DROUGHT

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Drought: the silence of the city councillors

Only seven out of 20 replied to our questions on the water crisis

By Ashraf Hendricks and Mary-Anne Gontsana - 9 February 2018
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Drought: Eastern Cape towns facing Day Zero

Dam levels in the Gamtoos Valley critically low

By Joseph Chirume - 31 January 2018
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Facts and myths about Cape Town’s water crisis

As Day Zero approaches, nonsense is being spread

By GroundUp Staff - 18 January 2018
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Coalition calls for new measures to tackle drought

Fears grow as “Day Zero” looms closer

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 January 2018
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Western Cape needs half-a-billion rand for water crisis

MP demands to know why National Disaster Management Centre refused requests for help, yet underspent its budget by R300m

By Suné Payne - 26 October 2017
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Drought leaves women farmers open to exploitation

In Mozambique, women are caught between jealous absent husbands, money lenders and corrupt local chiefs

By Ray Mwareya - 14 September 2016
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Philippi workers blockade farm after dismissal

Women accuse farmer of racism

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 9 March 2016
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How drought is destroying KZN’s cattle farms

Lack of rain has forced farmers to make difficult decisions

By Kimon de Greef - 11 February 2016

Concerns that drought and weak currency will push up food prices

The skyrocketing price of both white and yellow maize during 2015 as well as estimates of only half of the usual crop sizes being planted for the 2016 season raise concerns for food price inflation.

By Ashleigh Furlong - 13 January 2016