The impact of the recent devastating floods on the ocean will not affect this year’s sardine run in KwaZulu-Natal. Dr Ryan Daly of the Oceanographic Research Institute in Durban and the SA Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity said conditions were set for the arrival of millions of sardines. “What we know[…]
Humanitarian aid group Gift of the Givers said it’s seen a phenomenal response from South Africans following its call for water donations for flood-stricken communities in KZN. The collection drive hit the 1-million litre mark at the weekend. Eight trucks are now on their way to the province with thousands[…]
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says the frustration of the people of KwaZulu-Natal is understandable following delays to bring relief to flood victims in the province. Many communities and political parties have raised dissatisfaction regarding the pace at which the relief efforts and recovery missions are moving. At least[…]
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has expressed concern over the state of some schools that are reopening in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, following the recent flood damage in the province. At least 600 schools were damaged in the floods and so far at least 443 people are known to have died as a result[…]
The KwaZulu-Natal Health Department says it has put in place measures to ensure that patients are not compromised following the devastating floods in the province. It says despite the major damage that the floods have caused to the province’s health facilities, most hospitals are coping with the workload. The head[…]
NATIONAL The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will launch an investigation into the violence that swept across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July. Among other things, the commission said on Friday it would examine the effectiveness of the state, particularly the police and security cluster as a whole, in maintaining public[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the violence that unfolded in South Africa in the past week had been instigated. He says the government will not allow anarchy and mayhem to prevail. Ramaphosa says recent looting and vandalism incidents had nothing to do with ethnic mobilisation. Unrest sparked last weekend when protestors[…]
Motorists urged to practice extreme caution as the N3 remains closed from Cedara in KwaZulu-Natal to Harrismith in the Free State. N3 Toll Concession Operations Manager, Thania Dhoogra, says clean-up operations will resume once the roadway is safe for use. Dhoogra says members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF)[…]
KwaZulu-Natal police say they are working closely with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to formulate charges related to the protest action that took place across several areas in the province on Friday. The protests are believed to be linked to former president Jacob Zuma’s supporters who are angry over his arrest.[…]
KwaZulu-Natal police have found a link between a gang that has been terrorising communities in Pietermaritzburg and politicians in the province. Last week, seven people, including two women, were killed during a shootout with police at a house in the suburb of Scottsville. It is believed that they were members[…]
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