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7 hrs ago | News24

.com | Court hears details of 3 axe murders

Dressed in black and using a cellphone light, a man allegedly entered a rondavel and axed a woman to death, a KwaZulu-Natal court heard on Thursday.

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12 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

You can't own a woman - judge

Men who viewed women as their property needed to understand they could never own them, a high court judge said in Pietermaritzburg as he sentenced a man to life imprisonment for murdering his lover.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Iol.co.za

Village for KZN MPLs now on agenda

The KwaZulu-Natal legislature is under mounting pressure to explore the idea of a "parliamentary village" to cut the costs of accommodating MPLs in Pietermaritzburg hotels.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

GhanaSoccerNet.com

Ghanaian striker Mohammed Anas hits headlines in South Africa with impressive Maritzburg debut

Ghanaian striker Mohammed 'Mike' Anas scored one goal and set up another in his debut for South African side Maritzburg as they claimed a 3-0 win over Chippa United.

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Iol.co.za

Wife killer cop loses appeal

A police constable lost an appeal against his conviction in a KwaZulu-Natal court on Tuesday for killing his wife, but got his sentence reduced.

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DNA India

3 Indian-origin South African women brutally murdered

Three Indian-origin women in South Africa have been murdered brutally in separate incidents, two of them allegedly killed by their partners, sending shock waves among the community members.

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Iol.co.za

'Serial rapists usually start slowly'

Serial rapists usually start "slowly", in one or two incidents, and if they escape detection and gain confidence they rape repeatedly and often brazenly.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Georgia Straight

Gandhi before India sheds new light on Mahatma's early years and ...

In Richard Attenborough's 1982 film Gandhi , there's a dramatic scene of actor Ben Kingsley, playing the young Indian lawyer, being tossed out of the first-class section at Pietermaritzburg Railway Station in South Africa.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Mail & Guardian

DA loses third top leader as Mbali Ntuli resigns

Mbali Ntuli has allegedly resigned as the DA's youth leader after her relationship with party leader Helen Zille had become increasingly strained.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

In-depth Africa

Honesty pays off for car guard

A KwaZulu-Natal car guard simply returned the money to its owner and attracted the attention of more than 20 potential employers in the process.

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Iol.co.za

Porn suspect has previous conviction

The Durban teacher who has been arrested for allegedly making porn movies with boys was convicted in 2003 for incidents of indecent assault that happened more than 20 years ago, while he was teaching at another school in greater Durban.

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Iol.co.za

Stabbing suspect to be observed

The man accused of fatally stabbing his wife in Bryanston, Johannesburg, will undergo mental observation, the Randburg Magistrate's Court heard on Friday.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Iol.co.za

Durban teacher held for child porn

A prominent Durban drama teacher who has taught at a string of top KwaZulu-Natal high schools - and directed or performed in numerous drama productions - has been arrested for sexual abuse and possession of child pornography.

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Girl attacked after matric dance

Police and the KwaZulu-Natal community safety department are investigating a video of an alleged gang-rape of a high school girl after a matric dance, the department said on Wednesday.

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Iol.co.za

Zukerman spearheads JPO rescue

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

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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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Iol.co.za

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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Iol.co.za

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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