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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
Alleged copper thieves bust in Durban

Nearly 700kg of stolen copper has been recovered from two alleged illegal scrapyards in Durban in a joint operation between police, Transnet, Prasa ...

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Top performance helps gear embattled Ster Kinekor for lift-off

The company is on the road to recovery after the pandemic and lockdowns battered SA’s cinema industry with closures and job cuts

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Brace yourself, eThekwini — load-shedding is coming after flood damage reprieve

The lights will soon go out for flood-hit Durban and surrounds as the eThekwini municipality gears to implement load-shedding.

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Thousands of empty cough syrup bottles suggest abuse is rife in KZN

Thousands of empty cough syrup bottles have been discovered in spots frequented by alleged drug users and criminals in the north coast town of ...

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Woman falls down gorge while hiking in KZN

A 49-year-old woman was injured when she fell down a gorge on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast while hiking on Sunday.

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Neighbourly relations go to the dogs at Zimbali Coastal Estate

A proposal to amend a no-pet policy at the luxurious Zimbali Coastal Estate on KwaZulu-Natal's north coast has caused a rumpus among its wealthy ...

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Mood swings, rashes and fatigue: signs of long Covid in children who tested ...

A study has confimed that children with a positive Covid test are more likely to experience at least one symptom lasting longer than two months after ...

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
eThekwini reopens some of its beaches before Durban July weekend

eThekwini municipality has announced it will reopen some beaches on Friday.

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
We relived our pain: father of Throb nightclub victim on Enyobeni tavern tragedy

In eerily similar circumstances to those in the Eastern Cape, 13 children died in a Chatsworth club 20 years ago

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
South Africans are paying nearly 14% more for food than a year ago

Basic food and personal hygiene items are costing struggling South Africans nearly 14% more than a year ago, prompting fears of increased hunger, ...