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.
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The PietermaritzburgHigh Court has rescinded the ruling that gave the other faction of the NFP the right to appeal the ruling that effectively brought back Teddy Thwala and Chris Sibisi as rightful members of the INEC...NEWS. The Pietermaritzburg High Court has rescinded the ruling ...
Pietermaritzburg - Despite being home to crumbling infrastructure and underdevelopment mainly in former black areas, KwaZulu-Natal municipalities are not adequately utilising the municipal infrastructure grant (MIG) availed by the National Treasury...NEWS ... NEWS ... NEWS ... NEWS ... NEWS.
According to initial reports, the family was ambushed by gunmen at the home in the city of Pietermaritzburg in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province, police said ... The oldest victim of the mass shooting was 65, Cele said ... On the same day of that Soweto shooting, 12 people were shot, four of them fatally, at a bar in Pietermaritzburg. More AP Africa news ... .
The ANC want the PietermaritzburgHigh Court to compel the IFP-run district municipality to remove Nxumalo and replace him with Sibusiso Nkosi ...NEWS. The NFP, supported by ANC and EFF councillors, has filed an urgent application with the Pietermaritzburg High Court where it wants a ...
This was after the PietermaritzburgHigh Court on 22 March ordered Lwazilwakhe Nkosi to withdraw the ‘’false and defamatory statements’’ he made against UThukela district municipality mayor, Inkosi Ntandoyenkosi Shabalala, from the IFP...NEWS. The Pietermaritzburg High Court has ...
Durban - The ANC, supported by NFP and EFF councillors, has filed an urgent application with the PietermaritzburgHigh Court where it wants a court order compelling the Zululand district municipality to remove councillor Bethuel Nxumalo from its roll and replace him with Sibusiso Nkosi ...NEWS.
The Miss SA organisation announced the news on its social media pages on Tuesday. The Pietermaritzburg beauty was a firm favourite during the Miss SA pageant, winning the People’s Choice vote. View this post on Instagram ... .
Durban - The Ulundi local municipality is taking Eskom to court to force it to stop the crippling load reduction that plunged it into darkness over Christmas and Boxing day... In KwaZulu-Natal, two municipalities, Msunduzi (Pietermaritzburg) in the Midlands and Endumeni (Dundee) in the north, have already been hit. NEWS ... firstname.lastname@example.org.