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  1. Court hears mom's hijack horrorRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    A young mother recalled the hours-long trauma of a hijacking and robbery in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday. A group of men abducted her as she was going home from work, manhandled her into the back of her car, held her captive for hours, threatened to kill her and abused her at gunpoint.

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  2. Initial branches around South Africa celebrate Global Handwashing DayRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | PRWeb

    In order to create awareness about the importance of hand washing and to prevent the spread of harmful illnesses via touch, South African Initial colleagues swabbed hands to break the world record for hand swabbing on Global Handwashing Day. Research shows that children who have been made aware of the importance of good hand hygiene and who have practiced the habit from an early age had half the diarrheal rates than those who had no exposure to handwashing practices.

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  3. Ex-president's mysterious exitRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Mail & Guardian

    Former MP Feno Ranaivo was part of a rally in A Antananarivo on A Saturday in support of ex-president Marc Ravalomanana, who has been placed under house arrest. Police broke up the rally.

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  4. .com | KZN killer jailed for 20 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News24

    A Durban electrician who woke a sleeping woman and helped strangle and rob her was jailed for an effective 20 years by Judge Jerome Mnguni in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday. First offender Teegan Ganesan, 31, was convicted of the murder on 11 January 2011, of Rooksana Sheik, who lived alone in Phoenix.

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  5. Presidency appoints COORead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    "Ms Kaunda has served as the deputy director-general and head of the private office of the president since 2009," spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement. She served as Zuma's spokeswoman when he was deputy president, as head of communications, and later special adviser on communications to the social development minister.

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  6. Municipality 'co-operating' with probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    The eThekwini Municipality says it is co-operating with the office of the public protector, which was probing allegations relating to undue delay and maladministration in the allocation of RDP houses and provision of other services. Deputy Public Protector Kevin Malunga told the Daily News this week it seemed that the municipality had been ignoring requests for information and responses to cases lodged by individuals.

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  7. Farm widow's tearful evidence in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    The widow of an Ixopo farmer who was murdered last year gave heart-wrenching testimony in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Wednesday. Cecilia Hackland was testifying on behalf of the State in aggravation of sentencing for Nkosinathi Mngadi, 29, and Sifiso Ngubane, 24. They had been found guilty of killing Peter Hackland, 61. Hackland, his daughter, Louise Hartwig, and their employee, Margaret Fennell, were attacked on the Cromleigh Farm on May 7 last year.

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  8. Woman claims R660K after airport fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    A Hilton restaurateur whose business was suffering because of an arm injury, sustained when she slipped and fell at King Shaka International Airport three years ago, is claiming R660 000 in damages from the Airports Company SA. The claim came before the Pietermaritzburg High Court this week for an independent contractor, Ilembe Airport Construction Services, to be added as a defendant.

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  9. .com | DA calls for independent funding for Chapter 9 institutionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | News24

    "The executive should not be in charge of funding the public protector, or any other institutions charged with holding the executive to account," DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach said in a statement. Madonsela presented her office's 2013/14 annual report to Parliament's portfolio committee on justice and correctional services on Wednesday.

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  10. Matric exam invalid after scamRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Iol.co.za

    An adult matric cheating scam in KwaZulu-Natal has forced exam quality watchdog Umalusi to declare invalid the results of 153 centres where answer scripts were written and collected. People who sat the adult matric exams at these centres will have to rewrite.

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  11. Bowling a worry for DolphinsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Iol.co.za

    Dolphins coach Lance Klusener admits that their bowling is a big area of concern, despite making a strong start to the One Day Cup competition. Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images Durban Dolphins coach Lance Klusener admits that their bowling is a big area of concern, despite the strong start they made to the One Day Cup competition.

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  12. KZN premier's office staff in troubleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Iol.co.za

    Managers in the office of KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu will have to explain why there was irregular expenditure of more than R16 million incurred in the last financial year. This emerged on Tuesday when 's director-general Nhlanhla Ngidi, who is chairman of the newly formed finance committee overseeing all departments, appeared before the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in Pietermaritzburg.

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  13. Action packed season aheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Cooma-Monaro Express

    ... months of competition after shattering his kneecap during practice for the opening round in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The 2013 Elite State Champion returned for the final three rounds of the world cup series with his best result being seventh ...

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  14. Nkandla architect fights claimRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Iol.co.za

    The man accused of allowing the multimillion-rand "security upgrade" overspend at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead has claimed it was "astonishing" that certain documents being used as a basis to sue him, were not being disclosed. Minenhle Makhanya, the architect and project manager for the controversial upgrades, filed papers on Monday in the Pietermaritzburg High Court to defend the R155 million action, and claimed that the documents were critical to the preparation of his defence.

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  15. Roof Grip Access Walkway SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | PR Log

    PRLog - Oct. 21, 2014 - PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa -- Alifab recently completed another successful installation of Roof Grip Access Walkways onto the newly refurbished roof at Pepkor in Parow, Cape Town. After years of use the roof sheets needed to be replaced and as future accessing of the ventilation system mounted on the roof, had not helped to maintain the integrity of the sheeting it was decided to install Roof Grip onto the roof.

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  16. Nkandla architect tells of security 'recce'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Iol.co.za

    Nkandla architect Minenhle Makhanya - who is being sued by the Special Investigating Unit for R155 million for allegedly bumping up the security bill at President Jacob Zuma's private residence - said he had been sent on a recce of Zuma's official residences around the country and instructed to replicate those security measures. Makhanya has now launched his own court bid, asking a judge to order that he be given "classified" documents from the police and the defence force detailing their security assessments for Nkandla and the security measures already in place at the official residences.

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  17. .com | Zuma backers must help needy - IFPRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | News24

    President Jacob Zuma's backers should rather donate money to the needy than attempt to bail him out, the IFP said on Monday. "President Zuma is not poor, he can afford to pay his debt," IFP secretary general Sibongile Nkomo said in a statement.

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  18. Zuma's backers should help the poor: IFPRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | Iol.co.za

    President Jacob Zuma's backers should rather donate money to the needy than attempt to bail him out, the IFP said on Monday. "President Zuma is not poor, he can afford to pay his debt," Inkatha Freedom Party secretary general Sibongile Nkomo said in a statement.

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  19. Spate of attacks on KZN motoristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | Iol.co.za

    Criminals are looking out for easy prey as the festive season approaches, prompting warnings from both the police and the SA Banking Risk Information Centre for people to be extra vigilant over the next few weeks. In Pietermaritzburg, police said there had been a spate of attacks on motorists recently, and have urged road users to be cautious, especially when approaching traffic lights and to ensure that all their car windows are closed and doors locked at all times.

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  20. KZN's best make Idols Top 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | Iol.co.za

    Kyle Deutschmann, of Durban, pictured, and Pietermaritzburg s Vincent Bones advanced to the top six of Idols on Sunday night. DURBAN'S Kyle Deutschmann and Vincent Bones, of Pietermaritzburg, kept KwaZulu-Natal's flame of Idols glory burning when they advanced to the top six of the hit TV show on Sunday night.

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