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Devotees flock to new temple opening

  Hundreds of devotees flocked to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Temple on the corner of Olympia Way and Bombay Road that was officially opened on Sunday. Nityananda Praan Das, temple chairperson, said the temple will be an educational hub for the multi-cultural society to explore their spiritual side through the chanting of…

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.

Matric Ball

Above: Mckayla Polugadu and Triston Dwarika from Woodlands SecondaryYajna Mahodeo - WA Lewitt Primary School Grade 7 farewellWoodlands Secondary recently held their Matric Ball at the White Horse at Golden Horse which was attended by Aksheer Sookhai and Shriya SinghSuvir Mahodeo - Woodlands SecondaryDeante’ Singh of Heather Secondary School at their Matric Ball at the...

Inaugural Omar Latiff Golf Challenge hailed as a huge success

People with integrity, honesty and humility are great people. Omar Latiff had all of this and a spice of humour, all of which resulted in him touching the lives of many. This is evident by the incredible show of support for this inaugural event which was held at the Victoria Country Club on Sunday 25th…

Mandela Day

Chairman of IKUSASA LEAFRIKA Foundation Media and ANC Treasurer General Dr Zweli Mkhize during the 67 minutes of Mandela Day in Willowfontein in Pietermaritzburg where they handed over water springs and JoJo tanks to community plagued by drought. Pictured is the Willowfontein Councillor Mr. Sbusiso Mkhize and Willow Community members.The Love to Live Youth Division...

Copesville Hindu Association 20th anniversary

The residents of Copesville had reason to celebrate this weekend as the Copesville Hindu Association held its 20th Anniversary at the Copesville Community Hall. Members of the public as well as those from sister organisations joined the members of the Copesville Hindu Association to celebrate this milestone in their history. Established 20 years ago, this…

Annual Midlands Hindi Eistedfodd

The Pietermaritzburg Sanathan Ved Dharam Sabha and the Hindi Shiksha Sangh Midlands co-hosted the 2016 Midlands Annual Hindi Eistedfodd on May 29 at the Aryan Hall. The annual event showcases the various Hindi schools in the Midlands and is a highlight on the cultural calendar. This year saw the much-anticipated participation of the Newcastle Hindi…

Holi festival

A celebration aimed to purge oneself all of the bad things which have happened during the last year, the Holi Festival held at Lahore Grounds on Sunday was a celebration of love and colour. The festival kicked off with an hour long talent show where locals showcased their talents in dance and song. Local DJ’s kept scores of people who attended the festival entertained with a variety of music. And while many arrived in white t-shirts, no one left in one after having splashes of colour thrown at them. Joining in the fun was MEC for Human Settlements Ravi Pillay and Msunduzi Mayor Chris Ndlela who on their arrival were smeared with powder and imparted with good wishes.

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