A casino might seem a perverse setting for a presidential hopeful to address anybody, let alone what purported to be a gathering of the KwaZulu-Natal legal fraternity in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday evening. The Golden Horse Casino is a succinct answer to those who wonder what has gone wrong in our society.
Tickets for Durban's much-anticipated A1 Grand Prix (GP) went on sale at 9am on Friday and confident organisers expect the event to attract thousands of motorsport lovers in February next year. The A1 GP, now in its third season, takes place in Durban from February 22 to 24.
A weakened Dolphins cricket side, including a player fresh out of school, has been named for the key away fixtures against the Titans and the Eagles in the Supersport Series over the next two weekends. The Dolphins, currently in second spot, ended the 2007 half of the season on a dismal note as their batting collapsed.
Injured West Indies captain Chris Gayle is out of the deciding third test against South Africa, the touring team said on Monday. Gayle broke his thumb while batting in the second Test in Cape Town, which South Africa won by seven wickets on Saturday to level the series at 1-1. "Chris is not going to be ready to play," West Indies media officer Philip Spooner said.
Jacob Zuma's homestead at Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal is said to be bracing for another festivity, with the new African National Congress (ANC) president reportedly planning to marry Nompumelelo Ntuli -- the mother of two of his children -- on Saturday, the Mercury newspaper reported on Friday.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Tuesday denied that the decision to prosecute African National Congress president Jacob Zuma had been forced upon it by Zuma's opponents. "The decision has been made by the NPA and the NPA alone," said NPA spokesperson Tlali Tlali in a statement.
Fraud convict Schabir Shaik is alleged to have spent in excess of R800Â 000 on Jacob Zuma's children -- footing an education bill of close to R500Â 000. Not only is he alleged to have paid the education fees of the African National Congress president's children, but he and his companies allegedly forked out more than R200Â 000.
The state has identified a list of 218 witnesses it intends calling to testify in its case against African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma. Attached to the indictment, filed in the Pietermaritzburg High Court, the list of witnesses includes Independent Democrat party leader Patricia de Lille and former ANC MP Andrew Feinstein.
Wrapped Christmas presents lay strewn across a KwaZulu-Natal highway following a horrific accident that claimed the lives of five people on Tuesday. Bayview police Commissioner Superintendent Rajen Ramchunder said a car travelling into Chatsworth hit a traffic island and went into oncoming traffic.
Nothing will stop African National Congress president Jacob Zuma from becoming the next president of South Africa, the party's KwaZulu-Natal secretary Johan Mchunu said on Saturday. He was speaking at a beachfront celebration in Zuma's honour in Durban.
A Jacob Zuma-led African National Congress will have a major impact in KwaZulu-Natal, analysts and politicians in the province said on Friday. They agreed the ANC's popularity in the province would increase at the expense of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) if Zuma was elected the party's new leader in Polokwane next week.
African National Cngress veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela held meetings with both the party's deputy president Jacob Zuma and its president Thabo Mbeki on
Friday afternoon. Madikizela-Mandela has suggested Mbeki and Zuma retain their current party positions for the next five years, but that Zuma assume the country's presidency in 2009.
A team of psychologists in KwaZulu-Natal has been tasked to deal with "stressed" matriculants when they receive their results, the provincial department of education said on Thursday. Spokesperson Chris Maxon said the department was concerned by an increase in the number of attempted suicides by pupils.
Two Fidelity guards, who had taken cash to an ATM machine, were robbed of their firearms at a shopping centre in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday, police said. Spokesperson Superintendent Muzi Mngmoezulu said two armed men held up the guards at the Glebe shopping centre in Umlazi.
An internal forensic audit at the offices of KwaZulu-Natal Premier S'bu Ndebele has revealed that some of his employees were involved in fraud and corruption, the premier's spokesperson said on Friday. A service-provider employee had been working "in cahoots with employees" to make illegal and unauthorised payments to the provider.
A KwaZulu-Natal farmer was shot dead on his farm in the Estcourt area, the KwaZulu-Natal Agriculture Union (KwaNalu) said on Friday. Initial information received by the union was that Greene (70) had been approached by a group of men on Thursday and sustained a single, fatal gunshot wound.
A KwaZulu-Natal street child -- who allegedly stole money, clothing and jewellery from a car -- was picked up, thrown into the boot of the car and then assaulted, police said on Wednesday. Spokesperson Captain Edmund Singh said the incident took place in Chatsworth's Crofdene area in Durban at about 9.15pm.
A mother and her 19-month-old baby were dumped on the side of a road in Pietermaritzburg after being hijacked, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday. Spokesperson Superintendent Henry Budhram said the father was dropped off at a different location.
The body of a 70-year-old man was found with his testicles and one arm missing, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday. Umfolozi police spokesperson Captain Jabulani Mdletshe said Johannes Mchunu's body was found on the banks of the Umfolozi River on Monday, a day after he went missing.
Helicopters, horse patrols, closed-circuit television and police reservists have been roped in to boost security in Durban during the festive season, police said on Thursday. The city's courts will be open on December 17 and 26 to allow police to prosecute offenders speedily.