The spider web behind our firefighting operations

The spider web behind our firefighting operations

“The staff of the Working on Fire (WOF) Department of Dispatch and Coordination are all heroes in their own right,” Lizette Heine, Head of Department for Dispatch and Coordination stated. When unwanted wildfires spread, threatening lives, properties and the...
A Warmer World Is Sparking More and Bigger Wildfires

A Warmer World Is Sparking More and Bigger Wildfires

The increase in forest fires, seen this summer from North America to the Mediterranean to Siberia, is directly linked to climate change, scientists say. And as the world continues to warm, there will be greater risk for fires on nearly every continent. On a single...
Stormy weather expected over South Africa

Stormy weather expected over South Africa

A cold front moved over the country this morning resulting in windy, rainy and cold conditions in the Western and Northern Cape provinces. It is accompanied by an intense upper trough (extension of a low pressure in the upper portions of the atmosphere) which has...
Wet weather driving alert

Wet weather driving alert

One of the main dangers of driving in wet weather conditions, is when the tread on your tyre is no longer able to channel away water, and the tyre lifts off the road surface and starts to skim across the water like a speedboat. This ‘aquaplaning’, as...