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  1. .com | About the article Lawyer fasts for fees'.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | News24

    I worked with Mr Loots from 1998 to 2000, it is unbelievable that this matter has still not been resolved by Legal Aid South Africa . Mr Loots provided labour tenants and farm dwellers with legal advice and saved many households, who had rights, from being thrown off farms onto the side of the road.

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  2. KZN water collection flowing nicelyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Iol.co.za

    The warm-hearted KwaZulu-Natal public is rallying to the call to help fellow South Africans hit by the hardships of drought. No sooner had East Coast Radio launched its water collection project, than help began to pour in.

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  3. .com | Small KZN town of Vryheid needs waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 23 | News24

    On Friday night, Water Shortage South Africa , a spontaneous initiative that sprung up on Facebook, put out an urgent plea for help after announcing that the town had no water. "The situation in Vryheid is that they have a dam which pumps water up to the reservoirs, which in turn pump down water to residences, hospitals, businesses, etcetera," Water Shortage South Africa spokesperson Ray de Vries told News24.

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  4. The ANC, DA and the IFP all retained their wards in the 9...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | Iol.co.za

    The ANC, the DA and the IFP all retained their wards in the nine by-elections contested in five provinces, the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa said on Thursday. "Voter turnout varied between 26.36 percent and 53.5 percent with an average of 38.93 percent.

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  5. Five provinces to hold by-electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Iol.co.za

    The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa on Tuesday said seven municipal ward by-elections will take place in the Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and North West. The by-elections, which take place on Wednesday, are being contested by 18 candidates representing four political parties.

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  6. The KZN by-election battle beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Iol.co.za

    Political parties will be battling it out in three KwaZulu-Natal municipalities on Wednesday as they fight for the control of vacant wards. The three by-elections, as a result of deaths of ANC and IFP ward councillors, will provide the parties with an opportunity to put to the test their election machinery before the local government elections later this year.

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  7. Drought: allegations of sabotageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | Iol.co.za

    As the drought continues to tighten its grip, the water situation is being turned into a "political football" in at least one KwaZulu-Natal municipal district. "There are instances of people deliberately destroying the water infrastructure as part of their agenda to capitalise on the situation and gain political points ahead of the local government elections," said Lennox Mabaso, spokesman for the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs .

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  8. Taxi driver killed by passing busRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2016 | Iol.co.za

    A minibus taxi driver who stopped to change a tyre near Vryheid was killed by a passing bus on Friday, a private ambulance company said. Hans Hartmann, KwaZulu Private Ambulance spokesman, said the accident happened on the road between eMondlo and Vryheid shortly after 6am.

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  9. Residents stop Vryheid water tankersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | Iol.co.za

    Police are investigating a case of intimidation after residents of Hlobane in northern KwaZulu-Natal stopped tankers from collecting water to supply residents of the larger town of Vryheid. Police spokesman Major Thulani Zwane said on Thursday that the tankers sent by the Abaqulusi Local Municipality on Wednesday to collect water from the Hlobane Dam for residents of the larger town of Vryheid had been turned away.

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  10. Algae sludge instead of waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | Iol.co.za

    Tankers are supplying water to the residents of the northern KwaZulu-Natal town of Vryheid after the town's two dams reached critically low levels. Municipal spokesman Arnold Ramodibe said on Wednesday that not only were the dams at their lowest levels, but the water that remained could not be pumped until the municipality had removed the green algae sludge.

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  11. Two die in KZN lunchtime accidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2016 | Iol.co.za

    Two people have died and at least 48 were injured in three separate crashes in KwaZulu-Natal during lunchtime on Monday, the province's Emergency Medical Services said. In the first incident, a car and minibus collided on the R33 between Dundee and Vryheid in northern KZN, resulting in the death of a 22-year-old occupant of the taxi.

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  12. Govt to build new TVET collegesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    The South African government has announced that it will build a number of technical vocational education and training colleges across the country. Presidency spokesperson Bongani Majola said on Thursday that government had begun the process of "establishing 15 Technical Vocational Education and Training Colleges in the country".

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  13. Getting a plan in placeRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2015 | Mail & Guardian

    "The PEMP is fashioned around the Malaysian model, which advocates for accelerated impact through 'Big Fast Results'," says Basil Sikakhane, the Chief Director of the Province's Poverty Eradication Programme. For such results to be achieved, the following is required: the co-ordination of all departmental or public sector programmes, the integration of public sector programmes, and the integration of all public sector, private sector and civil society programmes in a well-co-ordinated and focused manner.

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  14. Prioritising maternal and child healthRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2015 | Mail & Guardian

    The World Health Organisation defines maternal death as the "death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes." According to Sibongiseni Dhlomo, the MEC of health in KwaZulu-Natal, maternal mortality remains high in the province and this is a cause for concern.

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  15. Messages of support after pilot's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    The death of Vryheid businessman Kobus Dicks, killed when the jet he was piloting crashed near Swellendam, was a loss to many people, his friends said on Tuesday. Although Dicks, 57, and his wife Leone had relocated to a wine estate in Stellenbosch, he still regularly travelled to Vryheid.

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  16. Business jet crashes, one deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    A KwaZulu-Natal businessman was killed on Monday when his business jet crashed south of the N2 between Caledon and Swellendam. Kobus Dicks, 57, was flying to Cape Town from Lanseria International Airport near Johannesburg when his Eclipse-EA500 jet lost radio contact over the Riviersonderend area, cruising at an altitude of 11.43km at 10.15am.

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  17. .com | Hitman found guilty in Vryheid murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2015 | News24

    The hitman charged with the 2012 murder of KwaZulu-Natal farmer and businessman Gert Uys was found guilty on Thursday in the Pietermaritzburg High Court. Judge Nkosinathi Chili handed down the judgment on Thursday, saying that murder accused Andries Zulu, 28, did not make a good impression and contradicted himself "on many occasions".

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  18. Midnight rapist jailed for 20 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Following several court appearances, a KwaZulu-Natal man has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for rape and housebreaking, provincial police said on Thursday. "Vryheid Regional Court convicted and sentenced 26-year-old Sigcino Ricardo Ntombela to 20 years imprisonment for rape and housebreaking," said KZN police spokesperson Thulani Zwane.

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  19. Doubts voiced about NFP leader's healthRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Any written correspondence from National Freedom Party leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi will be dismissed as unreliable by the party's top brass, who say they will only believe she has recovered from her illness when they hear it directly from her. The party's national chairman, Maliyakhe Shelembe, said the national executive committee found it hard to believe statements attributed to their leader.

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  20. State takes action over rhino hornRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Adopting a strict stance against those found illegally possessing rhino horns, the State is pursuing an application to seize R7 420 found on two men who contravened the Nature Conservation Ordinance. Israel Khoza and Thulani Mbatha were stopped at the Blood River crossing, between Vryheid and Utrecht, on March 15, 2013.

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