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KZN Sardine Run 2020 : Where To Catch Your Sardines



The annual KZN sardine run 2020 has edged closer to Durban beaches with a shoal netting yesterday morning at Winklespruit Beach. It is said to be all over the beaches.

On Monday, the Umhlanga Urban Improvement Precinct spotted a shoal of sardines about 300m offshore from the Umhlanga beaches.

KZN sardine run 2020

KZN sardine run 2020

Fishing DBN-South Africa member Omar Sayed said he saw shoals off the Durban beachfront yesterday while deep-sea fishing. Sayed said the shoals were deep in and needed some heavy wind to push them to the surf to be netted at the Durban beaches.

Netter Brahmanand Tony Outar, who was at Winklespruit Beach, described yesterday’s haul as huge. “This is the place to be,” he said.

On Sunday, more than 500 crates of annual sardines run for 2020 were netted at Illovo Beach and Pennington.

Greg Thompson, KZN Sharks Board acting head of operations, said annual sardines activity was accompanied by associated predators, including many big sharks seen close inshore.

Thompson speaking with DailyNews reiterated that due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 national lockdown, and in accordance with lockdown legislation and regulations, all shark safety gear was removed on March 24.

We have not been given a date as to when the beaches will be opened. Only then will we plan the installation of shark safety gear,” he said.

Shoals of annual sardine run for 2020 have been sighted with netting taking place at Pennington and Scottburgh and all along the South Coast of KZN for a number of weeks.

Dolphins, sharks, and gannets were seen pursuing the bait balls drawing tourists and fishermen alike.

The Annual Sardine Run for 2020 is an annual attraction whereby sardine shoals move northwards along the coastline, attracting marine life and seine netters.

The KZN South Coast benefits from the annual Sardine Run action being close to the shore and this year the little fish have already brought a lot of ocean action. But people should be aware of the dangers there can encounter due to the fact that the nets where removed ever since the pandemic emerged.

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Mark Williams Former Bafana Bafana striker was shot in the stomach by wife




Mark Williams Former Bafana Bafana striker was shot in the stomach by their wife. Former Bafana Bafana striker Mark Williams was allegedly shot in the stomach with a stun gun by his then-wife in one of their domestic violence bouts that were covered in a veil of secrecy.

Mark Williams

Mark Williams

The footballer’s wife also allegedly broke into his house after she had moved out following their separation and vandalised his belongings before pouring copious amounts of alcohol on his bedding.

The shocking incidents, which occurred around 2006, came to the fore last week after a fresh fight broke out between the two over a Bryanston property that she wanted to auction off to the highest bidder and leave the footie, and his new family, homeless.

Speaking to Sunday World on condition of anonymity, a close friend of Mark and his ex said the Supersport soccer commentator briefed his lawyers last week to obtain a court order to stop Branca from selling his posh pad.

The friend said Mark and his ex entered into a verbal settlement agreement on how they would divide their multimillion-rand estate after their acrimonious divorce in 2008.

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According to the settlement agreement, said the friend,

the two were to receive over R1.2-million each in cash from their joint account.

The former Kaizer Chiefs marksman was to keep the Bryanston house, which was then valued at about R3-million while she was to occupy their Merlose Arch home, which was also worth about R3-million.

The friend said she sold the Melrose property in 2009 and pocketed the proceeds of the sale.

“This because this was her property as agreed in the settlement, hence she did not share the proceeds with Mark and also because he did not ask for a cent from it,” said the friend.

Mark, said the friend, got the shock of his life on October 20 last year when he received a letter from the sheriff that his Bryanston home would be auctioned off to the highest bidder and that the two should share the profit generated from its sale.

The friend further said Mark was shocked that she would do this to him because he had not defaulted on the maintenance of their child.

“When he enquired why she was selling the property, he said she told him that the City of Joburg’s rates and tax account was in arrears that have a potential to negatively affect her credit record if they take legal action as the account was still in the names of both of them,” said the friend.

The pal said Williams admitted that the account was once over R300 000 in arrears but had since reduced it to just over R33 000 with the income he received as an analyst.

The friend added that the two drifted apart after she broke into Mark’s house on April 20 2006 and damaged a new plasma television set, a new computer, a fax machine, toaster and kettle, and poured wine all over his private belongings before tearing up his bedding.

He said on July 20 2006, she shot him with a stun gun in the stomach and then fired another shot at him, which missed and lodged itself into the hard plastic part of the door of his vehicle.

When contacted, Williams confirmed that his ex had applied for a court order to auction off his house.

“She is greedy man. We had a settlement agreement for her to keep the Melrose Arch house, but she sold it and now she wants to sell mine because suddenly she said she was not aware of the agreement.

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“The property she sold was not the only one she kept, I had eight properties and she took 80% of those properties and I kept a few because I’m a good person. This woman abused me physically and financially. I’m going to fight her in court, she is not going to sell this one because I have a family to protect,” he said.

Williams also confirmed that she had shot him in the stomach and also vandalised his property. When contacted, she refused to comment.

She told him the Joburg rates and taxes account was in arrears

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SASSA payment dates for November: When can you collect your grants?




It’s that time again: Here are the new SASSA payment dates for November 2021, alongside a crucial update for R350 grant recipients.


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The penultimate SASSA payment dates for 2021 are almost upon us, and the social grants that will be made available for collection in November go live within the next week. As well as the more established handouts, the R350 grant will again be paid out next month – but beneficiaries have been told to stay on their toes.


R350 grant recipients who opt to use the SA Post Office for their SASSA payments have been encouraged to collect the money owed to them *only after receiving an SMS informing them that their grant is available*. The grant will not be available if SAPO-withdrawing beneficiaries attempt to collect it before they have received an SMS.

“If you chose a bank account or cash send as your payment method, you will receive the money through the bank you chose. You cannot go to one of the supermarkets. Beneficiaries who have received the SMS and withdraw their grant from a Pick ‘n Pay or Boxer supermarket, must also have their cell phones and identity document with them.” – SA Post Office


As per usual, some SASSA applicants will get their money before the others. The older person’s allowance remains a priority, and that’ll be paid out in six days’ time. The disability allowance soon follows, and recipients can collect these payments a week from today. All other beneficiaries, however, will have to wait until next Friday for their cash.

The situation with the R350 grant remains fluid, but from next weekend onwards, a large number of those who have signed up for the temporary relief fund should notice their monthly fee has been deposited.


-Older person’s allowance: Wednesday 3 November
-Disability allowance: Thursday 4 November
-Children’s grants allowance: Friday 5 November
-R350 grant: No specific payment dates are given, but some will be actioned from Friday 5 November AT THE EARLIEST.

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‘Notorious hitman’ charged in Senzo Meyiwa case convicted of several murders




‘Notorious hitman’ charged in Senzo Meyiwa case convicted of several murders. A notorious 32-year-old KwaZulu-Natal hitman, who has been implicated in the murder of former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, has been convicted on six counts of murder


Fisokuhle Ntuli appeared in the Esikhaleni regional court in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday for sentencing after he was convicted on six counts of murder, one attempted murder charge and four counts of being in possession of unlawful firearms and ammunition a day earlier.

Ntuli, who was arrested by the task team investigating political killings in the province, has been found guilty of the 2016 murder of ANC councillor Thami Nyembe, who was gunned down in Nongoma. Nyembe’s wife sustained serious injuries during the shooting but survived the encounter.

According to the charge sheet, Ntuli’s reign of terror in Nongoma began in April 2015 when he murdered Bhutiza Mahlobo.

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The following year he gunned down Nyembe, with his wife, Nolwazi Mngomezulu, surviving the attack despite being shot and critically injured.

In 2017 Ntuli hunted down three brothers who were willing to testify as witnesses in the murder of Nyembe.


Brothers Sibusiso Phiwayinkosi, Mcebisi and Sibusiso Elvis Zulu were killed by Ntuli in January 2017.

His last hit before his arrest was Spamandla Zungu, who Ntuli murdered in August 2018.

According to national police spokesperson Brig Vishnu Naidoo, Ntuli is among the accused in the Meyiwa murder case.

“He is charged separately in the matter of Senzo Meyiwa. He is accused [number] five in that matter.”

Ntuli’s case was adjourned on Tuesday to December 9 for sentencing after his attorney Scelo Zungu applied for a pre-sentence report to be presented in court.

The pre-sentence report would require a parole officer and social worker visiting the family of Ntuli to gather information regarding his exceptional circumstances.

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