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Uncertain future for domestic airlines

The uncertainty of a post-Covid-19 airspace makes it even more difficult for the airline industry to forecast its recovery

The real water crisis: Not understanding what’s needed

The real crisis with water supply is that South Africa doesn't know what it doesn't know

Public protector investigates financial irregularities at SA weather service

Irregular increases and bonuses, along with a designer handbag "gift", caused employees to lodge a complaint with the public protector.

Another cold snap headed for South Africa

The South African Weather Service has warned that a fresh cold front will hit the Western Cape at the weekend, before spreading into the interior.

Heavy flooding and snow keeps SA on its toes

Western Cape emergency workers have successfully battled against heavy flooding and snow at the weekend that forced 2 000 people to be evacuated.

Over 2 000 evacuated, dozens stranded in SA

Rescue workers have evacuated over 2 000 people and dozens of trucks have been stranded as heavy rains and snow batter SA over a freezing weekend.

Hazy weather Bill forecast for Parliament today

Parliamentary hearings on the SA Weather Service Amendment Bill are set to continue amid criticism that the legislation is vague and unconstitutional.

Cloudy weather legislation needs clarity

A storm is brewing over contentious proposed legislation, which aims to punish those issuing severe weather warnings without proper authorisation.

It’ll be wet wet wet as La Niña grips South Africa

The summer rainfall regions of South Africa are in for wet weather as an episode of the weather phenomenon La Niña settles in for the season.

Big freeze puts hope for an early spring on ice

Another cold front accompanied by heavy snowfalls, sleet and hail has swept across the country, dashing hopes of an early spring.

More rain predicted for flood-hit SA

The South African Weather Service has predicted more rain for the rest of the week in the northern provinces and central interior of the country.

A storm’s a-comin’, but it won’t be a tornado

Emails suggesting that a severe storm with a tornado was to hit Johannesburg and surrounds on Monday afternoon were "greatly exaggerated", the South African Weather Service said. One email on Monday read: "Please be careful as a tornado dropped in Randfontein on Saturday and is expected today."

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