Dust to dust: Five of SA’s major structural collapses

Yet there have been many other tragic structural collapses that have shaken the nation.

Here are five of South Africa’s major structural collapses that have made headlines in recent history:

  • The Tongaat Mall Collapse
The Tongaat mall collapse.

The Tongaat mall collapse.

In November 2013 two people died while 29 others were injured when a section of the partially built Tongaat mall caved in. The event devastated the small, North Coast town and the investigation into the collapse is still ongoing.

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  • Collapsed building in Meyersdal Eco-Estate
The Meyersdal Eco-Estate.

The Meyersdal Eco-Estate.

A building collapse in a Meyersdal Eco-Estate in August last year killed five people.

The cause of the collapse is still being investigated.

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  • Brooklyn Mall ceiling collapse
Ceiling collapse at Brooklyn Mall.

Ceiling collapse at Brooklyn Mall.

In February this year a large part of the ceiling at Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria collapsed. No injuries were reported but onlookers were left in shock at the sudden collapse.

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  • Sandton City partial ceiling collapse
Ceiling collapse at Sandton City.

Ceiling collapse at Sandton City.

In June this year a portion of the ceiling at Sandton City collapsed injuring a female shopper.

What followed were allegations that Sandton City had failed to apologise to the shopper or visit her in hospital.

Read Portion of ceiling collapses at Sandton City and Friend of Sandton City walkway collapse victim speaks out – WARNING: Graphic Images

 

  • Water slide at Mafunyane Riverside Water Park collapses
The portion of the water slide which gave way.

The portion of the water slide which gave way.

Four children’s fun in the sun at Mafunyane Riverside Water Park came to an abrupt end when the slide they were riding on collapsed.

According to Mafunyane owner, Mr Jimmy Brass, the support structure collapsed due to a faulty bolt.

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Varushka Padayachi
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