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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...

Extra hands for Emandleni Vegetable Garden

Kitted out with gardening tools, seedlings and plenty of packets of seeds which had been generously given by the Grace College staff, a team of Grade 8 and 9 pupils headed to Emandleni Creche Vegetable Garden. There they found a very large vegetable garden that was being managed by a handful of elderly ladies, who…

Cross Country at Laddsworth

Early May Laddsworth Primary School hosted 24 schools at its Annual Inter-Schools Cross Country Meeting. Over 800 children participated in this event.  The Laddsworth team consisted of 178 children, with many of them placing in the top 10, in the various age categories.  Seen at the meet are Andrew Marshall (left) and Sophie Hobden out…

Tragedy rocks Hilton family

THE family of a Hilton man who died while doing his routine afternoon jog on Hillside Road last week is struggling to come to terms with his untimely passing

Boom time for Pmb

The City of Choice is busy and bustling this week with thousands of visitors clocking in at the annual Royal Agricultural Show and more people expected over the weekend with the finish of the Comrades marathon at the Golden Horse casino precinct.

Which charity are you helping on Mandela Day?

Speed Networking for Good, is a fun, informative and convenient meeting place for businesses  and non-profit organisations to meet and create meaningful partnerships for Mandela Day (Tuesday, 18th July 2017) and beyond. The event will be held on Wednesday, 21st June 2017 from 16h45 to 18h00 at the PCB.

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