Death toll rises to 78 after chemical plant explodes in China

More than 500 people are still in hospital, said city officials in Yancheng.

The death toll from a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 78 on Monday, as Beijing ordered a nationwide inspection of chemical firms four days after one of the country's worst industrial accidents.

Death toll rises to 78 after chemical plant explodes in China
Death toll rises to 78 after chemical plant explodes in China

Death toll rises to 78 after chemical plant explodes in China

More than 500 people are still in hospital, said city officials in Yancheng.

Ramaphosa to address SADC solidarity conference in Pretoria

Ramaphosa to address SADC solidarity conference in Pretoria

The conference will also be attended by former presidents and international organisations.
Macron under fire for lecturing elderly woman hurt at protest

Macron under fire for lecturing elderly woman hurt at protest

The French president has repeatedly been accused of harbouring an arrogant, dismissive attitude towards ordinary people.
Free State government withholding information from state capture inquiry – former MEC

Free State government withholding information from state capture inquiry – former MEC

Mxolisi Dukwana is a former economic development MEC under former premier Ace Magashule. 
Manhunt launched after horror Eastern Cape farm attack

Manhunt launched after horror Eastern Cape farm attack

A man succumbed to his injuries after being stabbed in the back.
‘Husband’ in trial involving forced marriage of minor hires new lawyer

‘Husband’ in trial involving forced marriage of minor hires new lawyer

The 61-year-old is charged with rape as well as concluding a forced marriage for the purposes of exploitation.
Woman dies a hero after saving daughter’s life

Woman dies a hero after saving daughter’s life

The woman was hit by a car on Saturday evening, and saved her daughter’s life by pushing her out of the way in the nick of time.
Man expected in court for raping teen in Willowvale, Eastern Cape

Man expected in court for raping teen in Willowvale, Eastern Cape

The victim reported the rape to her mother who then reported the case at Nqadu Frontline Satellite Police Station.
Agrizzi ready to spill Bosasa beans on another MP, more state officials – report

Agrizzi ready to spill Bosasa beans on another MP, more state officials – report

The Bosasa whistleblower apparently has even more dirt on the dealings between the state and the controversial facilities-management company.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s wife passes on

Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s wife passes on

The date of the funeral will be announced in due course.
GBV and femicide-focused court to launch this week

GBV and femicide-focused court to launch this week

Government hopes the facility will alleviate the demand for justice services at the Johannesburg Magistrate Court.
Case opened over R4 tip for ‘hungry Africans’

Case opened over R4 tip for ‘hungry Africans’

The insulting tip was allegedly left by white teenage customers for their black waiter at a restaurant in East London.
Pitch Black Afro denied bail, back behind bars until April 12

Pitch Black Afro denied bail, back behind bars until April 12

The rapper will remain behind bars, where he has been for nearly three months following the alleged murder of his wife.
Two dead in ‘hostile’ Durban protest action

Two dead in ‘hostile’ Durban protest action

A woman who was trying to run away from protesters on a building roof fell to her death, and one protester was shot dead.
EFF hits out at media, accusing ‘Stratcom’ of making them look ‘small in numbers’

EFF hits out at media, accusing ‘Stratcom’ of making them look ‘small in numbers’

A statement from the party reads mostly as a love letter to Julius Malema, who they describe as ‘hardworking, revolutionary, and fire-eater’.
If Cyril is shocked by Eskom crisis, he must step aside – Maimane

If Cyril is shocked by Eskom crisis, he must step aside – Maimane

The party leader mentions his party is planning to march to the Union Buildings on Friday.
WATCH: Agang leader mistakenly tells crowd to vote for ANC during election manifesto

WATCH: Agang leader mistakenly tells crowd to vote for ANC during election manifesto

This is probably the only part about the party’s election manifesto that was widely shared.
Maimane mobilises South Africans, wants parliament reconvened over Eskom crisis

Maimane mobilises South Africans, wants parliament reconvened over Eskom crisis

The DA leader has branded this coming Friday a ‘national day of action’ over the situation regarding SA’s struggling power utility.
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe lays charges against accuser

ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe lays charges against accuser

He has laid charges of fraud against his former PA, who he says misrepresented her qualifications on her CV.
Bartender survives alleged horror attack by Middelburg policeman

Bartender survives alleged horror attack by Middelburg policeman

A young woman who works in a well-known establishment alleges that she was beaten, harassed, and molested by a police officer.
Cape Flats pastor sentenced to 50 years for rape, murder

Cape Flats pastor sentenced to 50 years for rape, murder

Keith Bird entered into a plea of guilty on two counts of murder.
Five Kenyan soldiers killed by Al Shabaab in Somalia

Five Kenyan soldiers killed by Al Shabaab in Somalia

In the last two weeks alone, two Kenya Defence Force bases have been evacuated in the country.
British Airways comes to aid of cyclone Idai victims

British Airways comes to aid of cyclone Idai victims

The immediate and primary focus of the relief effort is to save lives, but the effect of this disaster will be felt for many months to come. 
DJ Tira’s support of Mampintsha’s new single sparks tribalism debate

DJ Tira’s support of Mampintsha’s new single sparks tribalism debate

The DJ says South Africans are being unfair to him because he has never ‘enabled’ abuse
No end in sight for Soweto taxi turf wars as deliberations continue

No end in sight for Soweto taxi turf wars as deliberations continue

Three people killed as a result of ongoing taxi turf wars prompted transport MEC Vadi to shut down taxi ranks until further notice.
Plea agreement in case against Cape pastor accused of rape, murder to be finalised

Plea agreement in case against Cape pastor accused of rape, murder to be finalised

Keith Bird was arrested in 2017 for the murders of Sharvonne Koense and An-Niesa Bardien.

 

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