EXCLUSIVE: Shock court bid over KZN leadership could spell trouble for ANC

2016-07-27 15:51

A shock court bid to nullify the leadership of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal, just a week before local government elections, has exposed the thinly-veiled fault lines in the ruling party.

Buthelezi a worried man

2016-07-27 13:07

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says he is concerned about political killings that continue to mar the run-up to the local government elections.

Tributes pour in for ‘ubuntu editor’

2016-07-27 13:06

Tributes poured in on Tuesday for veteran journalist and founding editor of Echo and former Witness assistant editor Khaba Mkhize, who died on Monday after a long illness.

Poor to take on city, Eskom

2016-07-27 12:12

A group of poor, elderly women are taking on Msunduzi Municipality and Eskom in the Pietermaritzburg high court tomorrow, fighting for free basic electricity.

IFP urges parties to honour code after two murders

2016-07-26 10:34

The IFP has called for political parties to honour the electoral code of conduct they signed with the Independent Electoral Commission of SA.

KZN drought far from over

2016-07-26 10:34

The good rain received over the weekend does not mean the drought is over, authorities have warned.

School kept parents in dark

2016-07-26 10:34

Leaked documents from a Pietermaritzburg school besieged by sexual abuse claims reveal a ploy to keep parents in the dark.

N3 snow-seekers warned

2016-07-25 14:09

Authorities have advised snow seekers to stay away from parts of KZN that have received snowfall, or run the risk of being caught in major traffic delays.

Robbery victims wounded, woman spots one of her attackers

2016-07-25 12:31

A Chase Valley couple were among the victims of three separate robberies in Pietermaritzburg over the weekend.

Mass prayer for PMB

2016-07-25 11:32

Hundreds of Pietermaritzburg residents carried wooden crosses and held hands as they gathered at the city hall on Saturday to pray for peace in the capital during election time.


Criminals take advantage of the city’s winter chill

2016-07-27 13:07

Criminals appear to be using the chilly winter weather to capitalise, with residents bearing the brunt as break-in cases escalate in some Pietermaritzburg suburbs.

Soni ‘aide’ off bribery hook

2016-07-27 13:07

A former Pietermaritzburg policeman and roleplayer in the infamous Rajivee Soni murder trial is off the hook on a bribery charge linked to the case.

KZN dam levels still low, despite heavy rains – Umgeni Water

2016-07-27 12:25

Heavy rainfalls throughout KwaZulu-Natal over a three-day period have not significantly improved dam levels in the drought-stricken province.

Local pupil selected for Cycling Tour in Ireland

2016-07-27 12:12

A Wykeham Collegiate pupil is flying the Pietermaritzburg flag high as the only girl in the Midlands selected for the Errigal Youth Cycling Tour in Ireland.

‘NFP will not ask members to vote for ANC’

2016-07-26 10:34

The NFP has denied claims that it has held talks with the ANC in the province with the view of asking its supporters to vote for the ruling party in the upcoming local government elections.

Magistrate forced to defer ex-attorney’s multimillion-rand theft trial

2016-07-26 10:34

The commencement of the multimillion-rand theft trial of ex-attorney Sundeep Singh was delayed on Monday because he fired his legal team earlier this month.

Pedestrian killed while crossing N3 highway in KZN

2016-07-26 09:52

A pedestrian has died after he was hit by a car while crossing the N3 highway during stormy weather in Pietermaritzburg, paramedics say.

ANC supporters in Imbali stone, hack at DA Chetty’s motorcade

2016-07-25 12:31

Rocks were thrown at DA mayoral candidate Mergan Chetty’s motorcade while he was conducting campaign visits on Saturday.

School asks ex-counsellor’s supporters to stay away

2016-07-25 11:32

Four teachers who allegedly showed support for a former Pietermaritzburg school counsellor charged with sexually molesting young pupils have been requested to stay away from school pending an investigation.

KZN farmer scrambles to save freezing calves

2016-07-25 11:19

Heavy snowfalls in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands have had farmers scrambling to rescue animals at risk of succumbing to the cold.

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