East Coast Radio Newswatch

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East Coast Radio Newswatch is the independent Durban-based radio station's news team. We are KwaZulu-Natal’s trusted news source with a focus on local, breaking news. Our bulletins run from 6am until 6pm, Monday to Friday. On weekends and public holidays you can catch our news updates from 7am until 12pm. © East Coast Radio.

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16
JUL
11am

Newswatch @ 5pm

The Basic Education minister says the department wants pit latrines at schools to be a thing of the past in three years' time. Angie Motshekga says a private-public partnership has already delivered safe sanitation at around one thousand schools. She says according to their last audit - nearly 3900 schools still don't have adequate sanitation.
16
JUL
10am

Newswatch @ 4pm

Police are investigating a case of murder - after a patient who is alleged to be acutely psychotic - attacked and another patient yesterday at Ngwelezana Hospital - Empangeni. Authorities say the 69-year-old man was beaten to death. The attacker is under police guard in hospital.
16
JUL
9am

Newswatch @ 3pm

HIV-related deaths fell 33 percent to about 770-thousand globally, from 2010 to last year. According to UNAIDS's annual report released in eShowe in northern KZN - an estimated 37.9 million people now live with HIV. A record 23.3 million of these have access to some antiretroviral therapy. But the United Nations is warning global efforts to eradicate the disease are stalling as funding dries up.
16
JUL
8am

Newswatch @ 2pm

A foetus has been found in a sewage pipe in Cato Manor. The discovery was made by residents while they were crossing a ravine on Dunbar Road this morning. Officers from local security company - PT Alarms had been patrolling the area and were flagged down. Police also arrived and recovery efforts got under way.
16
JUL
7am

Newswatch @ 1pm

An agreement has been reached on how former President Jacob Zuma's testimony should continue at the state capture commission of inquiry. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo had to meet with counsel in his chambers after Zuma's legal team raised objections about evidence leader - Advocate Paul Pretorius's line of questioning. Pretorius had been asking Zuma about former head of government communications - Themba Maseko's testimony that Zuma had instructed former minister in the presidency Collins Chabane to sack Maseko as he'd refused to assist the Guptas with government business. Zuma denied giving such an order.
16
JUL
6am

Newswatch @ 12pm

Former president Jacob Zuma's legal counsel has objected to the manner in which he's being questioned at the state capture inquiry. Zuma is spending his second day in the witness stand. Advocate Paul Pretorius had continued questioning him about former head of government communications - Themba Maseko's testimo
16
JUL
4am

Newswatch @ 10am

Jacob Zuma returns to the Zondo Commission for day two of his appearance before the inquiry. Evidence leader Advocate Paul Pretorious is set to continue cross-examining the former president this morning. Zuma said yesterday that he couldn't remember making a phone call former Government Communications head, Themba Maseko to assist the Guptas in doing business with the government. Maseko had told the Commission that Ajay Gupta wanted the entire R600-million government budget on media to be spent on advertising with the New Age newspaper.
16
JUL
3am

Newswatch @ 9am

There could be good and bad news, as far as the next fuel price adjustments are concerned. Early predictions are that petrol's going up by seven cents a litre next month. According to the Automobile Association - there could be a reprieve for diesel users with costs set to go down by 20 cents a litre.
16
JUL
2am

Newswatch @ 8am

La Lucia residents, up in arms over the proposed development of a 10-storey residential bloc, feel the new project will place MORE strain on the area's sewerage system and road infrastructure. Growthpoint Properties owns the mall and wants to build the complex on the parking lot along William Campbell Drive.
16
JUL
1am

Newswatch @ 7am

A Durban-based safe home for babies says desperate parents who cannot take care of their children need know there is a place they can turn to.

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