Time for the South African government to declare a Climate Emergency!

Johannesburg, 30 April 2019 – On the 22nd of April, regions of Kwa Zulu Natal experienced heavy rainfall resulting in devastating flooding, washing away houses and claiming close to 80 lives. Currently, residents are living with relatives or in shelters where there are limited resources and not enough beds. Not too far away, in the aftermath of cyclone Idai, while residents of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi are still trying to rebuild, another cyclone has hit Northern Mozambique and Southern Tanzania, cyclone Kenneth.  This second cyclone comes just weeks after cyclone Idai devastated the region, killing over 1 000 people and displacing about 3 million Read more