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  1. Many left shaken after #DurbanTremorRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Thousands of people took to social media websites, reporting they had felt the tremor from as far south as Margate up to Richards Bay in the north, and as far inland as Pietermaritzburg. There was no official information immediately available from the Council for Geoscience on what had caused the tremor or what the strength of the tremor was.

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  2. Monkeys enjoy a little paddle and playRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Could it have been a pool party when these vervet monkeys took to the water at a Westville home? Or did it have anything to do with celebrating the Chinese Year of the Monkey which starts on Monday? Whatever the cause, about half a million of their human cousins have shared the vervets' pleasure at playing in the pool. This Facebook video, posted by Hillcrest doctor Michael Rout, has clocked up 474 735 visits.

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  3. #DurbanTremor shakes coastal beltRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    The earth tremor that shook the KwaZulu-Natal coastal regions on Saturday morning is unlikely to be greater than magnitude 3.0, the Council for Geoscience said on Saturday. "But the earthquake seems to be located in the KZN region and was felt quite widely in the province.

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  4. Puzzle of missing mom deepensRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    The mystery over the whereabouts of a British woman, Linda Rowe, 63, believed to have last been in Pietermaritzburg, deepened on Friday when Rowe purportedly contacted the police and SA Community Crime Watch. Last night, Mike Venter from the crime-watch group confirmed he had received an e-mail from a person claiming to be the missing Linda Rowe late on Thursday night.

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  5. CONFIRMED: Ghana defender John Paintsil SACKED by Maritzburg UnitedRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | GhanaSoccerNet.com

    John Paintsil of Maritzburg United FC during the Absa Premiership match between Maritzburg United and Ajax Cape Town at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg South Africa on April 28, 2015 A Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix The experienced player was among eight players released by the Team of Choice who are undergoing changes under new coach Ernst Middendorp. Paintsil was playing his second season after an impressive debut where he made 27 league appearances during the 2014/15 season.

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  6. Swallows in NFD free-fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | Iol.co.za

    As we look forward to the Kaizer Chiefs-Orlando Pirates match, the original Soweto Derby participants, Moroka Swallows, stand on the brink of extinction. Photo by: Etienne Rothbart As we look forward to today's Kaizer Chiefs-Orlando Pirates match, the original Soweto Derby participants, Moroka Swallows, stand on the brink of extinction.

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  7. Court bid to scrap advocate off rollRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Iol.co.za

    The vast majority of advocates from the Pietermaritzburg Bar felt that the punching of a colleague by another at a function was totally inappropriate and were unhappy about it, the Pietermaritzburg High Court heard on Wednesday. Advocate Adrian Rall SC who had been the chairman of the Pietermaritzburg Bar from November 2010 to August 2012 added that he shared the same sentiments.

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  8. 70 man task team to nab 'Gadget Gang'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Iol.co.za

    As schools across Pietermaritzburg continue to count the costs of being burgled by a gang targeting primary schools for their electronic equipment and power tools, national crime intelligence officers are working on nabbing the brazen criminals. According to police sources, members from the national crime intelligence office are working in conjunction with a 70-man task team comprising seasoned detectives, to bring the so-called "Gadget Gang" to book.

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  9. Sport24.co.za | Catch us if you can - SundownsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | News24

    Pitso Mosimane didn't hold back about his bitterness at losing the league title to bitter rivals Kaizer Chiefs last season. Unlike many people, he did not sulk or walk away with his tail between his legs like a dog that has been bitterly embarrassed by losing a bone, but went away and started strategising for the upcoming season.

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  10. Baby boy abandoned in veldRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Iol.co.za

    A baby boy, believed to be only a few hours old, was discovered in a veld in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday, ER24 said in a statement. He said its believed the baby, weighing just under three kilogrammes, was born a few metres from where it was found in the veld in Mbuyisa street in Sobantu, Pietermaritzburg.

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  11. 'Angry' stepmother jailed for assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Iol.co.za

    A Midlands stepmother who brutally assaulted her 11-year-old stepdaughter with a golf club and a belt, was sentenced to five years in prison by a Pietermaritzburg magistrate after pleading guilty to assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Sentencing the woman, Magistrate Rose Mogwera said it was clear she had severe "anger issues" and it was sad that stepmothers were "notorious" for abusing their partner's children.

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  12. How Midmar Mile will put safety firstRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Iol.co.za

    The organisers of the 43rd Midmar Mile, the world's largest open water swimming event, loved by young and old alike, will this year make water safety a "huge priority". Race organisers said on Wednesday that in the light of the history of the Mile, in which three swimmers drowned in separate incidents since 2011, everything possible is being done to ensure swimmers' water safety was well protected.

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  13. Increase in Midlands stock theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Iol.co.za

    Stock theft is becoming a serious problem in the Midlands, with recent statistics painting a grim picture, according to court papers filed at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. According to police officer Nkosinathi Khenisa, who has 34 years experience in stock theft, 167 cases were registered in 2013 in the KZN Midlands, while 115 cases were reported in 2013.

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  14. Court preserves cable theft cashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Iol.co.za

    A High Court order granting the state authority to preserve R24 700 in cash linked to the theft of copper overhead conductor cables in the province, was granted by Pietermaritzburg Judge Rishi Seegobin on Tuesday. The money was seized by the police on August 16, 2013, as part of an undercover operation by the Organised Crime Unit under the auspices of Operation Nuclear.

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  15. Two charged with R7.5m Cogta theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Iol.co.za

    A former KZN government employee, Patricia Nokwazi Chuli, 30, and local businessman, Mex Dhladhla, made a brief appearance in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with stealing R7.5 million from the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs . Dressed smartly, the two were in and out of the dock within minutes as their case was adjourned to February 26 for further investigation.

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  16. Legal row over Durban festival fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Iol.co.za

    The proceeds of online ticket sales from a Durban beachfront Christmas music festival are at the centre of a legal row between the event owners and a contractor hired to organise the event. Gagasi FM says it contracted with Sibonga Mhlungu, trading as "Great Zulu", to organise the event and paid him R500 000 up front.

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  17. .com | Drought's silver lining is spirit of giving, says charityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | News24

    Durban The greatest positive outcome of the drought crisis has been the togetherness shown by South Africans, Gift of the Givers has said. Speaking to News24 on Tuesday, the non-profit organisation's founder, Imtiaz Sooliman, said they had been given a glimpse into the nation's spirit of "togetherness" while bringing drought relief to different parts of the country.

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  18. Murder accused too ill for courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Iol.co.za

    The much-anticipated murder trial of two young Pietermaritzburg men was delayed yet again at the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court on Monday, due to one of the accused falling ill. Emmanuel Manikum, 18, and Vinodhan Ashwin Chetty, 31, are charged with the execution-style killing of Paul Moses, a Pinetown man who was murdered a day after his 56th birthday.

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  19. Family feud shooter to make bail bidRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Iol.co.za

    A 44-year-old man will make his bid for bail at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court on Friday, charged with the murder of his brother-in-law, and the attempted murders of his mother and sister. Neville Naidoo, of Stork Road in Northdale, made a brief appearance in court last week after handing himself over to police following almost two weeks on the run.

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  20. Accused ATM bombers appear in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Iol.co.za

    The trial of 10 men charged with the murder of a policeman, and several ATM bombings that terrorised the Midlands, kicked off at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday amid tight security. Heavily-armed police guarded the inside and the periphery of the court as the accused took their places in the dock.

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