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What drives a parent to harm a child?

For many parents, the glib "I was raised that way" response still serves to justify their actions, writes Omeshnie Naidoo.

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Family held hostage by armed robbers

A Waterfall family was held hostage for three hours while armed robbers ransacked their home before fleeing with their car.

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Durban teacher’s rape case struck off roll

The child rape case against a teacher was struck off the roll because he had not been brought from prison for a second time.

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Warning that Ponzi trial must go ahead
October 31 2014 at 12:47

A magistrate issued a stern warning that the long-delayed trial of alleged Ponzi scheme accused Mervyn Dennis and his sister had to go ahead.

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Kings Park victim died of ‘head injuries’
October 31 2014 at 10:47

The doctor who carried out the post mortem on Brett Williams says he died as a result of head injuries caused by blunt trauma.

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KZN man tested for Ebola ‘to allay fears’
October 31 2014 at 10:25

The NICD said it was conducting an Ebola test on a KZN man to allay patient and health worker fears at Addington Hospital.

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Taxi owner’s wife dies in hit
October 31 2014 at 08:13

A woman was killed on the N2 near Queen Nandi Drive in KwaZulu-Natal in what appeared to be a hit-style shooting.

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Bafana skipper to get official funeral
October 31 2014 at 07:55

Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa’s funeral at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday will be an official one.

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Unravelling the e.tv fallout
October 30 2014 at 15:05

This week's messy television news battle has elements that are simply laughable, says Patrick Bond.

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Kings Park witness grilled
October 30 2014 at 11:56

A security supervisor who saw the fatal assault on Brett Williams at Kings Park stadium last year was grilled on the stand.

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KZN hospital on alert for Ebola virus
October 30 2014 at 07:43

A suspected Ebola case has Addington Hospital on red alert as staff scrambled into protective gear and closed off entrances.

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Doctor fined R20 000
October 30 2014 at 10:43

A Durban doctor, accused of assaulting a patient’s grandmother last year, has been fined R20 000.

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State to decide who can hear Nkandla inquiry
October 30 2014 at 10:42

Media firms face being barred from the government inquiry on the conduct of Public Works officials involved in the Nkandla saga.

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