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Umgeni Water tender kingpin murdered

Sibonelo Shinga was embroiled in controversy over his IT and social facilitation contracts

Racial bias against black medical practitioners ‘reflects fissures of an unresolved past’

The testimonials of black doctors have given credence to allegations of racial profiling. Of those listed on a Gems blacklist, 94% of general practitioners were black

‘Battle-tested’ vs ‘kind and fair’ — DA candidates’ last push

John Steenhuisen and Mbali Ntuli both acknowledged the problems faced by the party over the past year, with each of them offering their own leadership vision.

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

KwaZulu-Natal is emerging as a new Covid-19 epicentre

Large groups attending funerals and people delaying being tested and treated because they fear dying in hospital has contributed to a spike in coronavirus infections in KZN

Parliament deals blow to Ingonyama Trust Board

Portfolio committee members want the land reform minister to freeze state funding to the trust, which administers nearly three million hectares of land

Going back to school is a Catch-22

Some learners have taken the decision to drop out because they fear catching the coronavirus and have no faith that they will do well in their studies

Covid-19 is yet another burden on the shoulders of women

COMMENT This year, Freedom Day on April 27 came and went without celebration for women in townships and on farms in South Africa. It was...

No annual R22-million for Ingonyama Trust Board

The submission of the ITB’s budget is understood to have been delayed by the de facto suspension of its top management

‘Fraser vs Nxele’ heads back to court

The controversial KwaZulu-Natal corrections head has again been suspended by the former spy boss

Locked-down farmers fear starvation

With access to food severely limited and an already flawed agricultural infrastructure, many people living in rural communities are suffering

Staff at eight KZN hospitals contract coronavirus

Forced to work across multiple hospitals, health officials have helped to spread Covid-19 in the private healthcare system

‘Online push sets us up for failure’

With on-campus teaching possibly starting only in September, varsities turn to the internet

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

Covid-19 hits prison system

A warder at a correctional facility has tested positive for Covid-19, sparking concerns about the effects of the pandemic on the whole system

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Judicial Conduct Committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for his remarks about SA Israel relations

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Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

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