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  1. oThongathi serial killer convictedRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    The man known as the oThongathi serial killer, Sphiwe Patrick Khoza, was convicted in the Durban High Court on Wednesday and was expected to be sentenced on Thursday. Judge Piet Koen found that the State had proved Khoza's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and referred to cellphone records that had linked the serial killer to the scenes of the crimes.

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  2. R250 000 offer for hit on doctor deniedRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Businessman Rajivee Soni denied in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Wednesday that he had offered R250 000 for his wife's ex-lover, Dr Bhavish Sewram, to be killed. His attorney, Naren Sangham, questioned State witness Sugen Naidoo on his statement made to police.

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  3. 12 000 pushed into matricRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Iol.co.za

    At least 12 000 failed Grade 11 pupils from KwaZulu-Natal have been promoted to matric this year, in accordance with national education policy. The policy, referred to as the progression policy, which allows pupils to fail only once between grades 10 and 12, is under review.

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  4. Exhibition of contemporary African design opens at R & CompanyRead the original story

    Tuesday | Art Daily

    ... in New York, the Museum of Cultures in Basel, Switzerland, and the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Trevyn and Julian McGowan established Southern Guild as a forum for South African designers to challenge and support each other, ...

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  5. Slain doctor slapped accused: claimRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Iol.co.za

    Pietermaritzburg businessman Rajive Soni was assaulted by doctor Bhavish Sewram, the man he is accused of killing, a year before Sewram's murder. This revelation was made by Soni's advocate, Naren Sangham, at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday during the cross-examination of the State's first witness, former Mountain Rise policeman, Sugen Naidoo.

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  6. Sunny Gayadin a 'schoolyard bully'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Iol.co.za

    Pietermaritzburg businessman Sunny Gayadin, who is being sued for insulting a senior journalist and alleging he took bribes, was on Monday compared to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. This was the rebuttal argument by attorney Anand Nepaul, acting for SABC journalist Yogenathan "Gary" Govindsamy, in a R100 000 damages claim in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

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  7. Tortured souls of DududuRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Iol.co.za

    It is a story that reads like the script of a horror movie: a dream, or rather a nightmare, of blood-soaked bodies with reeking, scarred arms reaching out to be rescued. These were the purported visions of a sangoma that have sparked an investigation into the mystery of "a hundred bodies" buried on a Dududu, South Coast, farm.

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  8. Crash boy refuses to go near a carRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Iol.co.za

    Durban - "He cries in his sleep, he doesn't want to go to school and will not go anywhere near a car." This is how a mother, Ntokozo Dlamini, described the experience of her 5-year-old son, Lethukuthula Dlamini, one of the 20 children involved in a crash in Gamalakhe, Port Shepstone, on Wednesday afternoon, when the bakkie transporting them from school overturned.

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  9. Disaster averted in KZN sinkhole dramaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Iol.co.za

    The sinkhole, which Road Traffic Inspectorate officers on scene estimated to be more than 2m deep and 3m wide, opened at 4am on Thursday on the freeway's fast lane before the Peter Brown off-ramp. A heavily laden bus transporting passengers from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg tried to avoid the sinkhole and crashed into a truck.

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  10. Jail head's bid to stop hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Iol.co.za

    Having won a legal battle to stay in his position as head of the Medium B section of Westville Prison, and not be moved to Pietermaritzburg Prison, Mfanafuthi Elijah Nxumalo on Thursday returned to the Durban Labour Court. This time it was to stop the Minister of Correctional Services and the regional commissioner in KwaZulu-Natal from subjecting him to, and starting, a disciplinary hearing.

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  11. .com | Gigantic sinkhole appears on N3Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | News24

    A massive sinkhole over two metres deep and three metres wide appeared on the N3 highway in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday, leading to the closure of one of the busy freeway's lanes. The Durban-bound portion of the road near the Peter Brown offramp has been repaired numerous times, but it collapsed when a bus travelling over the sunken area collided with a truck in the early hours of Thursday.

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  12. Picture the DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Iol.co.za

    The moon starts to block the sun during a solar eclipse over a statue of the Duomo gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy, on Friday. Picture: AP Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offers flowers at a memorial to victims of the sarin poison gas attack on the subway system by members of the AUM Shinrikyo cult, which killed 13 people and injured more than 6 000.

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  13. .com | KFC and 'cocaine' save man from kidnappersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | News24

    Kidnappers' cravings for KFC and a substance believed to be cocaine offered a Kokstad man a window of opportunity to escape from their clutches. And a relieved Chen Lin, 48, is very clear where his help came from: "I thank God and the drugs that saved me from the kidnappers," he said after the ordeal.

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  14. Man tells of hippo attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Iol.co.za

    Having his right arm mauled by a hippo would not stop a security guard from returning to his job at the Tala Game Reserve where he was attacked on Thursday morning. Lindani Bongani Makhanya, 42, said from his hospital bed in the Medi- Clinic in Pietermaritzburg that he loved his job but was still in shock.

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  15. .com | Hippo Attack: Ranger tells how he disturbed sleeping hippoRead the original story

    Friday Mar 20 | News24

    A game ranger was expected to undergo major surgery last night after a brush with a charging hippo almost cost him his life. Ranger Bongani Makhanya is understood to have roused a hippo, which had been sleeping in a thicket, while on a morning patrol at the Tala Private Game Reserve yesterday.

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  16. .com | Soni murder trial back in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | News24

    Planting cocaine in a doctor's car and arresting him for possession of drugs were part of a campaign to drive him out of Pietermaritzburg, the city's high court heard on Tuesday. Soni was allegedly livid because he suspected Sewram of having an affair with his wife.

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  17. Legal dragstrip on the cards for KZNRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Iol.co.za

    Racing enthusiasts who have called for a legal drag race strip in the Pietermaritzburg area for the past 13 years are following developments with keen interest. A proposal for a possible temporary legal dragstrip at Mason's Mill in Edendale was to have been tabled at the Msunduzi Municipality's executive committee meeting on Thursday for approval.

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  18. Hippo attacks guard at Tala reserveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Iol.co.za

    A security guard was to undergo surgery on Thursday after an attack by a hippo at Tala Private Game Reserve on Thursday morning. ER24 spokesman, Russel Meiring, said the guard from the private game reserve was "in a serious condition" after his arm was bitten by a hippo.

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  19. Rifts at top hinder welfare for the poorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Iol.co.za

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Social Development has come under fire for failing to budget for an increase in its grants to private welfare organisations. Members of the finance portfolio committee were irked when this emerged during the tabling of the department's 2015/16 budget plan in the legislature this week.

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  20. Prison evacuated after water woesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Iol.co.za

    Some sections of the Pietermaritzburg New Prison were evacuated on Wednesday after threats of riots by prisoners who have been without water for two weeks. A prison warder, who declined being named, confirmed that three sections of the prison were evacuated and prisoners were transferred to other correctional facilities in the province until the water supply is restored.

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