drought

Operation Hydrate takes water to dry areas

In a massive, fast-moving initiative, Operation Hydrate has raised R55-million, enabling it to take almost 28 million litres of water to some of the most parched areas of the country. Corporates, civil society and the government have all joined forces in the three-week old drive.

South Africa’s largest water drive to be launched at Nelson Mandela Foundation

South Africa is experiencing its worst drought in over 100 years. It is for this reason that the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Operation Hydrate and Proudly South African will launch the country's biggest water drive to provide relief for communities in drought stricken areas.

Operation Hydrate pours on water

Operation-Hydrate---ThumbAs the country burns under the scorching sun, South Africans are called on to help Operation Hydrate, which is taking water to the most drought-stricken regions of the country. Everyone can play their part in this critical initiative.

South Africa pours funds into drought relief

South Africa pours funds into drought relief

The drought in the usually lush province of KwaZulu-Natal has been identified as the worst in more than two decades. In response, the national government has poured hundreds of millions of rand into immediate measures to ease the pressure on water resources.

Guy Scott: Zambia’s impolitic white leader

His lineage bars Guy Scott from running for president – only those with Zambian-born parents may do so – but for the next 90 days he will run the nation until elections are held. Outside the country, his race is of the most significance; in Zambia, however, his ability to do the job is far more relevant.

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