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Business and tourism threatened as rats infest Durban CBD

They say there has been an overall decline in business and tourism while the condition of buildings has also deteriorated. Areas popular with hawkers such as Warwick Junction Market, Mahatma Gandhi precinct, Berea and Durban Workshop taxi ranks as well as bus terminals have been most affected.

Pinky Nyathela, who …

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Municipalities who owe Eskom could soon be sitting in the dark

Last week, the lights of a sixth defaulter, Mpofana Local Municipality, went out for a few hours because of arrears.

Monde Baka, Eskom’s group executive for distribution, said the power utility was entitled to disconnect the electricity supply of defaulting municipalities.

“Eskom is under a statutory obligation to generate …

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KZN mother sues gynae for R4.5m over missing ovary

She claimed that her gynaecologist removed one of her ovaries without her approval during a surgical procedure a few years ago.

The woman recently made a R4.5 million damages claim in summons served on doctor Vino Naicker, who is based at the Life Mount Edgecombe Hospital.

In the documents …

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#ZandileGumede to address Sanco rally as row over forced leave continues

Durban - The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) has thrown its weight behind embattled eThekwini mayor, Zandile Gumede, and asked her to speak at their eThekwini regional conference today.

Sanco is the first alliance partner to openly support Gumede whose 30-day forced leave of absence was extended by the ANC …

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