South Africa assists Japan
By Khanyisa Tabata
16 March 2011
A team from Rescue South Africa leaves for earthquake and tsunami-hit Japan later this morning.
The organisation’s Ian Scher says the experienced team will offer whatever assistance they can.
The eyes of the world are fixed on Japan as it deals with a level of destruction not seen since the infamous hydrogen bombs landed on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
In another development the South African government has moved 10 exchange students from disaster-hit Sendai to Tokyo as a safety precaution.
The students were following a foreign language exchange programme in Sendai, when the north-eastern port city was hit by the worst earthquake in Japan's history on Friday.