UKZN contract employees protest working terms

2016-02-11 11:15

Contract workers at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) embarked on protest action yesterday — the first mass action demonstration at the university for 2016.

ANC chaos in Kokstad

2016-01-26 11:32

Emergency services personnel were hastily dispatched to Horseshoe township in Kokstad to rescue ANC members who were injured when the party’s two factions waged war against each other on Sunday evening.

Cops, protesters face off

2016-01-13 10:25

Outnumbered almost 10 to one, police officers stood off against a mob of infuriated Lidgetton protesters who had blockaded the R103 on Tuesday.

Strikers: Please be patient

2015-12-11 10:15

Striking Msunduzi temporary workers have appealed to Pietermaritzburg residents for their understanding, patience and support as streets are strewn with the rubbish they threw around and many essential services remain shut down.

Striking municipal workers block road demanding permanent jobs

2015-12-08 10:36

Temporary workers contracted to the Msunduzi Municipality electricity department burnt tyres and barricaded the Havelock Road offices on Monday, demanding to see the municipal manager.

ANC condemns ‘insults’ over KZN election

2015-11-17 11:36

ANC members who marched to the party’s Durban head office on Monday were scolded for insulting the new KwaZulu-Natal leadership and President Jacob Zuma.

KZN mayor distances himself from shooting incident

2015-11-12 20:33

Jozini Local Municipality mayor, Berthwell Mthethwa, has distanced himself from a shooting incident that took place during a service delivery protest in KwaZulu-Natal.

Blade's staff 'held hostage'

2015-10-22 17:02

Students preventing employees at the offices of the Department of Higher Education and Training in Pretoria from leaving, have finally dispersed just after after police arrived with a water cannon.

Zuma slams campus chaos

2015-10-07 12:34

Protesting university students received a tongue lashing from President Jacob Zuma who ­condemned the sporadic outbursts of violence across the country, especially at UKZN.

‘We’re affected most’

2015-10-05 11:36

The ongoing sporadic student violence at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is affecting students more than the administration, believe opposition student bodies.


Police called to monitor Msunduzi FET students

2016-02-10 11:37

A protest by Msunduzi FET College students on Tuesday afternoon brought the public order police to the campus doors to control the situation.

Protest againt Uber: French taxis on strike

2016-01-26 11:18

Paris taxi drivers protesting what they consider unfair competition from rival services such as Uber are joining teachers and other public servants in nationwide strikes.

Small PMB group to join ‘Zuma Must Fall’ march

2015-12-16 09:53

Marching solidarity with groups throughout the country, a small gathering of Pietermaritzburg residents will picket for the removal of the president today.

PMB strike intensifies

2015-12-10 11:15

Striking municipal workers ­crippled the city yesterday as some ­essential services came to a halt.

Resort tries to stop strikers

2015-11-27 00:37

The Pietermaritzburg high court has confirmed an interdict to put a stop to violent illegal protests that erupted last month outside the Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort.

Residents block road in protest against water shortage

2015-11-17 09:54

Protests over the non-delivery of water in the drought-stricken uMkhanyakude district reached boiling point yesterday when residents from Mtubatuba blocked the N2 freeway with rocks and burning tyres.

Stun grenades vs anger

2015-11-12 12:15

Branches and tyres blazed fiercely as a crowd of waste pickers fled from stun grenades and rubber bullets at the New England Road municipal landfill site on Wednesday.

Fee protests at Cape universities, rubber bullets fired at PE students

2015-10-21 11:01

Protests by students against fee increases at Western Cape and Eastern Cape universities are under way, with police firing rubber bullets at stone-throwing PE students.

KZN demonstrators say no to abortion

2015-10-06 17:26

More than 1 000 demonstrators have taken to the streets of Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, calling for abortion to be made illegal.

Protesting FET students interdicted

2015-10-03 08:45

FET College students at five campuses in Pietermaritzburg were yesterday interdicted for damaging property and disrupting classes as their final exams loom.

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