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“In a time when apartheid was prevalent, Hermannsburg School welcomed me with warm arms, and gave me the best schooling career. I want other scholars to experience this too.”.
Nine-year-old Melody Nosipho Niemann, who is originally from Pietermaritzburg, is currently appearing on the big screen in the film Sonic The Hedgehog.
A local man, who is making a comfortable living selling the model houses he makes from recycled rubbish, has encouraged other people to utilise their talents.
Pietermaritzburg hairstylist Pretty Zuma defeated 17 other hairstylists from all over the country to win this year’s prestigious Sofn’Free HairXperts Masters Challenge.
Six months ago Bina Moodley watched in horror as a devastating storm blew the roof off her family home and wrecked the property, damaging most of her belongings.
A Merrivale teenager will be jetting off to Mexico where she will represent South Africa in an international pageant with hopes of bringing the crown home.
Local entrepreneur Vuyi Zondi (30) has managed to turn her natural beauty hobby into a thriving skin care business.
A childhood destroyed by apartheid, innocence stolen by watching acts of extreme violence and to top it all off, battling cancer in her adult life.
Pietermaritzburg actor Zenzelisphesihle “Sparky” Xulu puts the city on the map as he stars in one of Mzansi’s biggest shows at the moment, The Herd.
A Pietermaritzburg-born woman, Carla Geyser, is setting out to head an all-women expedition across four African countries to raise awareness about human-wildlife conflict.
Intelligent, amiable, even-tempered and gentle is how beagles are generally described. It is no wonder then that veteran search and rescue policeman Jack Haskins chose this breed of dog to assist him as a “comfort” and therapy dog at the Angel’s Care...
Instead of falling into despair after realising there were no rugby teams willing to take him in around his community, a Lidgetton teenager decided to start his own rugby team with boys from his township
Cheryl Govender still remembers putting on her running shoes to make her way to suppliers to pick up goods for her then up-and-coming bakery, back when she had no car.
A Liberty Midlands Mall cleaner’s singing voice has been complimented as “angelic” by patrons who have been fortunate enough to hear her singing while going about doing her job.
A local self-taught photographer is gaining traction on social media with his three-part series of photographs highlighting the beauty of Pietermaritzburg.
It's a dream come true.
Leaders who try to “score political points” by exaggerating poverty are crippling South Africa’s potential by perpetuating the culture of over-reliance on free services and social grants from government.
Apartheid was not only about legislation but physical and mental structures were put in place, all of which have to be dismantled if South Africa is to have a future.
Former Alexandra High School head boy Luyanda Mfeka (pictured) has been featured in this year’s Mail and Guardian Top 200 young South Africans list.
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