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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.
The body of a woman who fell to her death from the Lookout Point at Chapman's Peak in Cape Town has been recovered, paramedics have said.
The body of a missing 16-year-old boy has been recovered after it washed up about 2km north of Zinkwazi Beach on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal, according to emergency services.
In Jeffreys Bay, a 14-year-old boy who was swept out to sea by rip currents at Albatross Beach has been rescued by a surfer who spotted him.
A man, believed to be in his 30s, has been rescued after spending several hours trapped inside a grain silo in Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.
The 955 Sibanye Gold mine workers who were rescued after being trapped underground for over a day are receiving medical attention and counselling.
A major search and rescue mission is under way along the Wild Coast after a light aircraft and its two occupants went missing.
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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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The body of a 63-year-old woman who went missing on Sunday has been found next to Chapman's Peak Drive in Cape Town.
Three hikers, who allegedly ignored warnings not to take the path they had set out on, got lost in the Jonkershoek Mountains in Stellenbosch and had to be airlifted to safety.
Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources says it is outrageous that 955 miners were trapped underground from Wednesday until Friday morning, just because a storm knocked out power supplies.
All 955 miners who were trapped underground for more than a day have resurfaced, mining company Sibanye Gold says.
The search for a missing Gauteng couple has come to an end after they were found safe and sound in the Eastern Cape.
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