WATCH | 'Worst wind we've ever had': See damage after roof blows into restaurant in Cape Town

2020-01-21 14:41

Gale force winds have ripped through Sea Point, tearing off the roof of Laughton Hardware store and depositing it at Franky's Diner next door, narrowly missing one of their customers.

Death toll in Europe from storm rises to eight

2019-12-22 08:39

The death toll from a storm that battered Spain, Portugal and France rose to eight on Saturday as the region braced for more violent winds and heavy rain.

Tornadoes in South Africa are likely to grow more common – as thunderstorms grow more severe

2019-11-13 14:55

A tornado ripped through New Hanover, Pietermaritzburg, on Tuesday afternoon killing two people. It will not be the last one South Africa sees.

Firefighters battle to control Bainskloof Pass fire

2017-12-10 10:39

Firefighters are battling to put out a fire raging through orchards and olive groves in the Bainskloop Pass area of the Cape Winelands on Sunday.

Expert reveals why energy plan should have no nuclear

2016-11-23 07:50

If no annual new-build limits were imposed on wind and solar, there would be no nuclear and no new coal, explains CSIR energy chief Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz.

Disaster teams on high alert for wind

2015-06-05 07:26

KWAZULU-NATAL disaster management teams have been placed on high alert as gale force winds sweep across the province.

UK approves world's largest offshore wind farm

2015-02-17 19:05

Britain's energy ministry has approved the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck offshore wind project, the world's biggest offshore wind park, it says.


Gale force wind tears off roofs, uproots tree in Cape Town

2020-01-18 13:23

A roof has been blown off a building in Bo-Kaap and another from a property in Gardens. A tree was uprooted in Rylands.

Some light at the end of the load shedding tunnel: new independent power plants could be connected to the grid by February. Here’s what is coming online and when.

2019-12-10 06:53

27 renewable energy independent power producer projects (REIPPP) are on the verge of completion – with enough power between them to avoid stage 2 load shedding.

Cape Town wind diaries – how to survive the Cape Doctor one skirt at a time

2017-12-12 13:47

The Mother City's notorious wind doesn't have to hamper your summer style.

Renewables vs nuclear: Ruling calls for greater scrutiny

2017-05-04 05:00

It is imperative to scrutinise proposals for massive wind farms and renewables which have huge costs and could permanently damage and scar the environment, says Rob Jeffrey.

Renewable sector wants constraints dropped on wind and solar

2016-11-22 19:37

The renewable energy sector called for constraints on wind and solar PV to be removed from the draft Integrated Resource Plan, which has been released.

PMB doesn’t escape damage from strong winds

2015-06-04 13:48

THE strong winds that blew across the ­Midlands yesterday left damage to health centres, shops and a racecourse.

Cape Town Wind Tweets

2012-11-30 10:41

Strong gale force winds have battered the Western Cape over the last few days. Many people took to Twitter to share their different experiences.

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