A severe thunderstorm that produced a tornado near New Hanover on Tuesday is among 17 which has ripped through parts of South Africa in the last decade. At least two people were killed and 20 injured in the storm, which the SA Weather Service (SAWS) was investigating to determine the[…]
The death toll in KwaZulu-Natal as a result of heavy rains and flooding this week has risen to 70, acting Premier Sihle Zikalala announced on Thursday morning. At a media briefing on Thursday, Zikalala began by thanking government, communities and all those who have offered support in the aftermath of[…]
Relief aid organisations are rushing to assist the victims of a devastating flood in Kwa Zulu Natal, which has so far claimed the lives of 23 people. Torrential rains have wreaked havoc in the eThekwini municipality, with many homes, buildings and landmarks damaged by the force of the water. The[…]
The Minister of Women in the Presidency Bathabile Dlamini attended the launch of 16 Days of Activism campaign on Sunday at Melmoth in Kwazulu-Natal, which is a national campaign against gender-based violence. This is where the Minister made a public announcement of the partnership made with civil society groups, chapter[…]
Eleven people are confirmed dead in an ambush shooting on the R74 in KwaZulu-Natal, which is now being investigated as an incident of taxi violence, police said on Sunday. “We have dispatched our taxi violence unit to the scene,” said police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker. On Saturday night, a minibus[…]
KwaZulu-Natal has been declared a disaster area by Premier Willies Mchunu after a “mega-storm” caused devastation in parts of the province on Tuesday. As many as eleven people are confirmed to have died and many more are missing with search and rescue operations continuing on Thursday. More than 133 schools[…]
Humanitarian relief organisation Gift of the Givers (GOTG) say they have seen an outpouring of support from ordinary South Africans in responding to the plight of foreign nationals affected by the recent outbreak of xenophobia in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Since the start of xenophobia tensions two weeks ago, 8500 foreign nationals[…]
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