Month: September 2023

South Africa's Coastal the Recent Storm Surges

South Africa’s Coastal Havoc: The Science Behind the Recent Storm Surges

Over the weekend of 16 September, South Africa’s Western Cape, Eastern Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal provinces experienced devastating tidal surges along their coastlines. The aftermath left one person dead, with significant damage to cars, homes, and local businesses. Coastal process expert and geoscientist, Jasper Knight, sheds light on the events that unfolded. What Triggered the Flooding?