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Hunt is still on for unrest agitators, police minister says

Business Day 03 Aug 2021
Police minister Bheki Cele and KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala on Tuesday issued a warning to ...

Grocers reap tidy profits from liquor

Mail Guardian South Africa 31 Jul 2021
To the relief of the alcohol industry, which has been hit by lockdowns and the recent looting and arson in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, the ban on liquor sales has been lifted. The end to the all-out booze ban is also good news for grocery stores, which, over the past two decades, have grown their stakes in the alcohol business.

Humiliating and degrading looters unlawful, says Commission for Gender Equality

Independent online (SA) 28 Jul 2021
Pretoria – While the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) condemns the widespread looting and vandalism of property recently witnessed in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, it says the ongoing treatment of purported looters in the aftermath of the riots is also atrocious ... African News Agency (ANA).

South Africa’s virus cases decline, liquor sales allowed

Federal News Radio 27 Jul 2021
The government is allowing retail alcohol sales to resume from Monday through Thursday, while bars and restaurants also will be permitted to sell alcoholic beverages ... More than 300 people died and more than 2,500 people have been arrested for theft and vandalism resulting from the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces ... Government News ... .

Call for ’ethics of care’ to deal with social crisis in SA

Independent online (SA) 26 Jul 2021
Esidimeni is in the news because of the inquest now under way into the deaths of 144 mental health patients moved by the Gauteng provincial government from Life Esidimeni to ill-equipped NGOs.Looters walk away with items taken from the Game Warehouse in Durban during a week of violence and looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng this month.

Ramaphosa Decries Attempts to Pit African, Indian Residents Against Each Other in Riots

Urdu Point 26 Jul 2021
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 26th July, 2021) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday pointed to deliberate attempts to incite interracial hatred in the country during unrest in the southeastern province of KwaZulu-Natal, which has recently seen a rise in tensions between African and Indian residents.

Fake news: Police slam social media post claiming shooting of Phoenix man was linked to ...

News24 24 Jul 2021
A flurry of social media posts claiming the fatal shooting of an Indian man was linked to the recent multiple murders in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal, is fake news, say police ... .

Jacob Zuma back in his prison cell after burying younger brother Michael in Nkandla

Independent online (SA) 23 Jul 2021
Among the high-profile mourners at the funeral was KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala, who had sent his condolences when news of Michael’s death broke ... KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala attended the funeral of Michael Zuma, younger brother of former president Jacob Zuma ... Doctor Ngcobo/African News Agency (ANA).

Death toll in South Africa riots rises to 276, minister says

Reuters 22 Jul 2021
... over former president Jacob Zuma's jailing two weeks ago in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal ... Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, acting minister in the presidency, told a news conference there were now 234 deaths linked to the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and 42 in Gauteng.

Death toll from rioting in South Africa rises to more than 330, government says

Raw Story 22 Jul 2021
"The South African police has revised the total number of deaths in Gauteng (province) to 79 and KwaZulu-Natal to 258 as related to the unrest," said Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, a minister in the president's office ... Daily newsletterReceive essential international news every morning.

Human Rights Commission KZN probing unrest deaths and alleged discrimination

Independent online (SA) 22 Jul 2021
Durban - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) KwaZulu-Natal provincial manager, advocate Lloyd Lotz, said the commission is investigating the killing of about 20 people in Durban, criminal activities and alleged discrimination ... Speaking to IOL News today, Lotz said ...

ENTREPRENEUR: Founder of Vutivi Business News Moipone Malefane

Business Day 22 Jul 2021
The rest of SA is only just beginning to grasp the extent of the devastation that unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal inflicted. Malefane, who started a digital business news portal to put the spotlight on the small business sector, wants to bring those stories into the open.

Death toll in South Africa violence climbs to 276

Anadolu Agency 21 Jul 2021
“Since the unrest, a total of 234 deaths as related to the unrest were reported in KwaZulu-Natal Province,” Ntshavheni said at a news conference ... Protests which began in Zuma's home province of KwaZulu-Natal and later spread to Gauteng Province lasted for one week, costing billions of dollars in damages ... .

Zandile Gumede: I am NOT one of the instigators behind the unrest and looting in Durban

Independent online (SA) 20 Jul 2021
Through spurious and malicious allegations that I am in some way associated with and or among the instigators of recent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng ... Mnukwa told a local news channel that if people from the neighbouring KwaZulu-Natal province were allowed to buy from their businesses, there would be a food shortage.

KwaZulu-Natal races back to 1949

Mail Guardian South Africa 19 Jul 2021
On the night of 13 January 1949, my father slept in the sugar-cane fields in Doringkop, on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, along with the women and children in his family ... News had reached the tiny farming hamlet that there had been rioting earlier that day in Durban’s Grey Street area ... The WhatsApp videos, fake news and hysteria were surging.