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[kwazulu-natal] - 14 school children injured in head-on collision in KZN

Durban - The driver of a vehicle transporting children to school was seriously injured in a head-on collision in the Hillcrest area in Kwazulu-Natal on Monday morning.

Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said fourteen children suffered minor injuries.

The children were on their way to school on Ngwele Road when the …

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[kwazulu-natal] - Cosatu insists it has 'issues' with Treasury, not Mboweni

Durban - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has changed tune on Tito Mboweni, saying it has no personal issues with him, but only with the national treasury he heads.

Their change of stance follows a recent outburst by the federations’ first deputy president, Michael Shingange, that Mboweni should …

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[kwazulu-natal] - Mchunu declares day of mourning for #DurbanFloods victims

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu has declared Thursday as the provincial day of mourning and prayer, adding that the death toll has risen to 69 as more bodies continue to be recovered following deadly floods last week in Durban and surrounds.

The floods destroyed houses, roads and other bulk infrastructure …

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[kwazulu-natal] - 52 #ChurchCollapse funeral mourners injured in bus crash

Johannesburg - At least 52 church-collapse mourners were injured when the bus they were travelling on from the funeral overturned near KwaCeza, KwaZulu-Natal, the provincial health department said on Monday.

The bus overturned on Sunday leaving 10 with serious injuries and 42 with minor injuries. They were returning from the funeral …

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[kwazulu-natal] - Two dead in Monday morning collisions

Durban - Two people have been killed and five others injured after two separate collisions in Durban on Monday.

Rescue Care Paramedics spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said they responded to the M7 over the M13 Bridge around 3am for a collision involving two vehicles.

On arrival they found the two badly damaged …

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[kwazulu-natal] - 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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[kwazulu-natal] - #Durbanfloods claimed 70 lives across KZN

Photo: Seanne Rall.

DURBAN - Seventy people have lost their lives in the floods that battered the province on KwaZulu-Natal last week.

KZN Premier, Willies Mchunu, revealed the figures during a joint media briefing in Durban on Monday.

Mchunu said one more body was found in Marrianhill on Sunday.

"Sixty four …

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[kwazulu-natal] - #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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[kwazulu-natal] - 15 children injured in Clermont bakkie crash

Durban - Fifteen children, aged between five and 10, were injured when the bakkie they were travelling in careened off the road and plunged down an embankment in 4th Avenue, Clermont in Durban on Sunday afternoon, paramedics said.

Rescue Care paramedics arrived on the scene to find the bakkie down an …

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