Rains are filling up the dams

DAM

KwaZulu-Natal dams have recorded remarkable recoveries in water levels as a result of steady rainfall around the province. But, while the week’s rainfall has offered some relief – and even helped to lift water restrictions on those supplied by the Hazelmere Dam – those in drought-stricken areas are not out ...

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Ex-Durban woman tells of NZ quake

NZ

A former Durban resident has told how the massive earthquake that rocked New Zealand at the weekend shook her Wellington home for a terrifying minute and left them in the grip of fear as the aftershocks followed. Jacqueline Marriah, 34, said she had gone to bed at about 11.30pm and ...

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Using your fireman in self defense : All you need to know

GUN

When you use your gun to defend yourself, it’s called a “defensive gun use”. There are no two defensive gun use scenarios that are precisely identical in every way. When you use your gun to defend yourself, it’s called a “defensive gun use”. There are no two defensive gun use ...

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Two in Pinetown Magistrate’s Court after R1.8m drug bust

CAR

Two people arrested in connection with a drug bust in excess of R1.8 million are due in the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court today. The suspects were arrested for allegedly being in possession of mandrax, heroin and ecstacy. Their vehicle was searched in the Pinetown area by the Hawks and Durban Metro ...

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Two killed in Durban horror crash

CRASH

Two men in their 30s were killed when the car they were travelling in crashed into a barrier and steel structure on the M4 northbound at the Quality Street off-ramp in Durban early on Sunday morning, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said. Just after 1.30am Rescue Care paramedics responded to the scene to ...

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Church employee stabbed during robbery

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At approximately 23:07 last night members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to a Mission in Oakford – Verulam after receiving reports of a robbery and stabbing. Upon arrival a 43 year old man was found to have sustained multiple stab wounds to his arm, leg and buttocks. The ...

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Father finds his 15-year-old daughter’s body in garage

GUN

On Saturday afternoon, a father of Edendale, outside Pietermaritzburg found his 15-year-old daughter’s body in the family garage. Werner Vermaak a spokesperson for ER24 said paramedics were called around 14:30 to the home. Family members were waiting outside the house for the paramedics and upon their arrival were taken to ...

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Two held in R2.5m drug bust

CHAINS

Two alleged drug dealers have been arrested and drugs worth about R2.5 million confiscated in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police said. In an eThekwini inner south policing cluster intelligence-driven operation together with the Durban organised crime unit and Shongweni K9 unit the two were arrested on Thursday night, police said in a ...

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Fatal pedestrian crash claims one, 3 others injured

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One person has been killed and three others injured after being hit by a taxi on Wiggins Road in Cato Manor last night around 10pm. Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find that four pedestrians had been hit whilst walking on the side of the roadway. The alleged ...

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Pr0stitute and client shot

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One person has been killed and a second critically injured during a shooting in Ottawa – Verulam this morning. At approximately 10:40 members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to an abandoned building on Old Main Road in Ottawa after receiving reports of shots being fired. Upon arrival a ...

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