Drought crisis deepens

More than 500,000 people in KwaZulu-Natal are facing hunger and increased risk of disease as a result of the continuing drought. Paula Barnard, director of World Vision, said many parts of KwaZulu-Natal were "a disaster zone" as people did not have food. The NGO was distributing famine relief to keep people alive

Woman found with drugs worth R1m at King Shaka

A 53-year-old woman appeared at the Verulam Magistrates’ Court yesterday for possession of drugs after she was found with cocaine and heroin at the King Shaka International Airport on Monday. Police said the woman was arrested after two parcels of cocaine and heroin were found in her luggage. She had reportedly arrived

Matric results preparations underway

The education department on Friday (26/12/14) said all was on track for the release of matric results early next year. “Preparations for the release of National Senior Certificate examinations results are well underway,” said department spokesman Elijah Mhlanga in a statement. “The department…is on schedule to announce the national and provincial pass