ClimaTracker Investigations

  • Lessons we learnt from experimenting with savvy storytelling tech to tell visually strong and impactful multimedia investigations...

  • Preparing for the worst: A multimedia data investigation into how South African cities are dealing with the risks of climate change...

  • Adapt, or die: technology helps to put out wildfires that are costing South Africa billions in damages and lost livelihoods. A multimedia investigation by Tricia Govindasamy...

  • Disrupting the Future: How communities and experts work together to reduce flood disaster risks in Limpopo. A multimedia #ClimaTracker investigation by Anina Mumm...

  • 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...

  • President Jacob Zuma is talking tough about radical land redistribution and the expropriation of farms. If reform is not well targeted it may threaten food security and benefit onl...

  • The Northern Cape is mostly a dry province, but preventing malaria is one of the measures it is taking to adapt to climate change, reports Rehana Dada...

  • There has never been a more urgent time for Cape Town to adapt or die. Yolandi Groenewald investigates the measures city authorities are taking to survive the water woes...

  • Some farmers believe it is the wild rooibos plant that holds the secret to keeping climate change at bay, rather than its domesticated cousin. Yolandi Groenewald reports Rooibos te...

  • Traditional food crops that have adapted to climate change and poor soils hold the key to food security, but is enough being done to conserve them? Michelle Nel joined agricultural...

  • In response to climate change farmers prefer livestock species that are heat and drought tolerant, as well as disease and parasite resistant, writes Kennedy Dzama The climate of th...

  • Small-scale farmers observe crop yield increases in a time of drought due to adaptation interventions Local farmers in the uMgungundlovu District in KwaZulu-Natal have recently sta...

  • South Africa is one of the world's leading wine producers, 95% of it in the Western Cape. Yolandi Groenewald investigates the delicate tightrope wine farmers have ...

  • Leading up to COP22 the South African government released a draft National Adaptation Strategy for public comment. The strategy is open for comment until November 30 2016, and aims...

  • Time to respond: the deadline for public comment on climate change adaptation plans for South Africa’s district municipalities is October 7 2016. Tholakele Nene reports The L...

  • Terence Govender, vice-president of development at the giant SolarReserve project in the Northern Cape, talks to Tholakele Nene about the benefits of investing in renewable energy ...

  • Tholakele Nene finds out how giant solar power projects are making a difference to rural lives affected by climate change in semi-desert areas of the Northern Cape Households in du...

  • By Locadia Mavhudzi Approximately 4.5-million people, more than 30% of Zimbabwe’s population, will be in need of food aid by next March, according to recent estimates by the United...

  • Not even being famous or royal will protect you from Namibia’s crippling drought, writes John Grobler Namibia’s famous desert lion Harry, named after the British prince, has been s...

  • As South African cities prepare for the worst that climate change will throw at them, a new report warns that the cost of adapting to climate change in developing countries could.....

  • Lake Malawi is millions of years old and has more fish species than any other lake on the planet. A multimedia investigation by Mark Olalde exposes the threats it ...

  • A huge environmental restoration project aims to save one of the world’s most important estuaries threatened by climate change. Report by Yolandi Groenewald

  • Heat exhaustion is likely to occur when the human body’s temperature rises above 38℃, according to a recent study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)...

  • October 27 2015 will be remembered as the record-breaking hottest October day on Earth. This new high was set in Vredendal, a small town in the Western Cape, where a......

  • Scientists say 2015 was the warmest year ever recorded. According to research conducted by the South Africa’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), near surfa...

  • South Africa has issued a preliminary forecast of maize production for the coming harvest of 7.4 million tonnes – a drop of 25% from the already poor production levels of......

  • Should game reserves intervene to save wildlife during climate change? Yolandi Groenewald took the debate to a drought-stricken protected area that has been forced...

  • Conservationists are warning that South Africa’s drought might represent a bigger threat to rhinos, and wildlife in general, than poaching. Yolandi Groenewald repo...

  • South Africa is in the grip of the worst drought since 1992. It is likely to get even worse in 2016 with the ever-increasing heat caused by El Niño, reports Tholakele N...

  • SA is party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and has to produce a plan of action before the end of the year. Steps taken so far have not been e...

  • As the second largest economy in Africa, is South Africa in a position where it has to act on climate change? It is the perfect moment to resolve that question, writes ...

  • Central Africa need elephants to increase oxygen and food productivity, and to fight climate change, writes Israel Bionyi...

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