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13 killed in KZN church collapse as heavy storms hit province

Thirteen people were killed when part of a Pentecostal Church building collapsed on Thursday night in Dlangubo in KwaZulu-Natal, authorities have confirmed. This is thought to have been a result of perpetual rainfall in the northern part of the province, KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Robert McKenzie said. Tragedy struck[…]

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Somerset Mall partially reopened after roof collapse

The Somerset Mall was partially reopened on Monday, following a ceiling collapse over the weekend which left one person injured. Mall spokesperson Wiedaad Adams said Entrance 1 to the Edgars court was still cordoned off, but that the rest of mall would be open as usual from 09:00. A “precautionary[…]

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Collapsed Rand Investigated

The investigation into the collapse of the rand has started, with the Competition Commission targeting six major financial institutions implicated in currency manipulation. The commission confirmed that this probe would reveal the forces behind the depreciation of the currency in the last few years. Spokesperson for the Competition Commission Itumeleng[…]

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Pylon collapses onto house in CT storm

Two people have died in road accidents and an Eskom pylon has collapsed on a house roof, as stormy weather continued to wreak havoc in Cape Town on Sunday. In the first incident, a woman died and another 11 were injured in an accident involving a taxi in Mitchell’s Plain,[…]

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‘Crane collapse won’t deter pilgrims’: MJC

There are no reports of any Africans injured or killed by a crane which collapsed onto Mecca’s Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia on Friday killing 107 people, the Muslim Judicial Council said. “According to some of our networks, we have established that at this moment in time there is no[…]

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20 injured after grandstands collapse

About 20 people were injured when a number of grandstands collapsed at the Esselen Park Stadium in Worcester, Western Cape, during a sporting event on Saturday evening. ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said its team of paramedics, as well as other emergency services, responded to the scene where they found the[…]

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Church collapse victims arrive

The plane carrying 11 bodies of South Africans who died in the Nigeria church building collapse arrived in Pretoria on Friday morning. The huge, noisy military C130 aircraft touched down at the Waterkloof air force base at 1.18 am. Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Friday that government[…]

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