Community comes to the aid of Durban fire victims

“Some of us have been affected by the riots and looting but we continue to assist and help the community regardless of race or religion because we are all human beings,” says Muslim organisation

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20 July 2021

Unrest July 2021: Personal notes from a KZN reporter

“On Wednesday night for the first time in days, I went to bed with a little bit of hope”

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16 July 2021

Durban volunteers and workers clean up en masse

“People are here knowing there is nothing to gain personally. They are doing it for the Umlazi community”

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15 July 2021

KZN unrest: Old age homes running out of food

Facilities for the elderly in Durban are battling with staff shortages and are not getting food deliveries as looting continues

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13 July 2021

Health services in KZN struggle to function amidst looting and violent unrest

Ambulances grounded, hospitals on skeleton staff, vaccination programme halted and clinics close in eThekwini

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12 July 2021

Fire kills one man and destroys 200 shacks in Cato Manor

Residents say this is the third devastating fire in eight months at Marikana informal settlement

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9 July 2021

“Mice, cockroaches, mosquitos and flies were attracted to the dumping site”

eThekwini Municipality warns of fines of up to R5,000 for illegal dumping

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9 July 2021

Man accused of stealing a cellphone and set alight recovers in hospital from severe burns

At least three people killed every day by vigilantes according to latest quarterly crime stats

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5 July 2021

How the R350 Covid-19 grant helped an artist open his own food stall

#PayTheGrants campaign members renew calls for government to reinstate the grant

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2 July 2021

Refugee uses art to tell stories of xenophobia

Azuri Muhuli has seen and suffered violence

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1 June 2021

Union starts strike against Massmart

88 workers retrenched and work hours cut as company restructures its labour force

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28 May 2021

Solidarity protest for dock workers who stalled Israeli ship

Action against the vessel was part of a global call for workers and trade unions to refuse to unload Israeli ships

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22 May 2021

Bail granted for two Abahlali leaders accused of conspiracy to murder

Shack dweller movement believe arrests are a political ploy to destroy and discredit them

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21 May 2021

Life after a devastating fire in Cato Manor’s Marikana

The informal settlement is home to about 6,000 people

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30 April 2021

Complaints of shoddy workmanship at new multi-million rand housing development

“I don’t know why they moved us here when they know that there is still a lot of work to be done” says resident

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30 April 2021