Slums are big business

DURBAN slumlords have tapped into a multi-million rand trade — housing the poorest of the poor in 120 squalid buildings set in the Durban city centre.
City officials revealed their long list of buildings used in the illicit illegal ­accommodation trade during ...

Crime Blackout

THE province’s police are at the centre of a wide-scale public relations exercise in what appears to be a well-orchestrated media blackout to keep rampant crime out of the news.
This as the police, with a management ...

‘I don’t care about haters’

CONTROVERSIAL afro-pop ­singer Kelly Khumalo has firmly told her “haters” where to get off.
Having come under sharp ­criticism for not mourning the death of her lover, Bafana ...

‘Witness’ True Stories winners

AN expectant hush fell over the room as the evening reached its climax — the announcement of the winners of the various categories in this year’s Witness True Stories competition ...

‘Idols’: KZN behind its rising star

FROM the rough and wet streets that he lived on in Johannesburg, Vincent Bones’s pleasant-sounding voice sang its way to the top keeping many Idols fans glued to their ...

PMB’s Jabulani — made in China

THERE is a Chinese “Zulu” on my stoep! That’s most likely the claim to fame of Gui Weng’s neighbours in Retief Street, Pietermaritzburg.
Weng (28), a Chinese national, speaks ...

Hot tempers and foul gas in the wee hours

CAPE TOWN — People say you should not ­discuss money when you are sleepy, but that didn’t stop MPs late on Thursday and into the early hours of yesterday.
Especially not in the opposition ...


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SPORTS HEADLINES

All eyes on forward battle[P]

A FEW years ago, a clash against Italy would probably be notched down as a win before the match even kicked off.
But, if this Northern Hemisphere ...

Pressure is on to keep winning[P]

MARITZBURG United go into tonight’s PSL clash with Ajax at Cape Town Stadium without the services of centre back Mohammed Awal.
The Ghanaian had been on international duty at Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, and though he did ...

Titans pull off 27-run win

THE Titans, led by a brilliant 75 from Henry Davids, brought the high-flying Highveld Lions down to earth with a resounding 27-run win in a rain-reduced Ram Slam T20 match at Willowmoore ...

Cobras cruise to a seven-wicket win over Dolphins

RICHARD Levi bludgeoned his way to a 50 as the Cape Cobras cruised to a seven-wicket win over the Dolphins in a rain-affected Ram Slam T20 ­Challenge match at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead ...


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ENTERTAINMENT

Savouring the splendour of Indian dance

THE Kala Darshan Institute of Classical Music and Dance...

Taking a critical view of our lack of humility

IT is difficult to over-praise this amazing book...

The Reals perform and share stories

THE Rhumbelow Theatre invites patrons in Pietermaritzburg and Durban to get Under the Covers with The Reals...

PMB’s King Dizo returns home

‘You can’t expect the world to know who you are if the people at home don’t’




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