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2015-09-02 06:00

PARENTS in supermarket till queues often find themselves paying a few extra rands when their children cave into the temptation of the sweets and chocolates surrounding them. Cheryl...

Pietermaritzburg’s self-taught musical muse

2015-09-02 06:00

SELF-TAUGHT musical muse, Len Sooklal (70), has been in the music industry for more than 50 years entertaining in Pietermaritzburg, Durban and Johannesburg. For more information contact...

Illiteracy condoned in schools

2015-09-02 06:00

THE latest research by Stellenbosch University into the literacy level of Grade 5 pupils in rural schools endorses the assertion by respected educationist Professor Jonathan Jansen that our...

New ‘head honcho’ for SA sought

2015-09-02 06:00

APPLICATIONS are invited for the position of Head Honcho for the Republic of South Africa, to replace the present incumbent when his term of office expires. This is a challenging position and...

‘Excellent service’ at SARS not surprising

2015-09-02 06:00

I REFER to DA councillor, Mr J. Singh’s letter, 12 August, Pietermaritzburg Fever titled “Quality service at SARS”. It is hardly surprising that Mr Singh received an “excellent...

Msunduzi call centre to be improved

2015-09-02 06:00

AN operational voice recording system is being considered for the Msunduzi call centre in order to maintain proper record of conversations between customers and the call centre. Municipal...

Bringing science to life for pupils

2015-09-02 06:00

THE U.S. Consulate and the KwaZulu-Natal Science Centre partnered to bring science alive in Pietermaritzburg to give pupils a chance to interact with what they learn at school. Five...

Car survival kit: items you should have

2015-09-02 06:00

DRIVING in your car is supposed to be stress free, but what do you do when you’re stuck or in an accident? The first reaction is to grab your cellphone, but what if your battery has died or help isn’t...

KZN’s first paediatric dermatologist

2015-09-02 06:00

AS KwaZulu-Natal’s first and only paediatric dermatologist, Dr Antoinette Chateau, says she hopes to train more dermatologists to work with children. Chateau, head of dermatology in the...

National Botanical Garden cleaned up

2015-09-02 06:00

SANBI’S KZN National Botanical Garden hosted its fourth annual clean-up recently and encouraged the public to assist. The purpose of this campaign is to encourage...

Charities benefit from the spirit of Comrades Marathon

2015-09-02 06:00

SIX charities - Community Chest, PinkDrive, Sports Trust, Starfish, Wildlands and World Vision - benefited from the Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) charity drive,...

Open your heart and fill the Chest

2015-09-02 06:00

THIS year the 20 Grade 11 school girls, selected as semi-finalists for “A Young Lady with Heart 2015” will be united in a Community Chest project called “Open Your Heart and Fill the Chest”. This...

High schools FA Cup draw held

2015-09-02 06:00

THE draw for the PMB High Schools FA Cup soccer tournament was held at Carter High last Friday. Boys 2015 Saturday fixtures: The tension and excitement in the room was so palpable...


City pools ready for swim season?

2015-09-02 06:00

SWIMMING season began yesterday and 1 September this year marked a special occasion for Berg Street Swimming Pool as it turned 50. ‘Pools will be opened during this week starting, 1...

Call centre now operational

2015-09-02 06:00

THE SAPS Call Centre office, run by Mountain Rise, Community Policing Forum and the Combined Action (CAT) team officially commenced yesterday, 1 September and will run until 30...

Haj message to mankind

2015-09-02 06:00

THIS is the season of the greatest of spiritual journeys held dear in the heart of every Muslim for 5?000 years and more. The Haj Pilgrimage has lived on as the grand meeting of man’s...


2015-09-02 06:00

Letters to the Editor must be received by no later than Friday 4pm to be considered for the following edition.. Letters and e-mails should be addressed to The Editor and e-mailed to...

Lawyer faces 19 charges of theft

2015-09-02 06:00

DISBARRED PMB attorney Sundeep Singh is now facing 19 charges of theft involving more than R7?million. This is after the state on Friday ­added more theft charges to his charge sheet. Singh was...

Funding caution

2015-09-02 06:00

MSUNDUZI councillors expressed concern at a recent executive meeting regarding the influx of sponsorship requests coming through to the municipality, some of which were for events that have...

KZN’s first paediatric dermatologist

2015-09-02 06:00

AS KwaZulu-Natal’s first and only paediatric dermatologist, Dr Antoinette Chateau, says she hopes to train more dermatologists to work with children. Chateau, head of...

Hyundai’s i20 hatch gains power boost

2015-09-02 06:00

HYUNDAI has added a new variant to its popular i20 range - the N-Sport. The new hatchback gains style tweaks and an increase in power. The N-Sport is powered by the same four- cyclinder 1.4...

Local dancers light up Playhouse Opera

2015-09-02 06:00

LOCAL ballroom and Latin American dancers, Genevieve Phillips and Martin van Vuuren, will be lighting up the dance floor in the 23rd dance showcase, Shall We Dance, at the Playhouse Opera...

Mall to host food festival this weekend

2015-09-02 06:00

THE Liberty Midlands Mall Food Festival is set to take place this weekend, 5 and 6 September. Join the food festival and discover perfect fine food, quality family time and...

LAW CORNER Supporting National Wills Week

2015-09-02 06:00

WHAT is a Will and why do I need one? A Will is a legal document which contains the wishes of the person making it. Any person of 16 or more, provided he or she is mentally capable of...

Escape to the midlands Oktoberfest promises excitement

2015-09-02 06:00

WITH more than 6000 people attending last year, the Pecanwood Oktoberfest on 10 and 11 October, has been voted South Africa’s number one sport and lifestyle...

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