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Krejcir transferred to maximum security amid escape fears

urban – Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir is currently on lockdown at C-Max in Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal following numerous attempts to escape. According to The Star, Krejcir received a police escort from Zonderwater prison where he was being held to the KZN prison just before Christmas. The escort included an overhead helicopter. …

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England all out, SA set 416 to win

Jonny Bairstow

Durban – England ground South Africa down with half-centuries by Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow to set the home team an almost unreachable target of 416 to win the first Test on Tuesday. Root made 73 and Bairstow hit a rapid, attacking 79 from 76 balls to take England to …

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KZN education dept head a ‘liar’ – Sadtu


Durban – The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday lambasted the provincial department of education, accusing it of post-fixing and non-payment of increases for Grade R teachers in 2015. At a press briefing, Sadtu spokesperson Nomarashiya Caluza called the provincial head of department (HOD), Nkosinathi Sishi, …

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Piedt picks up two, Steyn injured


Durban – England were still very much in the driving seat in the first Test against South Africa in Durban on Monday as they went into tea at 58/2 with a lead of 147 runs. As if the task at hand wasn’t daunting enough for the Proteas, they were dealt …

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Cops pounce on jaywalking goat

Durban – Police officers used grit and resolve to detain a jaywalking goat – found wandering on the road in the middle of Westville North on Tuesday. The goat, which had a length of green rope round its neck, had been prancing through traffic with flagrant disregard for traffic bylaws. …

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Chiefs banking on Durban fortress

Willard Katsande

Cape Town – Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande hopes that playing the Telkom Knockout final at their happy hunting ground will propel them to victory. Chiefs have in recent years made the Moses Mabhida Stadium their second home with the club picking up a number of titles at the grounds …

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Zuma breaks silence on why he axed Nene

jacob zuma

Durban – President Jacob Zuma has spoken out for the first time on the appointment of David van Rooyen as minister of finance. Explaining his decision in a statement, Zuma said the “urgency of the changes in the leadership of the National Treasury” was because nominations needed to be sent …

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KZN lightning strike leaves soccer fan dead

A teenage boy, 16, was killed and 15 other people were injured in a mass lightning strike while they huddled around a TV in KwaMaphumulo in KwaZulu-Natal to watch Bafana Bafana take on Angola on Tuesday night. KZN EMS spokesperson Robert McKenzie said paramedics were called to the emergency during …

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