DESASTRES | DISASTERS

23-May-2022 to 11:33

One dies after heavy rains in S/Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal region

APA-Durban (South Africa) — Flooding from heavy rainfall claimed one life and led to the evacuation of 200 people from Umlazi, Umdoliti and Verulam districts of South Africa’s Indian Ocean port city of Durban on Sunday, a senior official has said.

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16-May-2022 to 11:49

Ramaphosa commends efforts to assist S/Africa’s flood victims

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government and other stakeholders are pooling all resources available to ensure that three provinces hit by last month’s floods fully recover from the disaster, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday.

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16-May-2022 to 11:36

S/Africa needs to be ‘disaster ready’ – Ramaphosa

APA-Durban (South Africa) — South Africa’s recent flash-floods that devastated parts of KwaZulu-Natal province were proof that the country was not ready to deal with disasters at such a gigantic scale, according to President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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27-Apr-2022 to 12:21

UN mission assesses S/Africa flood damage

APA-Durban (South Africa) — A United Nations technical team is visiting South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province to assess the damage caused by the recent floods that hit the area so that the world body can speed up relief efforts, a senior UN official said on Wednesday.

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27-Apr-2022 to 10:59

S/Africa: Ramaphosa warns against abuse of flood relief funds

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned government agencies and businesses providing goods and services to areas affected by South Africa’s recent floods that he will not tolerate any “acts of self-enrichment” at the expense of the victims.

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25-Apr-2022 to 11:49

S/Africa: KwaZulu-Natal floods damage costs over $1 billion

APA-Durban (South Africa) — South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal provincial government will need at least US$1.13 billion to rebuild its infrastructure following recent flash floods that left over 400 people dead, KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala has said.

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21-Apr-2022 to 11:23

S/Africa: Floods damage over 3,000 vehicles at Toyota plant

APA-Durban (South Africa) — South Africa’s recent flash floods have left 3,500 damaged Toyota vehicles, with only 500 of them passing inspection to be sold on the market, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) announced on Thursday.

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