The credibility and reputation of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was dealt another blow when the Gauteng High Court made a personal costs order against her – the second in as many weeks.
A Chinese cabinet committee says the capsizing of a cruise ship on the Yangtze River, in which 440 people died, was caused by severe weather
Chinese investigators looking into last week's deadly capsizing of a packed cruise ship have collected a "multitude of first-hand evidence" and have interviewed the captain, state media says.
Four days after the Eastern Star capsized along the Yangtze River with more than 450 people aboard, the cabins of the cruise ship emerged in full view for the first time.
Authorities admit there is no hope for more survivors from a capsized Chinese cruise ship, as cranes slowly raised the sunken vessel with exhausted relatives preparing themselves for further agony.
China's propaganda machine has cranked into top gear after a ship disaster, extolling the official response while dousing any public criticism and tightly controlling foreign media.
A censorship monitoring website says some comments criticising rescue efforts or questioning the causes of China's Yangtze River cruise ship tragedy, have been removed by censors.
Scores of divers have cautiously searched a cruise ship in the Yangtze River for more than 400 missing people, many of them elderly, as the death toll in what could be China's worst shipping disaster in almost 70 years jumped to 18.
China's insurance regulator estimates the payout in the fatal Yangtze cruise ship capsizing last week, which killed more than 400 people, at around $14.91m, the official Xinhua news agency reports.
A report says a total of 331 people have been confirmed dead from a cruise ship that capsized in central China.
Relatives of passengers missing after a Chinese cruise ship capsized have expressed agony and anger after an official admitted there is no hope of finding more survivors.
Disaster teams looking for more than 360 people still missing after a cruise ship capsized in China's Yangtze River, are to use cranes to start pulling it upright to quicken the search.
Rescuers cut three holes into the overturned hull of a river cruise ship in unsuccessful attempts to find more survivors as the death toll in the Yangtze River disaster reached 65. More than 370 people remain missing and are feared dead.
Dozens of angry relatives of those missing in China's cruise ship disaster have clashed with authorities in Shanghai, demanding answers and to be taken to the scene of the tragedy on the banks of the Yangtze.
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