Mineworkers suffer minor injuries following Impala Platinum incident

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) says an incident happened at its 20 Shaft, in Rustenburg, in the early hours of Thursday morning, that resulted in some mineworkers being trapped underground. While the mine has not confirmed the number of trapped mineworkers, Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa said in […]

Man hospitalised after sustaining neurological injuries from roof fall

A man sustained serious neurological injuries when he fell from a roof in Erasmuskloof, Pretoria, on Tuesday. On Tuesday at about 16:05, Netcare 911 responded to reports of the fall, its spokesperson Shawn Herbst said. “Reports from the scene indicate that an adult male had fallen approximately two-and-a-half metres from a roof, landing on his […]

Private helicopter crashes at Cape Town International Airport, no injuries reported

A private training helicopter has gone down at Cape Town International Airport. Officials said that no one was injured in the incident which occurred on Friday morning. Broader airport operations have not been affected. Spokesperson for Airports Company South Africa, Deidre Davids: “At approximately 10.30 this morning there was an incident involving a small helicopter. […]

Four people treated for minor injuries after KwaMashu fire gutted over 100 homes

Hundreds of residents who are homeless after a fire at the eNkanini informal settlement in KwaMashu, north of Durban, on Monday said they were now left with nothing but the clothes on their back. A fire, which broke out earlier on Monday, gutted over 100 dwellings in the area. Firefighters are still battling the blaze […]

Shoprite store at Khayelitsha Mall on fire, no injuries reported

Firefighters battled a blaze that started after 07:00 on Tuesday morning at the Khayelitsha Mall’s Shoprite. The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said they received the call at 07:38 of a shop alight at Khayelitsha Mall. “We have about 10 firefighting appliances and several specialized vehicles on scene with […]

Pitch Black Afro’s wife died of head injuries from beating, court hears

The late wife of rap artist Pitch Black Afro (Thulani Ngcobo) is said to have died of severe head injuries inflicted with a blunt object. This is according to pathologist Dr Robert Ngude, who conducted a medico-legal examination of Cathrine Modisane’s body eight days after her death. The Star reports that Ngude testified on Thursday […]

No injuries reported after taxi leaves bridge

KwaZulu-Natal: At 13H53 Monday afternoon Netcare 911 responded to reports of a collision on an unnamed gravel road in Mvutshini on the KZN South Coast. Reports from the scene indicate that the driver of a mini-bus taxi lost control resulting in the vehicle leaving the road above a Bilanhlolo low level bridge landing upside down. […]

Factory worked airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

Gauteng: At 16H03 Wednesday afternoon Netcare 911 responded to reports of an industrial incident on Erma Street in Kirkney Pretoria. Reports from the scene indicate that a 28-year-old male sustained a crush injury to his left arm when it is believed he slipped getting his arm caught in a roller. Safety officials isolated and locked […]