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Well-connected accountant coins it

Roshan Morar’s extensive links with government are deep and lucrative: a 300% ballooning tender; the nod for an ambassador’s post from ANC secretary general Ace Magashule; seats on the boards of a multitude of public entities and now a questionable PPE tender

eThekwini’s everlasting security contract

An invalid contract worth R85-million a month is still being paid — three years after a court order to stop

Zandile Gumede sworn in as ANC MPL in KwaZulu-Natal

The governing party sends corruption-accused former mayor Zandile Gumede to the KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature to ‘stabilise the municipality’

South Durban chokes as Engen refinery starts up

Covid-19 brought clear skies when industries shut down, but then came what residents call waves of filthy air that made them sick

A lifeline for the homeless people in eThekwini

eThekwini plans to retain permanent and safe open spaces for people with nowhere to sleep

Parly corona-style is perfect

I now go to meetings barefoot and in my shorts. And it cuts what we pay for MPs to travel. We should keep it this way post-Covid

R50 000 bail for Durban city manager

Sipho Nzuza had previously agreed to turn state witness

‘Unity’ man in battle for eThekwini

Thabani Nyawose will challenge disgraced former Durban mayor Zandile Gumede while 17 other ANC regions also hold elective conferences

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Global leaders converge for summit

Local government bodies are enabled to influence global policy decision-making

Local governance vital for SDGs

Durban is one of 12 cities – and the first in Africa – to create an action plan for climate change

Pandemonium as eThekwini mayor granted bail in corruption case

Mayor Zandile Gumede and two other corruption accused granted bail of R50 000 as supporters clash with journalists outside courtroom

Details of deadly extortion network yet to be heard in court

Hopes of an immediate trial have been dashed as the accused’s lawyer wins time to secure counsel

Jessie and co bring relief to quarrelsome ANC branches

Court battles between the ANC leadership and disaffected branches claiming gatekeeping have been averted in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal

Durban cuts city’s only needle exchange programme

A tale of two cities: Durban ditches drug users while Tshwane becomes the first city in SA to pioneer and fund new ways to keep them safe.

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