Durban mayor: We're working on power problem

2014-12-27 15:01

Durban Mayor James Nxumalo says that teams are working to restore power following electricity cuts that began in various areas on Christmas Day.

1 missing in Tongaat mall collapse

2013-11-21 15:41

KwaZulu-Natal says officially one person remains unaccounted for after the collapse of a shopping mall under construction in Tongaat.

Tongaat mall contractors never got approval

2013-11-20 17:12

EThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo says the owners and contractors working on the Tongaat mall which collapsed did not seek approval of their building plans.

Mayor calls for calm after 2 shot dead

2013-10-21 19:29

Ethekwini metro Mayor James Nxumalo has called for calm after the killing of two men in a clash over illegal electricity connections.

MEC slams burning of councillor's office

2013-06-24 19:34

KwaZulu-Natal Transport, Community Safety, and Liaison MEC Willies Mchunu has condemned the torching of a councillor's office in Umlazi, south of Durban.

Council meeting closed after walkout

2013-06-04 21:29

Claims by the KwaZulu-Natal government that a controversial forensic audit was not being kept secret, have failed to stop a walkout from an eThekwini municipal council meeting.

IFP goes to court for corruption report

2012-12-10 19:35

The Inkatha Freedom Party has lodged an application in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban in a bid to compel the eThekwini metropolitan municipality to publicly release a 700-page forensic report.

Mayor promises workers permanent posts

2012-08-23 20:47

The eThekwini municipality has promised contract metro officers they will be given permanent appointments by the end of the year.

Metro cops go on the rampage in Durban

2012-08-21 09:24

Metro police officers have gone on the rampage in the Durban city centre, demanding that contract workers get appointed permanently.

Mayor: We can't release fraud report yet

2012-08-01 16:29

The eThekwini municipality is not ready to release a forensic report on fraud and corruption as it may prejudice the individuals involved, Mayor James Nxumalo.

Irvin Jim incident 'an honest mistake'

2012-07-14 16:30

An incident of alleged intimidation against Numsa's general secretary Irvin Jim was an "honest mistake", the office of eThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo says.

Durban taxi strike postponed

2012-05-25 20:00

The Durban taxi strike has been postponed until further meetings have been held with drivers, owners and provincial transport officials, the city's municipal manager says.

Mayors' salaries to top R1m

2011-12-20 21:45

Salaries of mayors of the country’s major cities will top R1m for the first time after a 5% increase - backdated to July.

KZN parties battle over street names

2011-09-21 19:00

The ANC could be compelled by the Supreme Court of Appeal to halt its bid to rename the Mangosuthu Highway in Umlazi, the Democratic Alliance says.

Durban mayor declares war on corruption

2011-06-06 16:55

Durban's new mayor, James Nxumalo, has "declared war" against corrupt councillors and officials.


Tongaat operation on hold

2013-11-20 19:25

The rescue operation at the Tongaat mall construction site has been called off temporarily.

eThekwini mayoral fleet to get 6 new cars

2013-10-29 11:25

The acquisition of six new cars for Durban’s mayoral fleet is expected to top the agenda at an eThekwini meeting.

DA fails to get forensic report

2013-07-22 18:57

The DA's bid to obtain a forensic audit into corruption in Durban has been foiled by Co-operative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube, the party's eThekwini leader says.

DBN residents protest service delivery

2013-06-13 18:53

Hundreds of informal settlement residents blocked one of Durban's busiest roads for several hours in demand of better services.

Mayor calls for iPads for councillors

2013-02-28 11:37

Durban opposition parties have criticised the eThekwini mayor's call for iPads to be issued to councillors, saying it would be a waste of taxpayers' money.

Graft report: Officials take secrecy oath

2012-10-23 17:41

Durban councillors may view a full, controversial, 700-page forensic audit forensic report on fraud and corruption, but only after being sworn to secrecy, the KwaZulu-Natal government says.

Durban to make contract workers permanent

2012-08-23 18:41

The eThekwini municipality has promised contract metro officers they will be given permanent appointments by the end of the year.

ANC backs withholding of fraud report

2012-08-15 19:15

The ANC in the eThekwini region has backed the municipality's decision not to release the full contents of a forensic report on fraud and corruption until all disciplinary processes had been completed.

Blinged-out cars for Durban mayors

2012-07-31 15:46

The DA is going to ask the public protector to investigate the purchase of two Toyota Prado VX's worth R1.5m for the eThekwini Metro's mayor and deputy mayor.

Durban vows to end temp jobs

2012-06-04 17:43

Durban's eThekwini municipality will turn 3 000 contract and temporary workers into full-time employees before 2016, Mayor James Nxumalo says.

Durban ups budget with tariff hikes

2012-03-29 15:42

Residents will pay more for water, electricity and refuse removal, says mayor James Nxumalo in his R31.1bn budget.

Name change an 'obstruction to reconciliation'

2011-09-24 21:01

The proposed renaming of the Mangosuthu Highway in Umlazi is an "obstruction to reconciliation efforts" in KwaZulu-Natal, says the IFP.

Cosatu defies 'shoot the boer' ban

2011-09-19 08:43

Cosatu's president has sung the song Dubula iBhunu (shoot the boer) at a shop stewards' council meeting in Durban, despite an Equality Court ruling that it constitutes hate speech.

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