KZN govt to decide on funeral for flood victims

Acting KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala says the provincial government will soon make an announcement regarding the funerals of the 67 victims of the floods in the province. He says rescuers are still trying to recover bodies. The province, where most of the deaths occurred after downpours led to flooding and mudslides, has heavy rain[…]

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Ndabeni-Abrahams requests R3.2 billion loan guarantee for SABC

The SABC is still struggling to meet all of its financial obligations. The SABC says Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has made a loan guarantee request of R3.2billion for the cash strapped public broadcaster. The newly appointed SABC board  was introduced to staff on Tuesday. SABC Board Chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini says although it can[…]

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Muslim relief NGO’s respond swiftly to KZN floods

Relief aid organisations are rushing to assist the victims of a devastating flood in Kwa Zulu Natal, which has so far claimed the lives of 23 people. Torrential rains have wreaked havoc in the eThekwini municipality, with many homes, buildings and landmarks damaged by the force of the water. The[…]

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Overnight rain brings relief in the Overberg area

Overnight rain has brought some relief to firefighters battling the blaze in the Overberg area in the Western Cape. An immediate evacuation order was issued for the Franskraal area on Friday, after three fires flared up once again. The fire reportedly jumped across the road and spread towards Mooiuitsig. The[…]

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Al Imdaad calls for more support for refugees

The Al-Imdaad Foundation has sought to increase its assistance and aid towards refugees entering Europe from Syria and other war-ravaged countries in the Middle East, amid one of the world’s biggest refugee crises since World War II. A record number of people, believed to exceed 500 000, have made the[…]

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