Thousands of people have been evacuated from flood-damaged homes in Gaza in what the UN has called "a disaster area", officials said on Saturday.
Hurricane Sandy has made landfall on the US East Coast, threatening about 60-million people along the most heavily populated corridor of the nation.
Preliminary indications are that the recent floods across seven provinces could have caused as much as R160-billion worth of infrastructure damage.
A political circus is playing itself out in the flood-hit Themba Khoza informal settlement in the greater Midrand area.
The Orange River has broken its banks in the Cape, leaving farmers' income under water.
Billions of rands will be needed to fix infrastructure damaged during recent heavy flooding in Gauteng, the province said on Wednesday.