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1 hr ago | Iol.co.za

KZN paid for King Goodwill's palace

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's Ondini palace was renovated at the expense of the provincial government, apparently in preparation for the king's recent wedding to his sixth wife, Zola Mafu.

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5 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

On the Dot takes ex-staffer to court

The Pietermaritzburg High Court on Wednesday granted an urgent interim order to Media 24's distributors On the Dot to stop a dismissed worker from allegedly sabotaging its Pietermaritzburg operations.

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9 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

eThekwini gets biggest slice of housing pie

The budget was announced on Tuesday when the provincial Department of Human Settlements appeared before the finance portfolio committee at the provincial legislature in Pietermaritzburg.

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13 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Rape accused rejects female lawyer

A Metered-taxi driver who allegedly preyed on women hitch-hikers in the Midlands, robbing and raping them after offering them a lift, fired his legal aid attorney in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday - because she is a woman.

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16 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

KZN traffic cop killed in line of duty

Mzwandile Dinga, 39, and a colleague, who were based at the Road Traffic Inspectorate in Umdloti, were conducting a speed timing enforcement on the M25 when two men emerged from nearby bushes and held them at gunpoint.

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18 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Diva to share soulful jazz with gigs

SINCE August is Women's Month, KwaZulu-Natal will host the gifted female jazz vocalist, Mimi with performances at the KZNSA Gallery on Friday, at the Tatham Gallery in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday and at the Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown on Sunday.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

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Judge gets tough on wife killer

Pietermaritzburg - 'I don't want to hear any more excuses. If I hear any more excuses your bail will be revoked and you will go to jail."

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Son relives farm attack trauma

The son of an aged Richmond farm couple spent a week in a psychiatric hospital after his parents and brother were tortured and killed, the Pietermaritzburg High Court heard on Tuesday.

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Man acquitted of dog fight murder

It was redemption and relief for a Maritzburg man when he was acquitted of murder and assault by the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday.

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JSE-listed landlords oppose exclusive leases

Members of the SA Reit Association believe exclusivity clauses in leases, particularly shopping centre contracts with grocery retailers, are anticompetitive and undesirable and want the Competition Commission to provide certainty on the issue.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

News24

.com | 6 killed in KZN collision

The latest quest by right-wing Afrikaners to establish their own racially pure state by seceding from South Africa is madness, writes Kameel Premhid .

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Strike is still on, says Jim

There's no finality on when the three-week metal industry strike will end, National Union of Metalworkers of SA general secretary Irvin Jim said on Saturday.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

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Copper thieves jailed for 12 years

Three men have been sentenced to 12 years in jail each by the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court for stealing copper cables, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

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Life terms for KZN rapists

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has sentenced two rapists to two life sentences each for rape and robbery, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.

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.com | Woman dies, another wounded in KZN shooting

A woman was shot dead and another was wounded in a shooting in Pietermaritzburg, paramedics in KwaZulu-Natal said on Wednesday.

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Woman dies after shooting

A woman was shot dead and another was wounded in a shooting in Pietermaritzburg, paramedics in KwaZulu-Natal said on Wednesday.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

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Errant councils could lose power

Removing the authority of municipalities to supply electricity could be an option to help businesses function more successfully, according to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

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.com | Pongola pastor found locked in car boot

The reaction of South Africa's politicians to the animals' deaths on Thandi Modise's farm leaves much to be desired, writes Kameel Premhid .

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

News24

.com | Man killed chasing after hat on highway

Our leaders open their mouths to speak, but out comes the voice and rhetoric of the colonist - full of empty promises, says Matome Letsoalo .

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

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Mid-Illovo police station slated

A KwaZulu- Natal police station has come under fire from locals and opposition parties for its lack of response to complaints, it's depleted police vehicle fleet and poor infrastructure.

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