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KZN beaches closed after shark threat

Beaches in Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast have been closed for bathing following the presence of a humpback whale carcass attracting sharks in the general area, the KZN Sharks Board said on Sunday. “We’ve taken the gear [shark nets] from Scottburgh… We don’t want to do unnecessary damage from …

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Finding Balance in Cloud Cuckoo Land

Rod Briggs Mindlink

According to the media, both social and mainstream, we are in a mess; from global warming to the societal malaise of young adults, nothing seems as straight forward as it historically was. We yearn for the “good old days” and endless summers of our youth whilst bemoaning the manic pace …

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EFF claims ‘political sabotage’ in KZN

The Economic Freedom Fighters believes the party is being politically sabotaged after it claimed the eThekwini Municipality cancelled its Freedom Day rally scheduled to be held at the John Dube Stadium in Durban. However, eThekwini spokesperson Tozi Mthethwa said the stadium has been made available to the EFF. “The stadium …

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Shops set ablaze, looted as xenophobic attacks spread in South Africa

South African police fired rubber bullets Friday to disperse crowds setting immigrant businesses ablaze as attacks against foreigners spread to Johannesburg. Chanting and singing, machete-armed residents burned down shops owned by foreigners, including a Nigerian dealership in the nation’s largest city. Immigrants carrying bricks accused police of not doing enough …

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SA united against xenophobia in Durban

glenridge church

Blacks, whites, coloureds, Indians, and foreigners gathered in Durban on Thursday morning in solidarity against deadly xenophobic violence that broke out in KwaZulu-Natal and has since spread to Johannesburg. Gospel and struggle songs reverberated around the Curries Fountain stadium ahead of a planned “peace march” through the city centre. Thousands …

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