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Super student Winter school

Have you ever wondered why you remember some seemingly trivial things forever; yet forget important things within minutes? Or why it is easier to learn sometimes; yet more difficult at other times? Or why you enjoy learning some things; and find other things boring or frustrating to learn? There is a Programme that teaches you why and how to learn anything in ways that are simple, easy and fun.

Huge book/puzzle sale at MAKRO

With holidays fast approaching, now is the ideal time to stock up on children’s reading and activity books as well as puzzles – MAKRO has hundreds on sale, so make sure you get there to stock up!  They also have a wonderful array of adult puzzles (3D – 500 pieces, and assorted ones of 500, 1000 and 1500) at ridiculously low

Making a dream a reality

Pietermaritzburg educator Mandira Gokul (nee Salagaram) has been selected as the first contestant nationwide for this year’s edition of the Mrs India South Africa pageant.

Grieving daughter tells of loss 

“Just like that… I lost my mother, my dad is so ill he doesn’t even know my mother has passed away and my little brother just cries uncontrollably without my mother here”- Kimisha Loricklall

Sardines are here

The first net of the season was out at Scottburgh about 3 hours ago and apparently made 20 crates of sardines.

Community nabs errant dumper

Declaring an all-out war on illegal dumping in the Northern suburbs this week, fed-up residents threatened to collect the litter strewn throughout the suburbs and dump it outside the City Hall or at the ward councillor’s home.

City co-hosts international yoga day

The Midlands Hindu Society, supported by Mayor Themba Njilo and the Msunduzi Municipality will be hosting the third International Day of Yoga in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, June 18 at the Carbineer’s Garden, City Hall from 8am.

Top cop in CBD cellphone chase drama

It’s often said that there is no escaping the long arm of the law but when an opportunistic criminal decided to pounce and steal a cellphone from a car in the CBD, he soon found that there was no escaping the long legs of the law in the form of Mountain Rise police station commander Brigadier Boxer Pillay.

Blistered feet charity feat

It has to be the most painful and rewarding thing that I’ve ever done”- was how City insurance Broker Graham Wells described the completion of his barefoot run of the Comrades Marathon this Sunday, making it home with a few minutes to spare before the cut off-time.


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