No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up

2015-04-26 20:31

There is still time to save lives - that's why governments and aid agencies have rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle.

Durban fishermen rescued from island

2015-04-05 20:32

Six fishermen had to be rescued after a high tide cut them off from the mainland in Durban, the NSRI says.

Morocco locates missing Spanish cavers

2015-04-04 17:13

Moroccan emergency services have launched a rescue operation for three Spanish cavers found apparently alive by search teams in the High Atlas mountains.

Boy’s hand stuck in pool for hours

2015-02-20 16:30

A 9-year-old has been rushed to hospital after his hand got stuck in a pool weir during a school trip in Bloemfontein.

Teen safe after dramatic rescue at Camps Bay beach

2015-01-19 21:34

A Johannesburg teen has been rescued after he was swept out to sea at Camps Bay beach while flying a large kite.

UK sailor, 82, rescued near Richards Bay

2014-10-18 14:37

An 82-year-old British solo sailor was rescued near Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

100+ people, 48 hours to rescue man

2014-09-22 17:25

It took over two days for more than 100 people from different organisations to save a North West man who had fallen from a mountain and become wedged on a cliff between two large rocks.

11 rescued after rubber duck floats out to sea

2014-09-17 10:04

Eleven men were rescued after their rubber duck inflatable boat was swept out to sea at Gansbaai, near Hermanus, the NSRI says.


Seven have been confirmed dead after a house on the East Rand in Johannesburg collapsed. A search is underway for missing construction workers from the site. Watch.

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House collapse: Bodies ripped in half, counted twice

2014-08-18 21:31

The number of people killed when a house collapsed in Alberton has been revised after Ekurhuleni emergency services realised that two bodies which had been cut in half, had been counted twice.


Ten-year-old boy saved from the surf

2015-04-06 15:32

A ten-year-old boy had a close shave after a strong rip current swept him out beyond the shore break while swimming near Blythedale on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

Family rescued after being trapped at Eastern Cape camping site

2015-04-05 18:23

A family with two sick children had to be rescued from a camping site near Jeffrey’s Bay after a swollen Berg River blocked their only route out.

Man dies in fall at Cape Point

2015-02-23 10:04

A man has died and four are seriously injured after incidents on the Cape Peninsula's mountains over the weekend, according to officials.

Rescuers bring 21 trapped on Dappat se Gat to safety

2015-01-25 21:19

A group of people trapped in a cove by the incoming tide on island at Dappat se Gat, Kogelbaai, have been rescued.

9 boys rescued from flash flood

2014-12-12 13:11

Nine boys have been rescued from the flooding Umfolozi River near Ulundi in an operation lasting several hours, the KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services have said.

Mountain rescue man dies - report

2014-10-08 10:12

A North West man, Shadrack Rasello, 26, whose leg had to amputated during a mountain rescue, has died in Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital, a report says.

Man trapped on Magaliesburg mountains

2014-09-20 19:59

Rescue operations are under way in Rustenburg to free a man who is trapped on the Magaliesburg mountains.

Company to fund collapse victims' funerals

2014-08-20 11:08

The construction company involved in renovating a house that collapsed killing seven people in Alberton, south-east of Johannesburg, will contribute to the funerals of those killed, it says.

East Rand house collapse search continues

2014-08-19 08:00

It is still unclear how many people remained unaccounted for after a house collapsed in Alberton on Johannesburg's East Rand. Seven people have been confirmed dead.

Search for bodies continues at collapsed house

2014-08-18 20:05

Sniffer dogs are being used to search for bodies in the rubble at a house which collapsed at the Meyersdal Eco Estate in Alberton, south-east of Johannesburg.

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