Why is Durban splurging R50 million on a sea pier extension?

City’s sand-pumping scheme had become dysfunctional due to neglect

By Tony Carnie - 15 July 2020

Long queues for Covid-19 relief grants

Post Office urges people to wait for an SMS confirming funds are available

By Nokulunga Majola - 14 July 2020

Homeless people in lockdown complete computer training

Organisation says graduates can get typing jobs or work at an internet cafe

By Nokulunga Majola - 3 July 2020

Protesters against gender-based violence complain of being manhandled by police

Arrested demonstrators were crammed into vans and kept together in a cell for breaking Covid-19 regulations

By Nokulunga Majola - 2 July 2020

Taxis operating at full capacity

Some commuters and drivers say they fear for their safety but have no choice

By Nokulunga Majola - 30 June 2020

Taxis in KZN to defy lockdown regulations

Taxis plan to operate at full capacity from Monday

By Nokulunga Majola - 26 June 2020

Residents thank Covid-19 pandemic for sanitation

After 23 years using a pit latrine, community gets chemical toilets

By Nokulunga Majola - 19 June 2020

Transparent masks allow deaf people to lip-read

“Normal masks hide emotions”

By Nokulunga Majola - 19 June 2020

Durban fire leaves 150 people homeless and one dead

One of two serious shack fires in city in 24 hours

By Nokulunga Majola - 15 June 2020

Covid-19: Durban customers fed-up with bad hair days

Hairstylists find ways to work while salons are closed

By Nokulunga Majola - 15 June 2020

Shack dwellers’ vegetable co-operative funds new toilets, masks and sanitisers

Vegetable gardens have changed life in Durban informal settlement

By Nokulunga Majola - 4 June 2020

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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Pressing need for food parcels in Durban

Hunger grows in Blackburn Village informal settlement’s 2,000 households

By Nokulunga Majola - 11 May 2020
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Long wait for title deeds in Durban

Residents of Mount Moriah have been waiting more than ten years

By Nokulunga Majola - 7 May 2020
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Covid-19: “At least something good came out of this lockdown” says settlement resident

Mandeni informal settlement got six toilets and running water after 10 years of waiting

By Nokulunga Majola - 28 April 2020