Articles by Zimbili Vilakazi

KwaMashu paramedics refuse to work until they’re tested for Covid-19

They have been told only symptomatic people would be tested, despite asymptomatic colleague testing positive

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 3 June 2020

Covid-19: Durban workers without pay as company fails to declare them with UIF

Over R14 billion paid to about 2.5 million workers during lockdown, says labour department

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 20 May 2020
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Covid-19: Clinic staff in two-week quarantine after nurse tests positive

Oqaqeni Clinic in Maphumulo, northern KwaZulu-Natal remains closed

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 4 May 2020
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Covid-19: Union opens criminal case against health head in KZN

Public Servants Association of South Africa says health workers have been without PPE since the start of the lockdown

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 20 April 2020
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Covid-19: Meet the entrepeneurs who are making masks

Wearing masks may help reduce the spread of the epidemic, if other social distancing measures are also implemented

By Thamsanqa Mbovane and Zimbili Vilakazi - 15 April 2020
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Parents stop teaching at primary school after allegations of corporal punishment

Children beaten with coat hanger says parent

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 15 May 2018
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Woman who gave birth twice in one year can’t get birth certificate

Nompumelelo Caluza had a child in January and twins prematurely in October. Home Affairs doesn’t think it’s possible.

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 8 May 2018
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Durban woman’s pension vanishes in unexplained loans

CPS promises to refund beneficiary while it investigates

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 23 April 2018
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Durban residents demand speed bumps on deadly road

Blockade after child hurt in accident at the weekend

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 4 April 2018
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Eight years and counting for Home Affairs to fix clerical error

Wrong gender recorded on twin’s birth certificate

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 13 March 2018
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Eighth week on strike at Durban University of Technology

21,000 students unable to go to lectures

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 6 March 2018
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Race row disrupts KZN school

Learners boycott classes after teacher accused of making racist insults

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 5 March 2018
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Municipality finally gives councillor office 18 months after being elected

Residents suspect he was treated badly because ANC candidate was not elected

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 1 February 2018
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We can’t afford a bigger salary increase, says DUT management

Negotiations between unions and university management stalled

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 25 January 2018
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No compensation for man after work accident

Six months later, bureaucracy prevents Ntongenzani Ngidi from making ends meet

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 22 January 2018
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Thekwini College students protest against registration process

Anger that they have been told to register via Central Application Office which costs R400

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 16 January 2018