Articles for Joseph Bracken

Deadly storm creates havoc from Gqeberha to Tongaat

At least nine people killed by severe weather affecting almost half the country

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Photo Essay | 4 June 2024

KZN budget cuts hit childcare organisations hard

In 2022/23 Department of Social Development funding for non-profit organisations was R755-million. It has dropped to R695-million.


News | 28 May 2024

Not enough places in children’s centres after budget cuts

Children in KZN are being placed in foster care instead of care centres


News | 20 May 2024

Durban strike: Why it happened and what the fallout has been

Mayor says it will take two weeks to clear waste backlog

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News | 15 March 2024

Water is being sold illegally in eThekwini

Desperate households resort to paying for water from unmarked trucks

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Feature | 7 March 2024

Unemployed doctors march to Department of Health

They demand permanent jobs and no budget cuts to healthcare


Brief | 12 February 2024

Nearly 100,000 households in Msunduzi have no refuse collection

As illegal dumps mushroom, the municipality is trying to expand rubbish collection services


News | 9 February 2024

uMngeni protesters block road after municipality refuses to fix their power

Residents were in the dark for four days before taking to the streets


Brief | 8 February 2024

Water outages force Pietermaritzburg municipal offices to close

Several pipes burst in Msunduzi Municipality


Brief | 31 January 2024

Meter tampering and illegal connections plunge Edendale into darkness most nights

“We are without power at … least 48 hours a week” says resident


News | 23 January 2024

Thousands of unplaced high school learners in the Western Cape

Province’s learners struggle for a school place, but KZN and Gauteng claim to be okay

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News | 19 January 2024

Pietermaritzburg township plagued by raw sewage spills

Msunduzi Municipality blames ageing infrastructure, improper waste disposal, and illegal connections


News | 17 January 2024

Ladysmith flood victims want more help from government

Death toll since December is at 24


Brief | 9 January 2024

Pietermaritzburg station opens but train delayed 10 hours

Passenger rail services were suspended at the station in 2021 due to vandalism and theft


News | 12 December 2023