Assistant Researcher in the faculty of Knowledge Economy and Scientific Advancement (KESA), Anelile Gibixego reflects on the recent flooding issues in the country and global climate change.

Flooding in certain areas in the country has given the impression that sufficient water is gained during heavy rainfalls. But in fact, the rain has minimal impact. In Gauteng, it is partly because the Vaal Dam is serviced by dams in the Free State, Lesotho, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga. This renders the Gauteng contribution insignificant, even during heavy rainfall seasons.

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