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KZN government meets with stakeholders of institutions of higher learning following protest action

JOHANNESBURG, February 5 – The acting premier of KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala and a task team of MECs said on Tuesday that they would be meeting with stakeholders in institutions of higher learning after violent student protest action led to the suspension of lectures at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). “It is warped logic that […]

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ANC slams bloody weekend at KwaZulu-Natal Universities

JOHANNESBURG, September 17 – The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday condemned the loss of lives at different institutions of higher learning in the province following a bloody weekend at three universities. This follows the stabbing to death of a student from the University of Zululand (UniZulu); and another student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal […]

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KZN #FeesMustFall activist pleads guilty to several criminal charges

DURBAN, August 13  – Economic Freedom Fighters’ student activist, Bonginkosi Khanyile, pleaded guilty in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday to four out of 13 criminal charges related to the violent 2016 Fees Must Fall protests in KwaZulu-Natal. Khanyile’s advocate, Danie Combrink, read his client’s admission into the record before Magistrate Siphiwe Hlophe and a […]

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Zikalala expected to be nominated unopposed as ANC KZN conference kicks off

DURBAN, July 19 – Suspended African National Congress (ANC) KwaZulu-Natal chairman Sihle Zikalala is expected to be nominated unopposed as party chairman at the province’s long-awaited conference that starts on Thursday and runs until Saturday. Zikalala is also the provincial task team coordinator. This will be the ANC’s second attempt at re-running its 2015 provincial […]

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We are taking the land, BLF’s Mngxitama tells Zuma supporters at night vigil

DURBAN, April 06 – Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama told supporters of former president Jacob Zuma on Thursday night that the country’s land would be “taken”. Mngxitama was addressing hundreds of Zuma supporters at Durban’s Albert Park, not far from the Durban High Court, where Zuma will appear at a preliminary hearing on corruption […]

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Students threaten unions with EFF leadership visit if Durban university wage dispute continues

DURBAN, February 27 – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) student leader at Durban University of Technology (DUT), Bonginkosi Khanyile, has told striking unions that EFF leadership would “descend” on the campus if a seven-week wage dispute was not resolved by Tuesday. Khanyile was addressing hundreds of striking workers, including academics, at Currie’s Fountain in Durban on Tuesday. […]

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Durban university classes suspended until further notice

JOHANNESBURG, February 16  – The Durban University of Technology has suspended all academic programmes until further notice after an ongoing staff strike reached its fifth week. DUT’s executive committee of senate made the announcement Friday and said the university will next week announce the revised 2018 academic calendar. Although the academic programme has been suspended, […]