ARTICLES RELATING TO FLOODS

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.

KZN floods: Death toll climbs to 70

2019-04-25 09:47

KZN acting Premier Sihle Zikalala said the death toll following heavy rains and flooding in the province has reached 70 with official figures to be announced by the end of the day.

PICS: Durban harbour, beaches awash with plastic pollution after floods

2019-04-24 17:38

As communities ravaged by unforgiving floods in KwaZulu-Natal, Durban's beaches have been awash with plastic pollution.

 

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.

Tips to keep you safe during heavy rains and floods

2019-04-25 10:59

With parts of South Africa being ravaged by heavy rains and floods, leading to loss of life and significant damage to properties and vehicles, Auto & General Insurance has some tips about staying safe in these conditions.

WATCH: 'I could hear my children screaming', recalls father who lost his children in Durban storm

2019-04-24 21:33

Thamsanqa Dlamini lost eight family members when his home was hit by a mudslide that that killed dozens and left scores displaced in Durban.

Durban flood survivor says his family is lucky to be alive, as death toll rises to 32

2019-04-23 21:29

Xolani Ngubo and his family were left homeless when heavy rains struck his home in Emhlabeni informal settlement in Umlazi, south of Durban. The house collapsed on them while they were sleeping, writes GroundUp.

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