KwaZulu-Natal lost 253 teachers to Covid-19

KZN lost 253 teachers to Covid-19, the KZN MEC Kwazi Mshengu said during the release of the province’s results on Tuesday morning. Mshengu said he presented the results with a heavy heart, having lost 253 teachers and 38 non-teaching staff due to Covid-19 related illnesses. “The 2020 NSC results are dedicated to our frontline soldiers […]

KwaZulu-Natal sees rise in murders, house robberies and hijacking

KwaZulu-Natal saw a rise in murder, attempted murder, carjacking, and house robberies. This was revealed in the latest crime statistics for the period October 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020. A total of 136 more people were murdered in KZN, bringing the total to 1 437. Police also recorded a 13% increase in attempted murder […]

Almost all systems go in KwaZulu-Natal as schools open

It appeared that KwaZulu-Natal was on the right path with safety ahead of the opening of schools today, but the National Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa) was not convinced. Yesterday, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and director-general Mathanzima Mweli briefed the media on the state of readiness for the opening of schools against the […]

KwaZulu-Natal motorists urged to take precaution as road accidents spike

KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC, Bheki Ntuli, has urged motorists to be vigilant on the roads as the province experiences another spike in road crashes. This after at least 29 people have been killed in major crashes in recent days. In one incident, 16 people were killed in a crash on the R34 between Melmoth and Ulundi. […]

KwaZulu-Natal school killings – 7 suspects arrested and one shot dead

KwaZulu-Natal police have arrested seven suspects after shootings at two schools in the province. Another suspect was “fatally wounded” when police attempted to apprehend him. On Friday morning, a 26-year-old woman was shot and killed on school premises at the Vumbu Reserve in Maphumulo. She had been appointed as a compliance officer. “The suspects fled […]

Taxi boss shot dead in KwaZulu-Natal

A taxi owner was found dead near Mandeni on Wednesday. According to the police, the 40-year-old man was shot at 16:45 on the R102, near Amatikulu Bridge. IPSS Medical Rescue said the body was found approximately 80 metres from his bullet-riddled car. “Paramedics declared the patient [dead] on scene,” IPSS Medical Rescue spokesperson Paul Herbst […]

7 people dead and five injured in KwaZulu-Natal crashes

Seven people have been killed, including a motorcyclist in an apparent hit-and-run, and five other people have been injured in two separate road accidents in the Ladysmith area in KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics said on Saturday. Six people were killed and five others were injured when a bakkie veered out of control and rolled on the S61 […]

KwaZulu-Natal cops investigate Pinetown murders

KwaZulu-Natal police are investigating five counts of murder and attempted murder after five people were shot dead in Pinetown. Officers described Saturday night’s attack in Kwandengezi as an execution-style massacre. The group came under a hail of bullets after three gunmen ordered them to exit a car the victims were in. Authorities say one person […]


The 8th Annual Simon ‘Mabhunu’ Sabela KZN Film and Television Awards are set to take place virtually this year on 12 September 2020.  The prestigious awards are aimed at recognising outstanding achievement and talent in the film and television industry, with a particular focus within the KwaZulu-Natal province. The awards, named in honour of the late […]

Former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede is innocent until proven guilty – ANC in KwaZulu-Natal

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal says embattled former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede is innocent until proven guilty. Gumede has been sworn in as an MPL in the KZN legislature. She is still being investigated for corruption and fraud. ANC KZN’s provincial spokesperson Nhlakanipho Ntombela says Gumede has been removed from the eThekwini metro in order to […]