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  1. Keaton Energy: Thermal coal production hits a recordRead the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | Iol.co.za

    COAL mining company Keaton Energy has increased its annual thermal coal production to a record high of 2.3 million tons, 4 percent more than the previous financial year. Metallurgical coal increased by 29 percent to 126 107 tons and anthracite coal output improved by 30 percent to 395 450 tons during the year to March.


  2. .com | Man jailed for 16 years for raping girl, 13Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | News24

    A 35-year-old man has been handed a 16 year jail term for the rape of a 13-year-old girl, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Saturday. On 20 July of that year, the girl was walking with friends when Tsotetsi dragged her into a bush at knife point and raped her.


  3. 12 killed by lightning in KZNRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, left, and the Zululand district deputy mayor, Esther Qwabe, visited the families of the people killed by the lightning. A relative, Mduduzi Khoza, far right, briefed the delegation and showed them the marks left by the lightning on the wall.


  4. 12 killed by lightning in KZNRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Twelve deaths by lightning at the weekend, including nine people seeking shelter in a rondavel with a tin roof, brought to 18 the number of lightning fatalities in KwaZulu-Natal in less than a month. According to Zululand district deputy mayor, Esther Qwabe, the nine victims had sought refuge at a Khoza homestead in the Nongoma area, where they were attending a traditional function hosted by the Khoza family.


  5. Lightning kills 7 in KZNRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Seven people were killed and four seriously injured when they were struck by lightning in Mthonjaneni, KwaNongoma on Saturday, the KwaZulu-Natal cooperative governance and traditional affairs department said. Spokesman Lennox Mabaso said: "The deceased were participating in a traditional ceremony hosted by the Khoza family ," said Mabaso.


  6. Super Rugby versus the World CupRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | Mail & Guardian

    The 2015 Super Rugby season gets underway next week and South African teams will be hoping it does so with a bang rather than a whimper. Last season the local franchises occupied four of the bottom seven places on the overall log.


  7. Sharks fringe players' chance to shineRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    A number of fringe players in the Sharks squad have a golden opportunity to state their case against Toulon on Thursday night in a pre-season friendly for the Durban team that gives new coach Gary Gold a vital chance to asses the greater talent at his disposal. A number of Springbok players have not made the trip to France in injured forwards Jannie du Plessis and Willem Alberts, and the Japanese-based trio of Frans Steyn, JP Pietersen and Ryan Kankowski.


  8. Lightning deaths shock MECRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    KwaZulu-Natal co-operative affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube expressed shock over the three people who died on Saturday after being hit by lightning near Vryheid. "For us as government as well as for all those who have fallen victim to this catastrophe this is no way to start a new year."


  9. KZN lightning strikes claim six livesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    A northern KwaZulu-Natal mother is devastated after her daughter, mother and sister were killed by lightning at the weekend. In the first tragedy, Mlambo's 10-year-old daughter, Nomonde, mother, Buyisile Mlambo, 46, and young sister, Nelisiwe, 9, died.


  10. Experience count for somethingright?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | RuggaWorld

    The Cell C Sharks made the possible for Marnitz Botha to come back to South Africa and play Super Rugby for the Durban base franchise in 2015. This move has effectively ended Botha's changes to make the England squad for the World Cup.


  11. 15 died violently on KZN farms in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    There were 15 murders and 67 attacks on KwaZulu-Natal farms last year, according to the province's Agricultural Union. This was up from 10 murders and 47 attacks on KZN farms in 2013.


  12. Missing boy, 6, found mutilatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | Iol.co.za

    A KwaZulu-Natal family spent Christmas Day frantically searching for their 6-year-old son, whose body has since been found mutilated. Khanyisani Khumalo of Dumbe, near Paulpietersburg in northern KZN, went missing on December 14 when he accompanied his uncle and other children to look for cattle.


  13. KZN taxi midwife claim disputedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | Iol.co.za

    The praise showered on a Vryheid woman for delivering a baby in a taxi en route from Joburg might have been misplaced with the real heroes being an elderly woman and young woman who sat next to her. Taxi driver Sibongiseni Mtshali has come forward to dispute the version given by Zonke Ntuli of what happened when Makhosi Ntshangase went into labour.


  14. Division marks opening of Reconciliation bridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Iol.co.za

    As King Goodwill Zwelithini on Tuesday called for Afrikaners and Zulus to forgive each other and "move on", the Day of Reconciliation at Blood River in KwaZulu-Natal was still marked by division. About 1 000 people attended a commemorative event at the site near Vryheid, where President Jacob Zuma and other dignitaries officially opened a new bridge spanning the river and connecting the Ncome Museum and Blood River Monument.


  15. Mouritz now a SharksRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | RuggaWorld

    The Cell C Sharks are delighted to announce the signing of English International lock Mouritz Botha, who has signed a two-year contract with the Cell C Sharksby Rugby from a Wheelchair Botha was born in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal and currently plays for Saracens in the Aviva Premiership. After helping Saracens win the 2011 Aviva Premiership, he made his debut for England off the bench, in their 23-19 victory over Wales ahead of the Rugby World Cup in 2011.


  16. Steve's case against puppet falls flatRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | Iol.co.za

    Ventriloquist Conrad Koch s puppet Chester Missing peers out of the court room at Dan Roodt, Steve Hofmeyr s supporter, in the Randburg Magistrate s Court. Picture: Chris Collingridge Johannesburg - Steve Hofmeyr went to court to protect his dignity, but his bid to be protected against a puppet's "obsessional tweeting" against him fell flat on Thursday.


  17. Vryheid DID have a tornadoRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Iol.co.za

    The South African Weather Services have officially confirmed that the strange weather system seen over Vryheid at the weekend was indeed a tornado. "Unfortunately Vryheid lies somewhat in excess of 200km from the Durban radar, which means SAWS did not have adequate radar coverage that may have been able to tell us something about the structure of the associated parent thunderstorm that spawned it," said Services spokeswoman Hannelee Doubell.


  18. Large Tornado Rips Through NatalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | WSB-TV

    JenA Erasmus from Vryheid caught footage of this towering twister at Blood River Poort in South Africa earlier this week. She was between Utrecht and her home in Vryheid, in the province of Kwazulu Na


  19. Vryheid 'twister' raises questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | Iol.co.za

    What started as a regular day for a Ladysmith teen turned into an afternoon of storm chasing, after he was alerted about an unusual funnel-shaped cloud touching ground near his campsite. Nathon Viljoen, 17, a Pionier High School matric pupil, told the Daily News on Monday that he had been at a prefects camp at Goedgeloof Farm near Bloedrivier Poort about 28km from Vryheid where he goes to school.


  20. TUT students shame KZN: premierRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Iol.co.za

    The TUT students arrested for their alleged involvement in the stabbing of a fellow student have brought shame upon their home province of KwaZulu-Natal, premier Senzo Mchunu said on Tuesday. "These students have brought shame not only to their parents, but to the province and the people of KwaZulu-Natal as a whole," the premier said in a statement.