Coal mines and power stations have been flooded while neighbourhoods have been submerged after torrential rains hit South Africa, the nation that is already suffering from power blackout.
Public broadcaster, SABC reports that 700 homes have been washed away near Pretoria, the capital city.
The state-run electricity company warned that there would be more power cuts disclosing that heavy rains had affected their operations.
This has forced President Cyril Ramophosa to shorten his trip to Egypt.
Work at some gold and diamond mines has been halted due to load shedding.