Woman and Family pet dies in house fire


Early this morning, IPSS Medical Rescue were alerted to a house fire in the Mandeni area. Upon arrival rescue services found that the house was engulfed in flames. Entry to the house was gained through a window and rescuers managed to rescue one person. Unfortunately a second victim was in ...

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Armed robbery at Debonairs Pizza in Durban


Several armed and dangerous men, targeted Debonairs Pizza in Durban on December 7th. A gang of men, pounced on the staff, causing them to run in different directions. Terrified of being shot. The suspects managed to shove a staff member into the office, and at gunpoint was forced to open ...

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Car carrier truck overturns on N3


On Friday morning Netcare 911 paramedics responded to a collision on the N3 North near the Peacevale off ramp in Kwa Zulu Natal. Reports from the scene indicate that a truck carrying cars overturned scattering its load of vehicles across the highway; one of the vehicles flew through the air ...

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Women’s group donates R300 000 to children’s hospital

Children's hospital officialy launches its new ward.
PICTURE:Gcina Ndwalane

The South African Women’s Forte (SAWF) raised R300 000 to build a cerebral palsy ward at the KwaZulu-Natal Children’s Hospital and on Wednesday handed over the further R300 000 at the opening of the ward. The SAWF, an NGO established to empower SA women in business, started fundraising last year. ...

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Taxi collides with tree in Glenwood


A taxi driver was lucky to escape with minor injuries after he collided with a tree on Nicholson Road just after Franscois Road in Glenwood on Thursday evening. Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene just after 19:30 to find that the single vehicle had collided with a tree on ...

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Domestic abuse survivor speaks up


As the country continues to mark 16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children – a domestic abuse survivor is encouraging others not to be afraid to leave abusive relationships – or to be made to feel that they have done something wrong. “I was unconscious for ...

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Scored 20% for maths? You still pass

Cape Town 130219- Learners Ayakha Ngubombi and Pumlani Mfeketho during the maths exercise. Nkazimlo primary school in Khayelitsha has received a WCED language and mathematics award for Grade 3.Picture Cindy waxa.Reporter Ilse/Argus

Pupils in grades 7, 8 and 9 who got below 40% for maths and, consequently, failed this year are being thrown a lifeline. The Department of Basic Education has announced that they can be progressed to the next grade as long as they have achieved a minimum mark of 20%. ...

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Crash victim was alive in mortuary

The table where mortuary officials perform post-mortems on those who have been brought into the police facility.

A KwaMashu man who was declared dead at an accident scene on Monday night and taken to a Phoenix mortuary, was found breathing the next day when his family went to view his body. Shocked mortuary staff rushed Msizi Mkhize, 28, to Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, but he died about five ...

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13 injured after bus and three bakkies collide


13 people were injured this morning after a bus collided with three bakkies this morning on the M7 in Pinetown, KwaZulu natal. Upon inspection, paramedics found the bus and one of the bakkies in the right-hand lane of the road while two other bakkies were found parked in the centre ...

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Beware of police impersonators, warns Durban SAPS

File picture: Skyler Reid

Police in Umlazi in Kwazulu-Natal have cautioned people in the greater Durban area to beware of police impersonators. In a statement on Wednesday, police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele, said there had been several cases of men pretending to be police officers and robbing their victims of money. “They are operating ...

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