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Why is there so much conflict between Abahlali and the state?

Scarcity of houses is just one part of a problem that has its roots in the province’s 1990s violence

By Christopher Clark - 20 September 2018
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Scientists step up demand for government to protect oceans

Environmental Affairs commitment to declare 21 new protected areas has stalled

By Fred Kockott - 14 September 2018
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KwaMashu hostel residents fed up with City’s neglect

“Sometimes I don’t even tell people where I live. I refuse to believe that there is a community allowed to live like this.”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 7 September 2018
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Durban families cut off as road wastes away

Dirt road in Inanda suburb hasn’t been touched by municipality for years, say residents

By Nokulunga Majola - 3 September 2018
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Land occupiers caught in battle between private landowner and tribal council

Ten homes bulldozed in Verulam north of Durban

By Nokulunga Majola - 30 August 2018
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Qadi Tribal Council defies City in land occupation

eThekwini land invasion unit used rubber bullets on people who bought plots from the tribal council

By Nokulunga Majola - 23 August 2018
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Residents threaten to destroy new road

People who had homes demolished for road construction in 2013 have still not been compensated

By Nokulunga Majola - 20 August 2018
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Chaos at University of KwaZulu-Natal

Students burn furniture and appliances in protest over accommodation

By Nomfundo Xolo - 17 August 2018
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Girls expelled from school for kissing

Learners deny they kissed for 20 minutes

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 August 2018
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Muti traders protest after fire

Report on blaze could lead to closure of Durban Herbal Market

By Nokulunga Majola - 2 August 2018
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Shack fire victims “dumped” at church

Eight families have been sharing a one-room shack for three weeks after fire destroyed their homes

By Nokulunga Majola - 30 July 2018
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Durban street vendors “overlooked and undermined” by government

New report suggests local municipalities could do much more to support informal traders

By Nomfundo Xolo - 25 July 2018
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Durban residents will take to the streets if City doesn’t clean up its act

Municipality unresponsive on blocked and broken toilets in Siyathuthuka

By Nokulunga Majola - 24 July 2018
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Playground for rats at Redhill informal settlement

Municipality dispatches rodent control team

By Nokulunga Majola - 13 July 2018
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Families challenge eviction from RDP flats in Umlazi

27 families occupied new units fearing they would be overlooked for housing

By Nomfundo Xolo - 13 July 2018
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“We need electricity, legal or not” says shack dweller

eThekwini Municipality is planning to roll out 18,000 new electricity connections across the city

By Nokulunga Majola - 10 July 2018