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Dumpsite fire that smoked out Pietermaritzburg is finally out

Firefighters have finally extinguished the fire at the New England Road landfill site in Pietermaritzburg, which had engulfed the KwaZulu-Natal capital in thick clouds of toxic smoke since it flared up more than a week ago

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Mr Clean-up’s dirty hands revealed

The administrator brought in to rescue the Pietermaritzburg council instead violated tender procedures and illegally appointed VBS Mutual Bank

Millions lost in scam at dysfunctional municipality

A report recommended fraud and corruption charges against a former Pietermaritzburg mayor and municipal manager, relating to over R290-million

Advocates go toe-to-toe in Zuma case

A letter purportedly proving that a high-level meeting took place in 2003 to discuss Jacob Zuma’s prosecution is the latest twist in the case

‘It is the state on trial’, high court told in Zuma hearing

Zuma’s lawyers say the courts should not condone unconstitutional conduct by the NPA

Zuma a ‘victim of mob justice’ — Sikhakhane

Former president Jacob Zuma’s application for a permanent stay of prosecution is underway in the high court in Pietermaritzburg,

Zuma a ‘victim of mob justice’ — Sikhakhane

The former president’s counsel wants his corruption case halted because of the NPA’s ‘clandestine’ tactics against him

Churches join  legal fight over Ingonyama leases

The trust board wants people to convert permits into leases, increasing their tenure insecurity

JZ’s legal options unpacked

There’s a good chance the ex-president’s new heavyweights will claim he won’t get a fair trial

A tiny beetle and its deadly fungus is threatening South Africa’s trees

The beetle and the fungus have devastated trees in California in the US as well as in Israel. Now they're in South Africa

Stand-up guys, slate politics and the ‘other’ ANC

'There’s no way the gig will kick off on time. Our host, Nobala — provincial secretary Super Zuma — is one of history’s great Time Bandits'

Kitty’s easy lensplay lightens a heavy load

What seemed to be banal images in a box of negatives offers an intriguing glimpse into the character and aspiration of the years from 1972 to 1984.

Buthelezi worried about political corruption

IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi has said he is worried about the amount of corruption and self-serving ambition that has flooded into politics.

ANC members arrested for staging Maritzburg sit-in

About 30 ANC members who staged a sit-in at the party's office in Pietermaritzburg were arrested on Monday night, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

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