

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintNews24 Wire, 6 June 2020 Northern Cape Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs MEC Bentley Vass presented these figures during a virtual sitting of Parliament’s Human Settlements Committee on Friday. Read More

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