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South Africa: Mpumalanga floods affect water services

Tankers will provide water to Mpumalanga residents after several treatment plants were affected by heavy rains this past week, the province’s Department of Co-operative Governance said today. Residents supplied by the Ntunda, Sibange, Langeloop and Masibekela water treatment plants would be provided with water, said spokesperson Simphiwe Kunene. Department Head David Mahlobo and Nkomazi Mayor […]

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Get used to the weather …

These extremes of drought and flood are the new normal, says latest SA climate data It’s official: the weather is getting weirder. South Africa’s top scientists, however, say it is too soon to confirm that global warming is behind the increasing number of droughts and floods – including countrywide floods that have now claimed at […]

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Heavy rains cause water shortages

Residents and businesses in several towns in northern kwaZulu-Natal have been adversely affected by water shortages following recent heavy rains.

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Why Most Of Our “Natural” Disasters Aren’t Natural At All

From the point of view of many humans, the term “natural disaster” is a convenient scapegoat because it allows a person (or a whole nation) to blame nature for their own poor planning. Wherever we find so-called “natural disasters” around the world (such as Brazil at the moment), we also usually find a large group […]

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