In the news this week, two children were involved in horrific hijackings. One of them was found alive, but one was killed as the hijackers drove off, dragging him behind the vehicle. His devastated parents have held a memorial service in Boksburg.

Celebs continue to head to SA for filming. This week, Hollywood actress Claire Danes was seen on the set of “Homeland” in Cape Town.

For collectors, a new Mandela coin has been minted. The 2014 Life of a Legend coin is themed around education and dedication to lifelong learning.

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 20: Chantal and Elwin Morris talk about the death of their son Taegrin on July 20, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Taegrin Morris was found at Boksburg Lake after he was killed in a hijacking on Saturday night. Chantal was buckling her son into the backseat of their car when the hijackers drove off with him.

(Photo by Gallo Images / The Times / Lauren Mulligan)