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.
A 25-year-old man has drowned after falling from the dollosse while fishing at the Umzimkulu River mouth in Port Shepstone.
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 final casualty in the Tau Lekoa mine disaster near Orkney, North West, has been located and was being retrieved, Village Main Reef Limited has confirmed.
A body believed to be that of missing Heidi Scheepers has been recovered after it was spotted floating in the water off Herolds Bay, Southern Cape police say.
Police divers from Mossel Bay have been called in as rescue efforts intensify to find a missing mother and her daughter from Herolds Bay, Southern Cape police say.
A vehicle has been found at the bottom of a sea cliff as the search for a missing mother and her two children in Herolds Bay continues.
A floating stretcher that the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) designed to extricate hikers has earned it a finalist spot for an international maritime award.
A nine-year-old girl has been swept away by the current while swimming in a river with her friends in Umlazi, south of Durban.
While the majority of South Africans safely enjoyed their New Year's Day celebrations at the sea or near a pool, some were struck by tragedy, while others were saved by strangers and lifeguards.
The search for drowning victims at KwaZulu-Natal beaches has resumed, according to provincial police.
A search is under way for at least nine people, between Oudekraal and Mouille Point, on the Cape Town coast.
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 rescue team on a mission to recover a trapped mineworker in a gold mine near Orkney, North West, will resume their search after an overnight ground fall forced it to withdraw.
The grieving father of the toddler who was found dead in the sea near Herolds Bay is still waiting for news about what happened to his missing wife and daughter.
The body of a two-year-old child who went missing with his mother and sister in Herolds Bay has been found.
A massive search is on for Southern Cape mum Heidi Scheepers and her two children who vanished after they were last seen in Herolds Bay, near George.
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The death toll at the Gloria coal mine near Middelburg in Mpumalanga has risen to six and rescue efforts have for now been halted owing to a plethora of dangers.
A Western Cape boy has been saved by rescue officials after he nearly drowned at Victoria Bay, according to the NSRI.
A 14-year-old boy is still missing at sea after disappearing in the surf while swimming with a friend at Zinkwazi beach in KwaZulu-Natal.
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