Hawks: No probe into Pippie’s fund

2014-02-01 14:03

The Hawks would not investigate claims that money is being misappropriated from burn victim Pippie Kruger's foundation, the investigative organisation says.

Pippie's mom denies abusing fund

2013-08-21 09:07

Burn victim Pippie Kruger’s mother has denied claims that she abused funds from the foundation set up in her daughter’s name and says a pre-audit will prove the allegations are false.

Family relieved after girl's skin graft op

2013-04-26 08:51

The father of a 5-year-old Gauteng girl who underwent a cloned skin graft after receiving third-degree burns on 35% of her body says he is very happy with the outcome of the operation.

Celiwe gets her new skin

2013-04-25 21:24

Krugersdorp toddler Celiwe Maseko has become the second child in South Africa to receive a revolutionary skin transplant.

Pippie foundation to help burn victim

2013-02-22 10:45

A 5-year-old girl who sustained horrific burns to her body last year will undergo the same high-tech skin transplant as Pippie Kruger, thanks to a donation from her foundation.

Pippie smiles with new teeth

2013-01-23 09:01

Burn victim Pippie Kruger can now smile with a mouth full of teeth and has also received a pair of spectacles.

Pippie more perfect every day - mom

2012-12-03 09:35

Little Isabella “Pippie” Kruger is doing incredibly well but her mother fears the anniversary of the tragic incident, which is coming up at the end of December.

Mom's joy as 'old Pippie' appears

2012-10-08 08:04

Three-year-old burn victim Pippie Kruger is doing well since coming home, with her mother saying that much of the "old Pippie" is back.

Doctors amazed at Pippie's recovery

2012-09-04 08:02

Doctors are said to be astonished at the recovery that burnt toddler Pippie Kruger is making.

Second fire gel child victim improves

2012-07-06 13:15

The condition of a 2-year-old girl from Bela Bela who sustained second degree burns when firelighter gel exploded in her father's hands is improving, Beeld reports.

6 months at rehab centre for Pippie

2012-07-04 13:08

Burn victim Isabella "Pippie" Kruger has been released from hospital and admitted to a rehabilitation centre where she will undergo physio, speech, and occupational therapy.

Funding holds back skin cloning in SA

2012-06-29 12:15

South Africa has the expertise to perform skin cloning procedures for burn victims similar to the skin graft recently performed on Pippie Kruger, but this is hampered by lack of funding.

Pippie awake and off ventilator

2012-06-23 11:02

Limpopo toddler Pippie Kruger is awake after undergoing a skin graft operation this week, The Saturday Star reported.


Pippie Kruger's parents and doctors waited to see whether her pioneer cloned skin graft surgery was a success. Last week the toddler received a skin transplant, using her own cloned skin after a burn accident in January.

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Pippie's operation seemingly a success

2012-06-18 19:46

The skin graft on 3-year-old Pippie Kruger seems to have been a success, says Dr Alan Barrett from Genzyme.

Pippie's operation went well - surgeon

2012-06-11 23:21

A groundbreaking skin graft operation on 3-year-old Pippie Kruger using cloned skin flown in from the US, has gone well, according to the lead surgeon.


Serious questions about Pippie's fund - Hawks

2014-01-16 12:01

The Hawks still believe there is evidence of irregularities in burn victim Pippie Kruger's foundation, according to reports.

Hawks probing Pippie fund

2013-08-20 11:47

The Hawks are probing claims that money is being misappropriated from burn victim Pippie Kruger's foundation.

Toddler's skin transplant hailed a success

2013-04-25 22:29

Doctors have hailed the skin transplant on burn victim Celiwe Maseko as a success, but warn that the next 7 days are crucial.

Celiwe waits for 'Pippie' op

2013-04-25 20:21

Celiwe Maseko, 5, who was burnt when her dress caught fire, is scheduled to undergo skin graft surgery similar to that of Pippie Kruger in a Johannesburg hospital.


Three year old Pippie Kruger survived full body burns and is making a remarkable recovery with new glasses and a specialised teeth guard. Watch.

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Pippie doing well after scar tissue op

2012-12-20 10:12

Burn victim Pippie Kruger has been discharged from hospital after an operation to remove scar tissue from underneath her left arm, which was hindering her movement.


Pippie smiles again

2012-10-10 10:08

Three-year-old Pippie Kruger is recovering well at home after she was severely burned when a firelighter exploded in her father's hands on New Years Day. Watch.

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Pippie could go home soon

2012-09-09 14:16

Limpopo burn victim Pippie Kruger could go home soon and has also said her first word since undergoing a pioneering skin graft in June.

Pippie Kruger making good progress

2012-08-13 10:41

Limpopo burn victim Pippie Kruger, 3, is still undergoing extensive rehabilitation therapy, but has been able to visit her mother's rented flat for the first time.


Three-year-old burn victim, Pippie Kruger has been moved to a rehabilitation centre. She was discharged from hospital after groundbreaking surgery in which she received transplants of her cloned skin.

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Pippie leaving ICU

2012-07-04 10:05

Burn victim Pippie Kruger, 3, will be discharged from the intensive care unit at the Garden City Hospital and continue her recovery at a rehabilitation centre in Johannesburg.

Pippie Kruger 'doing very well'

2012-06-27 07:23

Pippie Kruger is "doing very well" after receiving a cloned skin transplant and is likely to be discharged from hospital next week, her surgeon says.


The first cloned skin graft to be performed in South Africa is a success. The skin graft was performed last week on three-year-old Isabella Pippie Kruger, who sustained third degree burns to 80% of her body.

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Pippie's skin graft a success - surgeons

2012-06-18 22:58

The skin graft on burn victim Pippie Kruger has been a success, surgeons say, with only isolated islands where it didn't attach to her body.

Doctor to wake Pippie after transplant

2012-06-18 18:24

A doctor says he will start to awaken a severely burned 3-year-old girl a week after he transplanted cloned skin onto her body.

'Pippie's skin is here. Get her to theatre'

2012-06-11 20:36

"The skin is here. You can take her to theatre," a Netcare official told Pippie Kruger's surgeon as specially-grown skin arrived from the US. The toddler is undergoing groundbreaking skin graft surgery.

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