South Africa's Cape Town is suffering the worst drought in living memory. Households and businesses must ration water, and the drought threatens jobs across the region. "Day Zero" is fast approaching — the day when the city’s taps will run dry.
Chaotic land reforms, drought and lack of financing have made it difficult for Zimbabwe's small-holder farmers to get ahead. Increased focus on funding irrigation schemes is hoping to change that.
Cape Town might have dodged Day Zero, but a new hyper-consciousness of water use looks set to be the new normal — and not just for the drought-hit African city.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is under fire for failing to axe deadbeat ministers in a cabinet reshuffle. Experts say he's wary of ministers still loyal to his predecessor Jacob Zuma, who could ruin his 2019 election bid.
On this week's eco@africa, the fight to save an endangered frog in South Africa, eco-soap in Rwanda, a floating trash can, and ambitious reforestation in Rwanda. All this and much more!
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