DESASTRES | DISASTERS

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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18-Apr-2022 to 11:11

S/African cop dies in KwaZulu-Natal flood operation

APA-Pietermaritzburg (South Africa) — A flood search and rescue operation has claimed the lives of a policewoman and a police dog which tried to save her in KwaZulu-Natal province on Sunday, the South African Police Service announced on Monday.

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15-Apr-2022 to 12:48

S/Africa needs to build resilience against climate change – IMF

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa should start building resilience against climate change sooner than later, a top International Monetary Fund (IMF) official has warned.

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15-Apr-2022 to 11:30

S/Africa releases relief funds for flood victims

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government has released about US$70 million in emergency relief funds to help over 40,000 people left without shelter, water and electricity by flash floods that hit KwaZulu-Natal province this week.

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