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.

Rescue efforts continue after house collapses

2014-08-18 14:08

The death toll in the house collapse in Alberton, south of Johannesburg, has risen to nine, paramedics say.

Search continues for missing teens

2014-08-11 07:56

The National Sea Rescue Institute says it is continuing with its search for two 13-year-old boys who went missing after being swept out to sea from a river mouth in Cape Town.

Soweto rescue operations called off

2014-06-27 19:35

Rescue operations at a collapsed building in Soweto where four people died have been called off.

Rescue bid back on at Soweto building

2014-06-27 10:04

Rescue operations have resumed at a collapsed building in Soweto where four people died, Johannesburg emergency management services say.

Death toll rises in Soweto building collapse

2014-06-26 21:31

Another body has been found in the collapsed building in Soweto, bringing the death toll to four, Johannesburg emergency management services says.

Man’s arm amputated during rescue

2014-06-26 11:12

A man's arm was amputated before he was rescued from a building which collapsed in Power Park, Soweto, Johannesburg emergency management services have said.

Toll mounts as thousands in Serbia, Bosnia flee historic floods

2014-05-18 22:08

Thousands have crammed into boats and army trucks as they fled their homes in Serbia and Bosnia after record rainfall caused the worst floods in more than a century.

Boats continue search for E Cape man

2014-04-06 14:00

The search for a 45-year-old St Francis Bay man continues after the man disappeared about 10km up Krom River, says the National Sea Rescue Institute.

Search continues for missing Pretoria kids

2014-03-12 10:18

The search for three children who went missing earlier this week in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, continues, police say.

Missionary swept out to sea in Wilderness

2014-03-02 14:13

Police and rescuers are searching for a 21-year-old missionary who was swept out to sea at Wilderness in the Western Cape, according to the NSRI.

Rescuers won't go into abandoned mine

2014-02-27 09:48

Rescuers will not be able to retrieve more bodies from an abandoned shaft in Roodepoort because of dangerous gases which have already killed 11 people, officials say.

Illegal miners rescued in Gauteng

2014-01-07 17:40

Fourteen illegal miners have been rescued from an illegal mine in Florida, on the West Rand.

Fireman survives 6-floor fall into pit of flames

2013-12-05 08:49

A Durban fireman has "miraculously" survived after falling six floors down a disused lift shaft into a pit of flames containing metal spikes and a dead body.

Dogs help rescue elderly hiker

2013-12-02 10:20

An 80-year-old former professor has been found alive after being lost for five days and five nights in the Drakenstein Mountains, after his dogs helped alert rescuers.

Rescue efforts to free trapped miners continue

2013-11-25 14:19

Efforts to rescue four mineworkers trapped in a mine near Robertville on the West Rand are continuing.

Tongaat operation on hold

2013-11-20 19:25

The rescue operation at the Tongaat mall construction site has been called off temporarily.

eThekwini tried to stop building of Tongaat mall

2013-11-19 22:06

The eThekwini municipality says it tried stopping construction at a mall in Tongaat, near Durban, where a roof collapsed, burying dozens of workers under a slab of concrete said to be the size of a football field.

1 dead, 26 critically injured after roof collapses in KZN

2013-11-19 19:02

One person has been reported dead as efforts to rescue about 50 workers feared trapped, after a roof collapse at a Tongaat shopping mall, are under way.


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.

Labour dept to investigate house collapse

2014-08-18 16:06

The labour department has sent a team of inspectors to investigate the building collapse in Alberton, south-east of Johannesburg, where nine people were killed.

No sign of teens swept out to sea in Cape Town

2014-08-12 11:15

Two 13-year-old boys who were swept out to sea in Cape Town have still not been found, Western Cape police say.

Man trapped in trench rescued after 11 hours

2014-07-19 21:26

A man trapped in a water-filled trench at a residential property near Durban has been freed after an 11-hour rescue operation, paramedics say.

Building collapse: 2 more bodies retrieved

2014-06-27 13:10

The bodies of two of the four people killed in a Soweto building collapse have been retrieved from the wreckage, Johannesburg emergency services say.

Girl, 11, rescued from drain pipe in KZN

2014-06-27 07:20

An 11-year-old girl has been rescued after getting trapped in a drain pipe in Izingolweni on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.

Up to 15 people trapped in Soweto collapse

2014-06-25 20:52

There are possibly more people trapped under the rubble of a partially collapsed building in Power Park, Soweto.

Search resumes for missing Everest climbers

2014-04-19 07:53

The search for four climbing guides missing on Mount Everest has resumed following the deaths of 12 others.

Rising water hampers search for missing kids

2014-03-14 19:10

The search for three children who went missing earlier this week in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, has been put on hold.

Missing plane crashed into South China Sea, report

2014-03-08 08:28

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew has crashed in the South China Sea, Vietnamese state media reported, quoting a senior naval official.

Spear fisherman missing in Cape Town

2014-03-02 12:10

A spear fisherman who was seen going into the water at Bantry Bay in Cape Town is believed to still be missing, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Race on to rescue missing miners

2014-02-05 14:16

Emergency workers are racing to rescue nine miners still missing deep underground in a burning gold mine west of Johannesburg.

Search for missing diver continues

2014-01-05 14:42

The search for a man who went missing while diving at Smitswinkel Bay in the Western Cape is continuing, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.


Dramatic footage shows the unlikely rescue of a ship's cook, who survived for almost three days trapped in an air bubble in his sunken ship, has gone viral six months after the rescue.

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Search continues at Tongaat Mall

2013-11-26 21:19

KwaZulu-Natal police are continuing the search for bodies, a week after the collapse of a large section of the Tongaat Mall.

4 mineworkers trapped in mine

2013-11-25 11:13

Four mineworkers are trapped in a mine near Robertville on the West Rand after a mine shaft apparently collapsed, paramedics say.

Rescue efforts continue at KZN mall

2013-11-20 07:12

Efforts to find any survivors in the wreckage of a collapsed mall in Tongaat, north of Durban, are continuing, rescue workers say.

Spotlights turned on as KZN rescue under way

2013-11-19 20:32

Rescuers are using lights to continue searching into the night under the rubble of the collapsed Tongaat building.

20 missing in Middleburg blast

2013-10-14 17:29

About 20 people have been missing following a blast at the Rolfe pharmaceutical laboratory in Middelburg, Eastern Cape.

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