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Paddy Harper

KZN department must pay for its own nurses to moonlight

22 February 2015 6:00

A red-faced KwaZulu-Natal health department has been forced to pay just under R1 million to a labour broker who provided it with its own nurses as scab labour during the 2010 provincial health workers’ strike.

ANC eThekwini region votes amid factional violence

15 February 2015 6:00

The ANC’s biggest and most influential region – eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal – has finally held its twice-postponed elective conference against a backdrop of intense tensions, and even violence, between the supporters of the two main contenders to chair the region.

New twist in Cato Manor ‘death squad’ trial

10 February 2015 16:42

The members of the alleged Cato Manor death squad will appear in the Durban High Court for less than 30 minutes then their murder and robbery case will be adjourned for a provisional trial date to be set.

The gravy strain in the heat of day

8 February 2015 15:00

Wednesday. My second day back at work after a month of what one of my bosses describes as: “Sitting on the beach, smoking zol and doing fokol.” The man’s not entirely incorrect in his analysis. It is what it is.

Load shedding delays Sadtu jobs-for-cash trial

4 February 2015 15:12

Load shedding delayed the brief appearance in the Durban High Court yesterday of the six men alleged to have murdered South Coast principal and Sadtu regional chairperson Nkosinathi Zondi for blowing the whistle on a jobs-for-cash scam within the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education.