#FiveThingsYouNeedToKnow: South African Weather Service predicts extended rainfall

#FiveThingsYouNeedToKnow: South African Weather Service predicts more rain for the next 3 months

President Cyril Ramaphosa has suspended John Hlophe, former DA leader Mmusi Maimane takes dig at former Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter, and much more...

Brace yourself, KZN, you're in for three months of wet weather.
Brace yourself, KZN, you're in for three months of wet weather. Image: Unsplash/ Osman Rana

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Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane let the cat out of the bag when he took to social media to say, “I’m told Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter will be removed today as he failed to solve the energy crisis.”

Read more: De Ruyter resigns as Eskom CEO amid load shedding crisis


Gauteng traffic police say they are investigating the circumstances behind a viral video which shows a young boy driving an SUV around Roshnee, Vereeniging. In the video shared on social media on Wednesday, the boy is seen in the driver’s seat, speaking to a small group of adults standing on the pavement.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has suspended Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe. The suspension of Hlophe, who is accused of gross misconduct while on the bench, is with immediate effect.

Read more: Ramaphosa suspends Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe

Western Cape Judge President Justice John Hlophe
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The US Department of Energy announced on Tuesday a monumental milestone in nuclear fusion research: a "net energy gain" was achieved for the first time in history by scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. The hope is that it could be used to develop a clean source of power that would discontinue reliance on fossil fuels.

Read more: 15 South African low-carbon projects receive United Kingdom funding

What you need to know about today's nuclear fusion announcement — and what comes next


The South African Weather Service (SAWS) said that KZN is in for more rain for the next three months. The warning comes after most parts of the KZN— still recovering from the floods of April and May — were hit by torrential rains on Sunday and Monday, which resulted in widespread damage to homes but, thankfully, no fatalities.

Read more: SAWS warns of disruptive rainfall over KZN

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