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Paddy Harper

‘Feud’ led to Sadtu murder

31 August 2014 15:00

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial secretary of the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu), Mbuyiseni Mathonsi, is due to testify in court about a vicious “feud” that allegedly ended in murder.

‘Anti-Indianism’ is infiltrating SA, says Hindu body

31 August 2014 6:00

The South African Hindu Maha Sabha has laid a complaint of hate speech against AmaCde over the anti-Indian lyrics contained in their song, Umhlab’Uzobuya with the South African Human Rights Commission.

Sadtu murder trial date set in Durban

26 August 2014 16:33

The six men alleged to have murdered South Coast principal and South African Democratic Teachers Union regional chairperson Nkosinathi Zondi for blowing the whistle on a jobs for cash scam within the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education have made a brief appearance in the Durban High Court.

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.