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H1N1 strain of flu ‘will just subside’

2015-07-01 06:05

KWAZULU-NATAL MEC for Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has allayed fears of a reported outbreak of H1N1 flu, stating that people with a strong immune system need not worry about getting infected....

Bring it to SA - car that spots potholes

2015-07-01 06:05

SHREDDED tyres, damaged suspension or worse, dodging potholes is a sad reality of driving on South African roads. New technology by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) could save drivers thousands in...

Fiat 500 headed for SA

2015-07-01 06:05

FIAT is giving its little 500 a makeover and an undisguised version was spotted at the automaker’s factory in Turin, Italy. The “new” 500 is expected to arrive in South Africa in early...

Attack on brigadier unwarranted

2015-07-01 06:05

VENOLIN Govender is confusing the public with his lack of understanding and distortion of facts (CAT and SAPS, Maritzburg Fever, 24 June). The unwarranted attack by...

Freedom Charter, important as ever

2015-07-01 06:05

IT was collated from hundreds of demands written on scraps of paper, or put together by a couple of communist fellow travellers. Whatever you believe, this week sees the 60th anniversary of...


2015-07-01 06:06

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...

Fiat 500 headed for SA see page 11

2015-07-01 06:06

FIAT is giving its little 500 a makeover and an undisguised version was spotted at the automaker’s factory in Turin, Italy. The “new” 500 is expected to arrive in South Africa in early...

Crime-fighting Operation Fiyela success

2015-07-01 06:06

“WE shall continue to fight crime as a collective and continue to fight for the lives of the people,” said Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye...

Concerns over waste pickers

2015-07-01 06:05

THE public have raised concerns about the state of the New England Road landfill site and the safety of those driving into the site and waste pickers who collect the...

WIB celebrates 10 years

2015-07-01 06:05

WHAT started off as an informal gathering of like-minded women in the Midlands and Pietermaritzburg areas has grown into the well-established and respected Women in Business (WIB) forum....

Helping people living on the streets

2015-07-01 06:05

A PLAN of action has been put in place by stakeholders to deal with people living on the streets of Pietermaritzburg. Some stakeholders, including Debbie­ Harrison from Businesses Fighting Crime...

Recycling everything

2015-06-24 06:00

I RECYCLE absolutely everything and need one bag for my (flattened, of course) cardboard boxes, one for my plastic and one for my non-recyclable stuff. I also save every bit of shiny paper and all my...

Open letter to the president

2015-06-24 06:00

WE are writing to inform you how important the legalisation of the rhino-horn trade is in our country, and to ask you to do everything in your power to ensure that the process of getting legal trade...


Making a difference, one litre at a time

2015-07-01 06:05

LITRES for Education (LFE) is one of the most recent ways for the public to raise funds for a charity of their choice by doing something that everyone has to do, filling your vehicle with...

Ses’fikile now rolling off Durban lines

2015-07-01 06:05

SES’FIKILE multi-seat taxis are now rollling off the production lines at Toyota SA’s new Quantum plant in Prospecton, south of central Durban. The units - the name, in Xhosa, means “we have arrived” -...

Don’t dispose butts out the window

2015-07-01 06:05

DRIVING behind an old C200 gold Mercedes on June 5, I witnessed the man who was driving discard his cigarette butt on Taunton Road. To him and all the other smokers who litter our roads, please use...

‘CAT’ among the pigeons

2015-07-01 06:05

IN reference to Venolin Govender’s letter regarding the acronym CAT. I think Govender is spending too much time concentrating on the frame instead of looking at the bigger picture...

Nashua Maritzburg United Schools Festival kicks off The 16 schools taking part:

2015-07-01 06:05

THE Nashua Maritzburg United Schools Festival this week will see 16 teams kick off in their bid for bragging rights as the top team in the Midlands. Alexandra High In its...

Longest Day race in August

2015-07-01 06:05

COLLEGIANS Harriers is calling on runners to sign up for the 20th annual Longest Day race, a 12-hour track race for runners and walkers at Collegians Club on Saturday, 1 August at 7am....

Travelling with minors in South Africa

2015-07-01 06:05

Whyona Sithapersad STRICTER travelling requirements recently came into effect for children under the age of 18, irrespective if they are citizens of South Africa. It is required that parents and or...

PMB’s own sets jazz world on fire

2015-07-01 06:05

THIS year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz is composer and pianist Nduduzo Makhathini from Pietermaritzburg. With a pianist for a mother and a guitarist for a...

New principal at St Nicholas

2015-07-01 06:06

HILTON College Old Boy, Leon Grové, will take up his position as St Nicholas Diocesan High principal at the beginning of the next school term. Grové has been teaching at St Nicholas since...

Hospital - ‘internationally respected, locally preferred’

2015-07-01 06:05

FOUR years and R207?million later­, Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg officially launched the opening of the revamped hospital in Payne Street. From a humble beginning of 95 beds and three theatres when...

Cat and SAPS

2015-06-24 06:00

THE counter assault team (Cat) acronym has been misused. Cat is a joint venture of security bosses and police officials who are trying to eradicate crime. Cat is a band of elite highly ranked,...

Distorting the English language

2015-06-24 06:00

THE English language is being distorted, adulterated, fouled and polluted like never before, especially from American rap artists and in the explosion of social media. Soon it will be...


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