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More than R38m has been approved to rebuild houses affected by the earthquake in Khuma near Orkney.
Following a recent 5.5 magnitude earthquake that left a trail of destruction in the township of Khuma near Orkney, North West, a frail 81-year-old man finds himself living alone in a house declared unsafe for occupation.
A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit Johannesburg in the early hours of the morning, the US Geological Survey has confirmed.
Several municipalities in the North West have been declared disaster areas following the 5.5 magnitude earthquake, which claimed one life.
Seismologists say more tremors are expected to hit the country again over the next few days, the Saturday Star reports.
Watch here to see CCTV footage as the quake shook Florida, Johannesburg.
Contractors who build shoddy houses in quake-hit Khuma near Orkney will face prosecution, warns North West premier Supra Mahumapelo.
The 5.5 magnitude earthquake centred in North West raises questions about whether the insurance industry is prepared to deal with natural disasters.
North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has visited the Vuyani-Mawethu Secondary School in the township of Khuma, in the North West, to assess the damage caused by the earthquake.
AngloGold Ashanti has confirmed that 3 300 miners were brought to safety, while 34 were treated with minor injuries after a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck SA.
The IFP has expressed concern about residents of Khuma, in the North West, whose homes have not been repaired following the earthquake in August.
Paramedics say no injuries have been reported after an earthquake hit Johannesburg overnight.
The 5.5 magnitude earthquake in North West earlier this month is possibly linked to mining in the area, a University of Pretoria academic says.
AngloGold Ashanti has reported a narrower loss for the second quarter, after reporting that miners are resuming operations in their quake-hit mines.
Cabinet has offered condolences to the family and friends of the man who died in the earthquake that struck near Orkney in North West.
The North West provincial government says a disaster relief fund account has been opened to assist the families affected by the 5.5 magnitude earthquake which hit the province.
The effects of mining on the environment will be evaluated following the destruction in the North West caused by an earthquake, premier Supra Mahumapelo says.
An inquiry should be held into the 5.5 quake to determine the cause and to find out if mining activity triggered the event, an expert says.
Pupils at two schools near Orkney are missing out on lessons after some of their classrooms were badly damaged in an earthquake.
An expert says the North West earthquake may have been caused by movements of the Earth’s crust in the Rift Valley in Ethiopia, as the African continent is slowly splitting in two.
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