Friends pull Pinetown man from water, save him from drowning


A Pinetown resident had a close shave when he nearly drowned during a house visit on Sunday. According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring he was swimming with friends when he went under water and did not appear for a while. His friends fortunately managed to pull him out of the water. They started ...

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Man hospitalised after near-drowning incident.


A 31-year-old man has been hospitalised after an near-drowning incident at a residence in Nagina in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal. It is understood that a group of friends had been swimming when one of the party went under water and did not appear for for some time. The friends managed to retrieve ...

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7 Injured in Pinetown crash


Seven people have sustained various injuries after two vehicles collided on the N3 North Bound before Richmond Road offramp in Pinetown on New Years afternoon. Just after 3pm Rescue Care Paramedics were called to the collision in Pinetown, on their arrival they found that two vehicles had collided obstructing the ...

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Mayor’s life in danger, warns e-mail

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Mayor of eThekwini Zandile Gumede addresing the media at her New Office as a Mayor.

A high-ranking metro police official tasked with protecting eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede fears for her safety. Sbonelo Mchunu, an acting senior superintendent, metro police spokesman and head of the VIP protection services, in an e-mail sent to Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer said he believed the mayor’s security detail was being ...

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Storm over beach access

Boomgate at Mahatma Gandhi road in Durban

The festive season is usually one of the busiest periods of the year for Durban businesses, but those in Mahatma Gandhi (Point) Road have taken a knock because of road closures. Some businesses claim they were not consulted about the closures and, as a result, were unable to inform patrons, ...

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No fireworks ban in KwaDukuza

Fireworks and crowd celebrating the New year

Unfortunately for pet owners, there WILL be fireworks displays tonight. The letting off of fireworks is a hot topic. Every year it happens and is accompanied by angry residents who have to deal with the fallout – whether it be terrified pets, elderly or frail family members kept awake, fire ...

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Water supplies still far from secure

08/06/2014. Researcher proves that Tshwane has the safest drinking water.

Picture: Oupa Mokoena

If KwaZulu-Natal doesn’t get above average rainfall in the next three months, the bid to bring our water supply back to normal will suffer a setback. “For our dams to begin rising significantly, at least two seasons of above-average rainfall are required,” said Umgeni Water spokesman Shami Harichunder on Friday. ...

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House breaking suspects bust in La Lucia


Two men have been arrested following outstanding team work between Marshall Security, Blue Security and the South African Police Services. At approximately 23:00 on Friday, a guest at a neighboring bed and breakfast in Braemar Avenue in La Lucia, north of Durban, noticed two suspicious men entering the next door ...

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