DESASTRES | DISASTERS

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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19-Apr-2022 to 12:21

No room for ‘corruption hyenas’ in post-flood reconstruction – Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa said the Covid-19 pandemic has provided enough lessons to the new taskforce government has set up to ensure funds made available to rebuild KwaZulu-Natal province following last week’s flooding are not abused.

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19-Apr-2022 to 06:45

S/Africa declares national disaster after floods

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government has declared a national state of disaster in response to the floods that have killed over 440 people and left a trail of destruction in KwaZulu-Natal province.

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18-Apr-2022 to 12:48

S/Africa deploys army to flood-hit province

APA-Durban (South Africa) — South Africa has deployed soldiers to assist with rescue and relief efforts in the aftermath of last week’s deadly floods that have claimed more than 440 lives in KwaZulu-Natal province, the army announced on Monday.

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18-Apr-2022 to 12:47

S/Africa: Over 16 killed on Gauteng province’s roads – Police

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — More than 16 people have died on roads in South Africa’s Gauteng province over the Easter weekend so far, according to Gauteng traffic police on Monday.

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