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Assassinations drive by-elections in KZN

Residents of several KwaZulu-Natal wards on Wednesday elected new councillors to replace representatives who had been assassinated in the ongoing political killings in the province

Protective equipment for schools in KwaZulu-Natal goes ‘missing’

Without protective equipment, schools in uMlazi, Pinetown and Zululand won’t meet the already delayed deadline for reopening

Every person’s silence against violence gives perpetrators licence to kill

Ongoing hate speech, whether in person, among people or on social media, that is directed at vulnerable groups can lead to violence and death

Prescription drug poses new threat to youths

Learners turn to anti-anxiety medication to manage stress but punishment remains the state’s primary intervention

eThekwini stutters as polling gets underway

Protests and strike action hamper IEC start to election

Grim portent of what’s to come

A stunned Durban is counting the costs of the floods — destroyed infrastructure and people’s lives and homes

Let our children play – and inspire them to read and learn

We must empower them through literacy and enable them to imagine better prospects for themselves through stories and storytelling.

ANC KZN conference marred by member’s fatal shooting

eThekwini ANC Youth League regional secretary Thinta Cibane confirmed that Bongani “Usher” Mkhize was gunned down by two men at his home in Umlazi

Glebelands hostel murder suspects to apply for bail

Several suspects, one of them a police officer, are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Monday

Moerane report may be released after all

The premier has said that he'll be 'taking into consideration all the legal obligations that apply to the release of the report'

Police stonewall political killings at Moerane commission

The police dodged blame at the inquiry, trying to absolve themselves from responsibility for failure to solve the almost 100 murders

Bowled over by a bursary

A talented young township cricketer gets a crack at first-class coaching and an exceptional academic career.

Deaths cast shadow over ‘peace plan’

Glebelands hostel security operation seen as a failure after two more residents are murdered

Peaceful voting as police keep an eye on KwaMashu Hostel

Voting took place without incident at the KwaMashu Hostel in Durban, one of the hot spots in KwaZulu-Natal where police and the army were deployed.

Wheels of justice turn slowly as political killings escalate

According to an internal ANC report, 38 members of the party have been killed in KwaZulu-Natal since the beginning of 2011.

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