When herd behaviour is used for selfishness, all you’re left with is a smug sense of entitlement, writes Charlene Naidoo.
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Millions of South Africans shopped, drank or prayed their last day of freedom away on Thursday before the national lockdown took effect at midnight.
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.
We won’t bury just the body.
Despite President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plea to South Africans not to stockpile supplies ahead of the Covid-19 lockdown, not everyone heeded the call.
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.
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”.
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.
A Howick businesswoman has dispelled rumours that she has tested positive for Covid-19 amid panic after rumours spread at the weekend.
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.
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.
Three three men detained in connection with a bloody taxi war in Esigodini were served with an indictment detailing 13 charges on Thursday.
Msunduzi Municipality has established a municipal joint operation committee that will operate from its disaster department during the 21-day lockdown period.
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.
A Pietermaritzburg couple who were confined to their cabin on a luxury cruiseliner in Italy since have finally managed to return home.
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.
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.
A man gunned down in his car in Chapel Street on Friday has been identified by police as local attorney Vusumuzi Mkhulise (48).
“Tick, sanitise and enter” was the routine on Sunday at St Mary’s Catholic Church in the city.
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.
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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