Rise above your circumstances

At the age of 23, Shamila Mpinga, the daughter of a domestic worker from Dambuza township, outside Pietermaritzburg, was awarded the opportunity of a lifetime. Not only did she qualify to study at Oxford University, but she also received the Rhodes scholarship. When asked how she felt, Mpinga burst out[…]

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Security tight ahead of KZN ANC court battle

National ANC leaders are on Thursday expected in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg‚ where a legal battle between party factions is due to play out. Just before 9am party leaders and ANC supporters from both factions had not arrived at the court but there was a huge contingent of traffic[…]

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Pharmacist’s murder leaves community reeling

The Pietermaritzburg community has been left reeling by the murder of pharmacist and businessman, Morgan Naidoo. Naidoo had been missing since Wednesday. Police spokesman, Major Thulani Zwane, confirmed that Naidoo was found dead at the Lynnfield Park on-ramp, on the N3, at about 5.45am on Monday. His hands and feet[…]

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Woman caught trying to sell baby on Gumtree

A 20-year-old woman has been arrested for trying to sell her baby for R5 000 on Gumtree, the Hawks said on Thursday. She was arrested in Pietermaritzburg after an undercover agent arranged to buy the 19-month-old baby from her, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said. The child was handed to a social[…]

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