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  • Richards Bay municipality denies it hired a top official with fake qualifications
    Durban – The City of Mhlathuze (Richards Bay) in northern KwaZulu-Natal has denied allegations that it recently hired a top official without vetting the qualifications he presented.The official heads one of the critical departments in the municipality.The allegations around the official’s qualifications were sparked by an email from a person purporting to be a whistleblower […]
  • After Joburg collapse, ActionSA institutes review on coalitions
    Johannesburg – ActionSA says it held a senate meeting to discuss the approach to coalitions in the future, following the collapse of the multi-party government in Johannesburg and its growing concerns for the stability of the coalitions in Gauteng.Last week, the Joburg multi-party coalition collapsed, when the ANC’s Dada Morero was elected mayor just days […]
  • Live lightning events captured striking the Sentech Tower in Brixton, Johannesburg
    Cape Town – More than 150 lightning protection experts from around the world have gathered in Cape Town to discuss and exchange information on issues including how to better protect renewable energy systems and predict approaching storms using artificial intelligence.For the first time in its history, the International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP) is being […]
  • Didiza lifts ban on cattle movement in Free State
    Pretoria – Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Thoko Didiza has removed the ban on the movement of cattle in the Free State. Farms unaffected by foot and mouth disease (FMD) can continue with their business, she said. However, farms that tested positive for FMD, or are under suspicion for FMD, will still […]
  • Denosa calls for staff to be relocated amid safety fears at Thanduxolo Clinic
    Cape Town - The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) has called for healthcare workers to be relocated amid fears for their safety.This comes as members of the community in Motherwell demand the reopening of the Thanduxolo Clinic.This call comes after the death of 15-year-old Zenixole Vena, who was reportedly raped and assaulted by […]
  • Buthelezi eventually given platform to speak at Zulu King’s meeting with Mabuza
    Durban - Despite not being initially invited to speak or introduce King Misuzulu during his official meeting with Deputy President David Mabuza, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi eventually got the platform.According to an official order of proceedings sent to invited parties on Wednesday night, Buthelezi was not included at all.Instead, the king was to be introduced in […]
  • 2.4m black mamba caught in Reservoir Hills after escaping the first time
    Durban – A family from Reservoir Hills in Durban will sleep easier after the black mamba that was living in the roof of their home was captured.Snake rescuer Nick Evans was called to the home on Monday but had no luck in locating the snake. Instead, he found its home on the roof awning.He says […]
  • Panyaza Lesufi elected Gauteng Premier to save ANC in 2024 elections – political analyst
    Pretoria – The former MEC of Education in Gauteng is now the premier of the province following the resignation of David Makhura on Tuesday.Panyaza Lesufi was elected premier during a special sitting of the provincial legislature on Thursday.Makhura served in the office from May 2014 to October 2022.He was re-elected to the position in May […]
  • WATCH: Thief jumps off a Prasa communications tower after he was caught attempting to steal metal parts in Avoca
    Durban - A man was caught red-handed at the top of a Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) communications tower on Matheran Road in the Avoca area of Durban attempting to steal metal parts on Tuesday.Marshall Security managing director Tyron Powell said at approximately 11.40am the Emergency Dispatch Centre received a call from a […]
  • Durban couple who died after neighbour’s flat was fumigated to be remembered at memorial service
    Durban - Musgrave couple Nicholas and Matri Molver who tragically died last month after allegedly inhaling a toxic pesticide in their sleep after a neighbouring flat was fumigated will be remembered at a memorial service on Thursday.Nicholas’s uncle Andre Smith said the memorial service would be a casual event for the families and for those […]
  • Msunduzi Municipality warns it will disconnect schools, government departments that have not paid
    Durban — The Msunduzi Municipality has warned that it will disconnect schools and government departments that have not paid their accounts.For over a month, the municipality has been embarking on a water and electricity disconnection drive and collecting revenue owed by schools, government departments, businesses and other entities.On Wednesday, the municipality said it would implement […]
  • Rehabilitation of bridge damaged in 2015 fire to commence this month at a cost of R26 million
    Durban — The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (Sanral) has announced that it is to start with the rehabilitation of the Sarnia Road Grade Separation Bridge B112 over the National Route 2 (N2).Rehabilitation of the bridge -- which will cost R26 million -- is set to start in mid-October 2022.Sanral said the N2 […]
  • LOOK: IFP lodges complaint to SAHRC as flood victims are evicted, dumped outside a police station
    Durban — The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal says it will lodge a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) after flood victims, along with their belongings, were transported and dumped outside a police station.It is believed that more than 150 flood victims, including children, were evicted from Tehuis Hostel and dumped outside the Lamontville […]
  • Mom of abandoned baby girl arrested, appears in court
    Durban — The mother who abandoned her daughter earlier this week has been arrested and appeared in court.Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) spokesperson Prem Balram said the mother, 23, was arrested for child abandonment.The incident was brought to the attention of media by Rusa earlier this week.Balram said the mother was arrested after she handed […]
  • Transport portfolio committee says ‘public roads are not race tracks for trucks’
    Durban — The parliamentary portfolio committee on transport has called on the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport to get involved and penalise people because roads were not “race tracks for trucks”.Portfolio committee chairperson Mosebenzi Zwane spoke on KwaZulu-Natal and the lives that were lost because of trucks when he was reflecting on Transport Month, saying that […]
  • WATCH: Striking Transnet workers pour concrete on a road in Richards Bay to obstruct access to the port
    Durban – Striking Transnet workers caused chaos in Richards Bay by blocking access to the port on Thursday.Business Report said workers downed tools over a 9% wage gap between Transnet and unions Untu (United National Transport Union) and Satawu (South African Transport and Allied Workers Union).At least 80% of Transnet staff were expected to down […]
  • David Mabuza’s meeting with King Misuzulu ahead of coronation marred by controversies over Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s exclusion from the programme
    Durban – There are fresh ructions in the Zulu monarch after Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi was suspiciously excluded from Thursday’s official programme of Deputy President David Mabuza’s visit to King Misuzulu in Nongoma, northern KwaZulu-Natal.Mabuza is meeting with the king as part of advance preparation for the coronation at Moses Mabhida stadium.Initially, Buthelezi, the traditional prime […]
  • WATCH: How pensioners survive on a Sassa old-age grant in South Africa
    Many of the City of Cape Town’s pensioners are desperately dependent on the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) old-age grant.“I say as long as we have a piece of bread in the house; we can live,” said 77-year-old Silvertown resident, Ursula Naidoo.Pensioner Ursula Naidoo and her son, Leon Naidoo, queue for their grant outside […]
  • Ravensmead community disappointed in police work on rape case of 17-year-old girl
    Cape Town - A Mitchells Plain man, 41, accused of raping a 17-year-old girl, appeared in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for the continuation of his bail application. He is charged with rape and kidnapping after the teenager told police the man drove her to a lodge and raped her while she was blacked […]
  • Trevor Noah looks forward to living a little more after The Daily Show
    Internationally acclaimed comedian and television host Trevor Noah is ready to take a new leap and looks forward to do more things that he loves after his exit from “The Daily Show”.The comedian had time to engage with his audience on the “The Daily Show”, where he answered a few questions about the time took […]