A Johannesburg mayoral committee member has claimed that “about 40%” of the city’s water is used to irrigate gardens. While South Africans need to be serious about saving water, Anthony Still’s claim is unproven.
The estimate that an elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory is derived from a reputable academic study, but the International Fund for Animal Welfare oversimplified the complexities of that research to score a good soundbite.
Is South Africa currently experiencing the worst drought in 23, 30 or 34 years? What caused it? And how will we know when it’s officially over? Lebohang Mojapelo answers some of the most frequently asked questions about South Africa’s drought.