Drought saps South Africa's sugar cane crop
In the 150 years that reliable observations have been made, 2015 is on track to be the hottest year on record.
Partly put down to the El Nino effect - the above-average sea temperatures in parts of the Pacific - scientists say it is to blame for the drought that is gripping southern Africa.
The BBC's Taurai Maduna has been looking at how the drought is affecting the sugar industry in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal for Africa Business Report.
11 Dec 2015