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Mayor cleans up city

Msunduzi municipality mayor Themba Njilo and staff from various other municipal departments ventured into the CBD on Friday on a mission to clean-up the city.

Greytown farm murder suspect gets 20 years

An 18 year-old man, who strangled a Greytown farmer with a nylon rope, before tying a chain to his bakkie in an attempt to pull the bedroom safe off the wall, pleaded guilty to charges of robbery with aggravating circumstance, housebreaking and murder in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday. 

Armistice day commemorated in the City

Ninety-nine years ago, at 11am on the 11th of November, an armistice was signed to bring World War 1 to an end. Every year on this date, schools and other organisations commemorate the lives lost during ‘the Great War’. Some schools commemorated the day on Friday.

Horses confiscated from Mooi River Resort

Several horses were confiscated from a Mooi River resort last week, after the Coastal Horse Care Unit (CHCU) found them allegedly neglected and in poor health.

Mandy undergoes double mastectomy

Mandy Lottering, the Pietermaritzburg hairdresser, diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma underwent a double mastectomy on Monday.

Museum errors to be fixed

Numerous complaints about the grammar, spelling and date mistakes on more than 30 displays at the recently re-opened Howick History Museum has led to a team of students and a retired professor rectifying them.

Park running with wildlife

A new Park Run will be opened on 25 November by Bruce Fordyce. The latest route to join South Africa’s popular collection of Park Runs boasts the unusual attraction of zebra, red hartebeest, black wildebeest, blesbok, eland, waterbuck, duiker, oribi and impala roaming the pathways.

Whoonga menace –  a growing risk to city

A Pietermaritzburg businessman and founder of several community crime watch groups says pressure must be put on the municipality to establish a special security unit to rid the streets of whoonga-addicted criminals who are posing a growing threat to safety.
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