Gift of the Givers evacuating those affected by 'xenophobic attacks'

2015-04-14 22:55

Humanitarian aid group, the Gift of the Givers, has worked into the night to help move groups of foreign nationals to safety in Durban.

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.


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.

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