There are hundreds if not thousands of public servants who are facing disciplinary action - they did not benefit directly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Indonesians were on Monday told to brace for more heavy downpours after record rains triggered flooding and landslides that authorities said had killed at least 66 people in and around Jakarta.
A storm has reportedly damaged 200 homes in the northern KwaZulu-Natal on Christmas Eve.
Three people have been killed after several houses collapsed in Inanda, Durban, following heavy rains.
With water levels rising drastically, Margaret Ngobeni only managed to grab two bags full of clothes and birth certificates and escaped with her three children as her Eerste Fabriek informal settlement home in Mamelodi was destroyed.
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Lebogang Maile will be visiting areas affected by the floods in Gauteng.
Residents of the Eerste Fabriek informal settlement in Mamelodi are pleading for help after at least 700 shacks were destroyed by the major floods that have hit parts of Gauteng.
The KwaZulu-Natal Education Department has urged all pupils who were not writing matric or Grade 11 exams to stay at home on Friday owing to safety concerns following severe storms in the area.
The worst flooding in two decades in the Central African Republic has left at least 28 000 people homeless, the country's Red Cross says, with the government calling the disaster a "huge natural catastrophe".
Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23 000 people to flee their homes since early October, officials say, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in a region already wracked by Boko Haram Islamist violence.
Heavy rainfall and flash floods have killed 62 people in Sudan and left 98 others injured, the official SUNA news agency has reported.
Indonesia's disaster agency has warned of more deaths after torrential rains pounded the Jakarta region, triggering floods and landslides that killed at least 23 and left vast swaths of the megalopolis underwater.
One of the victims of the floods that hit Mamelodi northeast of Pretoria earlier this month has died.
For more than 180 families whose homes were destroyed by the flash floods in Mamelodi, Pretoria, starting afresh is the only option.
At least one person has died and another is missing as a result of the flooding that hit Tshwane.
About 150 people who were trapped in a church in Mamelodi following flash floods that hit parts of the area have been rescued.
Despite heavy flooding, residents of Upington in the Northern Cape have welcomed heavy rains as the area is in the midst of a drought.
Three women have drowned in a flash flood as they tried to rescue dogs from an inundated animal shelter in central Slovakia, the prime minister says.
Heavy rainfall and flooding has been predicted for the western parts of South Africa as a cold front is set to hit.
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.
Heavy rain and landslides force hundreds of thousands of people to take shelter in relief camps.
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