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A South African shark cull expert who has decades of experience in the job has told of his surprise at the State Government's backflip on drum lines, saying the baited hooks are "the way to go" on the Kwazulu-Natal coast. The Kwazulu-Natal Sharks Board is expected to get the go-ahead today to install about 35 more drum lines along the coast north of Durban, bringing the province's total to 114 drum lines and 23 nets.
8 hrs ago | RuggaWorld
Springbok flank Francois Louw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship with a pinched nerve in his neck. He picked up the injury during last Saturday's Test against New Zealand in Wellington and the extent of the injury was confirmed after Louw went for scans and saw a specialist in Durban on Tuesday.
12 hrs ago | Iol.co.za
Twin brothers, and Standard Bank Young Artist Award winners, Hasan and Husain Essop, bring their much-talked-about exhibition, Unrest, to Durban from this week. THEY are the first twins to win a Young Artist Award and, at only 30 next year, are among the youngest to win in the visual arts category.
An emergency meeting has been held at one of Durban's biggest police stations because of the spike in violent crime in the area it services and the poor morale of policeman who work there. One of the most serious problems facing the Greenwood Park police is the lack of cars with 23 vehicles out of action.
Could telemedicine solve challenges facing South Africa's overstretched healthcare services? Munyaradzi Makoni reports. Primary healthcare in South Africa is notoriously overstretched and under-resourced, making the daily demands of record-keeping, home visits and patient monitoring a challenge for workers.
Criminals armed with AK-47 rifles have carried out a spate of robberies in Durban, but police say that while this is causing public alarm, the specialised units tasked with tackling the scourge of illegal firearms are making headway. Last month alone there were at least four attacks involving the high-calibre weapons, including the August 31 robbery at Pick n Pay Hypermarket in Durban North.
The eThekwini Municipality has been asked to rename a road in Chesterville after acclaimed journalist Nat Nakasa, whose repatriated remains were interred at the local cemetery at the weekend. Speaking at the memorial service at Chesterville Cemetery on Saturday, he described Nakasa as "a symbol of the scars that apartheid left on journalism in South Africa".
The "sad" part about the Nkandla upgrades is that the project could have cost R60 million, says the Special Investigations Unit , which has all but vindicated President Jacob Zuma of any wrongdoing. The SIU's final report has been criticised by opposition parties for absolving Zuma, while fingering more than 10 current and former state employees for criminal conduct.
Three minors, who were expected to plead guilty to their role in killing and decapitating a prostitute, informed the Durban Regional Court on Monday that they intended pleading not guilty. Magistrate Anand Maharaj postponed the case to next Monday for a formal bail application by the minors, who may not be named, and their co-accused Sivonkaliso Mbili, 32, and Vusumuzi Gumede, 30. The five are accused of killing Desiree Murugan, 39, whose headless body was found by municipal workers at Shallcross Stadium, in Durban, on August 18. The minors' plea about-turn follows the guilty plea, conviction and life imprisonment of a sixth accused, Falakhe Khumalo, 18, on Thursday.
President Jacob Zuma's architect Minenhle Makhanya wants all the contractors involved in the upgrade of the President's Nkandla home to be his co-defendants against the R155 million Special Investigation Unit civil claim. According to the SIU report, the Department of Public Works suffered a loss of more than R155m "as a result of unlawful, wrongful and/or negligent conduct and actions of Makhanya which the SIU is entitled to recover from him".
King Mswati has said Swazis are being discriminated against in South Africa, despite Swati being one of that country's official languages. He was speaking to about 500 South African Swazi chiefs who met at his main palace at Lozitha at the weekend.
Two men died and another man was injured when a heavy goods truck towing a container overturned and landed on top of a light delivery vehicle on Sunday evening, paramedics said. Paramedics and other emergency services arrived on scene and found the N3 south bound near Montrose, Pietermaritzburg, obstructed due to the accident, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann.
Jazz musician Marcus Miller , spokesman for the Slave Route Project, is using music to help educate people about slavery. Credit: A.D. McKenzie/IPS - The Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave opened many people's eyes to the barbarity of slavery and fuelled some discussion about that period in world history.
His wife, Peta-Ann and sons, Andrew, Christopher and Jonathan, and with their families, will greatly miss Tony as a husband, father and grandfather. He was born in Johannesburg in 1939 and educated in Natal where his leadership potential came to the fore at Durban High School and Natal University at a very early age in both the academic and sporting fields.
Stuart Cahill, AIF, LUTCF, joined the financial group. Mr. Cahill's responsibilities include overseeing, growing and managing the Chancellor Gannon business line, the property and casualty sector of the financial group.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:44 pm
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