The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
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Little Patricio Zabala from Santa Rosa de Calamuchita in Argentina was playing with his 18-month-old sister, Milagros, at a neighbour’s house when she toppled into the water.
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.
All Gauteng public school trips, where activities are water related, will now be approved by the education department's head office and not by the district or schools themselves.
A boy who was seated next to 13-year-old Parktown Boys High School pupil Enoch Mpianzi while they were en route to their Grade 8 orientation camp was the first to raise the alarm that he was missing after the boys had returned from an activity.
The SAPS in Thohoyandou has opened two cases of inquest after a "prophet" and a teenage congregant drowned during a "spiritual ceremony" in a Limpopo river on Thursday.
Parent24 got in touch with Lifesaving South Africa for top water safety tips parents can follow to ensure their children stay safe.
The body of a 16-year-old boy was found in the surf at Rocklands Beach in Sea Point, Cape Town, on Monday afternoon.
After an assessment by ER24 paramedics, it was established that the man showed no signs of life and was declared dead.
An Ashburton man was left with several cuts and bruises on his body after he was injured while rescuing a drowning teenage girl at Salt Rock beach, near Ballito, at the weekend.
A fisherman has died, and two have been rescued, after their boat capsized in the waves near Hermanus, the NSRI says. Meanwhile, two other men who went out searching for them are still missing at sea.
Officers with the K9 unit, and search dog Bear, combed the area and recovered the body of a 17-year-old boy on Friday.
They were found, floating unconscious in the pool, when the older brother of one of the children became concerned and searched for them.
Enoch Mpianzi's body was found on Friday after he went missing during a water activity at a Grade 8 orientation camp.
The body of the 13-year-old Parktown Boys' High School pupil who went missing during a "water activity" at a Grade 8 orientation camp on Wednesday, has been found.
A 32-year-old man has drowned in Skaapkraal near Boundary Road, Cape Town.
A nine-year-old boy has drowned while swimming with other children in Kleinmond Lagoon in the Western Cape on Tuesday.
The body of the seven-year-old boy who was swept off the Soweto bridge in Darnell, KwaZulu-Natal, while walking from school was found on Wednesday afternoon, according to IPSS Medical Rescue.
A teenager drowned in the Orange River as a group of Matric pupils had a party ahead of the start of their final exams, Eastern Cape police said on Saturday.
An American man has drowned while attempting an underwater proposal to his girlfriend.
The family of a 12-year-old girl feared drowned in a fast-flowing river in Mpolweni are praying to at least find her body after she was washed away on Sunday morning.
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