Soweto, ECape Floods | A taxi is stuck in a flooded section of New Canada Road in Soweto following heavy rains in Gauteng province. This is one of the main roads that link the former township and Johannesburg. 20 April 2013. | Photo eNCA

Emergency services are appealing to motorists to obey road closures, as major routes remain flooded around Gauteng due to heavy rains.

Soweto, ECape Floods | Bitterly cold conditions are being experienced in the Eastern Cape, with temperatures plummeting. | Photo SABC

Four people have now been reported dead as a result of floods in the Eastern Cape's Transkei region.

Soweto, ECape Floods | Neighbours help Thembakazi Vanqase, right, to salvage clothes from her flooded shack in an informal settlement near Kliptown, Soweto. | Photo James Oatway / www.timeslive.co.za

Mopping up begins in Kliptown

Soweto, ECape Floods | Water levels in Kliptown rose as high as 1.5 metres. | Photo SABC

Floods in Soweto have left 136 people homeless when their shacks were destroyed, reports Johannesburg emergency services on Saturday.

Soweto, ECape Floods | Heavy floods have forced community members to cross through overflowing rivers and have claimed a life. | Photo SABC

The torrential rains sweeping across parts of the Eastern Cape have claimed at least one life.

Soweto, ECape Floods | A section of Witkoppen Road near Pritchard Street, Jukskei Park, collapsed following heavy rains in Gauteng. | Photo eNCA

Emergency services are appealing to motorists to obey road closures, as major routes remain flooded around Gauteng due to heavy rains.

Soweto, ECape Floods | A flooded section of New Canada Road in Soweto. The area under the bridge is notorious for flooding following heavy rains in Gauteng. | Photo eNCA

The authorities are concerned there will be no let-up in the flooding, with weather reports for the months ahead showing much higher rain levels than normal in most of the country.

Soweto, ECape Floods | Soweto residents salvaging their belongings following the floods. | Photo www.joburg.org.za

Soweto is mopped up after floods

Soweto, ECape Floods | Reconstruction is moving swiftly ahead in part of Soweto damaged by flash floods last week, while relief aid is being given to families whose homes were washed away. | Photo www.joburg.org.za

Soweto is mopped up after floods

Soweto, ECape Floods | An aerial view of streets in La Plata on Wednesday after heavy rains flooded a large part of the city. | Photo Reuters

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