A group of concerned citizens are attempting to provide relief to areas affected by the country’s worst drought in decades, distributing what could amount to a million litres of water by the end of the week. The initiative, dubbed Operation Hydrate was formed by users on a local crime-reporting whatsapp[…]
Five trucks carrying water are on their way to drought-stricken Senekal and surrounding areas. The bottled water would leave Johannesburg for the Free State on Wednesday, Gift of the Givers Foundation chairperson Imtiaz Sooliman said on Tuesday. “Today we are meeting with the disaster management team to determine which areas[…]
The Western Cape’s Disaster Management Centre has assured that it has enough resources in place to prevent taps running dry in areas most affected by drought, amid one of the country’s biggest water shortages in years. In the Western Cape, the agriculture sector in areas like the Central Karoo and[…]
South African farmers, severely affected by the drought, have received aid from all over the world – including from a woman in Dubai who donated R100 000. NC Schoombee, a Free State businessman and founder of the group Boere in Nood (Farmers in Distress), said 245 farmers had already received[…]
Five provinces have been declared drought disaster areas, threatening food security in the country. As the country continues to battle a shortage of water, the most affected are farmers who are unable to harvest crops or feed livestock. An inter-ministerial task team led by Minister Pravin Gordhan told the media[…]
The severe water shortages that have left many local farmers in dire straits is more than likely to have a knock-on effect on food prices, according to Imraan Mukkadam, co-ordinating member of the South African Food Sovereignty Campaign (SAFSC). The country has been hit by a crippling drought due to[…]
The Department of Water and Sanitation will brief the portfolio committee in Parliament about the status of the drought in South Africa on Wednesday. The department is expected to reveal its strategies and interventions in respect of the drought and the disbursement of relief to provinces. This comes as the[…]
Muslims heeded the call for an urgent prayer for rain on Sunday, in the wake of South Africa’s growing water crisis. The Jamiatul Ulema South Africa led the Salatul Istisqa in Johannesburg on Sunday morning which saw thousands of Muslims to prostrate in hopes of some relief to the current drought plaguing[…]
Despite Capetonians experiencing cold conditions caused by heavy rainfall in the heart of spring this past weekend, the Western Cape Government remains concerned about the water supply in drought-stricken areas in the province. If these conditions continue, the department will roll out water restrictions. “In the Western Cape we have[…]
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