Suthentira Govender Senior reporter

Suthentira Govender is a seasoned reporter with more than 20 years' experience in print and more recently digital journalism. During her 18 years at the Sunday Times, she has cut her teeth as a reporter under the guidance of experienced newshounds. She has a passion for telling provocative human interest stories, enjoys unpacking research and loves the occasional quirky story to delight and entertain audiences and readers.

Calls for embattled Durban crematorium to be privatised


Calls are being made for the eThekwini municipality to privatise the embattled Mobeni Heights Crematorium, which the ...

KZN girls die in double drowning tragedy


Two young girls drowned while trying to save each other in the Sezela dam on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Sunday.

KZN nurses traumatised after being hijacked and robbed by armed men


Two nurses - part of a roving HIV/Aids health team - were left traumatised after they were ambushed and hijacked ...

KZN health dept denies claims that private doctors have been blocked from getting ...


KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Nomgugu Simelane has dismissed claims that the department blocked or turned away private ...

8-year-old girl survives near drowning after being hit by 'freak wave'


Lifeguards rescued an eight-year-old girl after she was struck by a freak wave while playing on a rock at Westbrook ...

Indonesian fisherman evacuated from trawler off Durban coast


A crew member of a Japanese fishing trawler had to be evacuated during the early hours of Saturday after he developed a ...

Durban policeman and his suspected attacker killed in shooting incident


A policeman and his alleged attacker both died after a shooting incident in Chatsworth, south of Durban, on Thursday.

Health advocacy group calls for sugar tax to be doubled to fund fight against Covid-19


Advocacy group the Healthy Living Alliance believes if SA doubled its sugary drinks tax, it could raise billions to ...

Durban boy, 12, critical after hitting a pothole while cycling


A 12-year-old Durban boy is in a critical condition after he hit a pothole while riding his bicycle on Wednesday ...

Three teens shot at notorious Durban hostel a day after wanted 'hitman' is arrested


One day after police arrested a "wanted hitman" for a spate of murders at the notorious Glebelands hostel in Umlazi on ...