Flooding Wreaks Havoc in Southern Africa

As heavy rains continue to pummel four Southern African countries, six people have died after the Limpopo River burst its banks in South Africa, a province where a political party has called on government to declare a flood disaster area.
  • South Africa:  Six Die in Limpopo Floods

    South African Press Association, 21 January 2013

    Six people have died after the Limpopo river burst its banks, the provincial co-operative governance department said on Monday. read more »

Flooding leaves many homeless.

  • South Africa:  Rain and Thunderstorm Incidents Reported in Limpopo Province

    South African Government, 21 January 2013

    Following the recent floods that affected Limpopo, the MEC for department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, Clifford Motsepe will today visit ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Flood Warnings

    South African Government, 21 January 2013

    The NATJOINTS (that incorporates various government departments including the South African Police, South African National Defence Force, National Disaster Management Centre and ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Mpumalanga and Limpopo Must Be Declared Flood Disaster Areas

    Inkatha Freedom Party, 21 January 2013

    The IFP calls on the government to declare Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces flood disaster areas, as heavy rains are causing havoc in these provinces. read more »

  • South Africa:  Limpopo Flood Rescue Resumes

    South African Press Association, 21 January 2013

    Operations resumed on Monday morning to rescue people left stranded when the Limpopo river burst its banks, the provincial co-operative governance department said. read more »

  • South Africa:  Four Rescued, Two Still Missing in Nkomazi Floods

    SAnews.gov.za, 21 January 2013

    Mpumalanga police are still searching for a traffic officer and his passenger who went missing when the officer's state vehicle was washed away during floods in Nkomazi at the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Mapungubwe National Park Closed Due to Heavy Rains

    SAnews.gov.za, 21 January 2013

    The recent heavy rains experienced in most parts of the country have resulted in the sudden temporary closure of the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage (MNP& WH) site. read more »

  • South Africa:  Motorists Warned to Be Wary of Floods - MEC Vusi Shongwe

    South African Government, 19 January 2013

    Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Mr Vusi Shongwe has called on motorists and road users to be wary of floods and exercise due care while driving in order to ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Early Warning of Heavy Rains Over Eastern and Northern Parts of South Africa This Weekend

    South African Government, 17 January 2013

    The Tshwane Emergency Services would like to give out an early warning about expected heavy rain this coming weekend. The South African Weather Service has informed disaster ... read more »

  • Africa:  Dealing With Urbanisation - Lessons From Brics?

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 10 January 2013

    A series of articles on challenges and changes humanitarian workers are confronting in urban emergencies read more »