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Three killed in horror N3 accident

Three people were killed and several injured, including a two year old baby, in a horrific car accident on Friday evening on the N3 near the New England road off-ramp.

Station boozing a major issue

Residents in Hilton are growing increasingly concerned about public drinking and drunkenness at the controversial train station – mainly by homeless people who appear to have made the area (and some of the abandoned carriages) their home, as well as other elements, who are suspected of being criminals.

City co-hosts international yoga day

The Midlands Hindu Society, supported by Mayor Themba Njilo and the Msunduzi Municipality will be hosting the third International Day of Yoga in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, June 18 at the Carbineer’s Garden, City Hall from 8am.

New jet boosts city’s air link

Growing demand for air travel between Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg has prompted SA Airlink to introduce a 98-seater Embraer jet with business class facilities to its fleet of aircraft linking the provincial capital to the country’s economic hub.

City’s champion’s amazing Comrades victory

Once a casual bricklayer in Pietermaritzburg, Comrades champion Bongmusa Mthembu has shown his merit by winning the gruelling marathon for the second time. Now a professional runner, Mthembu, from Bulwer in the Midlands, strode home in comfort, much like when he won the down run to Durban in 2014. Completing the race in 5:35:34, he…

City pupil suspended over racist rant

The Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal says it has a zero-tolerance policy towards racism and has suspended a pupil from Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High whose racist rant on social media this week went viral.

Blistered feet charity feat

It has to be the most painful and rewarding thing that I’ve ever done”- was how City insurance Broker Graham Wells described the completion of his barefoot run of the Comrades Marathon this Sunday, making it home with a few minutes to spare before the cut off-time.

Farm attacks motivated by poverty

Socio-economic reasons and lax security among farmers is what drives attacks against them according to the KwaZulu Natal Agricultural Union’s (Kwanalu) latest annual analysis on farm attacks and murders in KZN for 2016.

Security beefed up after attempted kidnapping

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has beefed up security around their campuses in the Scottsville area following several attempted kidnapping cases.

Race row over “K” word at top local school

A race row has broken out among pupils at the Pietermaritzburg Girls High over a grade 11 pupil using the "k" word because her name was spelt incorrectly. School condemns incident saying they have a "zero tolerance policy towards racism". Furious pupils vented their outrage over the clip where another pupil can be clearly heard...

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