Workers have cause to celebrate today

Today sees the celebration of one of the oldest and most universal of public holidays. Workers’ Day, known also as May Day or Labour Day in countries across the world, has always been associated with the start of spring (northern hemisphere) as well as the celebration of the economic and social achievements of workers. In…

Research highlights dolphin preservation imperative

THE City of uMhlathuze, and Richards Bay in particular, has long suffered from the outside perception that it is a cesspool of industrial filth. The dubious designation was entrenched in the minds of many during the boom years following the opening of the port 40 years ago, and its link to the huge, billowing industries…

Education is paramount

Story of the ‘fatal fish gift’ to Meerensee’s wood carvers, as reported on in this week’s ZO Monday edition, has drawn much debate from the public, leading to a ‘trial by social media’ situation

No free licence discs for me

I licensed two vehicles at the uMhlathuze Traffic Department last weekend, and was not offered, nor given, any free licence disk as mentioned in your article

Community leaders must also shoulder blame

THE spectacular collapse of the landmark Ntambanana community project, established to inject much needed development in the economically depressed area, raises a few questions. Launched in 2013 to much fanfare, well over R80-million was invested to provide bulk water supply, set up various agricultural projects and establish a multipurpose centre for community training and public…

Zuma’s ‘payback’ hurts citizens the most

WHEN presidents make big announcements to the public at midnight; it’s usually the case of a natural disaster or other catastrophe. But our ‘dear’ president left the light of day to make drastic changes to the national executive at night with the hope that it would have minimal impact on the rand. Wrong again! This…