Local sport


Yogi Berra was an accomplished baseball catcher for the famed New York Yankees in the 1950s. He lived across the Hudson River in New Jersey, but he pronounced it “Nu Joisey”, and is famous for his many memorable quotes and malapropisms, such as,” the future ain’t what it used to be, when you come to…

Comrades runners at Chest kid’s party

The PMB Community Chest hosted their annual Christmas Party for 500 underprivileged children early December, at the Golden Horse Casino In-fields. The day an amazing one, with a variety of foods and gifts supplied for the children, with each children receiving something from Father Christmas. The Comrades Marathon/Community Chest runners who are part of the…

Dusi victory top of mind for Khwela

Winning the 2017 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon is all that currently occupies 2014 K2 Dusi winner Sbonelo Khwela’s mind ahead of the three day Pietermaritzburg to Durban classic which takes place from 16-18 February.

Local karate champion represents SA in India

Karate kid Hemal Heeralal jets off to India this weekend to represent South Africa and his karate organization AFSKSA in an international tournament.

Cycling to aid school children

Howick resident and school teacher, Brad Roets, suffered a gruelling, but rewarding 30 hours on a bicycle cycling from Johannesburg to Durban, as part of his fundraising project to donate 30 bicycles to school children. Touched by the plight of rural school children who have to walk, on average, a day to school, Roets believes…

Pietermaritzburg athlete wins Mudman series

Pietermaritzburg athlete and fitness trainer Sarah Scott Gray took third place in the Bergville to Ladysmith road run that took place on Saturday 9 April. She then participated and won the Epworth Mudman on 10 April, as well as winning the Mudman 2016 series held earlier in March. For Sarah, the focus is not so…