2 die as Australian bushfire burns out of control

2015-11-25 19:58

Two people have been confirmed killed and a third feared dead as a bushfire blazed out of control in South Australia.

Sandra has become a hurricane

2015-11-25 17:10

Sandra has become a hurricane in the eastern Pacific off Mexico and is expected to strengthen even further.

Rain making rituals continue despite uncertainty over Rain Queen

2015-11-23 10:12

There is no connection between the drought in five provinces and the controversies which have left South Africa without a rain queen, a spokesperson for the Royal Modjadji Nation says.

Fines expected for Free State water wasters

2015-11-19 15:23

Free State residents in certain municipalities will be fined anything between R2 000 to R20 000 if they are found wasting water during the province's current drought.

Absurdly hot October

2015-11-19 07:46

For the 8th time this year, Earth has smashed a monthly heat record; this time by a huge margin.

R30m to assist drought-hit Free State farmers - MEC

2015-11-18 13:02

The MEC for Free State Agriculture Oupa Khoabane says his department has committed R30m to assist emerging farmers affected by drought in the province.

The three culprits behind South Africa’s weird weather patterns

2015-11-18 09:14

What could be behind South Africa's concurrent drought, heat waves, unusual spring thunderstoms and strange cloud formations in the Western Province?

SANDF delivers water to drought-stricken Free State town

2015-11-18 07:20

Drought has dried up the dam near Smithfield. Gardens and fruit trees in town are wilting. And clean hands have become a luxury.

Newspapers focus on hailstorm, CPUT shutdown & France

Today's newspapers focus on the Gauteng hailstorm and reports of new possible attacks on Paris.

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Tents set up to help shack dwellers weather the storm

2015-11-16 21:55

Several families in Johannesburg’s Msawawa informal settlement will be hard hit when predicted hail and strong winds batter Gauteng.


Flooding brings Qatar to near standstill

2015-11-25 17:57

Qatar has been hit by more than a year's worth of rain in several hours, while in neighbouring Saudi Arabia one person was killed during flooding.

Wardrobe saves family as wall collapses in Limpopo storm

2015-11-23 12:21

Hundreds of families have been displaced and eight people are injured after heavy thunderstorms caused havoc in Limpopo's eastern districts at the weekend.

SA scientist using 'resurrection plants' to battle drought

2015-11-22 12:31

As the race to adapt to climate change quickens, a South African scientist is leading global research into developing crops that mimic the extraordinary survival skills of "resurrection plants".

More money for drought relief in SA - Radebe

2015-11-19 14:30

More money has been added to support the country’s drought relief efforts, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says.

KZN farmers hardest hit by drought

2015-11-18 21:17

The KwaZulu-Natal farming community has thus far been the hardest hit during the national drought crisis, the provincial cabinet says.

Child-headed home flattened by Limpopo hailstorms

2015-11-18 10:12

A child-headed household in Limpopo has been razed to the ground by hailstorms which ravaged parts of the province over the past three days.

KZN lightning strike leaves soccer fan dead

2015-11-18 08:32

A 16-year-old boy has been killed and 15 other people were injured in a mass lightning strike while they huddled around a TV in KwaZulu-Natal to watch Bafana Bafana take on Angola.

Rain could bring relief, but not enough to solve water problems

2015-11-17 13:30

A week-long forecast for rain in Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga could bring relief from the heat, but might be insufficient to solve water shortages or the drought.

WATCH: Your hailstorm videos from Gauteng and Limpopo

Vehicles were damaged, flights delayed and people were left homeless after hailstorms and heavy rain wreaked havoc in Gauteng. Here are some of the best videos captured by observers. Watch.

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Storm heads for Limpopo

2015-11-16 21:55

Residents of the Waterberg District of Limpopo have been advised to brace for a possible hail storm and strong winds, the SA Weather Service has warned.

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