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

SG Convenience workers down tools for 15% increase

About 50 striking workers picketed outside the company’s warehouse in Glen Anil on Friday


Brief | 24 May 2024

“You have no idea how difficult it is to get a coffin inside the camp”

After 13 years in a “transit camp”, Ntuzuma flood victims are afraid they’ll die there


News | 22 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

Ratepayers block plans to upgrade informal settlement in eThekwini

There are more than 300 shacks in Havelock next to the formal suburb of Greenwood Park


News | 17 May 2024

Victims of 2022 KwaZulu-Natal floods march to demand housing

Hundreds come to central Durban to hand over memo to Premier’s office


Brief | 15 May 2024

Sewage pollutes KwaZulu-Natal’s popular south coast lagoons

None of the 19 sewage treatment plants managed by the Ugu District Municipality are properly treating sewage released into rivers and lagoons


News | 15 May 2024

Durban households still without water as reservoir levels remain critically low

Residents of Ntuzuma welcomed the arrival of a municipal water truck on Sunday after more than a week without water


Brief | 13 May 2024

Durban fishers demand access to piers

eThekwini municipality says fishers are banned from these spots because they violated City by-laws


News | 7 May 2024

No public transport relief in sight for Tongaat workers as PRASA passes the buck

Tongaat residents struggle to afford to get to work since trains to Durban stopped operating four years ago


News | 23 April 2024

Scrap electricity tariff hikes, demand Durban residents

Public comment on increases for ratepayers in eThekwini closed on Friday


Brief | 22 April 2024

“Anti-vax” doctor’s disciplinary inquiry gets underway

Shankara Chetty is accused of failing to act in the best interests of patients


Law | 11 April 2024

Toddlers electrocuted by illegal electrical wires

Thembelihle Ndlela and Kwenzakonke Gazu, both aged 3, were playing near their homes in Zwelisha, north of Durban, on Wednesday


Brief | 4 April 2024

No showers, no food, no electricity: the forgotten men of Molyneaux municipal shelter in Durban

More than 200 people still live in tented shelter set up during Covid lockdown


News | 4 April 2024

Tourists return to KZN south coast, but water problems persist

After a decade of water cuts, wealthier areas have insulated themselves, but poorer areas remain at the mercy of a failing system.


News | 2 April 2024