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Disaster fund needed to clean KZN river spill

1,6 million litres of fatty oils and caustic soda poured out of Willowton Oil into the Msundusi River on Tuesday leaving a trail of destruction

By Fred Kockott - 18 August 2019
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UNISA students disrupt KZN campuses

“We want our scripts given back to us. Students must verify results for themselves.”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 6 August 2019
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“Corporal punishment has never stopped in our school” says KZN learner

Staff member caught on video beating students

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 31 July 2019
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After 25 years of waiting for government, Ncwadi erupts in protests

“Now that we are doing what other communities are doing, police shoot at us. Protesting is the last option but we had no choice.”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 July 2019
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People flock to live at Pietermaritzburg dump site

“This has become a home for many of us”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 25 July 2019
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Parents shut down primary school in Imbali over fees

“Where did the money we paid go?” asks angry parent

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 23 July 2019
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Dangerous and full pit latrines replaced at Khokhwane Primary

Gift of the Givers has built eight new toilets at the school

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 July 2019
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Community wins 20 year battle for school

Case goes to the heart of the fundamental rights of access to basic education guaranteed by the Constitution, says judge

By Tania Broughton - 18 July 2019
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Daily struggle to get water in Pietermaritzburg location

Water trucks no longer deliver, and a project to install taps has stopped in Umkhambathini

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 18 July 2019
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Emergency workers sit around all day because there are no ambulances

KZN’s broken ambulances: no help for people in emergencies and EMS personnel put in danger

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 3 July 2019
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Electricity restored to Pietermaritzburg township after months of power cuts

Eskom installed a new transformer in the area in June

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 1 July 2019
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Pietermaritzburg municipality lets water go to waste, but residents have to queue at the tap

100 people to one tap in Pavilion informal settlement

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 27 June 2019
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Security guards plan further protests in Pietermaritzburg

Workers demand reinstatement of colleagues

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 25 June 2019
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“The ANC has fooled us enough. They must deliver” says Pietermaritzburg protester

Cash-strapped Msunduzi Municipality says it is now asking private businesses for help

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 25 June 2019
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Crime prevention volunteers in KZN vow to fight termination of contracts

MEC’s private sector plan criticised

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 June 2019
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Filthy pit latrines and no water at Pietermaritzburg primary school

“Our children don’t deserve such conditions,” says parent.

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 11 June 2019