The presence of mind of a 19-year-old woman saved her entire family from getting trapped under the rubble of their house when two deadly earthquakes struck southern Turkiye, Anadolu News Agency reports. Umit Aslanoglu got out of her bed when her dog started barking incessantly. Just as she felt the first tremors,[…]
By: Aneeqa du Plessis A family of three, including a minor, has died in an early morning blaze in an informal settlement in Khayelitsha. According to the City’s Fire and Rescue Service, officials were alerted at about 05:10 that a structure was on fire opposite the Chuma Primary School in[…]
For more than three decades, Iwan Junaedi was a devoted fan of the Indonesian soccer side Arema FC, barely missing a game at the club in the country’s top-flight league. But Saturday’s match would be the last time the 43-year-old father of three would see his side play, as he[…]
About ten families have been displaced following a fire that engulfed backyard structures at Delft in the early hours of this morning. City Fire and Rescue Services personnel were deployed to extinguish the blaze. In another fire, one person died and another sustained serious burn wounds in Gugulethu. This, after[…]
The family of slain music icon Taliep Petersen have broken their silence on the unexpected release of one of the convicted murderers Abdoer-Rasiet Emjedi last month, saying they were “blindsided” by the news. Emjedi was sentenced to 24 years imprisonment, however, was placed on parole last month after having served[…]
By Anees Teladia A Capetonian family has undertaken an exciting journey recently, travelling across Africa by car, with the niyaat (intention) to perform their Hajj (Islamic pilgrimage). Marwaan Jabaar, his wife and two children, left Cape Town on 13 June and have just recently arrived in Jordan. The journey has[…]
The family of Abdul Waheed Ismail from Cravenby have confirmed that he has been found and is safe. However, the circumstances surrounding his disappearance remain unclear. Ismail went missing on Friday night, leaving his cellphone at home. There was no sign of forced entry. He returned home on Tuesday morning.[…]
“It is said that people without a history are people without a future”. These are the words of Dr Adiel Bassier from the Boorhaanal Movement ahead of Heritage Day on Saturday 24 September, in urging South Africans to dig deeper in understanding their social and cultural identities. While Heritage Day[…]
The scent of incense sticks filled my nostrils as I stood in the modest wendy house that Nashrullah Leonard rents in her mother-in-laws backyard in Belhar. She was overwhelmed to see me and ushered us to sit down on the seats that she quickly cleared out to make our stay[…]
Family of missing Kuils River mother Zara Hector believe she is dead and are adamant she has been murdered even though police are tight-lipped about a body they have found. On Saturday night members of the Hector family were in mourning. Police discovered a woman’s body on a farm in[…]
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