Furious response to claim of language bans at newspaper

2016-02-05 11:54

A memo that was sent out to staff at The Witness newspaper apparently implying they were not allowed to speak isiZulu was wrong, the general manager says.

PMB Bar irked by delays

2016-02-05 11:11

Members of the Pietermaritzburg Bar were “frustrated” when the investigation into the alleged bugging of their chambers by advocate Penny Hunt dragged on for years, the high court heard.

Slow progress as goals move for city’s athletics track

2016-02-05 11:11

In an effort to be included in Durban’s bid to host the 2022 Olympics, Pietermaritzburg is currently constructing an internationally recognised athletics track, but progress has been delayed by extra facilities that make the track more viable.

‘I felt heat of bullet’

2016-02-05 11:11

A former policeman gave a chilling description in court yesterday of a gun battle that left him critically injured and killed his colleague in 2012.

Hottest spots in PMB

2016-02-04 10:45

An experiment conducted at the request of The Witness has revealed that the hottest place to live in Pietermaritzburg is between Church Street and Merchiston Preparatory.

Burglars held after chase

2016-02-04 10:45

The Howick community with a private security company helped stretch the long arm of the law to catch two burglars on Wednesday.

Farmer tells of his lucky survival after mamba bite

2016-02-04 10:45

A Moooi River farmer who was bitten by what is thought to have been a black mamba is on his way to a full recovery.

Newborn baby survives being dumped in bush

2016-02-03 17:00

Paramedics have managed to save a newborn baby who was found abandoned in the bushes on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg.

Gadget Gang hits Cato Ridge, as 5 PMB schools assess their losses

2016-02-03 12:54

As yet another principal arrived to find his school had been burgled on Tuesday, other schools targeted in the recent spate of burglaries are counting the costs of the stolen and damaged ­property.

Mooi River man survives venomous snakebite

2016-02-03 11:01

A Mooi River farmer was rushed to hospital on Monday night after he was bitten by a venomous snake.


SPCA’s accusations a publicity stunt, says Boswell

2016-02-05 11:11

Natal Zoological Gardens owner Brian Boswell has described the NSPCA’s campaign for him to release Opal the orangutan as a “publicity stunt”.

Police dog catches ‘Marble Eye Two’ in Raisethorpe after church theft

2016-02-05 11:11

Police believe they have arrested another member of a gang behind more than a dozen business and residential burglaries and thefts out of motor vehicles in the northern suburbs.

Mixed views on need for ombudsman

2016-02-05 11:11

The city’s executive committee councillors were split on Thursday on whether the municipality needed an Office of City Ombudsman.

Thanks to a lot of luck, abandoned baby is saved

2016-02-04 10:45

A newborn baby, just four hours old, was found abandoned in the bushes of a backyard in Sobantu on Wednesday.

Fire at Woodburn garage quickly doused

2016-02-04 10:45

The cause of a fire that started at the Engen garage across from Woodburn Stadium is being investigated by the Msunduzi Fire Department.

Distraught woman offers reward for heirloom ring

2016-02-04 10:45

A Pietermaritzburg woman is devastated after losing her wedding ring, a family heirloom, at Parklane Spar on Tuesday.

Nkandla villagers say Zuma’s money can fight poverty

2016-02-04 10:44

The president’s offer to pay back ­a portion of the millions squandered on security upgrades in his private ­residence is long overdue, Nkandla residents say.

Alex Park gets a makeover

2016-02-03 13:09

A new walkway, aloe garden,­­ amphi­theatre and braai area are on the cards for a revitalised Alexandra Park, with work to upgrade the grounds and restore it to its former glory well underway.

Stepmom jailed for beating, throttling child

2016-02-03 11:01

A KwaZulu-Natal woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for beating her 11-year-old stepdaughter with a golf club and a belt, and throttling her.

Lessons go on as school cleans up after fire

2016-02-03 11:01

Gutted by a fire more than a week ago, all efforts are being made to resume normal teaching at the Richlea Primary School in Richmond.

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