Melanie Verwoerd: South Africa's biggest problem isn't what you think it is

2019-09-18 08:41

The earth is rapidly warming up. As extreme weather events continue, we will see an increase in refugees and migrants – especially into places like South Africa, which would increase xenophobic sentiments, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

WATCH | Death toll from Indian floods reaches 147, thousands evacuated

2019-08-11 19:17

Heavy rain and landslides force hundreds of thousands of people to take shelter in relief camps.

WATCH: Thousands of homes in Russia destroyed after torrential rain

2019-06-30 11:20

Serious flooding in the Irkutsk region has affected more than 9 000 people. A state of emergency has been declared in the area.

Community spirit in Manenberg comes to the fore during flood

2019-06-05 19:05

As heavy rains battered parts of the Western Cape, Manenberg residents rallied to help one another.

WATCH: 'The whole house is basically gone' - KwaZulu-Natal couple learn of flood devastation while overseas

2019-05-03 11:35

Margie Beatham watched from overseas in "devastation" as part of her home in Amanzimtoti was washed away in a landslide, following heavy rains in KwaZulu-Natal last week.

Devastation of recent floods demands that we rethink our climate strategy

2019-04-30 08:40

Our response to climate change should be framed as a unifying clarion call to action transcending short-term party political power plays and point scoring, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Flood destruction: KZN wants disaster declared as damage scales R1bn

2019-04-29 14:23

The cost of damage to various parts of KwaZulu-Natal following heavy rains and localised flooding has run into billions of rand, says Premier Willies Mchunu.

Minister visits flood-ravaged Eastern Cape to assess damage 'first-hand'

2019-04-29 10:45

Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, has visited areas affected by floods in the Eastern Cape to assess the damage.

WATCH: Drone footage shows plastic pollution on KZN beaches

2019-04-25 20:19

Drone footage has laid bare the scale of the plastic pollution on KwaZulu-Natal beaches, following the deadly floods that hit the province this week. Watch.

3 Eastern Cape pupils drown following heavy rains

2019-04-25 12:28

Three Eastern Cape primary school pupils have drowned following heavy downpours in the province.


Sudan's flood death toll reaches 62 - state media

2019-08-26 10:28

Heavy rainfall and flash floods have killed 62 people in Sudan and left 98 others injured, the official SUNA news agency has reported.

At least 50 dead in Nepal's monsoon

2019-07-14 13:00

Floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 50 people across Nepal while dozens more are missing, officials said Sunday.

About 700 homes affected by Cape Town rains, flooding - City

2019-06-06 12:07

Approximately 700 homes have been affected by flooding caused by heavy rains in Cape Town, the City says.

KZN 'racing against time' to get flood-stricken areas ready for elections

2019-05-06 18:22

KwaZulu-Natal is in a race against the clock to ensure all access roads and voting stations affected by recent flooding is ready for the upcoming general elections.

Ramaphosa declares national period of mourning for SA flood victims

2019-04-30 20:43

President Cyril Ramaphosa has instructed that the SA flag fly at half-mast at every station in the country from May 1 to 7 as a mark of respect and to observe seven days of mourning for those who lost their lives in floods that ravaged the country.

Flood victims in Port St Johns return to their damaged homes

2019-04-29 15:50

The small community of Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape is picking up the pieces in the aftermath of destructive floods in which more than 300 people have been displaced.

WATCH: Mozambique's 2nd cyclone floods northeastern centres

2019-04-29 11:20

Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, have continued to pound the northeastern city of Pemba and surrounding areas causing massive flooding and destruction.

A sea of support for Durban beach clean-up

2019-04-27 20:20

Over 1000 people flocked to Durban’s beaches on Saturday – not for fun in the sun, but for a mass cleanup following the devastating floods which hit KwaZulu-Natal a week ago.

Severe thunderstorm warning for Joburg, but rain to clear from Friday

2019-04-25 13:52

The cut-off low pressure system that resulted in parts of South Africa being hit by heavy rains and floods is now weakening, the SA Weather Service says, but a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Johannesburg.

Naspers donates R1m for KZN flood recovery efforts

2019-04-25 11:47

Naspers says it has donated R1m in support of disaster relief and recovery efforts in flood-ravaged KwaZulu-Natal.

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