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[durban] - Drowned KZN spear fisherman Bryce Buis mourned

Durban- Acclaimed spear fisherman Bryce Buis,36, drowned while spearfishing in Cape Vidal near St Lucia on Saturday.

Jan Hoffman, National Sea Rescue Institute- St Lucia station commander, said the duty crew were activated following reports of a free dive spear fisherman missing off-shore of Cape Vidal.

"Our Discovery Rescue …

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[durban] - British fraudster Pyatt in court no-show

Durban - British fraudster and conman Brandon William Pyatt arrested in South Africa recently after running away from the law for more than 20 years was not in court on Monday and nobody knew why he was not brought to court.

Pyatt, 64 who goes under a string of names including …

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[durban] - Just in: Six killed in Umdloti crash

Durban - Six people have lost their lives in a collision in Umdloti,KZN earlier today.

According to Reaction Unit SA director Prem Balram there was a collision between a truck and a light motor on the Umldoti Beach Road.

"Six people are critically injured and currently being treated on scene …

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[durban] - Chatsworth land invasion drama

Area councillor Anoop Rampersad told the Daily News that residents had been on the road burning rubble since last week, following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s visit to Chatsworth after the storm.

“I engaged with them back then and they said it was unfair that the president visited just one area …

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[durban] - KZN Health MEC praises staff

Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal Forensic Pathology staff have been commended for the crucial role in completing autopsies in recent adverse incidents.

The wall of the Pentecostal Holiness Church building collapsed, killing 13 people in Empangeni on the eve of Good Friday last week.

Then a bus carrying mourners returning from that …

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[durban] - LETTER: Independent probe needed into MK veterans’ wages

If my memory serves me correctly, the veterans were hired at the behest of Mayor Zandile Gumede and one surmises that the increases were also granted at her behest.

It is understandable that other, non-MK members, working in the same departments are angry that these seemingly specially anointed individuals are …

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[durban] - 15 kids injured in bakkie rollover in Durban

Durban - Fifteen children are recovering after the vehicle they were travelling in left the roadway in Clermont on Sunday.

According to Garrith Jamieson from Rescue Care paramedics, the vehicle transporting the children aged between 5 and 10 years left the roadway and went down an embankment in 4th Avenue just …

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[durban] - Three arrested for shooting off-duty cop in KwaMashu

Durban - Three men have been arrested for allegedly shooting an off-duty police officer at the KwaMashu Mall parking lot on Sunday.

Garrith Naidoo, a spokesperson for KZN VIP Medics, said the officer was shot on his leg. He had been stabilised on scene before being transported to a hospital.

Naidoo …

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[durban] - ‘Minister meddling in Icasa affairs’

This comes after weekend reports that Icasa’s acting chairperson, Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng, gave Ndabeni-Abrahams until 11am on Monday to pay the first of the four tranches of the institution’s R450million allocation or face legal action.

The legal threat comes amid reports that Icasa has accused the minister of …

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[durban] - 'No increase no water threaten' eThekwini workers

They have been on strike since last week.

Offers made on Thursday and Friday to train 200 employees from the department as artisans and to review grades 3 and 4 were rejected as employees stuck to their demand to be elevated to grade 10.

The demand for the upgrade emanated …

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[durban] - #DurbanFloods damage soars to R1.1bn

KZN Premier Willies Mchunu and KZN MEC for Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nomusa Ncube-Dube. They want the province declared a disaster area. Leon Lestrade African News Agency (ANA)

Durban - The cost of last week's devastating floods that killed 70 people and displaced thousands of people across KwaZulu-Natal has soared …

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