Mchunu failed to meet deadline - DA

2014-04-02 16:30

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has failed to meet a deadline to release the findings of an inquiry into the deaths of eight people, the DA says.

KZN premier: Audit of RDP housing needed

2014-02-20 21:42

An audit of KwaZulu-Natal's reconstruction and development houses is sorely needed, KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu has said.

KZN to work with police - premier

2013-12-04 20:45

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu says the province will allocate more resources to the police to help fight crime.

KZN bets on gambling sector for growth

2013-11-17 12:27

KwaZulu-Natal is betting on huge revenue generation from casino and horse racing taxes as a catalyst for socio-economic development.

Political violence more prevalent in KZN

2013-10-27 22:30

Political violence is more prevalent in KwaZulu-Natal than in any other parts of the country, Premier Senzo Mchunu says.

Support new KZN premier - Mkhize

2013-10-17 15:15

ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize has urged all in KwaZulu-Natal to support new premier Senzo Mchunu, saying he has "full confidence" in him.

Mchunu warns against DA

2013-10-06 20:23

There was still a place in the country where blacks were called bantus, delegates, and homelanders, the ANC's KwaZulu-Natal leader Senzo Mchunu has said.

KZN reschedules matric trial exams

2013-09-03 12:04

The KwaZulu-Natal education department has rescheduled its timetable for the matric trial exams as some schools were prevented from collecting trial papers and papers were not sent to schools.

ANC holds prayer meeting in Durban

2013-06-30 14:21

Hundreds of people have held a prayer meeting for former president Nelson Mandela at the Durban City Hall.

KZN ANC to vote on new leadership

2013-03-23 10:01

Delegates at the ANC's provincial general council in KwaZulu-Natal are set to vote on who will lead the province, after Zweli Mkhize was elected to the position of ANC national treasurer.

Praise for outgoing KZN ANC chair

2013-03-22 20:22

KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairperson Zweli Mkhize has led the party in the province with distinction, his colleagues have said.

R2.3bn paid to surplus teachers

2013-02-03 09:50

An amount of R2.3bn is being paid by the education department to teachers whose posts were abolished, the Sunday Times reports.

KwaZulu-Natal school trip ban lifted

2013-02-01 20:49

KwaZulu-Natal state schools can once again undertake school trips after the province's Education MEC Senzo Mchunu has lifted a ban imposed in September last year.

Beware of opposition - Mchunu

2012-11-17 19:40

The ANC must beware of opposition parties and must observe the “number of blue [Democratic Alliance] shirts in the townships”, KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive committee member Senzo Mchunu says.

Education official in court for extortion

2012-08-13 16:34

A KwaZulu-Natal education official has appeared in the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court near Durban for allegedly threatening a teacher.

KZN wants to cut down on schools

2012-07-31 14:13

The KwaZulu-Natal education department is considering doing away with all combined schools and non-viable schools

KZN officials don't declare businesses

2012-06-22 07:53

About 2 500 KwaZulu-Natal education officials doing work for the department have not declared their business interests, MEC Senzo Mchunu says.

KZN school pregnancies a 'crisis' - MEC

2012-06-14 20:14

Pregnancies at KwaZulu-Natal schools are rising at alarming rates with the MEC of education, Senzo Mchunu, labelling the situation as a "crisis", a report says.

KZN MEC loses appeal against ex-pupil

2012-06-05 10:05

KwaZulu-Natal education MEC Senzo Mchunu has lost an appeal against a man who suffered an eye injury at a high school near Eshowe nine years ago.

Weapons, drugs found at KZN school

2012-03-16 11:28

Weapons and dagga have been confiscated from pupils at a school north of Durban during a visit by a KwaZulu-Natal education department task team.

Parents angry over racist incident

2012-03-13 08:40

The KwaZulu-Natal education department is investigating an allegedly racist initiation rite at a Newcastle high school, and has urged parents not to take the law into their own hands.

Half of SA teens drink alcohol

2012-02-14 22:36

SA Breweries has partnered with government and a youth agency to launch a campaign that tackles underage drinking, as stats show one out of every two teenagers in the average South African home drinks alcohol.

KZN needs 3 000 teachers annually: MEC

2011-09-01 22:44

The KwaZulu-Natal education department has partnered with five universities in a bid to produce at least 3 000 teachers every year, says MEC Senzo Mchunu.

DA: Longer school days commendable

2011-06-15 14:08

The KZN education MEC's announcement that 555 underperforming schools in the province will offer extra lessons and have longer school days to assist struggling pupils is commendable, says the DA.


Mchunu: Bucket system barbaric

2014-03-05 22:42

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has highlighted farm dwellers and shack dwellers as communities needing attention, adding they have not enjoyed the fruits of democracy.

ANC delivers - Mchunu

2014-01-18 22:27

KwaZulu-Natal ANC chair Senzo Mchunu has singled out achievements in health and education as an illustration of the ruling party’s ability to deliver services to the people in the province.

Mkhize to pay back flight costs if asked

2013-11-26 07:48

Former KwaZulu-Natal premier Zweli Mkhize says he will repay government funds incurred when he flew on private jets on personal business, should the current premier ask him to do so.

Condolences after Eskom tunnel deaths

2013-10-31 20:10

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has offered condolences to the families of six people who died in a tunnel collapse at an Eskom construction site near Ladysmith.

Sharks to celebrate in style

2013-10-27 11:56

The premier of KwaZulu-Natal says the provincial government will line up a series of victory celebrations for the Sharks.

Nkonyeni new KZN education MEC

2013-10-07 11:14

Controversial KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature speaker Peggy Nkonyeni has been appointed the province's education MEC.

Senzo Mchunu elected new KZN premier

2013-09-26 14:19

Senzo Mchunu has been elected premier of KwaZulu-Natal after Zweli Mkhize stepped down.

KZN crash response teams thanked

2013-09-12 16:45

The KwaZulu-Natal executive has thanked the teams that responded to two recent accidents, in which 32 people died in the province, for their services.

Zweli Mkhize resigns as KZN premier

2013-08-22 09:41

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize has announced his resignation as premier of the province.

SA students sent home from Turkey

2013-06-07 09:42

Three KwaZulu-Natal students who were part of a group sent to study at Turkish universities have been sent back home, after two were involved in a drunken brawl and one fell pregnant.

ANC must work for the masses - Mkhize

2013-03-23 07:25

Outgoing ANC KwaZulu-Natal chairperson Zweli Mkhize has urged party branches to work for the masses.

173 KZN teachers bust with fake degrees

2013-02-11 11:34

An investigation by KwaZulu-Natal education department has uncovered 173 teachers with forged qualification certificates and another 14 officials who defrauded the school nutrition programme.

R2.3bn paid to surplus teachers

2013-02-02 23:00

An amount of R2.3bn is being paid by the education department to teachers whose posts have been abolished, says a report.

KZN school called 'Thighs of a Virgin'

2012-12-02 13:24

KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Senzo Mchunu wants 15 schools with "inappropriate" or "uninspiring" names renamed - but the proposal has met with some local opposition.

School trips banned in KwaZulu-Natal

2012-09-17 07:16

School trips have been banned in KwaZulu-Natal following a spate of accidents involving schoolchildren, provincial education MEC Senzo Mchunu says.

KZN politicians not paying traffic fines - report

2012-08-06 11:46

Senior politicians in KwaZulu-Natal are not paying their traffic fines, a report says.

KwaZulu-Natal girl raped on way to school

2012-07-18 14:06

A grade 10 pupil has been raped on her way to school near Eshowe in KwaZulu-Natal.

KZN principals probed for misusing funds

2012-06-20 19:52

More than 30 KwaZulu-Natal school principals were being investigated for the misappropriation of schools funds, says Education MEC Senzo Mchunu.

MEC warns against corporal punishment

2012-06-05 19:09

KwaZulu-Natal education MEC Senzo Mchunu has warned teachers that they could lose their jobs if they used corporal punishment to discipline pupils.

Mchunu denies Sexwale allegiance

2012-05-28 20:23

KwaZulu-Natal's education head has denied throwing his lot in with Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale in a bid to unseat President Jacob Zuma.

Police stop IFP youth at KZN school

2012-03-13 21:11

Police have prevented IFP youth leaders from entering a northern KwaZulu-Natal school, the party says.

MEC warns KZN school late-comers

2012-03-01 21:06

KwaZulu-Natal schools will be instructed to continue locking out late-comers, Education MEC Senzo Mchunu says.

Rival Shembe church attack condemned

2012-01-16 20:25

KZN acting Community Safety MEC Senzo Mchunu has condemned a shooting between rival factions of the Nazareth Baptist Church, saying the police had been deployed to keep watch.

MEC: Full-time councillors should not teach

2011-07-26 14:26

Teachers who have been appointed as full-time councillors should resign from their education posts, says KwaZulu-Natal's education MEC.

4 303 unqualified teachers in KZN

2011-06-10 13:45

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga admitted there were 4 303 unqualified teachers teaching in KwaZulu-Natal schools, the Democratic Alliance says.

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