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Russell helps Knights to win

2014-11-28 23:04

Andre Russell struck an explosive 50 from 19 balls and took three wickets as the Knights beat the Dolphins in Kimberley.

Pinetown crash survivor wants owners held accountable

2014-11-28 16:07

A survivor of the deadly Pinetown truck crash says she believes the sentence handed to the truck driver was fair, but wants the owners of the truck to be held accountable.

Truck crushes woman in car in KZN

2014-11-28 12:36

An elderly woman has died after a truck rolled onto her car in KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics say.

Cop could be forced to pay for confiscated sandals

2014-11-26 21:48

An eThekwini metro police officer, who confiscated 25 pairs of rubber and plastic sandals from a street trader, could find herself paying thousands of rands in legal fees.

Kiwi coach helps out at Sharks

2014-11-26 07:37

The Sharks have roped in the services New Zealander Brad Mooar, who will help them with their attack for the next two weeks.

GWM's bakkies: Spruced Steed for SA

2014-11-25 13:40

GWM has spruced-up its trusty Steed bakkies with "style, tech and mechanical enhancements". The automaker has also given us a preview of its 2015 products.

Media24 to close Witness Durban edition

2014-11-25 07:33

Media24 has announced that it is to close The Witness's Durban edition, but said this would not result in any retrenchments of editorial staff.

Burry Stander case postponed

2014-11-24 22:10

The trial of the minibus taxi driver who allegedly knocked over and killed mountain biker Burry Stander has been postponed.

Mother, gran appear for toddler's death

2014-11-24 16:42

A 31-year-old woman and her 55-year-old mother have appeared briefly in the Chatsworth Magistrate's Court following the death of the younger woman's 3-and-a-half-year-old daughter.

Protesters gather over toddler death

2014-11-24 11:30

Hundreds of protesters have converged on the Chatsworth Magistrate's Court in Durban to demand that the grandmother of a dead 2-year-old girl be denied bail.

Three killed in KZN crash

2014-11-23 22:01

Three people were killed in a car accident on the N2 at Maphosa, near KwaMbonambi, KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services have said.

Seven killed as vehicles burst into flames

2014-11-22 13:49

At least seven people have died after a car and a bakkie burst into flames following a collision on the N2 near the Dokodweni toll gate in KwaZulu-Natal.

Levi clubs Cobras to victory

2014-11-21 22:18

Richard Levi clubbed an aggressive half century as the Cape Cobras claimed a convincing victory over the Dolphins in Durban.

Robbers wounded in KZN shoot-out

2014-11-21 08:35

Two suspected robbers have been wounded during a shoot-out with police in Effingham, KwaZulu-Natal.

Women held for toddler's murder

2014-11-20 22:30

A 55-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly killing a 2-year-old girl in Chatsworth, Durban.

Cobras wary of risky Dolphins

2014-11-20 20:00

The Cobras will be cautious of the Dolphins' high risk approach to T20 cricket when they clash in the RAM SLAM T20 at Kingsmead.

Gay dad challenges maternity leave law

2014-11-20 10:44

Durban man in same-sex marriage denied maternity leave heads to the labour court.

Boy drowned in house pool, not hotel

2014-11-19 15:36

The 2-year-old boy who drowned in a pool in Port Shepstone on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast drowned in a house pool and not in the Kapenta Bay Hotel's pool, the hotel has confirmed.

NFP leader suffered stroke - report

2014-11-19 10:42

National Freedom Party president Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi is in hospital after allegedly suffering a stroke, several sources say, but her party says she is being treated for exhaustion.

Protesters block highway near Port Shepstone

2014-11-19 09:56

Protesters blockaded the N2 near Harding and Port Shepstone in service delivery protests, and have also damaged water tanks.

Leader of the NFP admitted to hospital

2014-11-18 20:28

The leader of the NFP, Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, who is also the Deputy Science and Technology Minister, has been admitted to hospital.

Richmond municipal offices torched

2014-11-17 17:43

A case of arson is being investigated after the Richmond municipal manager's office was burnt down, KwaZulu-Natal police have said.

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Knights' efforts go to waste

2014-11-16 22:13

A brilliant performance with the ball by the Knights went to waste as rain washed out their RAM SLAM T20 match at Kingsmead.

 

Life for mealie field killers

2014-11-28 17:31

Two members of a gang of four who shot dead a man in his mealie field have been given life sentences by the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

Pinetown crash driver jailed for 8 years

2014-11-28 12:45
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The driver whose truck ploughed into six vehicles at a busy Durban intersection last year, killing 24 people, will spend the next eight years in prison after he pleaded guilty to 31 charges.

KZN man loses 10-year battle over racist e-mail

2014-11-27 10:14

A former KwaZulu-Natal engineer who got fired over a racist e-mail has lost a decade-long legal battle to be reinstated, it has been reported.

Ian Player recovering after serious stroke

2014-11-26 19:53

Nature conservationist Ian Player, who is credited with saving the white rhino from extinction in KwaZulu-Natal, is recovering from a serious stroke.

Sadtu welcomes KZN probe

2014-11-25 19:13

Sadtu has welcomed a decision by KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Peggy Nkonyeni to establish a committee to investigate how and where the department spends its money.

GWM's bakkies: Spruced Steed for SA

2014-11-25 09:43

GWM has spruced-up its trusty Steed bakkies with "style, tech and mechanical enhancements". The automaker has also given us a preview of its 2015 products.

26 injured in KZN pile-up

2014-11-24 22:32

At least 26 people were injured when a bus overturned and collided with multiple vehicles on the N3 near Escourt in KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics have said.

Magwaza-Msibi likely to leave hospital soon

2014-11-24 16:43

National Freedom Party leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi is likely to be discharged from hospital in the next few days, her spokesperson says.

Man appears for killing wife, bludgeoning children

2014-11-24 13:14

A man accused of killing his wife while she slept and bludgeoning his children to death when they came to investigate, has made a brief appearance in the Durban High Court.

NFP leader on the mend after op

2014-11-24 08:53

National Freedom Party president Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi may be discharged from hospital next week after undergoing successful surgery, according to a report.

Barker unveiled by AmaZulu

2014-11-23 19:19

AmaZulu have appointed Steve Barker as their new head coach with immediate effect to help the club stabilise their PSL season.

Durban CBD slum lords rake in up to R500 000 a month

2014-11-22 09:53
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Slum lords who have tapped into a multi-mullion rand trade by housing the poorest of the poor in squalid buildings in Durban's CBD, reportedly are earning as much as R500 000 a month.

Your handy weekend gig guide

2014-11-21 17:00

It’s the weekend and whether you want to party like a rock star or just chill, there’s something for everyone happening this weekend.

Arrested journalists were visiting Sheryl Cwele

2014-11-20 21:10

Two Sunday Times journalists arrested after allegedly claiming to be relatives of an inmate were visiting convicted drug trafficker Sheryl Cwele.

Journalists arrested in Durban prison

2014-11-20 14:16

Two journalists have been arrested at Durban's Westville Prison after pretending to be relatives of an inmate.

Gay dad challenges maternity leave law

2014-11-20 10:35

Durban man in same-sex marriage denied maternity leave heads to the labour court.

Sharks saddened by Visagie's death

2014-11-19 10:45

The Sharks have expressed their sadness at the passing of former Natal scrumhalf Gawie Visagie.

Ex-Springbok Visagie dies

2014-11-19 09:56

Former Springbok and Natal halfback Gawie Visagie has passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Boy drowns in KZN pool

2014-11-18 23:06

A two-year-old boy drowned in a pool in Kapenta Bay on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Tuesday, paramedics said.

Sharks give Perez lifeline

2014-11-18 09:05

Samoan wing Paul Perez is on trial at the Sharks in the hope of finding a new rugby home ahead of the 2015 season.

Horak leaves Kings for Sharks

2014-11-17 17:15

Eastern Province Kings defence coach Michael Horak has left the union to take up a role with the Sharks.

Qualification soothes Furman

2014-11-17 05:00

Dean Furman says Bafana Bafana's AFCON qualification went a long way in easing the pain of failing to book a place at the FIFA SWC.

Six killed after high-speed chase with cops

2014-11-16 20:33
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Six people have died after two cars collided during a high-speed chase with metro police officers in Durban, the KwaZulu-Natal transport department says.

Lions surge past Warriors

2014-11-16 17:17

The Highveld Lions have kept their unbeaten run in the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge alive with a win over the Warriors at Kingsmead.

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