Shipping at South Africa’s busiest port has been suspended following severe flooding in the KwaZulu-Natal province that has so far claimed 59 lives. State-owned logistics company, Transnet, says the Durban port has been closed until further notice due to the environmental damage caused by the flooding. Roads leading to the terminals are badly damaged and cannot be accessed, and parts of the crucial N3 highway which connects Durban to the economic heartland of Gauteng have been blocked off. Communications have also been disrupted with two major telecoms companies having reported over 900 of their cell phone towers were down.