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Celebrating India in colour

The iconic Pietermaritzburg Central Station, which has come to symbolise the start of India’s liberation from British rule, was lit up in India’s tri-colours on Tuesday in celebration of India’s 70th Independence day anniversary.

Women are ‘pillars of strength in society’

The contribution of women in society must be acknowledged to ensure that gender-based stereotypes are dispelled remarked city chartered accountant and businessman Roshan Morar at his firm’s annual Women’s Day breakfast last week

Ex-cop nabbed over fake disability

Former Pietermaritzburg policeman Mohammed Ebrahim appeared briefly in the Durban Commercial Crime Court on Monday after he was nabbed for pretending to be a paraplegic and receiving a substantial pay-out from the Road Accident Fund.

India at 70: Pmb’s “Gandhi” station lit in tri-colours

The iconic Pietermaritzburg Central Station, which has come to symbolise the start of India’s liberation from British rule, was lit up in India’s tri-colours on Tuesday in celebration of India’s 70th Independence day anniversary.

Businesses unite to fight Raisethorpe crime

Business owners in the greater Raisethorpe area fed up with escalating crime have decided to pool resources, partner with the police and take the fight directly to criminals with the launch of local business policing forum.

Community rallies around temple’s third robbery

The response from the community in response to the robbery at the Siva Nyana Sabha Temple last week was described by Sabha chairman Siven Pillay as “tremendous” with people from as far as field as Port Shepstone and Gauteng having donated brassware to replace items that had been stolen. Donors also pledged cash to assist the temple recover.

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Soni turns the tables on Professor

Murder accused Rajivee Soni accused a key state witness of lying that he had been offered R100 000 to kill Dr Bhavish Sewram alleging instead that it was the doctor who had offered the state witness cash to eliminate him (Soni).

Local tour operator scoops African award

Managing director of African Link tourism, Bunny Bhoola cemented her place as one of the top 100 people in tourism after she was named in the Africa Travel 100 Women: The Leaders, Pioneers and innovators of Tourism and Travel list.
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