Showing posts with label South Africa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label South Africa. Show all posts

Saturday, July 14, 2018

South Africa launches powerful new telescope

South Africa launches powerful new telescope
South Africa has unveiled a new super radio telescope that will study galaxy formation, a first phase of what will be the world's largest telescope in a project to try to unravel the secrets of the universe.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Crise de l'eau: l'Afrique du Sud déclare l'état de catastrophe naturelle

l'Afrique du Sud déclare l'état de catastrophe naturelle
Les autorités sud-africaines ont proclamé mardi l'état de catastrophe naturelle dans tout le pays en raison de la sécheresse historique qui frappe depuis des mois l'agglomération du Cap (sud-ouest), menacée d'une rupture de son approvisionnement en eau potable.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Drought-hit Cape Town rejoices at rainfall

Drought-hit Cape Town
When the forecasts turned out to be true and rain fell from the skies, the residents of Cape Town in South Africa rejoiced, thanked God and stood outside to feel the water on their skin.

Friday, February 02, 2018

About 900 miners trapped underground in S. Africa

Beatrix Mine
The South African Congress of Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Thursday said around 900 mine workers are trapped underground at the Beatrix Mine in the Northern Free State.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Extreme drought grips parts of South Africa

drought grips parts of South Africa
South Africa's Cape Town, one of the world's iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city's worst drought in a century risks forces residents to join queues for emergency rations.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Eight killed, thousands evacuated in Cape Town storm

Up to 10,000 people in the South African coastal resort of Knysna have been evacuated as wildfires fanned by strong winds ripped through the town, destroying homes and other properties, officials said.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

US withdrawal from Paris accord not to change anything: environmental activist

The withdrawal by the United States from the Paris Agreement "will not change anything" on the efficiency of the climate change multi-lateral agreement, a climate justice campaigner said on Wednesday.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Sécheresse: la région du Cap déclare l'état de catastrophe naturelle

Le gouvernement provincial du Cap-Occidental, la région de la ville du Cap en Afrique du Sud, a déclaré lundi l'état de catastrophe naturelle en raison de la pire sécheresse enregistrée depuis plus d'un siècle dans cette zone.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

South Africa: Industrial pollution blamed for rise in diseases

People living along the coast in the South African city of Durban have long complained about the effects of toxic industrial pollution.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

South African Government Says El Nino Drought Likely in 2017

Drought conditions associated with an El Niño weather pattern are likely to reoccur in a few months time, the South African government said Thursday.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Fatal flash floods hit Johannesburg. The water level rose so quickly that people were trapped in their cars(video)

Early summer storms in South Africa have caused fatal flash floods in Johannesburg. At least six people are reported as dead in Gauteng, and more may be still missing.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Africa's El Niño drought threatens millions

Nearly 1 million children need treatment for severe malnutrition in eastern and southern Africa due to a drought that is putting millions more at risk of hunger, water shortages and disease, the UN children's agency said yesterday.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Heat wave claims 11 lives in S. Africa

Eleven people have died as a result of heat stroke in South Africa, authorities said on Sunday.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Drought in Ethiopia Leaves 10 Million Without Food

The government of Ethiopia increased the estimated number of people in dire need of food aid because of the drought to 10.1 million. More than 50 percent of the affected population are children.

Friday, November 13, 2015

South African government warns of worsening drought

The South African government on Friday warned of a worsening drought whose severity is impacting negatively on the country in both social and economic terms.

Monday, November 02, 2015

S. Africa facing the worst drought since 1960s (official)

South Africa has suffered in the past few months the worst drought since 1960s, Minister of Water Affairs and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane says.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

2 killed, 23 injured in S. Africa bridge collapse

A temporary bridge collapsed on a main motorway in South Africa's Johannesburg on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring at least 23 others, according to rescue teams at the scene.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

South Africa greets spring with a heatwave

Southern hemisphere heatwaves are back with us and the South African Weather Service has issued a heatwave warning for the north of the country.

Friday, September 26, 2014

South Africa nuclear plans 'huge risk'. (Greenpeace)

JOHANNESBURG. -(By Hassan Isilow.) -South Africa's plans to invest in nuclear energy are likely to put the country at risk due to the huge costs involved and the potential health risks, an international environmental group has warned.
"As far as Greenpeace Africa is concerned, investing in new nuclear energy is actually going to put this country at risk," Melita Steele, senior climate and energy campaign manager for Greenpeace Africa, told Anadolu Agency in an interview.
On Monday, Russia and South Africa signed an agreement for the construction of new nuclear power plants as part of South Africa's procurement and development program.
The deal, signed in Vienna on the sidelines of an International Atomic Energy Agency conference, calls for the construction by Russia's state-owned nuclear company Rosatom of eight nuclear power units in South Africa.

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