Durban at risk of severe flooding by 2050

Durban is part of the country's four coastal cities which have been identified by experts as being at risk of severe flooding by 2050. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Durban is KwaZulu-Natal's economic hub and Africa's playground, drawing thousands of tourists every year, but it's now a city under grave threat.

Durban is part of the country's four coastal cities which have been identified by experts as being at risk of severe flooding by 2050.

That's according to the 2018 C40 Cities Future We Don't Want report.

C40 is a network of the world's mega-cities fighting climate change.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says Mother Nature's wrath has been devastating.

"Our hearts go out all those families and all our people who've been very affected by this," said Ramaphosa.

"Force of nature is so huge and this partly what climate change is about that it just hits when we least expect it."

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With severe, unpredictable weather patterns expected to become the norm, authorities and climate scientists are warning things will get worse.

eNCA reporter Siphamandla Goge has more details on the story in the video above.

The devastating aftermath of floods and mudslides in parts of Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape is again raising questions about climate change. Courtesy #DStv403

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