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Soni’s last stand

It was a dramatic showdown on the last day of the state’s cross-examination of a scorned Mountain Rise businessman accused of masterminding the murder of his close friend.

Landfill fire update

Rallying support for the firemen, several community members have responded to calls, via social media chat groups, to provide refreshments for the dedicated officers. Responding with bottles of water, pizzas, and chocolates, the firemen were well provided for.

Community Walk

The Community Men’s Walk will take place on Thursday, August 10 at 5.45pm from the corner of Woodhouse and Boshoff street.

SPCA gets R16 000 boost from the Royal Show

THE Pietermaritzburg SPCA received a welcome cash injection thanks to the expert auction patter of Gavin Matthews and guests at the Royal Agricultural Show (RAS) Gold Cup dinner.

No arrest yet in Bellevue murder

Police investigations continue into the gruesome murder of 64-year-old Bellevue resident Maria Greyling that took place on July 13. 

Local tour operator scoops African award

Managing director of African Link tourism, Bunny Bhoola cemented her place as one of the top 100 people in tourism after she was named in the Africa Travel 100 Women: The Leaders, Pioneers and innovators of Tourism and Travel list.

Tabitha heads up Medi-Clinic Pmb

Coming full circle after first being employed at the Medi-Clinic Pietermaritzburg hospital in 2004, Tabitha Lolliots has returned 13 years later to the facility as the hospital’s first female general manager.

Further UKZN arrests could be imminent

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has taken decisive action on irregular admissions of students by serving letters of intention to suspend 18 members of staff, one of whom has already been dismissed.

Soni turns the tables on Professor

Murder accused Rajivee Soni yesterday accused a key state witness of lying that he had been offered R100 000 to kill Dr Bhavish Sewram alleging instead that it was the doctor who had offered the state witness cash to eliminate him (Soni).

Let the music play on

The Hilton College Marimba Band won the 2017 International Marimba Championships for the first time ever this year.

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