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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
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Disabled residents resist government plan to move them out

“If they want us gone, they must kill us, like they did Life Esidimeni”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 17 October 2018
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Meeting on gas and oil exploration descends into chaos

Activists oppose Italian company prospecting off KZN coast

By Fred Kockott and Thabiso Goba - 15 October 2018
Residents of Enkanini in Cato Crest informal settlement in Durban say they have been without proper sanitation since August 2017. Photo: Nomfundo Xolo

Frustrated Durban residents march over lack of basic services

“We are not being taken serious by the municipality”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 5 October 2018
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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