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Paddy Harper

Nkandla: SIU wants Minenhle Makhanya to pay R155m

12 August 2014 16:56

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is trying to recover more than R155 million from architect Minenhle Makhanya, the “principal agent’’ allegedly responsible for inflating the cost of the security upgrade at President Jacob Zuma’s private home in Nkandla.

Deep sea Durban drilling threatens environment – and communities

10 August 2014 6:00

Operation Phakisa, government’s plan to fast-track economic development through oil and gas exploration off the South African coast, is directly threatening KwaZulu-Natal’s coast through a potential 3.5km-deep oil well.

Numsa demands probe into members’ murders

10 August 2014 6:00

Leaders of metal workers’ union Numsa are demanding a high-level police investigation into the assassination of three of the union’s leaders in Isithebe on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.

Bet you’ve never seen a bus shelter like this one

6 August 2014 12:29

Scrap cars repurposed as bus shelters and the temporary transformation of Durban’s main thoroughfare into a pedestrian walkway are a few of the more striking spin-offs from the 25th world congress of the International Union of Architects in the city.

King Zwelithini’s sixth wedding, tight deadlines and 3G gridlock

28 July 2014 13:19

Saturday. The Croc and I are in Ulundi. Again. We’re waiting, but not for the Commander in Chief. This time. The CiC’s here, but he’s not the reason why we’re waiting.