Pietermaritzburg heritage route stalled by inner city decay

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Heritage artefacts in the city centre have been neglected. This One O’Clock naval cannon stands opposite the City Hall.
Heritage artefacts in the city centre have been neglected. This One O’Clock naval cannon stands opposite the City Hall.
Moeketsi Mamane

A group of Pietermaritzburg residents who are passionate about heritage want to restore the city centre to its former glory.

Among their plans is to create a Pietermaritzburg heritage route and resuscitate the local tourism industry.

Their vision is, however, being stalled by the state of deterioration of the province’s capital. This includes the decay, crime and the dilapidated historical buildings.

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