The journey has only just begun

2018-09-26 06:02

WHEN I took on the position of editor at Maritzburg Fever, I didn’t know what to expect. But, being the positive person that I am, I began to think that my relocation will be what I make of it and that made it slightly easier for me to leave the big blue ocean and sea sand of Port Shepstone and head to the either very cold or very hot Pietermaritzburg.

My positive attitude did contribute much but I have had some help along the way too, from many people.

This column, however, lends itself to a huge mention of the help I received from you, the reader.

The second week of April 2017 is a week that I will never forget.

After the article titled “Maritzburg Fever has a new editor” appeared in the paper, I was inundated with calls, e-mails and visits. It was your warm reception that gave me the affirmation that I needed.

Since then, the Maritzburg Fever has experienced change.

While it’s still very much the “feel good, look good” type of publication, we carry two pages in every publication that feature hard news and we have introduced the Sudoku and Crossword puzzles with a prize, which is a voucher from one of the most popular eateries in Pietermaritzburg.

Judging by the entries we receive every week, the inception of competitions has been well received by the community of Pietermaritzburg.

The recipe, placed on the same page as the puzzles, has also turned into a firm favourite for our readers. If we leave this out, the phone does not stop ringing with calls from our local bakers and chefs asking: “What happened?”

It must be mentioned that we appreciate all your feedback, comments, and suggestions, so keep them coming.

I’m proud to say that we have the support of many businesses, readers, schools, religious organisations, non-profit organisations and the like.

You can rest assured that our relationship with you will only grow and improve.

The other driving force behind the success of the Maritzburg Fever is the phenomenal team that is involved in bringing out the top quality product every week.

So, to those involved, a huge thank you for all your hard work.

Happy 20th birthday Maritzburg Fever. Here’s to many more.



The other driving force behind the success of the Maritzburg Feveris the phenomenal team involved in bringing out the top quality product every week. So, to those involved, a huge thank you for your all hard work.


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