SABC News - Ladysmith


Emotional send off for 'Zulu Girl'

Saturday 1 November 2014 18:55

Female boxer Phindile Mwelase has been laid to rest.  


‘Mwelase fought against patriarchal system’

Saturday 1 November 2014 15:45

Deputy minister for sport and recreation Gert Oosthuizen says they are prepared to develop sport facilities in the country in order to encourage young people to like sports.


 According to reports, Phindile Mwelase took part in four fights, suffering three losses, including the knockout leading to the coma, and a draw.
Mwelase was a heroine: Family

Saturday 1 November 2014 12:54

Family members of late boxer Phindile Mwelase have described her as a hero, a person who was willing to see young people developing in sports activities.  


Phindile Mwelase slipped into a coma after being knocked out in fight against Liz Butler in Pretoria on October 10.
Dignitaries arrive for boxer Phindile Mwelase’s funeral

Saturday 1 November 2014 11:20

Deputy Minister of Sports and Recreation Gert Oosthuizen is among the dignitaries who have arrived at the funeral of boxer, Phindile Mwelase.


It is not yet clear what caused the accident.
Multiple car crash forces N3 to be closed

Friday 31 October 2014 09:48

A major crash involving at least 13 cars has been reported on the N3 on the KwaZulu-Natal side of Van Reenen's Pass on the Free State border.  


Ladysmith death toll climbs

Monday 13 October 2014 19:25

The death toll from two shootings and a taxi crash in Ladysmith has climbed to 15, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Monday.


One of the bodies was found in the burnt out vehicle while the other two were thrown out.
Three killed in Diepsloot car crash

Monday 13 October 2014 07:35

Three people have been killed in a car crash on the N14 near Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg.


A minibus taxi then collided with a truck while trying to avoid car.
Shooting, accident claim 14 lives in KZN

Sunday 12 October 2014 10:37

A total of 14 people have been confirmed dead following a shooting and an accident in the Ezakheni township, Ladysmith, in the KwaZulu-Natal.


Communities are urged to use water sparingly during this dry spell.
KwaZulu-Natal in the grip of a drought

Friday 26 September 2014 20:04

KwaZulu-Natal is in the grip of a drought which is taking its toll on the farming community and depleting water supplies in various municipalities in the province.


Calm restored in Mhlumayo

Wednesday 27 August 2014 12:09

Calm has been restored in Mhlumayo after police intervention when a service delivery protest turned violent in the Indaka Municipality near Ladysmith in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.


KZN traditional affairs prioritises infrastructure maintenance

Thursday 14 August 2014 07:21

The KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department says it will focus on ensuring that municipalities reserve funds for maintaining infrastructure.


KZN accidents claim four lives

Monday 4 August 2014 10:30

Four people have been killed and five others seriously injured in two separate accidents in KwaZulu-Natal.


As the KZN Winter Air Tour ascends to Ladysmith, an array of aircraft will touchdown at the community airport for the airshow on 24 May.
Durban air show to excite aviation enthusiasts

Tuesday 13 May 2014 11:49

Being the second oldest air show in the world, the Durban Air show is a very special South African event and seen as Mecca for aviation enthusiasts, adrenalin junkies and adventure-seeking families.


Icosa woos coloured voters

Monday 28 April 2014 13:15

The Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa has embarked on the campaign trail in Kannaland in the Little Karoo.


Sentencing of five robbers, including a former police officer starts on Wednesday at Pietermaritzburg High Court.
Five heist robbers found guilty

Tuesday 7 January 2014 17:33

Five robbers, including a former police officer, were on Tuesday convicted on three counts of murder because they had used a car to crash into and overturn a moving cash in transit vehicle.


Carnage continues on SA roads
Two people seriously injured in KZN accident

Sunday 29 December 2013 15:09

Two people have been seriously injured after a quad bike accident at St. Michaels on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.


Mchunu concerned by high accident rates in KZN

Monday 23 December 2013 14:35

KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC Willies Mchunu has raised concern over the increasing number of deaths on the province's roads.


A bakkie collided with a light motor vehicle and five people have been confirmed dead
Five people die in bakkie accident

Friday 29 November 2013 10:52

Five people have been killed and a number of others injured in an accident involving a bakkie and a light motor vehicle, on the R103 near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal


Calls for tighter screws on criminals

Sunday 24 November 2013 12:39

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has called on the police to arrest criminals.


 Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has pledged his full support to the investigation.
Gigaba supports probe into Eskom workers death

Thursday 7 November 2013 20:36

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has pledged his full support to the investigation undertaken by Eskom into the death of six construction workers last week.


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