Unemployed doctors march to Department of Health

They demand permanent jobs and no budget cuts to healthcare


Brief | 12 February 2024

Nearly 100,000 households in Msunduzi have no refuse collection

As illegal dumps mushroom, the municipality is trying to expand rubbish collection services


News | 9 February 2024

Water outages force Pietermaritzburg municipal offices to close

Several pipes burst in Msunduzi Municipality


Brief | 31 January 2024

Meter tampering and illegal connections plunge Edendale into darkness most nights

“We are without power at … least 48 hours a week” says resident


News | 23 January 2024

Pietermaritzburg township plagued by raw sewage spills

Msunduzi Municipality blames ageing infrastructure, improper waste disposal, and illegal connections


News | 17 January 2024

Pietermaritzburg station opens but train delayed 10 hours

Passenger rail services were suspended at the station in 2021 due to vandalism and theft


News | 12 December 2023

Pietermaritzburg shack dwellers have been relocated to flats. But some can’t afford the rent

And some residents expressed joy at living in a brick and mortar home


Brief | 27 November 2023

Court error causes years of delay in prisoner’s appeal

Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services received 2,244 complaints from prisoners appealing their sentences. KZN accounted for nearly half of these.


News | 16 October 2023

Man “maliciously arrested” by police gets R3.4 million in damages

But only after spending nearly three years in prison


Law | 24 August 2023

Bid to resolve crisis in KwaZulu-Natal special schools

Learners say they are not taken seriously because they live with disabilities


News | 20 April 2023

Zuma’s attack on the media won’t work

We stand with Karyn Maughan


GroundView | 23 March 2023

Glebelands Eight trial: Hitmen handed life sentences

Judge Chili said that the group operated as a “law unto themselves”


Brief | 17 February 2023

Anguish of father of two sisters swept away by Msunduzi River

The municipality says recovery efforts will continue when water levels subside


Brief | 22 April 2022

Parents shut down school in Pietermaritzburg

Department of Education has not yet fixed classrooms damaged by storm


Brief | 2 March 2022

“Bullied” into silence over use of corporal punishment at school, says parent

Learners of Siqongweni Secondary say they are beaten and this appears to be supported by video evidence


Brief | 28 February 2022

Shack dwellers accuse municipality of breaking promise to build houses

Msunduzi Municipality mayor says they’re doing what they can to ensure families live in better conditions


News | 22 February 2022