Update : Pro Golfer committed suicide

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Former World Cup winning South African golfer Wayne Westner died on Wednesday in what is believed to be a suicide at a golf course on the South Coast. Westner’s death has left fellow golfers and the Sunshine Tour devastated. The Sunshine Tour is a Southern Africa golf professional golf tour ...

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37 South Africans Drowned During This Festive Season

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PICTURE ANDREW INGRAM ... 24 10 2004
BAKOVEN SEA RESCUE CREWMAN DEAN COTTLE HELPS MZUKISI FALTENI,20, OF KHAYALISHA INTO THE RESCUE SHED.HE AND HIS FELLOW LIFESAVER MTHETHELELI SIKHIHI,18 ALSO OF KHAYA WERE RESCUED AFTER THEY GO INTO DIFFICUTY TRYING TO FETCH A FLEXI FOIL KITE THAT HAD BLOWN INTO CAMPS BAY.

According to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), 37 South Africans perished in water during the festive season. The institute responded to 37 fatal drownings involving 23 adults and 14 children. NSRI extended condolences to their families and loved ones of those that perished and admonished that water safety is ...

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State slow on killer dogs

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More than a year has passed since eight-year-old special needs child James Sinkins died from injuries he suffered when he was attacked in his garden by neighbouring dogs. James’ parents, Estelle and Graydon, said while also dealing with their grief over the past year they have become extremely disillusioned with ...

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Near drowning at Virgin Active angers boy’s family

21/09/2016. The Virgin Active Menlyn Maine health club which has five-star green rating is the fourth collection club to open in South Africa

The traumatised family of a three-year-old boy who nearly drowned at Virgin Active Sandton insist the gym’s negligence nearly cost them their son’s life. But Virgin Active said they adhered to their strict emergency protocol in treating the child. Mumtaz Chohan-Gani and Ahmed Gani and their three children were in ...

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Woman tries to smuggle dagga into police station

File Photo: Dumisani Sibeko

A woman was bust trying to sneak in dagga to a man being held at Port Shepstone police station in a container containing stew. Police spokesman Lt Colonel Thulani Zwane said the 20-year-old woman arrived at the police station on New Year’s Day, wanting to bring food to a 30-year-old ...

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Thirty dogs die during new year fireworks frenzy

Cape Town. 01.01.17. An impressive fireworks display at the V&A Waterfront to herald in the  New Year.mPicture Ian Landsberg

At least 30 dogs were killed while trying to escape from the loud bangs as Durbanites celebrated the New Year on Sunday. This number, according to Phoenix Animal Care and Treatment (Pact) spokesperson, Neeri Naidoo, greatly exceeds the numbers seen in previous years. Naidoo said Pact responded to a number ...

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Lifeguards spotted drinking

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An on-duty lifeguard is facing a disciplinary hearing while another absconded after they were allegedly caught drinking alcohol in the parking lot at Brighton Beach on New Year’s Day. And in two cases at Sardinia Bay late last week, poorly equipped municipal lifeguards had to borrow children’s equipment from a ...

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Dozens of pets remain unclaimed at SPCA

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The Durban and Coast SPCA says it continues to see an alarming number of animals abandoned or unwanted by their owners over the festive period. The society’s Lindsey Concer says they took in 600 stray cats and 325 stray dogs over December alone. “It doesn’t seem to be improving – ...

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SA families’ festive season tragedies

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The 2016 festive season was not all joy and revelry for two families that lost their beloved children in the mayhem of it all. Instead of recovering from the festivities of Christmas, a Chatsworth family buried their 15-year-old son, Brentley Caleb Pillay, who was stabbed in the chest during a ...

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