US doctor and children granted entry into SA

2015-06-30 11:13

A doctor at the Mayo Clinic in the US and her three children have been granted entry into SA after receiving threats of being deported when she arrived without the necessary travel documents.

McGown family happy to see son alive

2015-06-26 05:34

The father of kidnapped South African Stephen McGown says he is happy to see his son in good health, and even still in possession of his watch and wedding ring.

Gift of the Givers will continue aid following second Nepal quake

2015-05-12 15:27

South African humanitarian mission Gift of the Givers will continue to supply aid to earthquake victims in Nepal after a second tremor rocked the country.

Emotional return home for Nepal quake survivor

2015-05-05 11:05

A week after his wife threw herself from her balcony in a bid to save her life, Krishan KC returned to what was once their home, and wept.

SA surgeons conduct 68 operations in quake-hit Nepal

2015-05-04 19:42

South African surgeons have conducted 68 life-saving operations since they touched down in earthquake-struck Nepal.

Nepal: Families struggling to find money for healthcare

2015-05-04 14:13

Destitute Nepalis injured in the devastating earthquake that claimed the lives of over 7 000 people last week face a burgeoning crisis - that of finding money to pay for desperately needed healthcare.

SA couple lived in fear of death after quake

2015-05-02 07:53

Two South Africans have described how they lived in fear of death for six days after the massive earthquake which struck Nepal last week.

SA medical team touches down in quake-hit Nepal

2015-05-01 09:28

News24 is accompanying a specialised South African medical team which has touched down in Kathmandu as part of a Gift of the Givers aid mission to earthquake-struck Nepal.

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.


US doctor, three children to be deported from SA

2015-06-29 18:19

A doctor from the US and her three children are going to be deported from OR Tambo International Airport later as a result of not having the children's unabridged birth certificates on hand.

Second earthquake shakes an already shattered Nepal

2015-05-13 13:25

Another earthquake has hit Nepal this time measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, according to the US Geological Survey. The latest earthquake struck 68 km west of the town Namche Bazar, which is about 30 km from Mount Everest.

SA search and rescue team ready to leave Nepal

2015-05-05 14:16

The specialised South African search and rescue team that scrambled to aid earthquake-struck Nepal, are set to leave the capital of Kathmandu.

SA-run hospital in Syria hit in airstrike

2015-05-05 08:00

A hospital in Syria run by South African charity, Gift of the Givers, has been bombed in an airstrike, it has been reported.

Scramble to save sacred lions after Nepal quake

2015-05-04 17:56

A desperate scramble to unearth a sacred brass lion - buried beneath tons of bricks and concrete of what once the Thapathali Durbar Square in Kathmandu - has yet to cease as hundreds of police officers, soldiers and volunteers relentlessly moved earth with their bare hands.

Isolated Nepal quake victims could see rise in death toll

2015-05-03 08:12

The inaccessibility of thousands of injured Nepalis stuck in remote mountain villages - vulnerable to sepsis and complications - could result in a massive rise in the death toll.

Bloem doctor searches for her grandmother in Nepal

2015-05-01 13:40

A Bloemfontein doctor has told News24 she made the trip to earthquake-struck Nepal to check in on her grandmother, who had been unreachable in the days following the disaster.

SA K9 team delayed in leaving for Nepal

2015-04-30 10:02

A specialist team of police dog handlers and their highly-trained K9 partners have been delayed in leaving the country as part of a humanitarian mission to earthquake-struck Nepal.

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.

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