Woman tries to smuggle dagga into police station

File Photo: Dumisani Sibeko

A woman was bust trying to sneak in dagga to a man being held at Port Shepstone police station in a container containing stew. Police spokesman Lt Colonel Thulani Zwane said the 20-year-old woman arrived at the police station on New Year’s Day, wanting to bring food to a 30-year-old ...

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Thirty dogs die during new year fireworks frenzy

Cape Town. 01.01.17. An impressive fireworks display at the V&A Waterfront to herald in the  New Year.mPicture Ian Landsberg

At least 30 dogs were killed while trying to escape from the loud bangs as Durbanites celebrated the New Year on Sunday. This number, according to Phoenix Animal Care and Treatment (Pact) spokesperson, Neeri Naidoo, greatly exceeds the numbers seen in previous years. Naidoo said Pact responded to a number ...

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Lifeguards spotted drinking


An on-duty lifeguard is facing a disciplinary hearing while another absconded after they were allegedly caught drinking alcohol in the parking lot at Brighton Beach on New Year’s Day. And in two cases at Sardinia Bay late last week, poorly equipped municipal lifeguards had to borrow children’s equipment from a ...

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Durban motorist nabbed doing 224km/h


A KwaZulu-Natal man is expected to expect to appear at the Scottburgh Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morning after he was nabbed driving at 224km/h on Monday. Road Traffic Management Corporation spokesperson Simon Zwane said the 24-year-old motorist from the Bluff in Durban was allegedly travelling at that speed on the ...

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Dozens of pets remain unclaimed at SPCA


The Durban and Coast SPCA says it continues to see an alarming number of animals abandoned or unwanted by their owners over the festive period. The society’s Lindsey Concer says they took in 600 stray cats and 325 stray dogs over December alone. “It doesn’t seem to be improving – ...

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SA families’ festive season tragedies


The 2016 festive season was not all joy and revelry for two families that lost their beloved children in the mayhem of it all. Instead of recovering from the festivities of Christmas, a Chatsworth family buried their 15-year-old son, Brentley Caleb Pillay, who was stabbed in the chest during a ...

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At least 180 beach rescues recorded in Durban


At least 800 000 people soaked up the sun at Durban’s beaches over the long New Year’s weekend. EThekwini Municipality says approximately 186 rescues were carried out by lifeguards at various beaches in around the city with 518 people being treated for various injuries – including blue-bottle stings and cuts. ...

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Three more Ford Kugas burst into flames


After Ford South Africa urged worried Kuga drivers to book their vehicles in for free maintenance checks, three more vehicles have exploded in the past three days. The first was gutted in East London on New Year’s Eve, the second in Vryburg and the third on the N1 in Brakpan ...

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Heavy traffic as holidaymakers leave KZN

Cape Town - 160927 - Traffic clogs up on the N1 outgoing as people make their way home after work. Picture: David Ritchie

The big trek home from the country’s coastal resorts for thousands of holidaymakers kicked off in earnest on Monday morning. The N3 Toll Concession reported that in the hour between 9am and 10am there were 1 700 cars that passed through Moor River in a northerly direction. At the same ...

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