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King Goodwill marries 6th wife

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King Goodwill Zwelithini has tied the knot with his sixth wife, Queen Zola Mafu, at a massive traditional ceremony in Ulundi.

Sharks fell short of expectation

2014-07-26 13:00
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The Sharks have joined the Stormers in proving that ‘anti-rugby’ doesn’t win you Super Rugby trophies, writes Rob Houwing.

Tongaat mall site visit carried out

2014-07-25 20:08

Labour department officials have visited the Tongaat Mall to determine how much steel was built into a beam believed to have contributed to the structure's collapse.

Beast: Sharks have the belief

2014-07-25 17:00

Beast Mtawarira says the Sharks have the belief that they can knock over the Crusaders in their semi-final in Christchurch.

Inquiry: Mall owner unco-operative

2014-07-24 21:15

The owner of the ill-fated Tongaat Mall which collapsed last year killing two people has been accused of being unco-operative at the commission of inquiry investigating the tragedy.

Mom: Axe murder accused had memory problems

2014-07-24 15:57

There were times when the murder-accused former Blue Bulls rugby player Joseph Phindile Ntshongwana could not remember things, his mother told the Durban High Court on Thursday.

Lambie starts for Sharks

2014-07-24 10:18

The Sharks team named by Director of Rugby Jake White shows a number of changes for the semi-final showdown with the Crusaders.

3 hijackers killed in dramatic N3 shoot-out

2014-07-24 10:06
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Three suspected hijackers were killed during a heavy gun battle with police following a high-speed car chase on the N3 in KwaZulu-Natal, according to a report.

Man gets life for raping, killing girl, 7

2014-07-24 07:04

A man has been sentenced to life in jail by the Scottburgh Regional Court for the kidnap, rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Axe case returns to court

2014-07-24 05:50

The trial of former Blue Bulls' rugby player, Phindile Joseph Ntshongwana, who is accused of killing four people with an axe, is expected to resume in the Durban High Court.

Urgent teachers improvement needed - IFP

2014-07-23 14:18

The IFP says urgent intervention is needed to stop the "poor teacher-poor learner" cycle in maths.

Phinda poachers in court

2014-07-22 20:20

Five alleged rhino poachers, arrested at the Phinda Game Reserve on the weekend, have appeared in court.

Injured Beast stays home

2014-07-22 15:30
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Prop Beast Mtawarira has failed a fitness test and wasn't aboard the flight to New Zealand for the Sharks' Super Rugby semi-final.

Bismarck praises Sharks pack

2014-07-22 05:00

Sharks captain Bismarck du Plessis has praised the forwards for laying the groundwork in their Super Rugby playoff win over the Highlanders.

Glasgow wowed by Durban bid

2014-07-21 22:21

Durban was thrust into the spotlight following an impressive presentation to the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly.

Sharks ‘lack imagination’

2014-07-21 18:11
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The Sharks may not be multi-pronged enough strategically to knock over the Crusaders, says former All Black Justin Marshall.

Kiwi ref for Sharks' semi-final

2014-07-21 09:03

New Zealander Glen Jackson will be the referee for the Sharks' Super Rugby semi-final against the Crusaders in Christchurch.

SA widow gets little help from Malaysian authorities

2014-07-20 10:18

Malaysian Airline authorities have failed to co-operate with the family and widow of Cameron Dalziel, the Durban born helicopter pilot who died the ill-fated flight MH17.

Man trapped in trench rescued after 11 hours

2014-07-19 21:26

A man trapped in a water-filled trench at a residential property near Durban has been freed after an 11-hour rescue operation, paramedics say.

Sharks book semi-final spot

2014-07-19 19:07
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The Sharks have reached the Super Rugby semi-finals after beating the Highlanders in a thrilling encounter in Durban.

Madonsela inspects fence at KZN game park

2014-07-18 21:07

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has inspected the fencing at the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park following complaints of attacks by wild animals.

SA man killed on Flight MH17 - report

2014-07-18 08:50

A South African helicopter pilot based in Malaysia was one of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash, according to a report.

Ex-Bull should remember crime, court hears

2014-07-17 21:54

There is no reason why alleged Durban axe murderer, Joseph Phindile Ntshongwana, should have no memory about his alleged crimes, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban has heard.

Alleged drug dealer granted bail

2014-07-17 19:05

A woman accused of dealing in dagga with an estimated street value of R50 000 has been granted bail in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Psychiatrist: Ex-Bulls player had reason for killing

2014-07-16 22:00

Former Blue Bulls rugby player Joseph Phindile Ntshongwana might have had a reason for attacking the four people he is accused of murdering, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court heard.

 

Planes in near-miss at PE airport

2014-07-26 15:10

On the back of a tumultuous global aviation period, the SACAA has confirmed it is investigating a near-miss incident at Port Elizabeth Airport.

As it happened: Crusaders v Sharks

2014-07-26 11:30
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A recap of the Super Rugby semi-final between the Crusaders and Sharks in Christchurch.

Health workers killed in multiple vehicle crash

2014-07-25 20:08

Three KwaZulu-Natal health department employees have been killed in an accident involving a car and two trucks in Colenso.

'Satanic' robber terrorises elderly couple

2014-07-25 12:14

An 81-year-old grandmother has recounted "the most terrifying day of her life", when a robber threatened her and her husband with a garden fork during a brutal home invasion.

Tongaat mall owner surprised at collapse, inquiry told

2014-07-24 15:57

The owner of the ill-fated Tongaat Mall was surprised to find his mall in the news when it collapsed, as he believed construction had stopped, a commission of inquiry into the disaster has heard.

Jake out to buck another trend

2014-07-24 14:09
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Sharks Director of Rugby Jake White is confident his side can buck the trend and win Super Rugby despite not finishing in the top two.

Brazen Durban mugging caught on CCTV

2014-07-24 10:06

Dramatic CCTV footage has captured the brazen early morning armed robbery of a domestic worker as she waited outside her employer's home.

MH17 victim's credit cards used after crash

2014-07-24 08:41

The widow of the South African man killed when Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine has been forced to cancel his credit cards after noticing activity on his account, according to a report.

Mall collapse inquiry continues

2014-07-24 06:14

The inquiry into the collapse of the Tongaat Mall, in which two people were killed, will continue at the commission of inquiry in Durban.

Woman killed in head-on collision

2014-07-23 21:04

A woman has died and five people injured in a head-on collision on the M4 near Umdloti, KwaZulu-Natal.

Concrete used for Tongaat mall not tested - foreman

2014-07-23 14:18

Strength tests have never been carried out on the concrete used in the columns supporting the ill-fated Tongaat Mall.

Poor design on columns led to Tongaat mall collapse

2014-07-22 18:54

The poor design of two columns led to the collapse of the Tongaat mall, an expert engineer has told a commission of inquiry.

Bookies give Sharks no chance

2014-07-22 11:25

The Sharks' run in this year's Vodacom Super Rugby competition will end in the semi-finals, if bookmakers are to be believed...

Pills didn't help alleged axe killer

2014-07-21 22:30

The medication that alleged Durban axe murderer, former Blue Bulls rugby player Joseph Phindile Ntshongwana, took for his mental illness had not led to an improvement, his mother says.

Man killed by truck after having seizure in road

2014-07-21 21:14

A man has been run over by a truck in Durban, after falling into the road while having an epileptic seizure.

Beam failed at Tongaat mall - expert

2014-07-21 16:35

A beam that had insufficient steel reinforcing bars and an unbonded concrete joint probably led to the Tongaat Mall collapsing, an expert engineer has testified.

Our best 20 minutes: Jake

2014-07-20 16:46
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Sharks director of rugby Jake White has hailed the late fightback by his side after they saw off the stubborn Highlanders.

Sharks will like underdog tag

2014-07-19 22:04
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Labouring to beat the Highlanders may have strangely aided the Sharks for their tough semi in Christchurch, writes Rob Houwing.

Ocean can contribute R177bn to GDP - Zuma

2014-07-19 19:15
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President Jacob Zuma has announced plans to explore parts of the ocean to find economic potential that could contribute to the country's gross domestic product.

As it happened: Sharks v Highlanders

2014-07-19 19:05
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See how the action unfolded in the S15 playoff between the Sharks and Highlanders.

Ex-Bulls' court case interrupted

2014-07-18 19:52

The trial of alleged axe murderer and a former Blue Bulls rugby player has been disrupted in court because prisoners set off a fire alarm.

Tinge of revenge in playoff

2014-07-17 22:58

The Sharks will be all too aware that they face the only team this year to deny them a Super Rugby log point in their playoff.

Madonsela asks for Tongaat housing plan

2014-07-17 19:05

KwaZulu-Natal officials must devise a plan by the end of August to solve housing problems in Tongaat, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's office says.

Jake was tempted to start Pat

2014-07-17 17:30

Cell C Sharks director of rugby Jake White has admitted that there was a big temptation to start against the Highlanders with Pat Lambie, but in the end decided against it.

Highlanders to draw on history

2014-07-16 21:00

The Highlanders will look at the history books as they hope to upset the Sharks in their Super Rugby playoff in Durban.

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