Looking back on 2015 in the city THE YEAR THAT WAS 2015The year thatwasin pictures

2015-12-16 06:00
PHOTO: file  Vegetable  gardens were planted in various parts of the city by Msunduzi Municipality with a  variety of vege- tables including  cabbage, spinach and lettuce, among others. When harvested the bounty was   donated to old-age homes. The fi

PHOTO: file Vegetable gardens were planted in various parts of the city by Msunduzi Municipality with a variety of vege- tables including cabbage, spinach and lettuce, among others. When harvested the bounty was donated to old-age homes. The fi

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WITH two weeks left of 2015, here are a few of the highlights in Pietermaritzburg.

>> Adults living on the streets have been taken in by the Living on the Streets (LOTS) project and living in Havelock Road. The house accommodates more than 30 people. Life skills will be taught at the house, but the first priority is to address their individual drug addiction habits. The Combined Action Team (CAT) was launched in Pietermaritzburg and endorsed by the provincial Ngobeni.

>> CAT made numerous arrests and was instrumental in ending various crimes in the city addressing crime in a new way by forming a partnership with the police and local security companies.

>> Msunduzi Municipality undertook to improve ageing roads and other infrastructure in the city which meant that there was a lot of construction taking place, especially in the CBD however, this was necessary to improve services in the city.

>> The city hosted various prominent public figures and celebrities from Mangosuthu Buthelezi to Jack Parow, comedians, musicians, gospel artists, and even psychics.

>> Various primary and high schools celebrated milestone anniversaries in 2015.

>> Three of the city’s hospitals - Midlands Medical Centre, Netcare St Anne’s and Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg - were upgraded with additional facilities, theatres and beds to cater for increased demand.

There is also additional parking at all hospitals.
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