Local news

City legend’s shock demise

Colourful and controversial are two adjectives that best describe the larger-than-life persona of city businessman Sunny Gayadin who was cremated on Saturday afternoon, following his death the day before.

Syndicate suspected in mall robbery

Police suspect that a provincial syndicate is behind last week’s brazen robbery at Incredible Connection in the Midlands Liberty Mall.

Broker’s gruelling barefoot Comrades attempt

Most people wouldn’t think of running the Comrades marathon, let alone running it barefoot but local city man and insurance broker Graham Wells is defying all odds and taking up the challenge for a good cause.

Overflowing reservoir belongs to city

The Clarendon reservoir which last week overflowed resulting in an estimated loss of nearly 1.2 million litres of water belongs to Msunduzi Municipality and not Umgeni Water.

Bounty for monkey killer

A vervet monkey that had to be put down after being shot with a pellet gun has earned the sympathy of some Hilton residents who have jointly pledged more than R4000 to find the perpetrator.

City woman receives prestigious road safety award

City woman and road safety activist Caro Smit received the annual FedEx Road Safety Award, at the fifth Global Meeting of Non-Governmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims in Kuala Lumpur in April.

Over a million litres of water lost in city reservoir calamity

While residents do their best to conserve water in the midst of prolonged drought conditions, a faulty sensor on one of Umgeni Water’s main reservoirs supplying the city has resulted in over 1.2 million litres of water going down the drain.