Construction companies have damaged an ecosystem and wrought havoc in a farming community in Cape Town and winter rains have exacerbated the problem.
Three children were killed in separate incidents when their homes collapsed during heavy rains in Limpopo over the weekend, authorities said.
With more storms on the way in Britain, the government and the United Kingdom's insurance industry are engaged in mutual finger-pointing.
The latest bout of heavy rains in Northern India has brought the total to over 580 people killed by heavy monsoon rains across India since June.
The City of Cape Town has spent nearly R1-million helping victims of the recent floods on the Cape Peninsula with blankets, meals and baby packs.
The city of Cape Town has stepped up relief efforts to help households affected by floods over the weekend, says a disaster management spokesperson.
Thousands of houses were also flooded after torrential rains, storms and landslides hit Russia's Krasnodar region near the Black Sea.
In the wake of the start of the COP17 conference on climate change, six more people have been killed in floods after sever rains in KwaZulu-Natal.
Floodwaters following overnight torrential rains have brought Ghana's capital city Accra to a standstill and killed at least five people.
Two people died and hundreds were stranded in Northern and Eastern Ireland after torrential rain closed roads and put Dublin on an emergency footing.
Thai troops have reinforced vulnerable river barriers after a sudden rise in the water level set back efforts to contain the worst floods in decades.
Torrential downpours in Algeria have killed at least 10 people and ruined hundreds of homes. A mother and her infant daughter are also
The United Nations says 62 people have been killed and thousands forced from their homes since the start of the year by flooding in northern Namibia.
Heavy rains caused havoc in Johannesburg on Sunday night with paramedics and police rescuing trapped motorists and evacuating shack dwellers.
Fears increase that many emerging farmers could be wiped out following the floods, if government does not assist them as promised.
Victims of recent flooding will get R50-million in aid from the National Lotteries Board.
Developing farmers were the worst victims of the floods that have hit various parts of the country, a parliamentary committee said on Monday.
The death toll from floods and landslides that devastated a mountainous region near Rio de Janeiro has reached 803, authorities said on Sunday.
The body of a woman who's car was swept off a bridge by flood waters was found in Postmasburg on Saturday, Northern Cape paramedics said.
The death toll from the floods has risen to 70, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs said on Friday.