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KZN law enforcement given thumbs up for successful Comrades Marathon

Durban -The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Mxolisi Kaunda has commended the law enforcement officers for enduring that the province hosts an incident-free Comrades Marathon on Sunday.

The province saw an increase in the number of visitors locally and abroad who came to our shores to participate …

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KZN municipalities lack competent finance officers - Saica

This is a claim made by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica).

Several KwaZulu-Natal municipalities have been placed under administration and financial management has been highlighted as a problem area.

In a media statement, Saica called on councillors to ensure that individuals with the right skills are appointed …

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New Germany motorists surprised by Dinkelman Road closure

The road was supposed to have been closed three months ago, from February 27 at 7am to March 6 at 5pm. But last Wednesday, motorists were surprised to find that the road had already been closed.

This was for the removal of the bridge at 11th Avenue, and to construct …

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Written questions in Parliament a tool of opposition parties - study

“Research shows that in all parliaments, opposition parties are more active in asking questions than governing parties - even if governing parties have genuine policy concerns, they can use informal means to obtain information or bring government attention to issues, due to their close relation to the government.

“Opposition parties, on …

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Joy as uMgeni Valley granted Nature Reserve status

Durban - It may have taken seven years but the uMgeni Valley in the KZN Midlands has finally been granted Nature Reserve status.

In a media statement, Wildlife and Environment Society South Africa (Wessa) announced that uMgeni Valley was proclaimed a Nature Reserve.

“The process was officially gazetted on May 16 …

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Former ministers Siyabonga Cwele, Jeff Radebe officially resign as MPs

Parliament - Former minister Siyabonga Cwele tendered his resignations in Parliament as ANC MP.

Jeff Radebe also officially resigned in Parliament on Monday.

This was confirmed by Parliament spokesperson Moloto Mothapo on Monday.

Cwele and Radebe's resignations come weeks after they were left out of the newly-constituted Cabinet of President Cyril …

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Imperative for Parliament to probe Mkhwebane's suitability - SACP

JOHANNESBURG - It is imperative for Parliament to carry out an inquiry into Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's suitability to hold this important office, the South African Communist Party said on Sunday.

The SACP fully supported the existence and independent operation of the office of the public protector, the SACP said in …

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I will be back as eThekwini mayor, vows Zandile Gumede

While waiting for the announcement on Sunday, Gumede herself confirmed that her leave begins on Monday and added that she had accepted the party’s instruction to vacate the mayoral office.

Gumede said she had been asked by the party’s provincial decision-making body to vacate her office.

“After I …

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Umlazi Roads re-opened after protests

Durban - An angry mob of people blocked the exit and entrance to parts of Umlazi,south of Durban, with debris on Monday.

Mangosuthu Highway near V-section had been re-opened to traffic but not without the efforts of dedicated police officers said Durban Metro Police Senior superintendent Parboo Sewpersad.

"Early this …

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Organisations want roles of Mbeki, Zuma in arms deal saga probed

The court application by Corruption Watch and Right2know came more than three years after Judge Willie Seriti, who headed the arms procurement commission inquiry, exonerated the politicians in any acts of wrongdoing. His finding irked civil society organisations.

This led to the two organisations filing papers in the High Court …

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