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April 9, 2018

Police call for calm after farmhouse, sugarcane fields set alight

National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole has called for calm and tolerance in Umlalazi, Eshowe, in KwaZulu-Natal following violent protests.

Hundreds of residents went on the rampage after a man was shot dead on the Gqobhokani farm.

According to police, on Wednesday two young men, one of them being 30-year-old Spamandla Xulu, were fishing at a dam on the Gqobhokani farm.

The men were confronted by a security guard who requested that they leave. An altercation ensued which led to the guard allegedly fatally shooting Xulu. The second man escaped uninjured.

The security guard has since been arrested on a charge of murder and is currently in police [...]

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January 19, 2018

I was not drunk – motorist charged with killing two cyclists.

Durban – Omesh Ramnarain, the motorist charged with crashing into and killing two cyclists on the M4 Highway leading out of Durban almost two years ago, says he was not drunk on the morning of the accident.

The Durban Regional Court on Monday heard his version that he had only consumed four cider drinks during that evening although at one stage “other patrons” at the bar had split drinks on him.

He also denied any negligence claiming that he was driving home at about 05:00 when he heard a “loud bang” and his windscreen shattered.

“I braked and moved towards the left in order to stop and moments later heard another bang. I could [...]

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November 22, 2017

New device guarantees safety for thousands of partying matrics

Parents of thousands of matriculants set to descend on Durban for the annual Rage Festival next month should not worry about their safety, organisers say.

This thanks to a new high-tech armband, which will store their personal information, including contact details for parents in case of an emergency.

The festival will take place in Durban, Umhlanga and Ballito, from December 2 to December 9.

That will be few days after the end of their matric exams on November 28.

Howler™ is a platform that is used by event organisers to consolidate event planning, promotion, management and financial control.

Their armband will not only store crucial information [...]

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October 30, 2017

Just tap for food – UberEATS now in Durban

There is no better way than having your favourite meal delivered right to your door, at home or at the office. No more wasting time in the kitchen or at the shops as UberEATS has finally arrived in Durban.

UberEATS is an online meal ordering and delivery service powered by Uber. It partners with the best local restaurants in dozens of cities around the world to get people the food they want delivered faster.

The service operates in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria and Stellenbosch, where it has proved popular. UberEATS, which was launched in South Africa, earlier this year, has finally added Durban to it’s list. It was launched this week at the Botanical [...]

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