drought 1.8.2016 05:01 am

R16bn drought relief needed

Almost 600 000 children will need treatment for malnutrition this year.

Humanitarian agencies in southern Africa have called on donors to release urgently needed funds to save the lives and sustain the livelihoods of millions of people affected by a severe El Nino-induced drought in the region.

R16bn drought relief needed
R16bn drought relief needed

R16bn drought relief needed

Almost 600 000 children will need treatment for malnutrition this year.

SADC needs R38bn drought support
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SADC needs R38bn drought support

Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe have declared national drought emergencies.
Vegetable farmers hit hard by drought
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Vegetable farmers hit hard by drought

An economist warned that price increases will put too much pressure on financially stressed households.
Land Bank steps in to save farms
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Land Bank steps in to save farms

R400m made available to help farmers facing massive losses.
‘Drought relief measures not enough’
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‘Drought relief measures not enough’

South Africa’s economy has taken a knock as a result, with growth expectations below the 1% mark.
Relief for thirsty drought victims
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Relief for thirsty drought victims

Angry residents blame state for letting infrastructure fall apart.
Drought halts KZN industrial development
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Drought halts KZN industrial development

Local industries are aware of the challenges posed by the drought and are actively trying to assist.
Drought threatens KNP animals
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Drought threatens KNP animals

Both crop and livestock farmers in Limpopo have experienced massive losses – a situation compounded by sweltering temperatures.
Dry spell looms
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Dry spell looms

Hot weather: Gauteng temperature higher than 32 degrees expected.
Lack of urgency on drought reaches crisis levels – DA
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Lack of urgency on drought reaches crisis levels – DA

Zokwana said despite massive losses of livestock in parts of SA, it could not yet be categorised as a national disaster.
A second chance for St Lucia
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A second chance for St Lucia

Restoring the Umfolozi river’s water to the estuary will save the ecosystem.
Recent rainfall a blessing before winter
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Recent rainfall a blessing before winter

“More rainfall could be good news for farmers for the new planting season”

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