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Madiba Day Initative

Yusuf Bhamjee . Umgungundlovu District Mayor and ANC Provincial General Secretary Sihle Zikalala pant vegatables at Manayi Hall, Imbali as part of the 67 minutes for the Madiba Day initative. Picture Mark Wing.Picture Mark WingPicture Mark WingPicture Mark WingPicture Mark WingPicture Mark WingPicture Mark Wing

Jade Sky Hike

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Weathering the winds of change in Oribi

Thousands of visitors who fly in and out of the Pietermaritzburg Airport invariably have to drive past the dusty dilapidated buildings of Oribi Village. At first glance, the old buildings and the few remaining “poor whites” in the once tight-knit community, appear to be vestiges of a by-gone era. But for the remaining original inhabitants…

Show upset with drunken scholars

Security at this year’s Royal Show confiscated liquor “enough to fill three 44-gallon drums” from school children who attended the show on Wednesday, the day set aside for outlying schools. Royal Agricultural Society CEO Terry Strachan said the behaviour of some of these children was his “biggest disappointment”. He explained that planning for the school…

Why we dropped concert – Strachan

Facebook and other social media sites were abuzz this week over the controversial decision by the Royal Agricultural Society to discontinue the traditional Ukhozi FM concert held on the last Sunday of the show. Depending on the sites visited reaction ranged from outrage to relief. Comments posted on Capital Newspaper’s Eyethu KZN site lambasted the…

Exhibitor sales exceeded expectation, says Royal Show CEO

Royal Agricultural Society CEO Terry Strachan said he was delighted with this year’s Royal Show results particularly as the big agricultural exhibitors reported excellent sales, in some cases surpassing that of NAMPO, Grain SA’s huge annual national agricultural sale. Strachan said the show, now in its 165th year, attracted around 132 000 visitors, most of…

SA Canoe Marathon Championships

Andy Birkett winner of the SA Marathon Canoe Champs held at Camps Drift last weekend. Pictures Mark WingAndy BirkettThe top 3 seniorsThe womans winner Bridgette Hartley.Womans Winner Bridgett HartleyBridgett Hartley during a portage stage.Bridgett Hartley powers on.Second man, Hank McGregor.Mens winner Andy Birkett.

KFC again: Customer bites into raw twister

The “finger-licking good” franchise has had a third set-back in less than a month after a customer bit into a Twister that had seemingly raw chicken in it. Wayne Smith, from Vanderbijilpark in the Vaal, on Tuesday posted a picture of a Twister that had raw chicken inside it. “My raw twister. Thanks KFC,” Smith…

Pietermaritzburg to host 2022 Commonwealth Games cycling

Pietermaritzburg will have its share of the 2022 Commonwealth Games should Durban win its bid. The city has agreed to make its world-class mountain bike park at Cascades available as one of the facilities for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Durban is the only city in the bid for the Games. The decision on where the…

The sardines are here

The sardines have finally arrived in KZN.   With the cold weather, KZN’s long-lost silver friends have finally made a much anticipated arrival. The absence of the annual sardine run has been sorely missed but it appears that they are back in all their glory. Locals are extremely excited with the sighting and netting of…


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