Video: Rescue teams face challenges in Malawi floods

2015-01-20 13:09

Flooding has continued to overwhelm Malawi with rescue teams saying their biggest challenge is to access the most hit areas.

Floods devastate Malawi, food security a concern

2015-01-19 08:41

Food security has become a major concern as torrential rains are expected to continue in the southern African country of Malawi.

Korkie family to use donations for 'fresh start'

2014-12-20 11:01

The R1.7m that was raised to help kidnap victim Pierre Korkie and his family after his expected release in Yemen, will now assist his widow and children start afresh, a family spokesperson says.

Al-Qaeda blames US for Korkie’s death

2014-12-11 14:25

Al-Qaeda has blamed US President Barack Obama for the deaths of two hostages - South African teacher Pierre Korkie and an American photojournalist - during a failed rescue attempt over the weekend.

No clarity from Dirco over Korkie's release

2014-12-09 16:02

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has failed to clarify whether her department knew that Pierre Korkie's release had been secured.

I love you, Korkie's last words to wife

2014-12-09 13:29

"I love you and tell the children I love them" - these were Pierre Korkie's last words as he held his wife Yolande for the last time while in captivity in Yemen.

Korkie’s body arrives in SA

2014-12-09 07:28

The body of Pierre Korkie has arrived at Waterkloof air base. A post mortem will first be conducted before the body is handed over to his family for burial.

Korkie made a big impact in my life - Neethling

2014-12-08 12:12

Pierre Korkie had a great influence on Olympic swimmer Ryk Neethling while he studied at Grey College in Bloemfontein.


South African Pierre Korkie and American photographer Luke Somers, who were being held hostage by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, were killed in the early hours of Saturday when US special forces attempted to rescue them. Today's newspapers focused on Korkie's death.

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We want to see Korkie's body - GotG

2014-12-06 14:50

South African Pierre Korkie's body must be seen to verify his death, founder Imtiaz Sooliman says.

Korkie would have been released on Sunday - GotG

2014-12-06 12:47

South African Pierre Korkie, who was held hostage by al-Qaeda militants, has been killed, the Gift of the Givers has confirmed, saying that he would have been released on Sunday.

Nigeria collapse: Gift of the Givers offers help

2014-09-20 07:15

South Africans needing help finding relatives following the building collapse at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria should contact charity Gift of the Givers, it has said.

Shock, condolences after Nigeria building collapse

2014-09-17 13:04

Citizens, religious leaders and organisations have expressed their condolences after news that 67 South Africans were among those killed in a building collapse in Nigeria.

NGO: Pierre Korkie spotted again

2014-06-10 14:45

Kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie has been spotted for a third time in Yemen, the Gift of the Givers Foundation says.

Cheers as mineworkers get more food

2014-05-28 18:54

The Gift of the Givers have distributed food parcels to mineworkers at Amplats's Khomanani shaft in Mahikeng.

100s of mineworkers receive food parcels

2014-05-24 16:10

Hundreds of mineworkers and their families have received food parcels from the Gift of Givers at the Wonderkop stadium in Marikana.

Korkie still alive - foundation

2014-05-22 16:30

Sources in Yemen have confirmed that kidnapped Pierre Korkie is still alive, the Gift of the Givers Foundation says.

1000s line up for Gift of the Givers help at Rustenburg

2014-05-19 22:16

Thousands of people have had to turn back disappointed in Rustenburg, after the Gift of the Givers Foundation ran out of food parcels to help starving mine worker families.

Family fears for Korkie's health

2014-03-21 07:49

The family of kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie are very concerned about his health as they had not received any new information since January, a family spokesperson says.

Aid group raises R2m for Zim flood victims

2014-03-13 14:31

South African aid foundation Gift of the Givers says it has raised R2m in supplies for victims of Zimbabwe’s recent floods.

Family worried about kidnapped Korkie

2014-03-09 15:01

Yolande Korkie, the wife of a South African man being held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Yemen, has made another appeal to the captors to release her husband.

Progress made on kidnapped Korkie - NGO

2014-02-17 14:58

Some progress has been made towards securing the release of a South African man kidnapped in Yemen, the Gift of the Givers foundation says.

AFP: Korkie mediator a credible source

2014-02-09 19:02

International news agency Agence France-Presse has stood by the credibility of a mediator who it reported had contact with al-Qaeda militants that kidnapped Pierre Korkie.

Yolande makes final appeal for husband's release

2014-02-06 19:35

Yolande Korkie, the wife of a South African man being held hostage by al-Qaeda in Yemen, has made a final video appeal in the hopes of securing her husband's release.


SA volunteers to lend a helping hand in Malawi

2015-01-19 16:29

Around 30 specialist volunteers of Rescue SA will head to Malawi to help with search and rescue operations in the flood-hit country.

Gift of the givers aid Malawi flood victims

2015-01-17 14:28

South African aid group Gift of the Givers has distributed numerous relief parcels to families in Malawi that were displaced by floods.

South Africans mourn slain compatriots

2014-12-12 18:33

Mourners in Bloemfontein and Pretoria have prayed and sang hymns during separate funeral services for four South Africans who were killed in conflicts in Yemen and Afghanistan.

Korkie memorial this Friday

2014-12-10 08:29

The memorial service for slain teacher Pierre Korkie will be held in the Free State on Friday, a family spokesperson says.

Yolande survived captivity through Korkie

2014-12-09 14:20

It was through Pierre Korkie that his wife Yolande survived captivity in Yemen and returned home to her children.

Yolande Korkie pictured embracing her husband

2014-12-09 12:35

Yolande Korkie visualised embracing her husband Pierre on his return from Yemen, but instead felt intense pain as his remains arrived in the country.

Yemen knew about Korkie negotiations - GotG

2014-12-08 19:04

The government in Yemen was kept informed about the efforts to negotiate the release of Pierre Korkie, who died in a US raid on al-Qaeda militants, the head of the Gift of the Givers says.

US says it was unaware of SA hostage talks

2014-12-08 11:28

The United States didn’t know about talks on the reportedly imminent release of Pierre Korkie who died in a US raid on al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, the US ambassador to SA says.

Memorial service for Korkie this week - family

2014-12-08 08:38

A memorial service is set to be held this week for Pierre Korkie, who was killed in a failed rescue mission in Yemen, his family says.

Korkie would have been home for Christmas - GotG

2014-12-06 13:11

Al-Qaeda militants who had held South African Pierre Korkie hostage were planning to release him, the Gift of the Givers says.

Korkie not among the freed hostages - GotG

2014-11-25 16:10

Kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie was not among the hostages freed by Yemeni troops, the Gift of the Givers says.

4-year-old SA girl found alive at Nigeria collapse site

2014-09-19 22:34

A 4-year-old South African girl has been found alive at the collapsed Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria.

Earthquake affected areas declared disaster areas

2014-08-11 21:11

Several municipalities in the North West have been declared disaster areas following the 5.5 magnitude earthquake, which claimed one life.

Gift of the Givers reaches out to destitute whites

2014-06-01 21:19

The aid organisation Gift of the Givers says it has finally located white mining communities who have been as adversely affected by the protracted platinum mine strike as their black counterparts.

Please pray for Korkie - family

2014-05-26 19:28

The family of kidnapped Pierre Korkie has asked South Africans to pray for him.

We are not biased: Gift of the Givers

2014-05-25 14:52

Gift of the Givers has denied that it is distributing food selectively in the embattled platinum belt of the North West province.

Gift of the Givers send doctors to Marikana

2014-05-23 14:38

Medical doctors will attend Marikana mineworkers and their families this weekend, Gift of the Givers says.

Korkie's wife appeals for his release

2014-05-21 15:54

The wife of kidnapped Pierre Korkie has released a video appealing to al-Qaeda for her husband's release.

R1.2m aid for Limpopo flood victims

2014-04-08 14:47

Food parcels, blankets and building materials have been delivered to flood affected municipalities in Limpopo, charitable organisation the Gift of the Givers says.

Al-Qaeda still wants ransom for Korkie

2014-03-18 13:56

Al-Qaeda militants still want ransom money for the return of kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie, the Gift of the Givers Foundation says.

Limpopo woman still missing in floods

2014-03-10 14:54

An elderly woman who was swept away with her husband while swimming in Bela-Bela is still missing.

Latest Korkie deadline set to expire

2014-02-19 13:32

The 48-hour mark for progress in securing the release of South African Pierre Korkie in Yemen is about to expire, with no new developments, the Gift of the Givers foundation says.

No news on Korkie

2014-02-13 17:10

There is still no word from the Yemeni kidnappers of Pierre Korkie, says the Gift of the Givers.

Mediator: Kidnappers will not execute Korkie

2014-02-08 16:49

Al-Qaeda militants who kidnapped a South African teacher in Yemen last year will not execute him despite their deadline for receiving R32.5m in ransom expiring, a mediator has said.

Silence ahead of Korkie ransom deadline

2014-02-04 13:05

Communication has been lost with the kidnappers of Pierre Korkie four days before al-Qaeda's ransom payment deadline, the Gift of the Givers says.

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