Covid-19: Vhembe District village without clean water for three weeks

The municipality says tanks are delivering water to villages across the district


Brief | 28 April 2020

Extinction Rebellion urges Environment Minister to declare climate emergency

“This is the time for you to act”, Creecy told


News | 5 December 2019

Gift of the Givers pulls out of Makhanda

The organisation says government will be paying about R10 million to companies for work it did


Brief | 16 May 2019

Drought: the silence of the city councillors

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

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News | 9 February 2018

Drought: Eastern Cape towns facing Day Zero

Dam levels in the Gamtoos Valley critically low


News | 31 January 2018

Facts and myths about Cape Town’s water crisis

As Day Zero approaches, nonsense is being spread


Analysis | 18 January 2018

Coalition calls for new measures to tackle drought

Fears grow as “Day Zero” looms closer


News | 16 January 2018

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


Parliament | 26 October 2017

Drought leaves women farmers open to exploitation

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


News | 14 September 2016

Philippi workers blockade farm after dismissal

Women accuse farmer of racism


News | 9 March 2016

How drought is destroying KZN’s cattle farms

Lack of rain has forced farmers to make difficult decisions


Feature | 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.


Analysis | 13 January 2016