Thousands left homeless by storms and fires in the Cape

Heavy rains, high winds and fires devastate homes in past few days

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Photo Essay | 8 April 2024

Mamelodi flood victims demand City keeps its promise to relocate them

City of Tshwane says Mavuso residents will be relocated to land acquired by the provincial government


Brief | 12 February 2024

One child dead and several people injured in Bloemfontein storm

Hundreds of people in Phase 6 location lost most of their belongings and now have to rebuild their homes


Brief | 8 December 2023

Here’s how the Western Cape can prepare better for weather like we had in September

Climate change may bring more variable weather but we can reduce the risk of disasters


Science | 23 October 2023

Small-scale farmers suffer devastating losses after Western Cape floods

At a Genadendal farm, nearly 500 chickens drowned, and over 50 pigs are missing

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News | 4 October 2023

“I saw my shoes float on water and heard my cat meow”

Western Cape mops up after devastating floods

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News | 26 September 2023

Woman injured in roof collapse in Thohoyandou centre

Municipality in Limpopo says it warned the building owner to renovate


Brief | 16 August 2023

Thousands left homeless by devastating Kennedy Road shack fire

One man died in the blaze early on Sunday morning


Brief | 17 July 2023

Public Protector probes government’s 2022 flood relief efforts

Auditor-General recently revealed that KwaZulu-Natal only spent R251-million of the R5.8-billion budget allocated in the aftermath of the 2022 floods


News | 12 July 2023

KwaZulu-Natal tornado victims hoping for rapid help

Some Inanda families lost all their possessions and their homes


Brief | 5 July 2023

Under water for two weeks: Cape Town’s Covid informal settlement

Residents fear disease could break out from the human waste in the water


News | 26 June 2023

Rural Eastern Cape flood victims left to fend for themselves

The homes of 25 families were destroyed in December 2022. They have received no help to date


News | 21 June 2023

18 months later, East London flood victims still haven’t been housed

Nonceba Pamla lost her daughter in the floods as well as her home. She is still waiting for the house she says she was promised


News | 20 June 2023

In photos: Citrusdal cut off from the world

Road into town collapses in flood. Officials are trying to access the town from gravel roads.

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Photo Essay | 16 June 2023

Durban flood victims accuse government of not keeping its promises

We spoke to families living in emergency accommodation near the city centre

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News | 24 April 2023

A year after the floods, the Gumbi family are still hoping to find the bodies of their children

“We have accepted that they are gone,” says member of Durban family


News | 11 April 2023