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More dagga busts for SANDF soldiers on border patrol

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers, from 1 SA Infantry (SAI) Battalion, continue to put pressure on smugglers operating along the Mozambican and...

KZN plans to recruit 1000 social crime prevention volunteers

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In a bid to further strengthen the fight against crime in KwaZulu-Natal, the provincial government plans to recruit 1 000 social crime prevention volunteers...

Jozini Dam visitors shot at by alleged elephant poachers

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When releasing poaching statistics mid-last year, Forestry, Fisheries and Environment Minister Barbara Creecy pointed out a shift from previous prime poaching areas to KwaZulu-Natal...

Valuable lessons learnt in KZN Op Chariot deployment

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Looking back at the devastating KwaZulu-Natal floods and the contribution made particularly by the SA Army Engineer Formation, the colonel who commanded Joint Operations...

Op Chariot in KZN drawing to a close

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Six months ago, large parts of KwaZulu-Natal were hit by torrential rain resulting in widespread – and damaging – flooding. As has become common...

KZN Op Chariot deployment to end in September

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The deployment of military personnel in the wake of April’s devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal is set to end in mid-September according to Major General...

KZN still on course to rebuild in aftermath of July 2021...

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KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says the July 2021 social unrest left many households in untold suffering and desperation. Zikalala made the remarks on the one-year...

Six SAAF assets tasked for Op Chariot in KZN

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The airborne element of the national defence force’s “call to arms” in response to widespread flooding in KwaZulu-Natal in April saw six SA Air...

KZN regional Works Unit integral to provincial recovery

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The building and construction skills in the ranks of the South African National Defence Force's Regional Works Unit, KwaZulu-Natal, was and is still being...

SANDF, SARS and DTIC provide flood relief in KwaZulu-Natal

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With soldiers on the ground helping KwaZulu-Natal recover from recent flooding, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel nationwide dug deep into own pockets to...

Operation Chariot in full swing in KZN

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The three-star general heading the Joint Operations Division of the national defence force acknowledges the men and women deployed in flood-stricken KwaZulu-Natal are not...

Another Welisizwe bridge ready for use

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Last month’s devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal provided added impetus to the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure’s (DPWI’s) Welisizwe rural bridges programme, of which...

Soldiers and police putting their backs into KZN flood relief

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The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cabinet cluster is one of the myriad government agencies and departments currently “all hands on deck” in...

Sappers’ bridge building expertise harnessed in KwaZulu-Natal

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The Engineer Formation of the SA Army will, via an agreement with the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI), erect 18 bridges in...

Soldiers, sappers, military medics and airmen activated for KZN flood relief...

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Widespread rain and subsequent disastrous floods in KwaZulu-Natal has seen the military “activated” to assist in cleaning and mopping up as well as provide...

Provincial legislature member maintains KZN rhino poaching out of hand

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Reports of more than 70 rhino killed, presumably for their horns, in KwaZulu-Natal in the first three months of this year has seen a...

KZN Premier condemns economic sabotage

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KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has condemned what he has termed "an economic sabotage" after police seized over R1 billion worth of fake goods during...

Manhunt for police killers underway

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Police in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal have mobilised the 72-hour Activation Plan following the attack on six police officers in separate incidents within 48 hours. The...

R5.8 billion insurance claims paid to July unrest hit businesses

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The South African Special Risk Insurance Association (Sasria) has to date paid out R5.8 billion in claims to businesses that suffered damages during the...

Zikalala orders police to hunt down killers of three Inanda women

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KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has called on the police to hunt down the suspects linked to the murder of three women in Inanda on...

Feature: July unrest highlighted deeply rooted problems within the SAPS

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The July unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng marked the bloodiest days in democratic South Africa’s history, with 337 dead, billions of Rands lost, factories...

Civil unrest adversely affects agricultural sector

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In the wake of last month’s violent civil unrest, which claimed more than 300 lives and saw billions of Rands worth of damage to...

Cabinet on calm in Gauteng, KZN

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The South African Cabinet commended law enforcement agencies for restoring calm to KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng following civil unrest last month. At Wednesday's meeting, Cabinet commended...

Op Prosper civil unrest deployment actions detailed

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By the third week of July, soldiers from both full-time and Reserves from at least 12 units and regiments found themselves protecting police and...

KZN declares provincial state of disaster

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KwaZulu-Natal has declared a provincial state of disaster, the provincial government announced. The move is due to the magnitude of the damage caused by the...

Phoenix murders remain top of mind, says President

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the people who lost their lives in Phoenix, north of Durban,...

R36 billion relief set aside for unrest hit businesses

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Government has set aside R36 billion financial assistance and incentive relief to businesses hardest hit by the recent riots in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal with...

Five suspects arrested in connection to Phoenix murders

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Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says five suspects have been arrested in relation to the murders in Phoenix, in KwaZulu-Natal following incidents...

Communities commended for assisting in KZN recovery

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KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala, has commended communities and South Africans from all walks of life who have rolled up their sleeves, and are assisting...

Death toll rises as police investigate 168 unrest-related murder cases

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Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says the death toll from the civil unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal has risen to 276 and...

Cele to assess law enforcement efforts in KZN

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Police Minister, General Bheki Cele, will today, visit businesses and shopping complexes in Durban and Pietermaritzburg, affected by wide spread looting during last week’s...

Private aviation helps KZN out with air bridge

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When roads to KwaZulu-Natal were closed and alternative supply chains had not been re-established, South Africa’s aviation fraternity came together to deliver relief to...

President Ramaphosa: Attempted insurrection failed to gain popular support

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says the violence experienced in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng - characterised by looting, property destruction and loss of life -...

Mop up starts in Gauteng

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Days after violent protests engulfed parts of the country, the situation in Gauteng stabilised with clean-up operations to vandalised facilities starting. “We are pleased with...

Residents lock down suburbs in Durban as chaos unfolds

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KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is arguably enduring the worst looting in the province’s history, with key port and trucking operations coming to an almost complete standstill. Protests...

South African mother throws baby to safety from burning building

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A 2-year-old girl survived unharmed after her mother threw her to safety as they escaped a burning high-rise building in the South African city...

African Union calls for the restoration of order in SA

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Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has called for the urgent restoration of order, peace and stability in the country in...

KZN premier on riots and vandalism

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Outlining KwaZulu-Natal's plans to deal with the current spate of violent protests, Premier Sihle Zikalala assured citizens government is working hard to stop the...

KwaZulu-Natal assesses extent of damage in Mooi River

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KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Neliswa Peggy Nkonyeni and MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism Ravi Pillay have visited...

Decline in KwaZulu-Natal political killings

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The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on political killings in KwaZulu-Natal has reported a significant decline in the crime since 2016, says Police Minister Bheki Cele. President...

Police commended for stabilising Durban city centre

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The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government has commended the joint law enforcement operations for ensuring calm and stability in the Durban city centre amid threats of...

KZN Premier appeals for calm in trucking industry

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KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has appealed for calm and a peaceful resolution to all the concerns facing truck drivers and the road freight industry...

SA records fewer GBV cases between July and September

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While there has been a drop in the number of sexual offences reported, the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) continues to haunt...

Eight people linked to torching of trucks sentenced

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Deputy President David Mabuza says eight people have so far been convicted, while several others await trial following recent violent protests, which left a...

Team probes pipeline theft which led to crude oil spill

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KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has assigned a team of environmentalists to work with Transnet after a pipeline...

KZN police commit to improving rural security

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Indications are police in KwaZulu-Natal, scene of probably the most heinous farm attack this year, will support farm murders being declared a hate crime...

Protests hinder water delivery services

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The Department of Water and Sanitation has called for a speedy resolution to protest action at the King Cetshwayo District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal. The protests...

Task team investigating KZN political killings

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KwaZulu-Natal police have put in place a multi-disciplinary task team to investigate political violence related cases in the province. The Task Team, consisting...

Zuma visits border area, commits to intensified action to stop cross-border...

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President Jacob Zuma has given an undertaking that government will take visible action to combat crime in the Mhlabuyalingana local municipality in...

KZN university library torched, 32 students arrested

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Thirty-two students were arrested after arsonists torched a law library at South Africa's University of KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Wednesday, following days...