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/ 10 March 2008

Protesters barricade Durban township

Scrap cars, fridges and burning tyres were used to barricade several Durban roads on Monday as about 500 residents demanded that a local ward councillor leave the area. The residents are demanding that an African National Congress (ANC) ward councillor leave his office and move out of the area as he had ”not kept his word on service delivery”.

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/ 14 February 2008

State declines to prosecute journalist

The case against a journalist who was arrested by Durban’s metro police was thrown out by the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Thursday after the control prosecutor declined to prosecute the case. Mhlaba Memela of the Sowetan newspaper was arrested on Wednesday evening by an eThekwini metro police officer.

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/ 30 January 2008

Sewage leaks into Durban river

Heavily polluted water from a punctured sewage pipe appears to have been flowing into the Durban harbour via the Umhlatuzana River for up to nine months — reportedly the result of a bungled repair job by eThekwini council contract workers, a media report said on Wednesday.

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/ 15 January 2008

Refinery fires cost Engen R200-million

Two separate fires and the subsequent repairs at Durban’s Engen Refinery have cost the company close to R200-million rand, refinery spokesperson Herb Payne said on Tuesday. However, while the cost of the blaze is known to the company, the eThekwini municipality has yet to release the results of air-quality assessment tests taken at the time of the blaze.

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/ 25 November 2007

Durban’s Absa Stadium the new home of tennis?

Durban’s Absa Stadium — the home of the Super 14 Shark franchise — could become a tennis stadium or part of a ”high-performance centre”, it was announced on Saturday. The head of strategic projects at the eThekwini municipality said the plan is for the 2010 Moses Mabhida Stadium to host rugby, soccer and athletics.

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/ 17 November 2007

Stadium strike: Draft agreement on the table

Negotiations between the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Group Five-led consortium building Durban’s Moses Mabhida Soccer World Cup soccer stadium have yielded a draft agreement. NUM’s KwaZulu-Natal regional coordinator Bonginkosi Mncwabe said the union’s leadership would present the agreement to workers on Saturday.

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/ 16 November 2007

Durban construction strike continues

Dozens of 2010 construction workers converged on Durban’s Moses Mabhida stadium on Friday to continue industrial action. Talks with their building contractor failed to result in a resolution on Thursday. Talks between the National Union of Mineworkers and the Group Five/WBHO consortium are expected to resume on Friday.

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/ 15 November 2007

Group Five, union locked in 2010 stadium talks

Group Five and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) were on Thursday locked in negotiations in a bid to stop the strike at the Moses Mabhida Stadium from spreading to other 2010 stadiums under construction. NUM national spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka said the two sides had met on Wednesday evening and talks had resumed again on Thursday morning.

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/ 14 November 2007

Union to strike at all 2010 sites

The ongoing strike that has seen construction workers down tools at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium could spread to other 2010 Soccer World Cup stadiums that are under construction, as well as the high-speed Gautrain. Meanwhile, about 600 striking construction workers marched to Durban’s City Hall on Wednesday.