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 [...]
Durban – Senior managers of the Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe Park on Tuesday discussed strategies to curb rhino poaching, Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife said.
It was recently reported that the price of rhino horn had increased to R400 000 a kilogram, making it more expensive than gold at R300 000 a kilogram.
“Staff from the Kruger Park [...]
Johannesburg – Rainfall is expected for the rest of the week in the northern provinces and central interior of the country, but it is difficult to predict flooding, the SA Weather Service said on Tuesday.
“All the northern provinces such as Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Free State and Gauteng can expect good rainfall,” forecaster Puseletso Mofokeng told [...]
Phila, the rhino that has been shot nine times by poachers in two seperate incidents, is unhappy at her new home in Johannesburg Zoo
Ms. Selomie Maritz, private rhino owner of Ubumanzi Lodge at Naboomspruit, Limpopo, said that after visiting Phila during the week, she is very concerned about her.
Fear and Flies
“She was scared to move [...]
Johannesburg – Power utility Eskom’s immediate challenge is keeping the lights on in the country, its CEO Brian Dames said on Monday.
“We’ve always said that the next few years will be tight in terms of energy provision. The question is: how do we keep the lights on over the next seven years? But we can [...]
Jorisna Bonthuys, Die Burger
Cape Town – South Africans can look forward to a wet summer this year, as there is apparently almost no chance of an El Niño phenomenon developing.
This is according to data compiled by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which has developed a forecasting technique that is able to estimate [...]
Johannesburg – SA Weather Service forecasters have been fielding the same question over and over again over the past days – “When is it going to rain?”
Unfortunately, for rain lovers, the forecasters are the bearers of bad news.
“A whole host of people have asked us that question… from journalists to farmers to bricklayers,” forecaster Puseletso [...]
Cape Town – Trade union federation Fedusa on Wednesday warned South Africa was sitting on a water crisis “time bomb”.
Citing “inadequate management and monitoring” by water service authorities, Fedusa said it had filed notice with the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) of possible protest action.
“Fedusa… decided that the best way to make South [...]