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17 hurt as truck swerves to avoid cow

2014-04-17 08:05

Seventeen construction workers have been injured after the truck that was carrying them overturned and rolled down a steep embankment when it swerved to avoid a cow on the road, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.

3 courageous high school pupils save gran and pets from burning house

2014-04-15 14:28

Three courageous high school pupils have been hailed as heroes for braving an inferno to rescue a stricken 83-year-old woman and her two dogs just seconds before the roof of her home collapsed.

Crashes on N3 toll route decrease

2014-04-15 08:32

Statistics on the N3 toll route from January to March showed a decrease in accidents and fatalities compared to the same period last year, the N3 Toll Concession says.

2 killed as bakkie plunges down embankment

2014-04-15 06:53

Two people were killed and eight injured when a vehicle left the road near Pietermaritzburg and plunged down an embankment.

Teens held over stabbing on school bus

2014-04-12 13:57

Four high school pupils, aged between 16 and 19, have been arrested for allegedly stabbing four others on a school bus in Cedara, outside Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Grant remarks out of context - MEC

2014-04-11 17:56
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The office of KwaZulu-Natal Agriculture MEC Meshack Radebe has sought to explain controversial remarks he made this week about social grants.

3 killed in head-on collision

2014-04-09 16:57

Three people have died when two cars collided head-on near Richmond in KwaZulu-Natal.

Zuma calls for peaceful elections in KZN

2014-04-09 09:25

President Jacob Zuma has urged political parties in KwaZulu Natal to work with the IEC to ensure that peaceful elections take place.

Man who shot wife in error can sympathise with Oscar

2014-04-07 08:52
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A KwaZulu-Natal man who shot his wife in the bathroom, thinking she was a burglar, got a suspended sentence in a case which has striking similarities – and differences – to Oscar Pistorius's murder case.

Man gets life for organising hitmen

2014-04-05 05:45

A Greytown man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg for organising hitmen to avenge his lover's dismissal.

KZN boy electrocuted

2014-03-30 18:05

A boy has been electrocuted in Copesville near Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics say.

KZN farm killer gets life

2014-03-29 07:22

A KwaZulu-Natal man has been jailed for life for killing a prominent Amanzimtoti sugar farmer.

2nd suspect guilty of killing KZN farmer

2014-03-28 07:19

A second man has been convicted of killing a KwaZulu-Natal sugarcane farmer, after his co-accused was found guilty earlier this month.

KZN farm attack judgment due

2014-03-26 22:10

By arming himself with a knife to steal a vehicle, an intruder is just as guilty of murder as his associate who shot a farmer dead, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court has heard.

4 children killed by tractor

2014-03-26 16:36

Four children have died after they were run over by a tractor in Ndwedwe, north of Durban.

Teacher suspended for corporal punishment

2014-03-25 18:40

A teacher has been suspended for allegedly using corporal punishment to discipline pupils at the Lugobe High School near Umbumbulu in KwaZulu-Natal.

7 killed after truck ploughs into bakkie

2014-03-20 15:42

Seven people have died in a head-on collision between a truck and a bakkie on the N2-Nolangeni near Kokstad.

Person dies in KZN truck fire

2014-03-19 11:36

A person has died and another is critically injured after a truck caught fire on the N2 between Kokstad and Mount Ayliff, KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services say.

KZN community counts cost of freak storm

2014-03-18 12:22

Residents and officials are counting the cost of a freak storm that ripped through the community of Emmaus in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

AmaZulu romp to easy win

2014-03-15 08:27

AmaZulu have struck three times in the second half, fighting back from a goal down to beat Maritzburg United in their PSL clash.

Life behind bars for teen rapist

2014-03-13 21:03

A man convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl in Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Greytown Magistrate's Court.

Martizburg finally beat Stars

2014-03-11 22:07

Maritzburg United have registered their first ever PSL win over Free State Stars when they beat at the Harry Gwala Stadium.

Pregnant cop in court for killing boyfriend

2014-03-07 10:14

A KwaZulu-Natal police officer has appeared in court for allegedly shooting her police constable boyfriend multiple times in the face.

Policewoman arrested over cop killing

2014-03-04 21:08

A 32-year-old policewoman has handed herself over to police in connection with the fatal shooting of a Pietermaritzburg policeman.

 

Radebe: 'Vote no' campaign absurd

2014-04-16 14:52
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Justice Minister Jeff Radebe has criticised a "vote no" campaign by some ANC stalwarts, saying the move undermines the sacrifices made by opponents of apartheid.

LRC to make submissions on intermediaries

2014-04-15 13:59

The Legal Resource Centre will be making oral submissions to the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg in a sexual assault case against businessman Stewart Hewitt.

Pupils save gran, pets from burning house

2014-04-15 08:32

Three courageous high school pupils have been hailed as heroes for braving an inferno to rescue a stricken 83-year-old woman and her two dogs just seconds before the roof of her home collapsed.

2 killed in KZN crash

2014-04-14 13:22

Two people have died in an accident on the N3 near Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal.

Pupils stabbed on school bus in KZN

2014-04-12 11:06

Four pupils have been stabbed in a fight on a school bus in Cedara, outside Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.

KZN education freezes AWOL teachers' salaries

2014-04-10 21:09

The salaries of 388 KwaZulu-Natal education department staff are going to be frozen because they cannot be found, the department says.

Don't steal grants if voting for opposition - MEC

2014-04-09 09:38
385 comments

KwaZulu-Natal agriculture MEC Meshack Radebe says those who receive social welfare grants but vote for opposition political parties are stealing from government.

Nkandla residents not asking questions - ANC

2014-04-07 19:09
129 comments

Nkandla locals in KwaZulu-Natal did not raise questions about President Jacob Zuma's private home in the area, ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize says.

Maritzburg slay Arrows

2014-04-06 17:29

Golden Arrows saw their domestic woes stretched when they fell to defeat to Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala Stadium.

3 arrested for KZN principal's murder

2014-03-31 19:02

Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a school principal in KwaZulu-Natal's Ugu District.

Zuma will explain about Nkandla - ANC

2014-03-30 15:33
98 comments

The ANC seemingly has tried to buy time by deciding to let Parliament deal with the public protector’s report into the use of taxpayers’ money at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead.

Pinetown crash driver back in court

2014-03-28 07:28

Sanele Goodness May, accused of killing 24 people when his truck crashed through an intersection in September last year in Durban, will appear in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court.

Former ANC councillor's car torched

2014-03-26 22:10

A former ANC councillor's car has been set a light at his farm in Gluckstadt near Vryheid.

Tongaat mall inquiry to continue

2014-03-26 16:37

A commission of inquiry set up to investigate the collapse of a mall in Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal, would resume next week, the department of labour says.

KZN youths admit to gruesome farm attack

2014-03-25 22:11
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Three youths have admitted in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg to killing a family of three on a farm in Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal.

Eyes on KwaMashu by-elections

2014-03-25 16:53

KwaZulu-Natal will see voters turn out to elect six ward councillors across the province in what could be the final by-elections before the national election on 7 May.

Maritzburg held by Celtic

2014-03-19 21:46

Frank Mhango’s third goal in an as many PSL matches has secured a draw for Bloemfontein Celtic away to Maritzburg United.

Madonsela ready to release Nkandla report

2014-03-18 17:11
101 comments

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will release her final report on Nkandla, amid criticism of her work.

KwaZulu-Natal battered by storms

2014-03-17 23:16

Violent storms in parts of KwaZulu-Natal have led to one person being electrocuted by a lightning strike, 18 people being injured, and many others left homeless.

Usuthu relieved to end dry run

2014-03-15 13:13

Carlington Nyadombo was relieved after AmaZulu bounced back from a poor run of form to bag a convincing win over Maritzburg United.

Pupil killed in KwaZulu-Natal crash

2014-03-14 21:10

A pupil has been killed and six others injured when a car overturned in Pietermaritzburg.

4 appear for KZN farm killing

2014-03-12 20:39

Four men have appeared in the Richmond Magistrate's Court in connection with the murder of a farmer, his wife and son.

Cop killed trying to help neighbour

2014-03-10 14:54

A policeman has been shot dead outside his house in Ezakheni, near Ladysmith, after being called to help stop a fight.

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.

4 killed as bakkie rear-ends truck

2014-03-02 09:44

Four people have died after a bakkie rear-ended a truck on the N3 near Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal traffic authorities say.

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