10 killed in bus crash after Reed Dance

Durban - The number of people who died in a horrific bus crash near Melmoth in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday has risen to 10, including the bus driver, spokesperson for the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Kwanele Ncalane, told SAnews today. The bus was carrying maidens and their mothers on their way home from the Annual Reed Dance that had been held at eNyokeni Royal Palace in Nongoma. The accident happened on Sunday night. The accident occurred while the bus was travelling on the R66 (Nkwalini) between Melmoth … [Read more...]

SAPS members must be compelled to disclose financial interests

The IFP has made calls on the Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa and the National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega to make it mandatory for all SAPS members to disclose their financial interests. IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu said; "SAPS members, like Members of Parliament, should be compelled to disclose their financial interests. This will not only assist in fighting corruption involving police officers but will also minimize conflicts of interest. The media reports that an estimated 27 000 SAPS members are allegedly … [Read more...]

Alleged illegal Cato Crest evictions

The Abahlali baseCato Crest organisation spokesperson, Ndabo Mzimela, said today: "The eThekwini Municipality is currently evicting people in Cato Crest in violation of the law and a Court Order On 23 August 2013 we secured an interim interdict against the eThekwnini Municipality from continuing with their illegal evictions in Cato Crest. However the Municipality has returned to Cato Crest today and is currently demolishing our homes and leaving us homeless. These evictions are illegal, in violation of a court order and a violent … [Read more...]

Sharks 34 (13) Bulls 18 (10)

It was a case of the new grabbing all the early attention before being surpassed by the old later on as the Sharks soared to the top of the Absa Currie Cup log with a 34-18 win over the Vodacom Blue Bulls at Growthpoint Kings Park on Saturday. But the win was more hard work than the scoreline might suggest. Up until the 50th minute it was nip and tuck, with the Bulls' 19-year-old debutant Handre Pollard hogging all the attention as he effected a massive improvement to the Pretoria team's game and ensured that with just under half an hour … [Read more...]