Local fashion students make great strides

Students from the School of Fashion Design PMB have again excelled in the fashion world – this time for their selection to participate and manufacture collections for the prestigious Durban Fashion Fair Designer Award.

City holding thumbs for local Paralympics hopeful

As the only Pietermaritzburg swimmer at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, Epworth matriculant Alani Ferreira is doing Pietermaritzburg proud, having broken four African records for all four of the heats and races she has swam so far.

UKZN building razed in protest action

While a landmark building at the local University of KwaZulu-Natal campus was burnt to the ground during the early hours of Wednesday morning in alleged protest action, students have laid bare their frustration at the disruption to the academic schedule as a result of the on-going protest.

Local past pupil excel in sports

Pietermaritzburg may be a small town with a lengthy name, situated in a sleepy hollow, but there’s no denying that some big sports heroes have risen out of our midst.

Community group helps raise funds for pupil

Gifted pupil Nikhil Motharam will get a chance to compete in the European Science Olympiad in Georgia thanks to intervention by members of the South African Minority Rights Equality Movement (SAMREM) who opened their wallets to fund part of his travelling costs.

Open Gate School – a story of a mother’s courage

As the Open Gate Special School celebrated its 42nd birthday this year, Nita Ally recalled the tough times she endured in coming to terms with having a special needs child and the need to provide specific education for her child.

Vassie Rajah … A Farewell to a Legend

It is just over a month since former school principal, Vassie Rajah passed away and members of the community have as yet not recovered from this sad event. And many may never!

Walking Tour of Pietermaritzburg

The muslim girl scouts took to the streets of Pietermaritzburg in their quest to learn more about our beautiful city