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Local derby kicks off National Futsal League

Local teams, Maritzburg Hotspurs and Young Natalians participated  i n the National Futsal League opener at Caluza Indoor arena on Friday at 8pm. Natalians emerged victorious 3-1 winners after a dominant display .   The turnout for the event however was dismal and an appeal to come out in support of local talent capable of wining the national league…

Maritzburg’s national fresh water angling champ wins Victor Ludorum

  Local angler Santhosh “Babes” Balram was placed first at the SA Freshwater Angling Championships held at the Bloemhof dam in the North West province recently. Eight provinces had competed with 96 anglers in total. Balram, who was initially placed sixth in KZN soared to the top position after three eight hour days of fishing….

Prince Harry joins the Sharks

A barefoot Prince Harry got stuck into a game of rugby with the Sharks and a local development team on Tuesday morning at the Shark Tank.

SA Canoe Marathon Championships

Andy Birkett winner of the SA Marathon Canoe Champs held at Camps Drift last weekend. Pictures Mark WingAndy BirkettThe top 3 seniorsThe womans winner Bridgette Hartley.Womans Winner Bridgett HartleyBridgett Hartley during a portage stage.Bridgett Hartley powers on.Second man, Hank McGregor.Mens winner Andy Birkett.

Pietermaritzburg to host 2022 Commonwealth Games cycling

Pietermaritzburg will have its share of the 2022 Commonwealth Games should Durban win its bid. The city has agreed to make its world-class mountain bike park at Cascades available as one of the facilities for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Durban is the only city in the bid for the Games. The decision on where the…

Ashandren gets SA colours

Pietermaritzburg’s Ashandren Pillay, 18, received his Protea colours for angling. Pillay, began fishing when  he was eight years old, with his father, Swami Pillay, a well-known policeman Swami Pillay, who is now  retired.   No stranger to achievements, Pillay obtained his KZN colours in 2012 in the junior division and represented  the province in the…

USA supports Mandela Marathon

With prize money sitting at R1.3 million, this years Nelson Mandela Day Marathon is expected to be the best yet assured KZN Athletics President Sello Moekone. Seen at the launch was guest of honour, USA Mandela Marathon ambassador, Mark Bloomfield, uMgungundlovu District Municipality Mayor Yusuf Bhamjee and KwaZulu-Natal Athletics President Sello Moekone

Comrades 2015

Early break-away leader Pic: Mark WingWomans Winner Caroline Wostmann. Pic Mark Wing.Gift Kelehe in a tight bunch in Inchanga. Pic Mark Wing.Gift Kelehe, the lonliness of a long distance runner. Pic Mark Wing.Nedbank Girls. Pic Mark Wing.Gift Kelehe breaks the tape at the finish. Pic Mark Wing.Capital Media stand have fun. Pic Mark Wing.Nervous tension...

Comrades road closures

This year, the Comrades Marathon will be run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, ending at the Oval in Alexandra Park. Several roads will be closed from Saturday in preparation for the event. More than 22 000 runners will take to the road before dawn on Sunday morning in a bid to bag a medal in this…

From Cape to Pmb, the Unogwaja runners are here

The Unogwaja Challenge runners have arrived and have just met with the cycling team. The group, who traversed more than 1500 kms to get from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg gathered, at the Caltex service station in Richmond where they were met with great fanfare from locals. On Saturday, show your support for them and run the…

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Running the Comrades for charity

With enduring strength and will-power, more than 22 000 runners will take to the road from Durban to Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, May 31. But there are several groups who have already started running the Comrades, hoping to raise funds for charity. The countdown for the 2015 Comrades Marathon has begun with less than a week…
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