When towns run dry

When towns run dry

Adapt, or die: How do people survive when there’s no water in their taps and the dams are bone-dry? A multimedia investigation by Yolandi Groenewald and Johnny Miller

Drone footage of the Karee Dam – one of eight dry dams in South Africa’s western region

Explore the full multi-media feature here

Prayers for rain are as common these days in Calvinia as the sought-after Karoo lamb that the district was famous for. Except lamb is not all that common anymore, and instead of organising meat festivals farmers are organising Pray for Rain gatherings.

Calvinia is a quaint town with a large farming community, surviving on a wing and a prayer. Its dire situation is an indication of the extreme weather events climate change is causing in South Africa and across the globe…to explore the full feature, click here.


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