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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On Thursday, the party said it welcomed as a positive development news of the ongoing negotiations ... The news of the negotiations were revealed by KZNPremier Sihle Zikalala on Wednesday in Pietermaritzburg while delivering the State of the ProvinceAddress (SOPA).
Durban - A man is expected to appear in the PietermaritzburgMagistrate's Court on Monday in connection with the murder of businesswoman Kavitha Nerputh ... According to a local Pietermaritzburg news outlet a team of detectives from Alexandra police station as well as crime intelligence made a breakthrough late last week resulting in the arrest.
Durban - A MAN has been arrested after stolen cattle were discovered dead and packed in a vehicle at Edendale in Pietermaritzburg... “I noticed that 18 cows were missing on Thursday, but we managed to find six ... “This is how thieves get a chance to steal them ... The man is set to appear today in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court. DailyNews .