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weekend of heavy rains


CoGTA assessing flood victims needs, suitable land to rebuild is priority

By: Natasha Archary Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, is in KwaZulu-Natal assessing the damages from this weekend's floods. An inspection led by KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala, shows the extent of the destruction on the provinces roads, infrastructure and buildings. There have been no casualties reported in the second round of floods, but more than 200 people have had to be evacuated. The province still hasn't recovered […]



The burial of gospel legend Deborah Fraser postponed due to KZN floods

Kaya 959 Reporter While many people said their final goodbyes to Gospel legend Deborah Fraser on Saturday, current reports claim that she was not buried because of flooding in KwaZulu-Durban Natal's over the weekend. Due to excessive rains and flooding in KwaZulu-Natal which caused havoc at local cemeteries, Deborah Fraser's burial has been postponed. Fraser, whose funeral service was held on Saturday, May 21, will instead be buried on Tuesday, […]


weekend of heavy rains


WATCH: KZN floods leaves further damage after weekend of heavy rains

By: Natasha Archary KwaZulu-Natal has been battered by further floods after a weekend of heavy rains washed away roads, cars and buildings yet again. This as the province was busy with repair work on damages that were caused during April's floods. The tourist town of Umdloti, was one of the hardest hit areas in eThekwini, with blocks of flats, restaurants and houses being swept away in landslides. Disaster management teams […]


Disaster teams


Disaster teams on high alert following KZN Level 4 weather warning

By: Natasha Archary KZN disaster teams are on high alert following a Level 4 weather warning for the province this weekend. A cold front which is expected to sweep through the region will bring heavy rains and increases the risk for further flooding. The South African Weather Services says persistent rain can be expected from Friday, 20 May until Saturday. Should the province receive 20mm of rain or more overnight, […]


22 days without water


Tongaat residents go 22 days without water since KZN floods

By: Natasha Archary Irate Tongaat residents have taken to the streets to protest against the eThekwini municipality, as the suburb goes 22 days without water. Water supply to parts of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has been affected since the devastating floods gripped the province last month. Severe damage to infrastructure which is estimated to cost roughly R1 billion, has impacted supply to Tongaat and other north coast areas. Residents have had to […]



KZN Flood costs revised from R950 billion to R17 billion

Kaya 959 Reporter The R950 billion estimate for flood damage repair was a "honest miscalculation," according to the KwaZulu-Natal administration. The provincial administration announced on Sunday that repairing flood damage across the province would cost R950 billion. However, after a late-night adjustment, the sum was reduced to R17 billion. Initially, the provincial government predicted that repairing the infrastructure of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) would cost R940 […]


KZN floods


President Ramaphosa to address joint sitting of Parliament over National State of Disaster

By: Natasha Archary President Cyril Ramaphosa will address a hybrid Joint Sitting of the National Council of Province and the National Assembly on Tuesday, 26 April. The President's address will be on the oversight role Parliament and other institutions or sectors of society could play in the country’s response to the natural disaster that has affected KwaZulu-Natal. The Joint Sitting was called by the President on 20 April 2022, in terms […]


eThekwini tanker


KZN residents desperate for water, as eThekwini tanker held at gunpoint

By: Natasha Archary KwaZulu-Natal residents desperate to receive clean water have reportedly held an eThekwini water tanker at gunpoint over the weekend. This after the devastating floods in the province over 12 days ago damaged water pipes in various areas, leaving people without running water. On Saturday, 23 April, the municipality implemented water restrictions over parts of KZN, including Verulam, Tongaat, Isipingo and inner western regions. According to reports, residents […]



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