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“I’m still shaking with fear” says Newcastle shop owner

Dozens of immigrant-owned stores in Osizweni and Madadeni were ransacked and vandalised on Thursday

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 24 January 2020
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Learners sent home after municipality cuts water supply to Pietermaritzburg school

School ran up bill of R2 million, says municipality

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 21 January 2020
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Protesters shut clinic in Pietermaritzburg

Willowfontein residents demand municipality keeps promise to fix road

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 21 January 2020
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Residents look forward to government officials travelling on potholed road and “feeling their pain”

Willowfontein residents fed up with broken promises

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 17 January 2020
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Neighbour saves children from burning shack

“He heard little voices coming from the inside”

By Musa Binda - 7 January 2020
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Pietermaritzburg fire leaves 164 people homeless

“Our clothes and food went up in flames”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 10 December 2019
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Pietermaritzburg families burying their loved ones at home as cemeteries fill up

Municipality now using pathways in cemetery for graves

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 5 December 2019
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Osizweni residents cry foul on road construction jobs

Their names were drawn, but they never got the promised work

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 4 December 2019
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“What is the use of voting while we are still suffering”

Pietermaritzburg residents say they were promised houses years ago

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 2 December 2019
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R2.3 million taxi rank unused for five years

No explanation from Newcastle municipality

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 28 November 2019
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Eleventh-hour delay in court case involving King Goodwill Zwelithini

Zulu royal land trust is accused of “extorting” millions from rural residents

By Tony Carnie - 20 November 2019
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Hundreds left homeless by Pietermartizburg tornado struggle to pick up their lives

“We have no food”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 18 November 2019
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Borehole brings relief to KZN school

Jamiatul Ulama KZN and Gift of the Givers gives Mcoseleli Secondary and the Maqongqo community a new borehole

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 15 November 2019
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Man dies in agony after ambulance takes ten hours to arrive

Partner of deceased says operator told her to “learn to wait”

By Zakithi Dlamini - 15 November 2019
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Silver lining to Dusi pollution calamity?

Durban-Pietermaritzburg river pollution is a microcosm of nationwide water pollution control failures

By Tony Carnie - 14 November 2019
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Unemployed nurses demand vacant hospital posts be filled

Over 200 nurses marched to the KZN Department of Health in Pietermaritzburg

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 12 November 2019