A regular listener of Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show asked the following question:
- What do the floods wreaking havoc in Texas, Bangladesh and Niger tell us about our own weather forecasts?
Whitfield asked the South African Weather Service General Manager of Operations Mnikeli Ndabambi for an answer.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
Our models don’t predict significant rains [in the Western Cape].— Mnikeli Ndabambi, South African Weather Service
We expect longer periods of drought. And when the rain comes we expect flash flooding.— Mnikeli Ndabambi, South African Weather Service
We still expect near-normal rainfall across the [rest of the] country.— Mnikeli Ndabambi, South African Weather Service
We expect even more problems for the Southwestern Cape.— Mnikeli Ndabambi, South African Weather Service
Farmers must look at the climatological change happening in their area.— Mnikeli Ndabambi, South African Weather Service
Climate change is happening! It is real!— Mnikeli Ndabambi, South African Weather Service
Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.
A week into the water challenge campaign, Prof Thinus Booysen calls for more pledges, with 42 schools to go to reach the target.
Councilor Xanthea Limberg says using more affordable treated water for non-structural construction will save both money and water.
Patricia de Lille held 10-minute press briefing, announcing the predicted date change to mid-May and details of collection points.
CapeTalk and Shoprite partnered with other companies to install water-monitoring devices in Cape Town schools.
CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to the founder of Droogte Hulp, Burre Burger about the work they are doing for SA farmers.
The donation by Premier Foods will ensure that an extra 50 Cape schools benefit from Shoprite Group's water-saving initiative.
The movie stars Joburg-born actor Andreas Damm as Pistorius and Victoria Secret model Toni Garrn as Reeva Steenkamp.
Max Price says Council on Higher Education's announcement that UKZN, UCT and UL could lose their LLB accreditation is not right.
Bruce Whitfield interviews Outa’s Wayne Duvenhage about his open letter to MultiChoice, who will pay ANN7 R245 million.
Tsogo Sun Cape regional manager explains which items are free to be taken home by guests and why.
Loo Me is a simple yet effective scented foam that takes the yuck out of "mellowing" toilets preventing multiple flushes.