Eskom defends govt decision to bring in external engineers to probe crisis
On Wednesday, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan told Parliament a panel of experts will be roped in to investigate what caused seven generating units to collapse at the weekend, leading to a blackout.
Cosatu’s Losi: 'Eskom must account for poor maintenance at power stations'
Cosatu president Zingiswa Losi said the federation will be seeking answers from the executive at Eskom, particularly about how it suddenly cannot justify load shedding.
Ramaphosa sabotaged by Eskom’s executive, says Cosatu’s Losi
The Cosatu leader addressed thousands of members outside the Durban City Hall after they marched through the CBD on Wednesday.
Cosatu: Strike to ensure Mboweni's budget speech includes views of labour
The labour federation is holding several marches across the country in against unemployment the current wave of retrenchments and income inequality.
DUT to hold memorial service for student Mlungisi Modonsela
The third-year student was caught up in the crossfire between authorities and protesting students last week.
KZN Education Dept 'disturbed' after pupil stabbed with scissors
The victim sustained wounds to the arm, neck, and back after being attacked at his school in Manor outside of the Pietermaritzburg CBD.
Public violence case against 4 DUT students struck from court roll
The students were arrested on Tuesday during demonstrations near the Steve Biko campus in Durban.
DUT team to visit family of fatally shot Mlungisi Madonsela
Mlungisi Madonsela was shot allegedly by a private security guard during violent clashes between students and private security officers near DUT’s Steve Biko campus.
PSiRA to probe conduct of security guard after DUT student shot dead
Two guards from the same firm were taken in for questioning by the police on Tuesday to establish why live ammunition was used on protestors.
Politics divide DUT students after Mlungisi Madonsela’s death
Twenty-one-year-old Mlungisi Madonsela was shot on Tuesday during a scuffle between private security guards and protesting students.
Police intervene in standoff between EFF and ANC student bodies
Twenty-one-year-old Mlungisi Madonsela was shot during the commission at the Durban University of Technology on Tuesday.
Naledi Pandor 'deeply concerned' about killing of student at DUT
DUT has also expressed sadness over the death of one of its students and has asked that the institution and the victim’s family be given the space to grieve.
eThekwini mayor rejects claims after cops remove journalists from briefing
The reporters were forced to vacate by a group of armed police officers who claimed they were acting on instructions from Mayor Zandile Gumede.
KZN police investigate after student shot dead at DUT
Students and eyewitnesses claim during a commotion between the private security and the protesters, one of the guards pulled out their weapon and opened fire.
DUT student shot dead amid protests
While details remain sketchy, eyewitnesses claim a scuffle broke out with a security guard taking out his weapon and opening fire.
Recent disasters cost KZN R10m, says MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube
KZN Cogta MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube gave a briefing about the drought that’s currently gripping the province as well as an update on disasters, including a devastating storm in Ladysmith at the weekend that left over 400 people homeless.
Three KZN universities suspend academic programmes after violent protests
Classes at the University of KwaZulu-Natal were suspended until further notice after students blockaded entry points on all five campuses with management and the SRC expected to continue with their negotiations.
UKZN suspends all classes over NSFAS
UKZN Central SRC President Sanele Hlongwa says they tried to facilitate a meeting with NSFAS through the university’s Vice-Chancellor but that effort proved to be futile.