[durban] - #UKZNMedBust: UKZN's fruitless R157m investigation

Dubbed Operation Clever by the university, it saw 24 staff members suspended on full pay in August last year.

At that time, 260 computers were also taken. In September 16 more staff members were suspended.

However, the university is yet to begin internal disciplinary processes.

The Hawks are investigating and …

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[durban] - Illegal dumping threatens Durban's Umgeni River

It is believed that local businesses were responsible for dumping their rubbish near KwaDabeka Township which then flowed into the river.

This has angered environmental volunteers such as uBuhle Beningi, a local co-operative group organised by MK veterans from Clermont. They took it upon themselves to rehabilitate the river.

Group …

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[durban] - Lotus FM is losing its listeners - 150 000 gone in two years

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Durban - South African radio listeners are tuning out of Lotus FM. According to statistics released this week by the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRC) – whose role is to commission and oversee the delivery of radio and television audience measurement research for broadcasters, advertising and marketing – the …

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[durban] - Junior Riverside team honours peer who was killed by a goalpost

A soccer match on Friday evening, between Riverside and Juventus football clubs’ junior teams, ended tragically when the goalpost at the Riverside sports ground in Durban North fell on eight-year-old Kiyan Singh, causing his death.

Jessica Lukas, a bar manager at the Riverside Sports Club, said Singh was standing on …

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[durban] - Questions over intern doctor with alleged fake qualifications

After the University of KwaZulu Natal paid for a private investigation, it was alleged that he never completed his studies at the university’s medical school, which meant he should not have practised as an intern.

Dayanand was suspended from the hospital and dismissed.

Ncumisa Mafunda, spokesperson for the KZN …

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[durban] - God saved Sbahle Mpisane, not money - says dad

Speaking to the Sunday Tribune, Mpisane was upbeat and relieved that Sbahle was going home, having spent almost three months in hospital

“Yes, we fetched our daughter from hospital and she is even walking on her own, and seeing her recovery has been nothing short of the miracle.”

Mpisane added …

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[durban] - Anger as Durban car auction reserved for township blacks only

The event was officially dubbed a radical economic transformation (RET) auction. It involved the selling off of various used municipal vehicles from the city fleet site and was advertised in a newspaper which stipulated that it would only allow the participation of young people from townships as well as military …

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