Maritzburg Fever

Braced for STAGE FOUR KNOW YOUR SUBSTATION

2015-04-29 09:24

IF Eskom moves to a stage four load-shedding status, Msunduzi will have to put out a new load-shedding schedule to accommodate this. AREA 1 Acting...

Practical VW Golf SV lands here

2015-04-30 14:29

THE new Golf SV has just gone on sale in South Africa and while it doesn’t replace the regular Golf in any way, it does provide a more practical alternative. P RICES It’s built on the same MQB...

Special Panamera Edition arrives

2015-04-30 14:29

PORSCHE South Africa has launched two special­ versions of its popular four-door sedan - Panamera Edition and Panamera 4 Edition. The special editions are equipped with enhanced design elements...

Making SA a reading nation

2015-04-30 14:30

THE Department of Basic Education has rolled out a Book Flood campaign across all provinces in the hopes that it will populate libraries at primary and high schools. According to the National...

Tourism hub battles to attract tenants

2015-04-30 14:30

THE Msunduzi Municipality is struggling to attract suitable tenants to occupy vacant spaces at the Freedom Square Tourism Hub. This was noted at today’s Executive Committee (Exco) council meeting at...

Strike action at the medical centre

2015-04-30 14:30

THE National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) stated that it will continue to fight for the rights of the Midlands Media Centre (MMC) Private Hospital workers following a deadlock...

Metro status to be discussed after local government elections next year

2015-04-30 14:30

THE Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) will look into whether Pietermaritzburg can become a metro after the 2016 local government elections. At a recent full council meeting, Msunduzi municipal...

Another waste of taxpayers’ money

2015-04-30 14:30

CITY CA Roshan Morar’s appointment as chair of Sanral avoids addressing the real issues concerning tolling and petrol price hikes. Morar can make all the right noises about Sanral since as an employee...

Facts and figures of municipal manager’s February report

2015-04-30 14:31

BELOW are some of the key facts included as part of the Msunduzi Municipal Manager Mxolisi Nkosi’s report at the recent full council meeting: •?Households that have access to refuse removal:...

Debating experience

2015-04-30 14:31

KATEKILE Dakile and Georgia Lupton-Smith were two of the 15 promising young speakers selected to represent the Pietermaritzburg League at the KZN schools’ debating association inter-league tournament...

RIP daddy?…

2015-04-30 14:31

BORN and brought up in the mist of Ladysmith then relocating to Pietermaritzburg where he met his wife, and then having three children is no other than Goraknath Bhagwandas Maharaj, known as...

Hollingwood Cemetery talks continue

2015-04-30 14:31

THE Hollingwood Cemetery, which has long been on the Msunduzi Municipality cards to address the shortage of burial space in Pietermaritzburg, is still to be developed. Msunduzi Municipality...

Women want midlife-crisis cars too

2015-04-30 14:31

IT turns out women are also susceptible to buying midlife-crisis cars, at least according to a survey by Ipsos. It’s a common theory that when a man reaches middle age he will rush to buy the...

 

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2015-04-30 16:03

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Practical VW Golf SV lands on South African shores

2015-04-30 14:30

THE new Golf SV has just gone on sale in South Africa­ and while it doesn’t replace the regular Golf in any way, it does provide a more practical alternative. It’s built on the same MQB platform but...

New child car seat law

2015-04-30 14:30

AS of 1 May, children under the age of three will be required to only travel in a car if they are secured in a car seat. Car seat tips This is required by a new regulation­ of the National Road...

Netball tourney attracts competitive players

2015-04-30 14:30

ACTION Sports Pietermaritzburg in Mkondeni recently hosted the national netball tournament which saw netball players from all provinces battling it out towards victory. The tournament started last...

Health delivery is bust

2015-04-30 14:30

NOT so long ago the challenges at Northdale Hospital were exposed in The Witness. Many of Northdale’s problems with staff emanate from a shortage of human resources, low morale and challenging working...

EFF wants statues removed in PMB

2015-04-30 14:30

WITH Pietermaritzburg as an historical tourist attraction, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) wants the statues of Queen Victoria, Sir Theophilus­ Shepstone and Mahatma­ Gandhi removed. FIND...

Where have all the birds gone?

2015-04-30 14:31

FOLLOWING the devastating hailstorm last month, a strange phenomenon has occurred. All the birds seem to have disappeared. We live in Sunnyside and have a cottage near a wooded railway property...

Make government accountable

2015-04-30 14:31

ONE way of showing dissatisfaction against exorbitant increases in the price of fuel, electricity, water sanitation and taxes is to protest. How ironical it seems when there are service delivery...

Addressing teenage pregnancy

2015-04-30 14:31

STATISTICS indicate that the number of deliveries by teenagers at government hospitals in the Msunduzi Municipality was 1?380 at the end of 2014. Speaking to Maritzburg Fever, director­ at LifeLine...

Theft of municipal assets continues

2015-04-30 14:31

MORE than 30 theft cases of Msunduzi municipal assets have been recorded since January 2013. Control measures have been introduced at fuelling bowsers in order to better monitor the use of fuel and...

Infiniti’s luxury QX80 arrives

2015-04-30 14:31

INFINITI’S QX80 has arrived in South Africa­ and is set to provide buyers with a new alternative in the large, luxury SUV segment. “This full-size luxury SUV has a distinctive exterior design,...

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