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  1. KZN security boss shot in the faceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    Magma Investigations and Security boss, Shaheen Suleiman, was shot in the face when criminals opened fire on him and a friend. The recovering Suleiman said he was on his way to Pietermaritzburg on Thursday night when he received a distress call from a client who was the victim of an armed robbery in progress.

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  2. .com | Paramedic strike cripples KZN health sectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News24

    Hundreds of KwaZulu-Natal paramedics stayed away from work on Friday as part of an ongoing spat with health department management over back-pay. Sources within Emergency Medical Rescue Services structures said many bases across Durban had no ambulances working and that the city centre base had only two ambulances available.

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  3. .com | Police arrest two as drag racing invades N3Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News24

    SPEED illegal street racing in the capital has taken a Fast and Furious turn with two racers being nabbed this week. Illegal drag racing in Pietermaritzburg appears to have left the city's streets, but has now moved to the N3 highway.

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  4. .com | Major disruptions on Durban's main roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News24

    There were major disruptions in the traffic in Durban on Friday morning after an accident involving a minibus taxi, four vehicles and an SUV on the M13. ER24's Chitra Bodasing said traffic had to be diverted after the collision on the M13 westbound between Essex Terrace and Rockdale in Westville.

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  5. Durban Gig Guide - May 22, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    6pm. R20. Call 032 559 6822. l Tiger Tiger, 67 Isaiah Ntshangase St, Morningside, present, Deep Heat Round 2 with Funky B, Brent Crude, Shugga, Walshingtin, Knott, Versatile, Asante, Mull3r, Dash and others.

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  6. 'Two eras' to be experienced in exhibitionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    In a statement, the gallery's curator, Thulani Makhaye, said Janet Solomon's solo exhibition - comprising drawings, paintings and photographs that were executed from displays in Natural Science museums in Durban, Dublin, Pietermaritzburg and London - will be on display until May 28. Thereafter an exhibition by Marianne Meijer - which he said explores the techniques and subject matter as presented in works by the Old Masters: Rembrandt van Rijn, Velasquez, Titian and Frans Hals - starts, running until the first week of July. In an interview with Tonight , Makhaye said they were motivated by the achievements and work of each artist when they decided to exhibit their works.

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  7. Carl Meyer: I owe Ebbw Vale so much after landing Dragons dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Freepressseries.co.uk

    SOUTH African utility back Carl Meyer has expressed his gratitude to Ebbw Vale after fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional rugby player with Newport Gwent Dragons. The 23-year-old from Pietermaritzburg, the city near Durban that Kevin Pietersen hails from, has earned a deal with the Rodney Parade side after catching the eye with the Steelmen.

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  8. .com | Sbu Ndebele settling in well in CanberraRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | News24

    South African High Commissioner to Australia Sbu Ndebele says Canberra is very similar to KwaZulu-Natal's capital city, Pietermaritzburg. "Our state home is exactly the same as Parkside state complex that we lived in in Pietermaritzburg," he said during a telephonic interview.

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  9. Rape victim told to 'calm down'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Iol.co.za

    A woman who claims she was raped by a policeman was warned to "calm down" by a Pietermaritzburg magistrate while under cross-examination on Tuesday. The former sex worker, who is testifying in the kidnapping, rape, robbery and attempted murder trial of Hilton policeman, Riaan van Rensburg, was warned by magistrate Bhekizitha Phoswa to give her evidence in a calm manner and not become hysterical.

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  10. Teen rapist gets 46 years in jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Iol.co.za

    A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to 46 years imprisonment by the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday. "He was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for rape, 18 years for abduction and 10 years for malicious damage to property," he said.

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  11. Rapist stepfather fails in court bidRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Iol.co.za

    An HIV-positive man who raped his 12-year-old stepdaughter about 30 times while her mother was away caring for another of her children who was sick, deserved his sentence of life imprisonment. This was the view of Judges Peter Olsen and Mohini Moodley, sitting in the Pietermaritzburg High Court, in considering an appeal by the man against his conviction for rape and the sentence handed down by a local regional court magistrate.

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  12. R12.9m awarded after botched birthRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Iol.co.za

    The parents of a 5-year-old boy who was physically, mentally and emotionally impaired would finally be able to give him the best care possible after being awarded R12.9m in damages by the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday in a medical negligence case. "It was hectic for us.

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  13. Mdunge gets 5 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Iol.co.za

    Former KwaZulu-Natal police spokesman, Vincent Mdunge, 49, was on Monday sentenced to five years in jail for fraud and forgery over a fake matric certificate. In handing down sentence, Durban Regional Court magistrate Thandeka Fikeni said she tried to be as lenient as she could.

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  14. .com | Parolee gets life for 'chopping lover like a piece of wood'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | News24

    Four months after being paroled for attacking his lover, Bongani Enoch Nxumalo attacked his new partner, killing her by hacking her with a bush knife. Nxumalo was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Albertina Thandi Mlambo by the High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday.

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  15. .com | No Juju at EFF rallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | News24

    Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema was a no-show at his party's rally held in Copesville on Sunday, either because of threats against him, or because he was attending a funeral. EFF regional chairperson Sandile Shange said they had received "some threats from the ANC", but party treasurer-general Magdalene Moonsamy dismissed those allegations, claiming that Malema was in Limpopo, attending "a very close friend's funeral".

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  16. Families disown nun killersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | Iol.co.za

    Families of the men sentenced to life for the rape and murder of an Austrian nun, Sister Stefani Tiefenbacher, have applauded the judgment. Judge Nompumelelo Radebe sentenced Michael Mondli Shozi, 26, and Sbongiseni Phungula, 25, to two life terms plus 18 years in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday.

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  17. .com | 3 killed in KZN crash involving car, motorbike and cowRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | News24

    Two men and a woman were killed in a collision involving a car, a motorbike and a cow on the R56 near Thornville on Saturday night. KwaZulu-Natal EMS spokesperson Robert McKenzie said that an ambulance which had been returning from another emergency had happened upon the accident on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg.

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  18. Crowd cheers as killers jailedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Iol.co.za

    Joyous ululations and heartfelt exclamations of "ngiyabonga" and "Thank you Jesus" erupted in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday after two life terms plus 18-year sentences were handed down to two Ixopo men who raped and murdered a frail, nearly blind 87-year-old nun in her convent room on April 19. The nun, known as Sister Stefani, was Gertrud Tiefenbacher, who left her family home in Kirchdorf, Austria, 40 years ago to pray for and serve the poor in South Africa. She played many roles, even into her eighties at the Sacred Heart Convent at Ixopo.

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  19. South African men who raped and murdered a nun jailed for lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Daily Mail

    Two men who raped and murdered an 86-year-old nun at the convent where she lived are jailed for life in South Africa Cries of 'thank you Jesus' came from the public gallery as two men were jailed for life for the rape and murder of an 86-year-old nun who was strangled with an electric typewriter cord. Sibongiseni Phungula, 25, and Mondli Shozi, 26, were each handed life terms at a South African court for the killing of Austrian-born Sister Gertrud Tiefenbacher.

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  20. Don't Miss This: May 15 - 21Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Mail & Guardian

    From comedian Chris Forrest's show, "Who's Your Daddy?" to a weekend of Africa day celebrations, here's our round-up of not-to-be missed events. Themba Mbuli in the dance production "Dark Cell", which features in The Wits School of Arts "Detours: Re-routing movement composition" programme.

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