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KwaZulu-Natal

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Background

Environment

Wildfires in South Africa are set to increase: how legal action can help the country adapt better to climate change

      By Tracy-Lynn Field, University of the Witwatersrand     As climate change drives temperature increases and lower precipitation in southern Africa, research has found that there is likely to be an increase in the number of wildfires in regions that are already hot, dry and water scarce. Massive wildfires broke out in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province on 12 and 13 July 2024, killing six firefighters who were […]

todayJuly 18, 2024 6

South Africa

Six firefighters killed in South Africa

    Six firefighters died after being trapped by a runaway wildfire in eastern South Africa, authorities said this afternoon, taking to 14 the number of lives lost in just over a week of blazes in KwaZulu-Natal province. Three female firefighters were killed on Sunday when they became trapped in the fire believed to have been started by poachers around 40 kilometres (24 miles) from the city of Pietermaritzberg, authorities […]

todayJuly 15, 2024 12

South Africa

S.A ‘s National Police Commissioner deployes more than 300 additional Public Order Policing officers to KwaZulu-Natal

S.A's National Police Commissioner, Fannie Masemola, has deployed more than 300 additional Public Order Policing officers to KwaZulu-Natal. This is to bolster policing operations in the post-election phase. There are fears of possible unrest in the province similar to those that occurred in July 2021, following the announcement of the election results on Sunday. Police spokesperson, Athlenda Mathe, says law enforcement agencies are ready for any emerging incidents:  

todayJune 5, 2024 19

South Africa

Storm Devastates KwaZulu-Natal, Killing 11

A storm tore through South Africa's coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal on Monday, killing at least 11 people and causing widespread destruction, according to local officials. Reuters reports that drone footage from Tuesday in the town of Tongaat showed residents sifting through debris around their damaged homes, attempting to salvage their belongings. Local media quoted KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, who indicated the death toll could rise beyond the 11 reported so […]

todayJune 5, 2024 8

South Africa

South Africa elections: Zuma’s MK Party steals the ANC’s thunder with provocative rhetoric and few clear policies

      By Mashupye Herbert Maserumule, Tshwane University of Technology     Former South African president Jacob Zuma surprised many by leading a new party to rival the ruling African National Congress (ANC), a party he used to lead, in the pivotal 29 May 2024 general election. The upstart uMkhonto we Sizwe Party (MK Party) caused a major upset for the ruling ANC, especially in Zuma’s heartland, KwaZulu-Natal province, […]

todayJune 3, 2024 24

Namibia

The ANC remains in the lead nationally at 41.92-percent

With just over 57-percent of the votes counted, the ANC remains in the lead nationally at 41.92-percent. The DA is currently second at 23.34-percent and the MK Party at 11.31-percent. In Gauteng, the ANC leads with 33.57-percent followed by the DA at 29.31-percent and the EFF at 12.55-percent. In the hotly contested KwaZulu-Natal, MK is at 43.95-percent, the ANC second with 18.98-percent and the IFP at 15.42-percent. In the Western […]

todayMay 31, 2024 16

South Africa

ANC set to lose majority after watershed vote

          By Umberto BACCHI with Zama LUTHULI in Durban   South Africa's ruling ANC was on course to lose its 30-year-old unchallenged majority on Thursday after voters queued long into the night to cast their ballots, preliminary results and projections showed. With a fifth of votes tallied, the ANC was leading but with a score of 44 percent -- well down on the 57 percent it […]

todayMay 30, 2024 19

South Africa

S.A’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed concern at reports about the obstruction of election activities

S.A's President ,Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed concern at reports about the obstruction of election activities, including unlawful entry at the country's Electoral Commission storage sites in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga. MK Party members circulated videos of activities at the S.A IEC storage sites in Chesterville, KwaZulu-Natal, and Hammarsdale in Mpumalanga, claiming they depicted an attempt to rig the general elections. The IEC has dismissed the allegations. Ramaphosa says the electoral process […]

todayMay 27, 2024 13

South Africa

S.A’s Electoral Commission has authorised over 1.6-million special votes for the upcoming elections

S.A's Electoral Commission has authorised over 1.6-million special votes for the upcoming elections. Chief electoral official Sy Mamabolo outlined that one-million special votes will occur at polling stations, and 624-thousand voters visited at home or in places of confinement. Gauteng leads with 335-thousand registered special voters, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 320-thousand. Mamabolo reiterates that special voting is scheduled for 27 to 28 May from 9 am to 5 pm, ensuring […]

todayMay 15, 2024 9

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