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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

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.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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Thu Jul 17, 2014

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Taxi drivers wreak havoc in Durban

Scores of taxi drivers went on the rampage in Durban on Wednesday, stoning their rivals' vehicles and robbing passengers of their belongings.

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Snatched PMB baby returned to parents

A long week of prayer for the safe return of their kidnapped child ended on Wednesday when the parents of Fanele Asemahle Dlamini were reunited with their 7-month-old baby girl.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

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.com | Killer teen mom jailed

UCT now mistakenly assumes if you are black, no one in your family receives a state grant and if your parents have been to university, you are not disadvantaged, says Esethu Hasane .

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Fury over bail in KFC killing

Close friends of a Pietermaritzburg motorsport and biking enthusiast who was stabbed to death at an all-night takeaway have expressed their outrage about his alleged killer's being granted bail.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

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Man dies in brawl over jacket

THREE people were arrested after a neighbourhood brawl over a stolen jacket left one man dead and three injured in Tamboville outside Pietermaritzburg.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

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Parents beg for return of stolen baby

The parents of the baby kidnapped from the Pietermaritzburg Home Affairs office are pleading with the kidnapper to return their daughter.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

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.com | Man stabbed to death in Pietermaritzburg

The recent mining strike, which was a national disaster that cost business and workers billions, proves basic trade union precepts defy economic logic, says Martin Warburg .

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

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.com | KZN woman, 66, wounded in PMB shooting

A 66-year-old woman has been wounded in a shooting at her Pietermaritzburg home, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said on Saturday.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

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KZN Health forks out for negligence

The mother of 4-year-old Nomfundo Skhosana of Inanda, who was born with irreversible brain damage as a result of medical negligence, has received an interim payment from the Department of Health.

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Businessman shot dead in front of family

A Pietermaritzburg businessman was shot dead outside his Newholmes Way home on Thursday night as his terrified wife and three children looked on.

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.com | Man who burnt, chopped up ex out on bail

As a young boy growing up in the ghettos of SA, I dreamt of being wealthy. But I realised that capitalism defeats its own purpose, writes Matome Letsoalo .

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

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Bangladeshi in KZN court for kidnapping

Jahid Jaman, 27, appeared briefly in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court charged with kidnapping businessman Jashid Hoosen Uddin in Northdale on June 22 and with robbing Belayet Hoosen at a shop in Old Greytown Road.

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