Local news

Bounty for monkey killer

A vervet monkey that had to be put down after being shot with a pellet gun has earned the sympathy of some Hilton residents who have jointly pledged more than R4000 to find the perpetrator.

City woman receives prestigious road safety award

City woman and road safety activist Caro Smit received the annual FedEx Road Safety Award, at the fifth Global Meeting of Non-Governmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims in Kuala Lumpur in April.

Over a million litres of water lost in city reservoir calamity

While residents do their best to conserve water in the midst of prolonged drought conditions, a faulty sensor on one of Umgeni Water’s main reservoirs supplying the city has resulted in over 1.2 million litres of water going down the drain.

Local scholars selected to represent SA

Alex Masina and Seth Joubert from Maritzburg Christian School have both been selected to represent South Africa, in Romania during July, for the Junior and U23 Sprint Kayaking World Championships in July.

The Rise and Fall of the City of Baobabia

Inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s “Mahogony” and created specifically for and by 2nd and 3rd Year Drama and Performance Studies students from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, The Rise and Fall of the City of Baobabia is adapted for a South African audience.

Maritzburg camera club March winners

Maritzburg Camera Club, recently announced their winning photos and encourage you to join the club and explore the wonderful world of photography. 

The Hunger Games Reenacted

Just before close of term, Grace College Grade 9 pupils took part in an experiential outdoors learning day inspired by their Term 1 set text, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The Grace Grade 9 Games, and preparations, took place at school and in the tree plantations close to the school. The pupils were given…