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Hope grows on Durban beachfront

Ten homeless men who turned a vacant lot into an organic vegetable garden are now reaping the rewards of their toil

Xenophobic tensions surge in KZN

Amid protests by the ANC’s MK Military Veterans, distressed foreign nationals have shut their stalls at a Durban flea market

Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

ANC’s North West troika clean-up flops

ANC regions in the province have ordered their mayors, chief whips and speakers to stay in office

Zandile Gumede and her supporters face ANC backlash

Defiant backers of the former eThekwini chairperson and mayor, who has appeared in court over corruption charges linked to a tender, face disciplinary action over ‘divisive’ court protest

Mama mia! Here we go again

Instead of facing the music, Zandile Gumede seems to be winning a game of political musical chairs

Red flags over Durban’s multimillion-rand Covid-19 overtime bill

eThekwini metro police and security staff are raking in almost R100-million in overtime during the lockdown, with some employees far exceeding the permitted overtime cap of 40 hours a month

Durban mayor pulls plug on R8m online lockdown channel

eThekwini’s enterprising parks and recreation department launched the channel, intended to entertain the city’s people during the lockdown, without getting authorisation

Hard-hit municipalities brace for more deaths

South Africa’s Covid-19-related deaths have been comparatively lower than the rest of the world. But municipalities are preparing for the worst

eThekwini does U-turn on three-month, 30% salary cut

The municipality leaves it up to its executive committee and councillors to follow their conscience and contribute what they want to the city’s Covid-19 relief fund.

Councils skint but officials get pay rise

The president and Cabinet dropped their salaries and rejected a hike, but councillors take 4% more

A lifeline for the homeless people in eThekwini

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

Blanket scandal exposes potential for Covid-19 corruption

All of KwaZulu-Natal’s Covid-19 emergency spending has been centralised under the provincial treasury after the controversial purchase of R22-million of blankets by the social development department

Stay at home, Cyril said. But what about the homeless?

In Tshwane, forcing homeless people off the street resulted in chaos and the abuse of a vulnerable population. In Durban, a smooth, well-planned operation fared far better

R50 000 bail for Durban city manager

Sipho Nzuza had previously agreed to turn state witness

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