Former chair of traditional leaders dies

2014-12-26 10:57

A former chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders Inkosi Impiyezintombi Mzimela has died, the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for traditional affairs says.

MEC's husband linked to R33m deal - report

2014-08-24 17:33

A company linked to KwaZulu-Natal local government MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube's husband has been awarded a R33m tender to install water pipes for a municipality, the Sunday Times reports.

Long voting queues a threat to ANC

2014-01-15 18:20

The ANC says queues at voting stations pose the greatest threat to the party in KwaZulu-Natal in the 2014 general elections, and not opposition parties.

7 KZN municipalities receive clean audits

2013-12-04 14:31

Seven of KwaZulu-Natal's 61 municipalities have received clean audits for 2012/13, the provincial co-operative governance and traditional affairs department says.

ANC: Killings show political bankruptcy

2013-08-12 16:22

Political killings such as the murder of an ANC councillor in Ulundi are an indication of political bankruptcy and immaturity of people who had been rejected by the people, the party says.

KZN corruption report released

2013-07-23 19:12

A forensic report on corruption in the eThekwini municipality has been released to 11 media and civil society institutions, a KwaZulu-Natal government official says.

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.

KZN officials to go back to school

2013-05-30 17:24

KwaZulu-Natal municipal officials will be compelled to undergo training in the event of poor audits, the province says.

KZN municipality technically insolvent

2013-05-07 22:07

A sixth municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, the Umzinyathi district municipality, has been placed under administration by the province's co-operative governance department.

KZN on high alert after heavy rains

2013-03-26 07:41

Disaster response personnel in KwaZulu-Natal are on high alert after forecasts of heavy rain overnight and more forecast during the week.

4 missing after heavy rain in KZN

2013-02-12 10:37

Four people are missing after a severe thunderstorm in the Msinga area in northern KwaZulu-Natal, the provincial co-operative governance and traditional affairs department says.

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.

Roads closed as snow hits SA

2012-08-07 14:36

Many roads across the country have been closed due to heavy snowfalls, including Van Reenen's Pass on the N3 and passes in the Eastern Cape, as authorities urge motorists to drive carefully.

17 KZN municipalities have acting managers

2012-08-02 12:11

Seventeen of KwaZulu-Natal's 61 municipalities have acting municipal managers while 19 have acting chief financial officers.

ANC in KZN backs national leaders

2012-05-12 20:16

The current national leadership of the ANC has the support of its KwaZulu-Natal members but this did not mean that the province was discussing succession yet, provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala says.

Cyclone Irina still a threat to KZN coast

2012-03-04 17:00

Cyclone Irina remains a threat to the KwaZulu-Natal coast, police and disaster services have said.

KZN premier calls for supply review

2012-02-15 16:48

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize has called for a review of supply chain regulations in the province.

'Third force' behind office fire - MEC

2012-02-02 14:12

KwaZulu-Natal's co-operative governance MEC says she strongly suspects that five offices at the Umkhanyakude district municipality were torched to destroy evidence.

Traditional councils' elections next month

2012-01-28 22:43

Elections for traditional councils will take place on February 19 in KwaZulu-Natal, says Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dubes.

R400m bill for KZN's weathered roads

2011-07-28 21:20

The economic cost of road closures caused by snow falls in KwaZulu-Natal is an estimated R400m, Co-operative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube.

Stranded tanker set to be sold

2011-07-28 13:04

The SA Maritime Safety Authority says its attempts to communicate with the Indian owners of the Phoenix have been fruitless, and it has been granted permission to seize and sell the stranded vessel.

KZN MEC issues weather warning

2011-07-26 16:24

KwaZulu-Natal Co-operative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube has urged communities to be on the alert as extreme weather conditions continue in the province.

Durban gets high-tech disaster centre

2011-04-01 14:13

A high-tech facility has officially been opened in Durban that will help the city respond quickly to disasters, says KZN Co-operative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube.

KZN flood death toll rises to 3

2011-01-05 14:44

Disaster management officials are assessing the situation in Ladysmith, where heavy rains and flooding have resulted in three deaths.

Half of KZN still not electrified

2010-12-10 12:23

KwaZulu-Natal is the least electrified province in SA, with about half of it not connected to the grid due to backlogs on electricity services, a summit has heard.


EFF holds municipal manager hostage

2014-08-26 08:16

EFF members have been criticised after storming the office of the Greater Kokstad municipal manager and saying they're “sick and tired of corrupt councillors and managers”.

KZN boy killed by lightning

2014-01-15 20:17

A boy has been killed and his sister injured when they were struck by lightning in Richmond.

MEC in blue-light trauma

2014-01-10 09:14

A KwaZulu-Natal MEC is reportedly traumatised after she and her guards were surrounded by 15 armed police officers when her allegedly speeding vehicle was stopped in a “military style” operation on the N3.

Slain councillor was a visionary - ANC

2013-08-12 22:27

Slain KwaZulu-Natal councillor was a "visionary and hard-working" leader, the ANC says.

ANC councillor shot dead in KZN

2013-08-12 10:13

An ANC councillor has been gunned down at his home in front of his family in Ulundi, KwaZulu-Natal.

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.

MEC: Media distorted information

2013-06-04 17:19

KwaZulu-Natal Co-operative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube has accused the media of siding with opposition parties in reporting on a controversial 700-page forensic audit report.

KZN by-election cancelled

2013-05-20 22:05

The Independent Electoral Commission has cancelled a northern KwaZulu-Natal by-election amid allegations of irregularities.

KZN councillors owe R1.7m in rates

2013-04-12 22:01

KwaZulu-Natal councillors owe the municipalities they represent more than R1.7m in unpaid rates and services, the Democratic Alliance says.

2 bodies recovered after KZN storm

2013-02-12 22:27

The bodies of two peopel who went missing in a thunderstorm in Msinga, northern KwaZulu-Natal, have been recovered, the co-operative governance and traditional affairs department says.

KZN disaster management on full alert

2012-12-10 20:44

KwaZulu-Natal will need millions of rands to help those who have been affected by hail storms in some parts of the province, co-operative governance MEC Nomusa Dube say.

Mayors: We want our blue lights!

2012-09-16 21:15

The Zululand District Municipality says it is prepared to go to the country’s highest court to force the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government to allow mayors their blue-light convoys – or to stop everyone in the province from using them.

Zuma arrives for Mandela sculpture unveiling

2012-08-04 11:45

President Jacob Zuma has arrived to singing and ululating at the unveiling of former president Nelson Mandela’s sculpture in Howick in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

City manager sued over graft report

2012-06-22 22:37

Former eThekwini municipal manager Michael Sutcliffe has confirmed he is suing city manager Sibusiso Sithole over the findings of a forensic report.

ANC debates having units at work places

2012-05-12 18:29

The ANC is debating having "units" at tertiary institutions and at work places, the party's KwaZulu-Natal secretary says.

House collapses on KZN woman

2012-03-04 14:29

A house has collapsed on a woman, breaking both her legs during heavy flooding in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

eThekwini probe to be released

2012-02-06 17:37

The findings of a forensic probe into alleged fraud in the eThekwini Municipality is set to be revealed, provincial government officials say.

KZN municipalities slated over spending

2012-01-31 21:31

KwaZulu-Natal's 47 municipalities have incurred R2bn in irregular spending, says Co-operative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube, with eThekwini incurring irregular spending of over R1bn.

Mayor promises to address eThekwini issues

2011-07-30 10:01

Ethekwini's mayor James Nxumalo says the municipality is dealing with concerns raised by the auditor general regarding wasteful expenditure.

Mop up after days of bad weather

2011-07-28 13:04

Mopping up operations have begun after three days of unusual bad weather in KwaZulu-Natal, provincial co-operative governance spokesperson, Mthatheni Mabaso says.

Snow blankets SA

2011-07-26 19:20

Countrywide snowfall has left travellers stranded and children elated, while bringing hardship to people living in shacks.

Stern warning for KZN municipalities

2011-07-14 16:44

KwaZulu-Natal's local government MEC has warned newly elected municipal leaders that her department won't tolerate corruption and maladministration.

Durban gets hi-tech disaster centre

2011-04-01 13:12

A multi-million rand rapid response centre will help Durban deal with problems, especially in informal settlements.

Ladysmith hit by floods

2011-01-04 18:23

Dozens of houses have been flooded and the central business district brought to a standstill in Ladysmith, the local municipality says.

Elections 'won't be marred by violence'

2010-11-18 14:36

There is very little fear that the upcoming local government elections will be marred by violence, an IEC workshop on political tolerance has heard.

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