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Police have recovered 181 tons of stolen railway tracks and railway sleepers, worth R8million, from a scrapyard in South Durban.

LOOK: R8m worth of stolen Transnet railway tracks discovered at Durban scrapyard

A total of 181 tons of Transnet infrastructure was seized by police. The items have an estimated value of R8million

While Isipingo has in previous years claimed the unwanted hijacking hotspot, Phoenix recorded a 62,9 percent increase in carjacking in the recent crime statistics.

#CrimeStats: Phoenix a hijacking hotspot

While Isipingo has in previous years claimed the unwanted hijacking hotspot, Phoenix recorded a 62,9 percent increase in carjacking in the recent crime statistics.

For Njabulo Sithole, it has been a long journey from his childhood dream of having his own business to owning a successful bakery in Maphephetheni.

Successful business plan snowballs

After completing his diploma in business management and marketing, Sithole worked in London where he learnt a lot working in the food-processing industry.

Burnt rubble and ashes from the material are still occupying the premises of Jini Trading Factory which was razed to the ground by a fire in August.

Jacobs fire still under investigation

The site where the Jacobs fire occurred has not been cleaned of rubble and burnt material which residents say poses a health risk to them

THE South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has issued the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Accounting programmes with a level one rating after a review by the accountancy body’s Academic Review Committee (ARC).

UKZN’s accounting programme lauded

SAICA hands UKZN level one rating for accounting programmes at the university after review completion.

Teachers' union NAPTOSA says child safety awareness must be taught in the classroom

Teachers' union NAPTOSA says child safety awareness must be taught in the classroom

Thirona Moodley added that children should be taught the importance of going straight home after school and to scream if accosted by a stranger.

Two men have been jailed for a collective 25 years for a house robbery in which they held a teenager, her grandmother and their domestic worker hostage and robbed them in Verulam in February 2016.

Jail for robbers who held grandmother and teen hostage

Sibusiso Innocent Ndele, 29, and Nkosinathi Cele, 35, were found guilty of robbery with aggravating circumstances and attempted murder in the Verulam Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Eleven people alleged to be linked to a syndicate that scammed the South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) of R25 million have been arrested by police and were expected to appear in court on Thursday.  Those arrested include Sassa officials, members of the public and a doctor.

R25m KZN disability grant scam bust

Eleven people alleged to be linked to a syndicate that scammed the South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) of R25 million have been arrested by police and were expected to appear in court on Thursday. Those arrested include Sassa officials, members of the public and a doctor.

Durban - The eThekwini Municipality has budgeted more than R200 million for a public transport service improvement incentives programme for minibus taxis over the next five years.

Durban to spend R200m on taxi industry

Durban - The eThekwini Municipality has budgeted more than R200 million for a public transport service improvement incentives programme for minibus taxis over the next five years.

Durban - Appalling conditions and maggot-infested human waste is what greeted eThekwini city manager Sipho Nzuza during his visit to wards 47 and 54 in the Bester and KwaMashu areas last week.

Maggot-infested pit toilets shock eThekwini city manager

Durban - Appalling conditions and maggot-infested human waste is what greeted eThekwini city manager Sipho Nzuza during his visit to wards 47 and 54 in the Bester and KwaMashu areas last week.

Following a massive public drive over the past two weeks the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) said the public had responded en mass, overturning the dire low supply of blood.

South Africa's blood supply crisis averted

Following a massive public drive over the past two weeks the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) said the public had responded en mass, overturning the dire low supply of blood.

eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede has slammed recent land grabs in the city saying the city’s administration should do everything in its power -  including taking legal steps - to prevent these.

Durban mayor calls for investigation into land grabs in the city

eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede has slammed recent land grabs in the city saying the city’s administration should do everything in its power - including taking legal steps - to prevent these.

KZN farming communities being evicted for mining

Farming communities in KZN being evicted for mining

Farm tenants are being turfed and homes demolished to make way for mining in some parts of KZN

KZN farming communities being evicted for mining | Daily News

Farming communities in KZN being evicted for mining

Farm tenants are being turfed and homes demolished to make way for mining in some parts of KZN

Police have vowed to get to the bottom of who was responsible for shooting a Durban Metro Police officer in the foot during violent protests on the M25 near Phoenix on Tuesday.

Durban Metro Police officer shot during protest

Police have vowed to get to the bottom of who was responsible for shooting a Durban Metro Police officer in the foot during violent protests on the M25 near Phoenix on Tuesday.

The man was shot by private security guards who tracked him down after residents raised the alarm shortly after he robbed a sleeping 73-year-old woman.

Armed robber who preyed on elderly shot dead

The man was shot by private security guards who tracked him down after residents raised the alarm shortly after he robbed a sleeping 73-year-old woman.