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Zukerman spearheads JPO rescue

Pinchas Zukerman's international career as a violinist, violist and conductor is thriving.

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Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Iol.co.za

Nkandla architect to oppose suit

The principal architect involved in the massive "security upgrades" at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead, who is being sued by a state entity for more than R155 million, has filed a notice to oppose the civil claim.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Zuma's architect files notice to defend R155m civil claim

Minenhle Makhanya has filed a notice to defend civil claim, which was instituted against him last week by the Special Investigating Unit.

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King unfazed by land claimants

King Goodwill Zwelithini will not be "deterred or rushed" as he prepares to lodge South Africa's biggest land claim.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Zuma's Nkandla architect fights back

President Jacob Zuma's personal architect is expected to serve notice in the Pietermaritzburg High Court to oppose a R155-million civil claim.

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Guptagate official rewarded

The diplomat who was turned into a fall guy in the Guptagate scandal has been rewarded with a diplomatic posting to a key European country.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

News24

.com | Man killed in KZN crash

A man was killed and three other people were injured when a bakkie overturned on a dirt road in Taylor's Halt, Pietermaritzburg on Saturday, paramedics said.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

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Teachers picket over problem pupils

Teachers at a primary school in Pietermaritzburg downed tools and picketed on the pavement outside the school on Thursday in a desperate attempt to draw the Education Department's attention to a growing discipline problem at the school.

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Farmer's killer gets 22 years

The 21-year-old man found guilty of murdering farm manager Ian Fellowes in Underberg has been sentenced to 22 years in jail.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Zuma springs Nkandla surprise

President Jacob Zuma on Thursday unexpectedly and curiously released his report to Parliament - which is in recess this week - stating that Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko, who was appointed by Zuma and serves at his pleasure, must determine whether the president is personally liable to repay any money spent on Nkandla.

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Axe MECs over fatal fitness test: DA

The party's call followed revelations that the KwaZulu-Natal transport department did not abide by regulations during a recruitment process for traffic police that resulted in the deaths of eight people.

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Upset over king's 8th palace plans

King Goodwill Zwelithini's plans to build his eighth palace near Ulundi has upset local families who believe the land he has earmarked used to belong to their forefathers.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

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Architect targeted for Nkandla losses

State investigators have launched a court application claiming more than R155 million in damages from the architect involved in the R246m "security upgrade" at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.

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KZN murder suspect to 'come clean'

The man on trial for murdering Ian Fellows, a 74-year-old farmer in Underberg, intends changing his plea to guilty in the Pietermaritzburg High Court after he was implicated in evidence given by his brother on Monday.

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KZN premier rapped on focus

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has been accused of focusing on ANC issues instead of attending meetings at the legislature and delivering services.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

News24

.com | Premier to release RTI fitness test report

KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu is on Wednesday expected to release a report into the deaths of eight applicants for traffic officer jobs.

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SA Airlink RJ85 at Pietermaritzburg on Aug 11th 2014, could not retract gear, unsafe gear

A South African Airlink Avro RJ-85 on behalf of South African Airways, registration ZS-ASZ performing flight 4Z-8732/SA-8732 from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg , was climbing out of Pietermaritzburg when the crew could not retract the landing gear and decided to return to Pietermaritzburg.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

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Five in hot water over salary hikes

The suspension of the uThukela District Municipality officials late last month followed an investigation by the Pietermaritzburg Commercial Crimes Unit into the matter after it was handed over to the police.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

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IFP badges cause choas in legislature

A full sitting of the provincial legislature in Pietermaritzburg was thrown into chaos on Wednesday when political parties fought over IFP badges worn inside the House.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

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King's KZN clan to plan defence

Support for embattled AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo is gaining momentum in KwaZulu-Natal, with local members of the clan expected to hold an emergency meeting at the weekend to decide on how best to defend their king.

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