Shop, drink, pray

2020-03-27 14:30

Millions of South Africans shopped, drank or prayed their last day of freedom away on Thursday before the national lockdown took effect at midnight.

City’s 3 000 homeless make plans around lockdown

2020-03-27 14:30

While everyone was busy with their last-minute shopping on Thursday afternoon in preparation for the lockdown, homeless people in the city centre were still uncertain about what would happen to them.

‘Get missing head’

2020-03-26 14:15

We won’t bury just the body.

‘We’re scared and must ensure we have enough food’

2020-03-25 14:30

Despite President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plea to South Africans not to stockpile supplies ahead of the Covid-19 lockdown, not everyone heeded the call.

Bail splits Sibiya couple

2020-03-25 14:30

The man charged with defrauding investors of more than R500 million, Sandile Clever Sibiya (29), has been denied bail, but his wife, Nomalizo Prudence Sibiya (37), was on Tuesday granted R50 000 bail.

‘People must be vigilant’

2020-03-24 14:30

A 72-year-old Hilton woman who has tested positive for Covid-19 and who is in self-isolation at her upmarket estate home said she has “no idea where she got it from”.

Coronavirus: SA's 'Patient Zero', his wife and 3 others sent home

2020-03-23 14:59

South Africa's 'Patient Zero' – the first person to test positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) – and three others have now tested negative and have been sent home.

Howick hairdresser not infected, urges people not to spread rumours

2020-03-23 14:30

A Howick businesswoman has dispelled rumours that she has tested positive for Covid-19 amid panic after rumours spread at the weekend.

‘We want to go home’

2020-03-23 06:56

One of Addington Hospital’s four patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 and want to be released, said all they were asking for was “national consistency”. He said they were aware that over 100 positive patients were allowed to self-isolate at their homes.

WATCH: Sanitisers-Avoid dangerous tests

2020-03-22 18:08

While the Covid-19 alarm is sending hand sanitisers flying off the shelves, many people have taken to social networks to warn the public about fake hand sanitisers and have shared ways of testing the authenticity of your sanitiser, like setting it on fire.


Indicted after taxi killings

2020-03-27 14:30

Three three men detained in connection with a bloody taxi war in Esigodini were served with an indictment detailing 13 charges on Thursday.

Msunduzi gets ready

2020-03-26 14:15

Msunduzi Municipality has established a municipal joint operation committee that will operate from its disaster department during the 21-day lockdown period.

KZN man charged with attempted murder for exposing others to Covid-19

2020-03-25 16:12

Police are trying to track down 27 people the man came into contact with at his salon business and also at a religious gathering he attended.

Durban couple finally back home after horror confinement on luxury cruise liner in Italy

2020-03-25 14:30

A Pietermaritzburg couple who were confined to their cabin on a luxury cruiseliner in Italy since have finally managed to return home.

‘Hand sanitisers are a luxury’

2020-03-24 14:30

While many people in the country are doing everything to evade Covid-19, it is business as usual for the people of Jika Joe informal settlement and those living on the streets of Pietermaritzburg.

Passengers share sanitiser

2020-03-24 14:30

The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) is distributing hand sanitiser throughout taxi ranks in KwaZulu-Natal to curb the spread of Covid-19, but some taxi operators appear to have already run out.

Attorney gunned down

2020-03-23 14:30

A man gunned down in his car in Chapel Street on Friday has been identified by police as local attorney Vusumuzi Mkhulise (48).

Churches adapt well to new rules

2020-03-23 14:30

“Tick, sanitise and enter” was the routine on Sunday at St Mary’s Catholic Church in the city.

Protecting the elderly

2020-03-23 06:42

The Pietermaritzburg and District Council for the Aged (Padca) is restricting visitors to its frail care facilities, care homes and retirement villages to safeguard the health of residents.

Officer allegedly kills fiancé and then turns gun on herself

2020-03-22 17:35

A Pietermaritzburg policewoman allegedly killed her fiancé after shooting him once before turning the gun on herself following a heated argument in Sweetwaters, KwaNxamalala area, in the early hours of Friday.

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