ARTICLES RELATING TO DEATH

Zuckerberg mistakenly declared 'dead' in Facebook glitch

2016-11-13 08:02

Facebook accidentally declared its founder Mark Zuckerberg and many other users dead on Friday, acknowledging after fixing the problem that it had committed a "terrible error."

Local DJ passes away

2016-11-01 14:41

Veteran Soweto DJ Mduduzi Ngcobo a.k.a Big Daddy Mdoo has passed away.

Assisted suicide a 'dangerous conversation' - HPCA on Tutu

2016-10-10 12:49

The Hospice Palliative Care Association is saddened by Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s support of assisted dying, the institution has said.

Truck carrying Takata airbag-detonators explodes: 1 killed, 10 houses damaged

2016-08-29 08:05

A woman was killed when a truck, loaded with Takata airbag detonators caught fire and exploded in front of her house. Many other houses in the area were damaged in the blast.

Canada to investigate fatality caused by defective airbag

2016-08-05 09:18

Canadian authorities launched a probe into faulty airbags after a ruptured inflator caused another death.

Police clerk found strangled in lodge

2016-07-19 10:51

Mystery surrounds the murder of an Impendle police clerk who was found strangled at a low-cost lodge in the city centre on Sunday afternoon.

Couple claim R500 000 in damages over daughter’s death

2016-07-07 11:26

A couple from Inanda, Durban, have lodged a damages claim totalling R500 000 arising from the death of their daughter, who was killed when a school bus transporting pupils on an excursion overturned at Shongweni.

Elderly couple among six killed in weekend crashes

2016-06-13 11:56

An elderly couple were killed by a stray trailer filled with molasses that had become uncoupled from its horse.

Contractor falls to death at sugar mill

2016-05-11 10:00

An Illovo Sugar Mill contract worker fell to his death through the roof of a pump station on Monday afternoon.

Landlord finds tenant’s decomposed body

2016-04-21 10:30

The decomposing body of a man, believed to be in his mid-forties, was discovered in a room he was renting in Pietermaritzburg’s CBD on Tuesday night.

 

State targets death payouts

2016-11-13 06:00

South Africa’s funeral insurance industry is set for an upheaval as government pushes ahead with plans to create a funeral benefit scheme for all old age grant beneficiaries.

Flattening out the fear

2016-10-20 12:48

At the age of four, my daughter pushed her head into my neck and said:

Philippe Bianchi: F1 'hiding something' about Jules' death

2016-10-06 09:55

The father of F1 driver Jules Bianchi, who died during a crash at the 2014 Japanese GP, says the sport's investigation into the incident has proved futile.

Driver kills woman in car crash while playing Pokemon GO

2016-08-25 06:56

A driver has been arrested for killing a female pedestrian and injuring another while playing Pokemon Go behind the wheel.

Is urinary incontinence a predictor of death?

2016-08-04 12:34

Urinary leakage does not only leave your pants wet and your face red, but new research suggests it can be an indicator of death.

'The fastest brother in Africa' - SA reacts to Gugu Zulu's death

2016-07-18 12:36

South Africans react to the tragic news of racing driver Gugu Zulu's death. The veteran driver was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro as part of an initiative with the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

The SUV that rolled, killed 'Star Trek' actor was part of major recall

2016-06-21 08:31

A Los Angeles coroner's official says the death of 'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin has been ruled an accident.

Councillor accused of bad service delivery dies

2016-06-02 10:05

Thandi Ndlovu, a Copesville councillor whose nomination for local government elections was greeted by protests in April, died on Wednesday.

Corpse 'in limbo' for over two months

2016-04-25 12:17

It’s been more that 60 days since SA woman Marie Lombaard passed away in a Pretoria hospital. To this day her body remains is a state of uncertainty as officials deny permission for cremation.

No antidote yet for killer drug’s special ingredient

2016-04-15 10:30

The mystery drug that has killed almost a dozen people in KZN and left scores of others in hospital is so new on the market that an antidote is yet to be created.

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