South Africa experiencing the biggest locust infestation in decades

South Africa experiencing the biggest locust infestation in decades

The exceptionally wet rainy season in South Africa allowed rapid breeding of brown locusts and led to the biggest infestation the country has seen in decades. In December 2021, many parts of the country experienced the heaviest rains since records began in 1921.

Destructive floods hit Eastern Cape, South Africa

Destructive floods hit Eastern Cape, South Africa

Heavy rains affecting South Africa's Eastern Cape on January 8 and 9, 2022, have left several people dead and scores displaced. The floods affected areas of Mthatha, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, the township of Mdantsane, and areas of East London,…

Severe hailstorm hits Klerksdorp, South Africa

Severe hailstorm hits Klerksdorp, South Africa

A severe hailstorm hit the city of Klerksdorp, South Africa's North West Province on November 25, 2021, causing widespread damage. The storm flooded roads and damaged the roofs of many homes and businesses.1 This is the third destructive hailstorm to hit South…

Severe damage after cricket ball-sized hail hits Lydenburg, South Africa

Severe damage after cricket ball-sized hail hits Lydenburg, South Africa

A severe hailstorm classified by the South African Weather Service (SAWS) as a superstorm, hit the town of Lydenburg in Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, Mpumalanga highveld during the afternoon hours of Sunday, November 14, 2021. Some of the hailstones were larger…