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Traditional affairs office burnt down in KZN

“Barbaric act” believed to be by land occupiers angry over government crackdown, says MEC

By Musa Binda - 14 March 2019
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Cato Crest residents block roads after shack demolitions

Abahlali baseMjondolo leader says protesters were not their members

By Musa Binda - 7 March 2019
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Students burn their beds at UKZN

Protests over conditions at San Sabil residence in Durban

By Musa Binda - 1 March 2019
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University orders students to leave residences following violent protests

Some students say they will not leave

By Nomfundo Xolo - 20 February 2019
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Students shut down Mangosuthu University

University “shocked” by protest; asks for evidence of outstanding payment claims

By Nomfundo Xolo - 18 February 2019
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Elderly residents of Durban have waited decades, in vain, for housing

“I grew old here, and so will my grandchildren.”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 25 January 2019
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Cato Crest residents battle continuous demolitions

“All of my son’s school books have been burnt, books that I had bought with my last cents. What will I tell him? Where will he even sleep?”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 18 January 2019
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Amanzimtoti community without water for weeks

Ethekwini Municipality has promised to send water trucks to the community

By Nomfundo Xolo - 11 January 2019
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Durban teen set for Special Olympics in UAE

Home Affairs helps Asisipho Sosibo get a birth certificate just in time to compete in March

By Barbara Maregele - 8 January 2019
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Housing allocation “chaos” in Umlazi

eThekwini Municipality admits “confusion” over who benefitted from housing project

By Nomfundo Xolo - 10 December 2018
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Court victory for disabled Umlazi residents

Enduduzweni Centre members celebrate as their electricity is reconnected

By Nomfundo Xolo - 28 November 2018
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Durban Metrorail commuter loses job after train delays

Several commuters complain of overcrowded carriages, delayed trains

By Nomfundo Xolo - 27 November 2018
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Durban teen desperate for passport to get to Special Olympics

Her soccer team will be among over 50 athletes representing South Africa in the UAE

By Barbara Maregele - 23 November 2018
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Abahlali activist claims he was left out of electricity project as punishment

But municipality says project can’t be completed because area is not safe

By Nomfundo Xolo - 20 November 2018
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Budding KZN scientist wins film award

Jamila Janna is becoming an expert in snails

By Thabiso Goba and Fred Kockott - 15 November 2018
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“We are only good for votes” say Cato Crest families

Residents face more evictions in their new community

By Nomfundo Xolo - 6 November 2018