The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
The National Sea Rescue Institute and police are continuing the search for a woman who is missing after jumping out of a boat in the Vaal Dam.
The South African Whale Disentanglement Network has freed three whales entangled in fishing rope in three separate incidents.
One man has died and six others are still missing at sea after a boat they were on capsized off the coast of Clifton Beach near Cape Town in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Two "good Samaritans" - one a local surfer and the other a local body boarder - have rescued a German tourist who was caught in a rip current in Herolds Bay.
A Layard's Beaked Whale was found weak and beaching outside the Struisbaai harbour.
A quick-thinking man from Oyster Bay in the Eastern Cape has used a pink rescue buoy at the beach to help save two teenagers who were swept out to sea, according to the National Sea Rescue Institute.
The National Sea Rescue Institute has responded to multiple incidents of capsized boats in various locations this past weekend.
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has appealed to the public not to swim at beaches between Herolds Bay and Sedgefield in Knysna, following a warning issued by the Knysna Municipality.
The body of a Hartebeespoort man has been recovered after his car was swept away by flash floods.
The body of a fourth teenager, who drowned at a Cape Town beach over the weekend, has been recovered.
A joint search by the police's water wing and National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) for a missing 15-year-old boy, who disappeared while swimming at Table View Beach in Cape Town, is continuing.
The search continues for the people who went missing at sea after their boat capsized between Clifton and Oudekraal beaches in Cape Town, the NSRI says.
A search is under way for at least nine people, between Oudekraal and Mouille Point, on the Cape Town coast.
An unidentified surfer has been praised for his bravery after he helped save a 21-year-old woman who had been swept away by rip current at Herolds Bay near George.
A 30-year-old man was sucked out of a tidal pool in Umdloti, but despite a massive attempt at rescuing him, and resuscitating him, he was declared dead.
A man drowned at Betty’s Bay on New Year’s Day despite the efforts of a Good Samaritan and doctors to save him, the National Sea Rescue Institute has said.
A man who by chance took his microlight aircraft for a flight on Thursday from Balito to the Amatikulu area, says he stumbled upon a frightening discovery of body washed up on a stretch of beach.
A 61-year-old woman from Sweden has drowned in Oyster Bay near Mossel Bay in the southern Cape.
A pink rescue buoy - which was placed at Rocklands Beach in Sea Point, Cape Town, after four teenagers drowned - has gone missing, says the National Sea Rescue Institute.
The body of the last remaining teenager who drowned in Sea Point over the weekend has been recovered.
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