Johannesburg – Floods affected eight provinces across the country, washed away 20 houses and damaged schools, roads, bridges, The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs said on Friday.
Preliminary assessments indicated that 20 houses were washed away in Northern Cape by floods between December and early February, said spokesperson Vuyelwa Qhinga.
A total of [...]
Johannesburg – At least 103 people died in natural disasters since mid-December last year, the ministry for co-operative governance said on Monday evening.
Most of the fatalities were in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, said spokesperson Vuyelwa Qinga.
About 14 420 households were affected and 6 200 of them were in KwaZulu-Natal.
The province also had the highest [...]
Mthatha – Residents of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape are fed up with authorities for failing to fix the city’s water infrastructure, which has had water flowing freely from burst pipes for years now, the Daily Dispatch reported on Wednesday.
Ratepayers’ Association of Mthatha (RAM) chairperson Graeme Alexander said the leaks were “frustrating”.
“OR Tambo [District Municipality] [...]
Johannesburg – The Green Scorpions are conducting inspections around the country as part of a national environmental law compliance campaign, they said on Monday.
Officially known as the Environmental Management Inspectorate, they had already paid visits to sites in KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State and were moving to the Eastern Cape, spokesperson Roopa Singh said in [...]
Only about 7% of South Africa has a mean annual precipitation or MAP exceeding 800 mm. When the statistics are reviewed they indicate that KwaZulu-Natal is the wettest province, while the Western Cape has the highest variability of MAP within any of the provinces, and the highest individual point rainfall at an estimate of 3345 [...]
Mariska Spoormaker, Die Burger
Port Elizabeth – While Limpopo’s rhino poaching case has the country up in arms, Eastern Cape conservationists are getting nervous about the safety of rhinos in their province.
“In cases like this it’s never just one syndicate that is operational,” explained Sybert Liebenberg, acting head of the EC Parks and Tourism Agency.
But there [...]
Port Elizabeth – The green pitch at Port Elizabeth’s World Cup stadium has become an island in a sea of brown, exempt from water limits imposed due to a drought that has scorched the land outside.
Five people work day and night to maintain the grass inside the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, designed to resemble a [...]