Pietermaritzburg (/ˌpiːtərˈmærᵻtsbɜːrɡ/;Zulu: umGungundlovu) is the capital and second-largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was founded in 1838 and is currently governed by the Msunduzi Local Municipality. Its Zulu name umGungundlovu is the name used for the district municipality. Pietermaritzburg is popularly called Maritzburg in English and Zulu alike, and often informally abbreviated to PMB. It is a regionally important industrial hub, producing aluminium, timber and dairy products. It is home to many schools and tertiary education institutions, including a campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. It had a population of 228,549 in 1991; the estimated current population is around 500,000 (including neighbouring townships) and has one of the largest populations of Indian South Africans in South Africa.
The city was originally founded by the Voortrekkers, following the defeat of Dingane at the Battle of Blood River, and was the capital of the short-lived Boer republic, Natalia. Britain took over Pietermaritzburg in 1843 and it became the seat of the Natal Colony's administration with the first lieutenant-governor, Martin West, making it his home. Fort Napier, named after the governor of the Cape Colony, Sir George Thomas Napier, was built to house a garrison. In 1893, Natal received responsibility for their own government and an assembly building was built along with the city hall. In 1910, when the Union of South Africa was formed, Natal became a province of the Union, and Pietermaritzburg remained the capital.
He made this undertaking while waiting outside Thandokuhle voting station at Willowfontein in Pietermaritzburg after unruly ANC members prevented him and his entourage from accessing the venue by locking it and violently blocking anyone from entering ...DoctorNgcobo/AfricanNewsAgency (ANA) ... Doctor Ngcobo/African News Agency (ANA).
News of the 9/11 attacks came as a massive shock to UKZN’s Sakhile Hadebe, who specialises in global politics. When the news broke 20 years ago, he was “somewhere in Pietermaritzburg” and immediately rushed to the nearest television set ... Turton recalled receiving the news, bit by bit, between meetings in London.
I am not interested ... It can be done ... Ayanda Ndamane/AfricanNewsAgency (ANA) Archives. The team also assisted in Pietermaritzburg, where residents were also greatly affected by the looting and riots ... The place was vandalised and destroyed during the looting, and the children don't have anywhere to go.Picture Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA).
Pietermaritzburg (APP - UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 19th Jul, 2021 ) .Ex-president Jacob Zuma returned to court on Monday for the resumption of a long-running graft trial, with proceedings held online in a bid to forestall another wave of the deadly unrest that swept South Africa after he was jailed in a separate case.
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 19th Jul, 2021 ) .Jacob Zuma's long-running corruption trial resumed Monday, with the ex-president appearing virtually from jail in a bid to avert more of the violence that swept South Africa after he was imprisoned in a separate case.
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 19th Jul, 2021 ) .Ex-president Jacob Zuma returned to court on Monday for the resumption of a long-running graft trial, testifying from jail as proceedings unfolded online in a bid to avert more of the deadly unrest that swept South Africa after he was sentenced in a separate case.
But he warned that the country could face fuel shortages in the days to come ... The N3 Toll Concession yesterday (Wednesday) announced that the portion between Harrismith and Heidelberg has been reopened, but the route between Cedara outside Pietermaritzburg and Harrismith remained closed to all traffic due to safety concerns. PretoriaNews .
The few news articles and TV reports I’ve seen in the British and foreign press about the recent violence don’t really portray what is actually happening ... Looters have destroyed shopping centres and burnt down buildings in large parts of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Local news ...
By Susan Njanji ... As pillaging erupted in Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal, the DA accused radicals of stoking the unrest ... Looting 'for my mom' ... Itumeleng English/AfricanNewsAgency (ANA). In Pietermaritzburg, people hauled boxed refrigerators through bushes to a long line of cars that were parked along a highway ... Dimpho Maja/African News Agency(ANA) ... .
LIVENEWSFEED.1.15pm ... https.//t.co/NQcwp75zHv pic.twitter.com/IwWPneIykr— IOLNews (@IOL) July 13, 2021 12.28pm ... https.//t.co/NQcwp75zHv pic.twitter.com/t0IjLUeeGs— IOL News (@IOL) July 13, 2021 12.25pm ... Television news channel, eNCA is reporting that the SANDF has been deployed in the PietermaritzburgCBD ... Pietermaritzburg KZN.