Durban Souk cuts short Deen Squad tour

By Yaseen Kippie Organisers of the popular Al Ansaar Souk are at the centre of a storm, after a performance by the internationally renowned Muslim rap group Deen Squad did not go down well with the Durban audience. The Muslim rap duo from Ottawa, Canada was touted as a headline act[…]

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“Zombie drug” hits SA

A new drug has made its way to South Africa, with users displaying ‘zombie-like’ symptoms. While reports of ‘flakka’ being used in Australia and the United States have made the rounds, recent reports of users of the hallucinogenic drug in the city of Durban has placed authorities on alert. Footage[…]

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Durban storm death toll now at 8, may rise

The number of people who have died following heavy storms and flooding in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday has reached eight and could rise, provincial government departments said during a joint briefing. “We can confirm that eight people were killed as a result of the floods yesterday. There are those that are[…]

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My son is not an ISIS terrorist: Durban mom

A South African mother has denied her son is an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighter, after a picture was posted on Twitter of his driver’s licence, which was apparently found on the dead body of an unidentified jihadi. The licence, owned by South African Aqeel Abdul-Haq Kloberie,[…]

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Carr in the lead for Durban

Nizaam Carr will lead the DHL Stormers into action for the first time, as the 2015 SA Conference winners face up to the Sharks in both teams’ final Vodacom Super Rugby league match of the season in Durban on Saturday (kick-off 19h10). Carr will line up at No.8 in a[…]

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Durban prosecutor stuck in Nepal

A Durban prosecutor who wanted to do something special for her 40th birthday found herself stranded on the second day of her hike when the earthquake that has killed more than 3 000 people struck on Saturday. Roshiela Benimadho Bhogal had planned the trip after turning 40 last December, her[…]

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Protests will cripple SA, experts warn

Experts say a fresh wave of unrest will cripple the country. This follows a service delivery protest in Marriannhill outside Durban yesterday, while the government was still battling to curb xenophobic attacks. A day after King Goodwill Zwelithini addressed thousands at an anti-xenophobia Imbizo at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in[…]

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More than 800 cops deployed in Durban CBD

More than 800 police officers have been deployed in and around Durban where xenophobic violence has left at least five people dead since the weekend. “If the threat requires more [police officers], we will respond. We still have the capacity to respond and we will respond as needed,” national police[…]

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