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Mozambique says death toll rises to 446 after cyclone

Mozambique says death toll rises to 446 after cyclone

Mozambique has recorded more deaths from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa, a government minister said on Sunday, with hundreds left in camps after homes were destroyed.

Load-shedding reprieve on Sunday but power situation still 'tight'

There will be no loadshedding on Sunday as Eskom stopped loadshedding at 11pm on Saturday, the power utility said.

Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith's parents airlifted in dramatic cruise liner rescue

Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith's parents were airlifted to safety in a dramatic rescue operation after a cruise liner with engine failure in rough seas off the coast of Norway broadcast a mayday call on Saturday.

Eskom's blackouts hit kasi business

Just when entertainment guru Max Lichaba was expanding his business empire, power utility Eskom's load-shedding has brought his world crashing down.

Prof Mashudu Tshifularo - Breaking new ground

Tshifularo makes history with unique ear transplant

Land reform can no longer be resisted - Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says white land owners are no longer in a position to resist government's land reform policies.

Health department says replacement of old generator at Addington hospital was 'necessary'

The KwaZulu-Natal health department says the replacement of an old underground generator at Durban’s Addington hospital - which resulted in patients being diverted to other facilities - was "necessary and planned".

Sars hopeful wage strike will be averted

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) is hopeful that a planned strike next week by the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) and Public Servants Association (PSA) will be averted and that a wage agreement will be reached    

Al Shabaab attacks Somali government building in Mogadishu, at least 9 dead

Somalia's al Shabaab stormed a government building on Saturday, detonating a suicide car bomb in the heart of the capital Mogadishu with at least nine people, including an assistant minister, killed during an ensuing gun battle.

Mozambique cyclone death toll jumps to more than 400

The death toll in Mozambique after a cyclone tore through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods has jumped to 417, Land and Environment Minister Celso Correia said on Saturday, adding that the situation remained critical.

Tyrannosaurus rex found in Canada is world's biggest

The towering Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in western Canada in 1991 is the world's biggest, a team of paleontologists said Friday, following a decades-long process of reconstructing its skeleton.

If Eskom collapse not halted, SA might never recover - warns Maimane

If the collapse of Eskom is not immediately halted and reversed, it could plunge South Africa  into a downward spiral from which it might never recover, DA leader Mmusi Maimane has warned.

Cape Town police silent on JP Smith's negligence claim

Police in the Western Cape have declined to rise to the bait after the City of Cape Town accused them of negligence.

12-year-old girl dies in Durban crash

A 12-year-old girl has died and four others have been injured in a crash involving three vehicles in central Durban on Saturday.

Whites created Cyclone Idai and must therefore pay, says BLF

Black First Land First (BLF) has blamed Tropical Cyclone Idai on whites and wants the African Union to demand reparations and relief from the West for the disaster.

Durban man dies after crashing into electricity pylon

A motorist died instantly when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with an electricity pylon after knocking over a pedestrian in Durban on Friday night.

Durban hospital forced to divert patients as it switches to new generator

Addington Hospital in Durban was forced to divert patients to other state facilities from midnight on Friday while it switched over to a new generator. 

Western Cape premier Helen Zille slams ANC supporters after booing

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has lashed out at hundreds of ANC supporters on the West Coast after they booed her at a government function on Saturday.

At least 293 people dead in Mozambique after cyclone - UN

At least 293 people dead in Mozambique after cyclone - UN

Eskom continues with stage 2 load-shedding

Eskom continued with stage 2 load-shedding on Saturday, having downgraded the rolling blackouts from stage 4 on Friday.   

School shooting survivor stricken by 'survivor's guilt' takes own life

A teenager who survived the Parkland school shooting in Florida has killed herself while struggling with survivors' guilt, local media reported Friday.

Macron battles to end controversy over use of army against 'yellow vests'

French President Emmanuel Macron attempted on Friday to defuse the controversy triggered by his decision to deploy the army as backup during this weekend's "yellow vest" protests following major riots in Paris a week ago.

Malema to know fate in 'hate speech' cases next week

The SA Human Rights Commission will on Wednesday announce whether EFF leader Julius Malema and other members of the party are guilty of hate speech.

Oscar Mabuyane's speech on students’ R1m alcohol spend not going down well

Eastern Cape finance MEC Oscar Mabuyane is taking the heat from students after a video of his maiden budget speech surfaced on social media showing Mabuyane telling the legislature that students in East London drank more than R1m of their NSFAS money in a single weekend.

Two kin of Christchurch victims die after killings: officials

A grief-stricken mother who had travelled to New Zealand after her son was gunned down in the Christchurch mosque massacre passed away overnight, officials said Saturday.

Muslims return to Christchurch mosque as NZ works to move on

Muslims returned to Christchurch's main mosque on Saturday for the first time since a white supremacist massacred worshippers there, as New Zealand sought to return to normality after the tragedy.

Priest stabbed during mass at Canada's biggest church

The suspect was due to be interrogated shortly, while the scene has been cordoned off.

Terror suspect confesses to deadly Netherlands attack: prosecutors

A Turkish-born suspect has confessed to terrorist charges over a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht which killed three people, prosecutors said Friday. Gokmen Tanis, 37, said he acted alone in Monday's attack which left seven people injured and triggered a huge eight-hour manhunt until he was finally captured.

Confusion, grief as hunt for remains from Ethiopia crash halted

Confusion, grief as hunt for remains from Ethiopia crash halted
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