Communities in the flood hit areas of the Eastern Cape will see rapid infrastructure development, like bridges, to make their communities safer.
The total number of bodies recovered at a Malvern home outside Durban has risen to seven as paramedics recover the body of the three missing family members.
The Mangaung Metro municipality in Bloemfontein has activated its Joint Operation Committee to deal with challenges caused by recent heavy rains.
Emergency services departments in the northern parts of the country are on high alert after the South African Weather Service issued a warning of heavy rains and localised flooding earlier on Thursday.
At least 23 illegal miners are trapped and feared dead in Zimbabwe after shafts and underground tunnels they were working in were flooded by water from a burst dam, a state-owned daily newspaper reported on Thursday.