South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national state of disaster to enable an intensive response to widespread flooding that has affected seven of the country's nine provinces.
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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a state of disaster with immediate effect. The announce was made to deal with the country’s severe electricity crisis including prolonged daily power blackouts. On Thursday night, in his State of the Nation address Ramaphosa said and I quote, “Extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary measures. The energy crisis is an existential threat to our economy and social fabric.”
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