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Ndaba Mandela, the grandson of the late Nelson Mandela, said his grandfather would have been a vocal voice for the rights of immigrants if he were still alive.

Mandela's grandson honours his legacy in Washington

Ndaba Mandela, the grandson of the late Nelson Mandela, said his grandfather would have been a vocal voice for the rights of immigrants if he were still alive.

‘Construction mafia’ now accused of delaying housing in Cape town

‘Construction mafia’ now accused of delaying housing in Cape Town

Criminal elements disguised as community development forums are blackmailing, intimidating and extorting money from construction companies building houses.

The so-called “construction mafia”, which intimidate and harass builders on sites and demand work for their members, has spread its wings to Pretoria’s eastern suburbs of Arcadia, Menlo Park and Brooklyn.

SA’s ‘construction mafia’ is spreading to Pretoria

The so-called “construction mafia”, which intimidate and harass builders on sites and demand work for their members, has spread its wings to Pretoria’s eastern suburbs of Arcadia, Menlo Park and Brooklyn.

South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Thursday that government was working with international institutions to trace and recover all the monies that were stolen from the country's coffers through "state capture".

Government vows to go after state capture loot

South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Thursday that government was working with international institutions to trace and recover all the monies that were stolen from the country's coffers through "state capture".

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.
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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.

The Mercury visited the area on Wednesday and found that part of the river has been heavily polluted. In two of its sections, dams of sewage had formed. Next to the river are several large industrial sewer tanks.
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PICS: Sewage flowing in Pinetown river

The Mercury visited the area on Wednesday and found that part of the river has been heavily polluted. In two of its sections, dams of sewage had formed. Next to the river are several large industrial sewer tanks.

This week government revealed their plans to educate young school girls about pregnancy termination and the morning-after pill.  In an article published in The Mercury on Tuesday, the move was announced after government noted more than 15 000 schoolgirls falling pregnant in a single year. The proposal caused a stir among readers.

Abortion lessons in schools - Readers have their say

This week government revealed their plans to educate young school girls about pregnancy termination and the morning-after pill. In an article published in The Mercury on Tuesday, the move was announced after government noted more than 15 000 schoolgirls falling pregnant in a single year. The proposal caused a stir among readers.

Metrorail has put its foot down on the use of its railway lines as a “whoonga den” and has started removing addicts from this public infrastructure.

Metrorail tackles addicts on its railway lines

Metrorail has put its foot down on the use of its railway lines as a “whoonga den” and has started removing addicts from this public infrastructure.

The warning comes a week before Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini convenes an imbizo of amakhosi and amabutho to discuss “threats” facing traditional leadership in KwaZulu-Natal.

KZN traditional leaders warn against land expropriation

The warning comes a week before Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini convenes an imbizo of amakhosi and amabutho to discuss “threats” facing traditional leadership in KwaZulu-Natal.

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.
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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.

WATCH: Cops, youth gather for crime prevention summit
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WATCH: Cops, youth gather for crime prevention summit

Numerous pupils in school uniform were given seats in the front row alongside dignitaries

Sibanye shares are rocked by fatality
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Sibanye shares are rocked by fatality

Sibanye-stillwater fell nearly 12% on the JSE as another fatality at its SA operations kept the spotlight on the gold miner’s regressing safety record

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.

Shoprite, Checkers, Hungry Lion stores to shut down over wage issues | IOL News
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Shoprite, Checkers, Hungry Lion stores to shut down over wage issues

The National Transport Movement said their members would be embarking on a total shutdown of all Shoprite, Checkers, U-Save and Hungry Lion stores.