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Covid-19: Dambuza youth donate groceries to locked down street hawkers

“If I don’t go out and work that means going to bed hungry. I now have food,” says vendor

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: Emergency workers refuse to attend to patient until they get proper equipment

Eight employees face disciplinary charges

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 March 2020
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“In Glebelands you were supposed to be careful, be alert and know who you were talking to before you say anything” witness tells court

The trial is expected to continue on 20 April

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 24 March 2020
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Glebelands Eight Trial: Witness says R160,000 raised for hitman

William Mthembu and Thokozani Machi, known as the “big fishes” at Glebelands hostel, were murdered in 2015

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 March 2020
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Money collected from Glebelands residents was used to fund violence, says witness

Court visits scene of alleged murder

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 March 2020
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Covid-19: Caluza clinic is bad enough in normal times

During an epidemic it may be much worse

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 16 March 2020
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Love dispute blamed for 66 families displaced by shack fire

“We are suffering for arguments between people we don’t know” says victim

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 16 March 2020
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Parents lock principal out of school

Willowfontein Intermediate school is in a dire state and issues are not being addressed, say community members

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 11 March 2020
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KZN TVET students arrested for protesting released on bail

“We will fight even if we get arrested” says student

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 6 March 2020
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Students shutdown TVET colleges over unpaid NSFAS funds, accommodation

College management and students agree to meet on Thursday

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 3 March 2020
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Edendale Hospital bed shortage means patients wait on chairs for days

NEHAWU blames hospital management

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 2 March 2020
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Families demand speed bumps after car crashes into house

Pietermaritzburg road has been the scene of many accidents

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 28 February 2020
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“Sisi, what’s the use of voting?” asks Pietermaritzburg resident

Impassable roads, no tap water, no clinic, no community hall and their municipality placed under administration for irregular expenditure

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 27 February 2020
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Armed men assault clinic workers

Pietermaritzburg clinic closed after attack; patients turned away

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 25 February 2020
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Taps ran dry four years ago in Pietermaritzburg neighbourhood

Residents depend on a water tanker

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 February 2020
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Fire victims relocated to waterlogged site

Survivors of a devastating blaze in December say the site they were relocated to is unsuitable and unserviced

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 12 February 2020