Petrol, diesel prices rise sharply from 1 July

Durban – The Central Energy Fund has announced officials prices for July which shows a huge increase in both petrol and diesel prices as from Wednesday (1 July), illuminating paraffin also showing a big price hike. The average international product prices for petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin increased during the period under review. Minister of… Continue reading Petrol, diesel prices rise sharply from 1 July

UZKN secures Covid-19 rapid-testing tool from Gift of the Givers

Durban – The College of Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) can now give a Covid-19 test result in just six hours, thanks to a new instrument called the Ilex Genechecker. The “ultra-fast PCR” [polymerase chain reaction], valued at almost R175,000, was donated by Gift of the Givers following a request made by… Continue reading UZKN secures Covid-19 rapid-testing tool from Gift of the Givers

Two more KZN airports given green light to reopen

Durban – The Pietermaritzburg and Richards Bay airports have been given the green light to reopen from 1 July. The two airports are among seven that will be able to resume operations, according to Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. The other five include: Bram Fischer International Airport, Skukuza Airport, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Port Elizabeth International… Continue reading Two more KZN airports given green light to reopen

Man arrested for raping elderly woman and her 7-year-old granddaughter

Durban – A suspect has been arrested just hours after he allegedly raped a 51-year-old woman and her 7-year-old granddaughter at their Chesterville home, yesterday. Police’s Thembeka Mbele says the suspect was the victims’ neighbour. The suspect went to their house and knocked at the door. Upon answering, he threatened them with a knife. Mbhele… Continue reading Man arrested for raping elderly woman and her 7-year-old granddaughter

Two people test positive for Coronavirus at UKZN

Durban – The University of KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed that a staffer and a medical student has tested positive for Coronavirus. This makes the institution the first university in the country to register a case of Covid-19 since the re-opening of tertiary institutions. In an internal communique sent to students on Sunday, the university said two… Continue reading Two people test positive for Coronavirus at UKZN

Medics stop work at KZN hospital as fears mount over deaths and Covid-19 cases

Durban – Nurses and doctors have halted operations at Rietvlei Hospital, in ¬≠Umzimkhulu, in southern KwaZulu-Natal demanding that the facility be sanitised after patients and nurses tested positive for Covid-19 this week. The health workers have stopped working, fearing that more staff may contract the virus. According to a worker who asked not to be… Continue reading Medics stop work at KZN hospital as fears mount over deaths and Covid-19 cases

Covid-19: Musgrave Pick n Pay forced to close three times in two months

Durban – Musgrave Centre Pick n Pay supermarket has had to close its doors three times in the past two months mainly because of workers testing positive for Covid-19. On Saturday the supermarket temporarily closed after a worker tested positive. Last month the store was forced to temporarily close after a manager contracted the virus.… Continue reading Covid-19: Musgrave Pick n Pay forced to close three times in two months

Mzansi defends Prince Kaybee as DJ Maphorisa throws more shade

Fans of Prince Kaybee came out guns blazing over the weekend defending their favourite DJ. This came after Kaybee’s nemesis, DJ Maphorisa took a jab at him when he asked how his lockdown party was. The “Club Controller” hitmaker performed on Friday on Channel O’s Lockdown House Party and fans could not get enough of… Continue reading Mzansi defends Prince Kaybee as DJ Maphorisa throws more shade

Covid-19 cases double in KZN schools in a week

Durban – The reported number of Covid-19 cases in KwaZulu-Natal schools increased last week to 187, of which 139 are teachers and 37 are pupils. A week earlier, there was a total of 74 cases in KZN schools. KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala said Umgungundlovu district led in terms of the number of infected teachers. Thirty-six… Continue reading Covid-19 cases double in KZN schools in a week