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.

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Sardines appear to be a no-show, so KZN south coast beaches reopen for bathing

The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board lifted the ban on bathing at 11 beaches along the south coast on Tuesday which was implemented to accommodate the ...

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Two Durban men nabbed with 888kg of electric cable belonging to Eskom and ...

Two men were due to appear in the Durban magistrate's courts on Tuesday after they were allegedly found with 888kg of electric cables belonging to ...

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Nothing wasteful about UKZN experts’ ‘world-first’ light-bulb moment

Scientists have discovered how to remove rare earth metals from lighting waste - excellent news for recyclers

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
KZN woman faces arrest following allegations she set her daughter alight

A 17-year-old KwaZulu-Natal girl has been taken to a place of safety by social workers after her mother allegedly doused her in paraffin and set her ...

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Umhlanga high rise evacuated as fire engulfs balcony of tycoon's penthouse

Scores of residents at the plush Pearl Sky apartment building in Umhlanga were evacuated during the early hours of Monday morning after a fire broke ...

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Covid-19 pandemic results in decline in reports of elder abuse — Tafta

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a decline of elder abuse cases being reported because of challenges to access the justice system.

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Bon voyage to bon appetit: ‘smart avos’ to ensure smooth sailing for fresh ...

The avocados are part of a research project to determine damage to cargo being transported from producers to shops

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Hawks probe into fraud and corruption case against Digital Vibes bosses 'at an ...

Evidence gathered from a thorough investigation will decide if any arrests are to be effected in the fraud and corruption case lodged against two ...

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Miss SA hopeful shrugs off criticism for not being 'Zulu enough'

When Durban community radio DJ Fikile Cele posted her Miss SA entry video on social media it didn’t click with the cyber community, who vilified and ...

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
A touch of Madiba, the Big Five and the protea for Team SA’s Olympics kit

The creative talents of four young Durban designers were showcased on Thursday evening when the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee ...