ISSUES AT STAKE: Celebrity mourning a symbol of our age

An unusually high number of headline makers passed away during 2016. While there was obvious grief for their families and close friends, for most it was little more than more fodder to the entertainment continuum. DAVE SAVIDES gives his opinion.

Focus on new school year

Every child has the right to quality education and to attend a school that has the necessary infrastructure and amenities.
Paramedics from KZN EMS treat a patient who was lucky to survive a taxi crash on the R102 near Empangeni that killed six people in November 2016

ISSUES AT STAKE: Hell in the line of duty

Our protectors often do a thankless job saving lives and preventing calamity, but what about the negative effects they endure? asks ZO reporter Kyle Cowan
PHOTO: Kyle Cowan

Issues at Stake: Finding your religion on the commuter hell run

The public transport industry in Zululand – and elsewhere in the country – is not the only party responsible for the ongoing killing and maiming of innocent commuters. Politicians, traffic and road authorities also stand accused, writes CARL DE VILLIERS

Issues At Stake: Local talent needs a break

The decision on the amount of funding to be allocated to various ‘deserving causes’ seems arbitrary, writes Zululand Observer Editor DAVE SAVIDES