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Card image 13 February 2024 The Conversation

17 million South Africans live on communal land – new study of a rural valley offers insights on how to manage it

Satellite images and community perceptions combine to give a fuller picture of land use changes.

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Card image 06 February 2024 Daily Maverick

Four days and counting — Central Karoo towns in critical scramble for water, generators after storms kill power supply

Eskom is pleading for patience during the recovery operation in Karoo towns affected by a days-long power outage. Gift of the Givers have stepped in to provide water and the Western Cape government has sent generators so residents can access critical services such as electricity, health and water. Meanwhile, Eskom’s operation includes hauling in a 55-tonne crane and a 20-tonne jackhammer.

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Card image 02 February 0204 Food for Mzansi

SA Canegrowers invests over R1 billion in sugar transformation

SA Canegrowers celebrates a milestone, successfully investing over R1 billion in transformation funding within the sugar industry over five years. The funding has been vital in sustaining over 21 0…

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Card image 13 December 2023 GroundUp

Small farmer makes a comeback after devastating floods

Genadendal farmer Johannes Arendse sells his produce in Cape Town

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Card image 11 December 2023 Daily Maverick

UPL asked to explain how ‘Agent Orange’ war poison chemical ended up in Durban river

The banned pesticide 2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid has been found in samples collected by consultants looking into the aftermath of the UPL chemical fire. The company says it ‘never imported, stored, or traded this compound’.

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Card image 06 November 2023 DFA

Deputy minister calls for support of historically disadvantaged farmers in NC

The Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, Judith Tshabalala, has called on the Northern Cape provincial government and the Dawid Kruiper and Kai ǃGarib local municipalities to work together to assist local emerging vineyard farmers, particularly in Kakamas and Upington. Picture: Supplied THE DEPUTY Minister of Water and Sanitation, Judith Tshabalala, has called on the […]

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Card image 12 September 2023 GroundUp

Farmer seeks ‘pardon’ for illegally enlarging dam

The application raises concerns over water use in the Western Cape

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Card image 14 August 2023 GroundUp

Gauteng farming community without consistent water for three years

Ward councillor says only six water tankers are servicing all communities in Emfuleni municipality

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Card image 31 July 2023 Daily Maverick

Hawks arrest OR Tambo municipal officials over millions paid for unfinished and unbuilt dams

Uncovering a shocking corruption scheme that left hundreds of villagers dependent on rivers for water as reservoirs and dams were left unfinished or unbuilt, the Hawks on Monday arrested two officials from the OR Tambo Municipality. One is the municipality’s director of water and sanitation.

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19 July 2023 IOL

Citrus growers, province call for swift disaster declaration to help flood-stricken farmers

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