Local poet’s thought-provoking work

August is celebrated as Women’s Month. With a series of events in the city, we round up the month that is aimed at paying tribute to and creating awareness on women, their sacrifices, trials, tribulation, with a though-provoking poem penned by local pupil 18-year old Juwairiyah Khan grade 12 pupil at the Maritzburg Muslim Girls School.

My campaign is about issues not personal attacks

It has to be about issues. Not attacking my opponents. Respect is part of our culture and we must put this local election into perspective. It has to be about the issues that affect you and I every day

Sour grapes from Govender

Venolin Govender never fails to expose his inexperience of politics, this time in his swipe at the DA and its mayoral candidate Honourable Mergan Chetty, MP,( Public Eye, 15 July, 2016)

Remembering People’s Hall

Well, well, well. I am pretty pleased people are enjoying my walk about and that it is stimulating their memories of years gone by. I had a call from Mrs Chotie Motala, a doyen in our community who has a rich history to share of the struggle against apartheid. Now Mrs Motala, as pleasant as…

Peter Morgan David…. A Tribute to a Legend

A few weeks prior to his untimely passing on October 26, the late Peter Morgan David visited the office of the Sport’s Veterans’ Association to express his sincere gratitude on being nominated as an awardee. His Lifetime Achievement Award will now be presented posthumously at the organisations’ forthcoming Awards Presentation Function scheduled to take place…

South African glamour boys- Kaizer Chiefs in town

The most followed and popular South African team Kaizer Chiefs will be in Pietermaritzburg this weekend. Chiefs will play the local outfit Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday at 6pm. Although the Team of Choice started their current season campaign on a negative note failing to collect maximun points, but recently managed to…

My son has become reclusive

My 18 year old son is a first year university student. In the past three weeks, I have noticed a radical change in him. He is very quiet, sleeps a lot and refuses to go out with his friends. He doesn’t talk much even when I try to talk to him about these changes. Despite…

“Be the change you want to see”

The International Day of Non-Violence was recently commemorated on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday on October 2 as declared by the United Nations – a resolution that was moved by India and seconded by South Africa in 2007. The resolution called on countries throughout the world, governmental and non-governmental organisations and institutions, and individuals to disseminate messages…

Too old to study

I am 37 years old. I have not completed my studies since I started five years ago. I am presently working but I wish that I can complete my studies without losing my income. Studying is expensive and I feel I’m maybe too old to study again. Confused. You are never too old to study….

To spank or not to spank your children?

We live in a society where violence is the norm. You just have to watch the news locally and internationally to see that the consequences of violence usually result in reactions based on fear, resentment and anger. Force has become the order of the day and yet it is rarely a lasting solution, often spiralling…