‘I bought my school’

2020-03-16 15:30

“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.”.

Rising star from PMB on the big screen in ‘Sonic’

2020-03-02 09:36

Nine-year-old Melody Nosipho Niemann, who is originally from Pietermaritzburg, is currently appearing on the big screen in the film Sonic The Hedgehog.

Model house builder Mkhize looks forward to teaching kids to create

2020-01-13 15:32

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.

PMB woman styles her way to R250k prize

2019-07-01 15:00

Pietermaritzburg hairstylist Pretty Zuma defeated 17 other hairstylists from all over the country to win this year’s prestigious Sofn’Free HairXperts Masters Challenge.

Wrecked home rebuilt

2019-06-06 15:00

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.

Howick teenager to represent SA in Mexico pageant

2019-04-01 15:39

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.

Skincare for everyone

2019-02-04 13:40

Local entrepreneur Vuyi Zondi (30) has managed to turn her natural beauty hobby into a thriving skin care business.

Long fight to find hope

2018-11-05 11:00

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.

Local actor making his mark on the nation’s screens

2018-09-25 15:01

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.

SA women rise up to help others in Africa connect with the wild

2018-07-31 16:34

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.


Buddy brings hope

2020-03-03 13:06

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...

Rugby is his life’s passion

2020-02-17 11:27

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

Huge accolade for local baker

2019-11-08 14:45

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.

WATCH: Cleaner touches patrons with ‘angelic voice’

2019-06-18 16:13

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.

‘Helping is in my blood’

2019-05-20 16:38

For the love of PMB

2019-02-18 10:00

A local self-taught photographer is gaining traction on social media with his three-part series of photographs highlighting the beauty of Pietermaritzburg.

GHS pupil wins prestigious Gert-Johan Coetzee Bursary

2018-11-14 15:30

It's a dream come true.

A country of hand-outs

2018-10-08 11:24

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.

Giving her all to Maritzburg

2018-09-25 10:40

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.

Mfeka’s work saluted

2018-07-09 16:00

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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