SA 'ill-prepared' for harsh weather changes: SACN

The South African Cities Network says the country’s major cities are ill-prepared to deal with the effect of harsh weather changes.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Cities Network says South Africa's major cities are "ill-prepared" to deal with the effect of harsh weather changes.

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The Network says due to urbanisation, most poor residents live in poorly located areas and need to be resettled in higher lying areas.

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South African Cities Network's Project Manager, Liteboho Makhele said sustainability and climate change is not taken seriously, a silo approach to planning and underfunding has led to the current crisis.

Makhele said an integrated approach to the problem of climate change is necessary to make a meaningful change.

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eNCA