Local sport

Drak Challenge

Matric pupil, Hamish Lovemore from Hilton College was placed 4th overall and 1st in the U18 category, in the two-day Drak Challenge canoe marathon in Underberg, which was held recently.    

Maritzburg College Staff vs Prefect

Maritzburg College staff (in red) continued their run of success, when they recently beat the 2017 prefects (in white), by 10 runs in the annual staff vs prefects cricket match. 

Cricket stars in the making

Gavin Morris, Kamogelo Selane and Ethan Bosch, all Hilton pupils from 2016, were selected to represent the Dolphins U19 team following their performances at Khaya Majola Coke week.

Robot magic

Athlone, Grade 6 pupil Decklan Slabbert built his own Meccano Robot, much to the delight of the staff in the school office, doing the Tango, Ballet, talking and shaking hands with all.

Stormers poach Dan Kriel

The 2017 rugby season should bring some interesting competition, between Maritzburg College Old Boys, Daniel Kriel, and his twin brother Jesse, with Daniels move to the Stormers, from the Blue Bulls.

Quadruple amputee to swim Midmar Mile

Preparations for the highly anticipated aQuelle Midmar Mile are well on their way, and apart from the usual thousands of participants, this year’s race will have another very special swimmer taking part.


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.