India has reported its highest ever single-day death toll from COVID-19 – 6,148 deaths – after an eastern state sharply raised its figures to account for people who succumbed to the disease at home or in private hospitals. The health department of Bihar, one of India’s poorest states, revised its[…]
The truck that caused Taiwan’s worst train crash in decades was on the line for just over a minute before it was struck, officials have said, as salvage teams worked to remove the most damaged carriages. At least 50 people were killed and more than 210 were injured in Friday’s[…]
Mthokozisi Ntumba has become a household name in SA after being shot dead during a fees protest by students outside Wits University on Wednesday. He was a bystander who was struck while leaving a nearby clinic in Braamfontein. His death is being investigated by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid).[…]
– Scores of people, including 50 in Guatemala, have died as the remnants of Hurricane Eta on Thursday unleashed floods and triggered landslides on its deadly march across Central America. Eta struck the Caribbean coast of northern Nicaragua as a Category 4 hurricane on Tuesday, tearing through impoverished coastal areas[…]
The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has paid tribute to City Press executive editor Dumisane Lubisi who died of heart failure on Friday night. According to the newspaper’s managing editor Rhodé Marshall, Lubisi, 44, had previously worked at African Eye news agency, This Day newspaper, and the Sunday Times[…]
Tributes have poured in following the death of Advocate Hishaam Mohamed, the former provincial head of the Justice Department, who had since 2019 been an ANC MP. Advocate Hishaam Mohamed passed away last night due to a heart attack. Having held various titles in the social justice sector since high[…]
In line with a directive issued by the World Health Organisation, the Western Cape Department of Health has announced that all sudden deaths or those which occur at home will need to be tested for Covid-19. “Mortality due to Covid-19 is an important population-based measure of the pandemic. When testing[…]
Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid icons Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died aged 59, local media reported on Monday. Mandela, who was South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark, passed away in Johannesburg in the early hours of Monday after a short illness, public broadcaster SABC reported, citing[…]
As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa continues to climb, researchers say South Africa’s death toll is still far lower than the global average of 3.4%. According to the latest figures released by the Department of Health, the mortality rate dropped to 1.8%. On Friday, the mortality[…]
Heart-wrenching tribute messages and flowers have been placed at the doors of Jakoet surgery in Salt River, in memory of Dr Fuad Jakoet who died this morning. The prominent doctor died after he contracted the coronavirus. Dr Jakoet will be remembered as a humble, compassionate, and empathetic doctor but above[…]
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