South African Weather Service

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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WATCH IT AGAIN: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on measures to contain Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This included the extension of the national lockdown by another two weeks

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says

Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world