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Sathy Pather: A life of “be good and do good”

Well-known businessman and jeweller Sathyaseelan (Sathy) Pather passed away over the weekend. He was the owner of SD Pather Jewellers – a formidable brand and business built on by three generations. Founded in the 1920’s by Mr AS Pather, who had travelled to South Africa as a jewellery merchant and manufacturer from India, the business…

Love to Live extends thanks to supporters

Love to Live would like to thank Dezry Kay and her team for the honour and opportunity of hosting the launch of her EP Gravel to Tar on October 27 at the Eddels Sports Club in Pietermaritzburg. The event was a success and it is envisaged that this will launch Dezry Kay to well-deserved stardom. Dezry Kay’s desire and passion to empower the youth of Pietermaritzburg and make South Africa a better place is indeed commendable.

Memoir tells story of sugar-farm life

A new book throws light on KwaZulu-Natal’s sugar-farming world and its history. Hazara: Elegy for an African Farm tells the story of a farm, and its surrounding community, in the Kearsney-Doringkop district. The story begins in the 1920s when a young couple settle inland from Stanger and name their home Hazara, after the husband’s former…

‘Khehla’ made a great difference to the city and its institutions

Peter Croeser, affectionately known as ‘khehla’, was the sub-editor of the Maritzburg Sun and the Public Eye newspapers from 2013–2015. Born in Zimbabwe in 1949 his family later settled in Knysna, South Africa. Peter and his brother Lawrenc were schooled at various boarding schools in the Transvaal and elsewhere.

ANC candidates have proven track record

Freedom struggle stalwart and current minister of finance Pravin Gordhan said, “We are strong enough, resilient enough and creative enough to manage and overcome our economic challenges…the remarkable thing about the ANC is that somewhere in its genes, it is able to find the right answers at the right time”. This remark takes me back…

Relief after Maritzburg United finally wins

Last Sunday the local PSL outfit Maritzburg United finally made their die hards around the city happy when they managed to beat Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 away at the Free State province, thus accumulating maximum points

Lest we forget

Recently I attended the funeral service of the late Mr Vassie Rajah. I was truly moved by the outpouring of grief displayed by the community. I also caught a glimpse of Mr Roy Bunwarie, a master educator, leader and perhaps the “Last of the Mohicans”

Lest we forget

Recently I attended the funeral service of the late Mr Vassie Rajah. I was truly moved by the outpouring of grief displayed by the community. I also caught a glimpse of Mr Roy Bunwarie, a master educator, leader and perhaps the “Last of the Mohicans”

Birds were there first

I was shocked to read that the tree near the bird sanctuary, on which the egrets have been roosting, was cut down leaving them to look for an alternate home. I am quite sure they will roost in an adjacent tree
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