Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
3 minute read
7 Jan 2022
4:20 am

2022: What a year it’s been, already

Marizka Coetzer

The past two weeks could be described as when it rains, it pours, as incidents in the first week confirms the phrase, both literally and metaphorically.

Smoke rises from the National Assembly, the main chamber of the South African Parliament buildings, after a fire that broke out the day before restarted, on 3 January 2022, in Cape Town. Photo: RODGER BOSCH / AFP

It may be a new year but, looking at the headlines, it seemed to be the same crap, just a different year. The past two weeks could be described as when it rains, it pours, as incidents in the first week confirms the phrase,both literally and metaphorically. The recent downpours saw the Tshwane Emergency Service Management workers respond to various incidents including 22 shacks damaged in the storm in Onverwacht and 300 families in Hammanskraal affected. The rain was also affecting people living 188.8km away around at the Vaal Dam and this week, more sluice gates were opened after the...