More severe thunderstorms, flooding expected in KZN

Durban in the News: More severe thunderstorms, flooding expected in KZN: Parts of KwaZulu-Natal can expect severe thunderstorms that may lead to flooding, according to the South African Weather Service. Sharks' Van Wyk in shock move to Hurricanes: Sharks wing Kobus van Wyk has signed with the Hurricanes for the 2020 Super Rugby season. Durban mayor to visit families affected by flooding after couple dies: eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda will be visiting families who were affected by flooding and heavy rains in … [Read more...]

Court dismisses farmers’ appeal over flooding at Africa’s largest estuary system

Durban in the News: Court dismisses farmers' appeal over flooding at Africa’s largest estuary system: A group of sugar cane farmers, who sought to manage the flooding of water on their farmland, have failed in their bid to appeal a ruling over the management and breaching of the uMfolozi River in the St Lucia Estuary. Teenager swept out to sea in KwaZulu-Natal: A 16-year-old boy has been swept out to sea while swimming near Blythedale's main beach in KwaZulu-Natal, the National Sea Rescue Institute has announced. Kessie Nair must be … [Read more...]

Beaches closed due to Storm Damage

North and South beaches in Durban have been closed due to high seas and storm damage. The decision to close beaches has been taken as a precautionary measure - to ensure the safety of residents and holidaymakers. There is extensive structural damage on Durban’s beaches following heavy rains that started on Sunday 24/07/2016. There is also a huge amount of flotsam and jetsam as well as organic matter in the water. A major clean-up operation will be undertaken. The public will be notified once the beaches have been re-opened. … [Read more...]

Disaster Team on Standby

The EThekwini Municipality Disaster Management team is monitoring water levels in the rivers and streams, following heavy rains that started on Sunday, 24/07/2016, causing flooding to homes and roads around the City. As water levels rise many residents face the possibility of having their homes flooded. The most affected area is KwaMashu, where houses have been flooded, and people have been accommodated in the local hall. Mayor James Nxumalo has advised residents to be cautious during this period. “We advise community members to … [Read more...]