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Pietermaritzburg

Administration
Full namePietermaritzburg
Official namePietermaritzburg
Native name langzu
MottoThe City of Choice
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictUmgungundlovu
MunicipalityMsunduzi
Established1838
Government
MayorMike Tarr
Geography
Total Area250.5 sq mi (649 km2)
Elevation1955.4 ft (596 m)
Demography
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneSAST (UTC+2)
Area code033

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Pietermaritzburg 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 "purist" Zulu name is umGungundlovu, and this 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 population of Indian South Africans in South Africa.

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Maja WÅoszczowska na ostatnim okrÄżeniu wyprzedza Emily Batty. Maja WÅoszczowska overtakes Emily Batty on the last lap. Gratulacje pierwszego miejsca :)
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UCI MTB World Championships - Elite Men - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa - 31.08.2013.
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Race over for high-speed mountain bike action: http://win.gs/1lxRNQQ The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup starts on April 12th in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. ...
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Brook Macdonalds crash on the "money maker" during qualification for the first round of the 2012 DH World Cup opener in Pietermaritzburg.
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Danny Hart CRASH - Downhill Session 2012 Pietermaritzburg World Cup First ride of 2012 for the 2011 DH world champion.
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MXit helps police find abusers of the service - The Witness Tweet this news
The Witness--FOLLOWING a story detailing the rape of a young Port Shepstone woman in -Pietermaritzburg- after she responded to a job advert on MXit, the mobile social network yesterday released a statement saying they take a tough stance on cyber crime on - Date : Wed, 22 Jun 2011 22:04:10 GMT+00:00
New sponsor for Dolphins - SPORT24 Tweet this news
SPORT24--Durban - Sunfoil Pure Sunflower Oil, the leading cooking oil brand manufactured by the -Pietermaritzburg--based Willowton Group, has formed a partnership with KZN''s provincial cricket team the Dolphins. The deal has resulted in the Dol - Date : Tue, 21 Jun 2011 20:28:02 GMT+00:00
Magistrate will 'brook no delays' in Shelembe case - The New Age Online Tweet this news
The New Age Online--Picture: PHUMLANI THABETHE The R1m fraud trial of Alpha Shelembe, who resigned as -Pietermaritzburg- deputy mayor amid much publicity this week, will not be allowed to be a drawn out affair with undue delays. That is the word from no n - Date : Thu, 23 Jun 2011 08:31:35 GMT+00:00
Union hails deputy mayor's resignation - Independent Online Tweet this news
Independent Online--The Communication Workers' Union on Wednesday welcomed the decision by embattled Msunduzi municipality (-Pietermaritzburg-) deputy mayor Alpha Shelembe to step down. The Communication Workers' Union on Wednesday welcomed the - Date : Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:54:52 GMT+00:00
Mayor gives salary for poor, potholes - News24 Tweet this news
News24---Pietermaritzburg- - The newly-elected mayor of uMvoti Municipality in Greytown has done it again - donating his entire salary of around R700 000 and other perks - towards poverty alleviation projects and for the repair of potholes in the streets - Date : Mon, 20 Jun 2011 06:32:29 GMT+00:00
Rush begins as sardines arrive in KZN - News24 Tweet this news
News24--(Twanet Kirkby, The Witness) -Pietermaritzburg- - Excited locals and eager fishermen welcomed the first shoal of sardines to Hibberdene Beach on Monday. Small pockets of sardines, referred to as 'pilot shoals' appeared between Mfazazana, - Date : Mon, 20 Jun 2011 20:34:09 GMT+00:00
Maritzburg protesters demand resignations - The New Age Online Tweet this news
The New Age Online--Dozens of protesters at the ANC headquarters in -Pietermaritzburg- have dug in their heels and are refusing to move until the entire regional leadership has been disbanded. Hundreds of ANC, SACP and Cosatu supporters marched through th - Date : Mon, 20 Jun 2011 09:50:34 GMT+00:00
KZN to host MTB Champs - SPORT24 Tweet this news
SPORT24---Pietermaritzburg- - Cycling lovers are celebrating the announcement that -Pietermaritzburg- will host the Mountain Bike World Championships in 2013, bringing arguably the biggest sporting event to the city which successfully hosted the UCI MTB W - Date : Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:25:08 GMT+00:00
Educating people about art - The Witness Tweet this news
The Witness--IN the fifth instalment of the Witness -Pietermaritzburg- Passport Project series, we take a look at the Tatham Art Gallery, one of the country's major art museums. Since its inception in 1903, the gallery has been part of the local muni - Date : Mon, 13 Jun 2011 08:28:04 GMT+00:00
Early breakaway in MTB endurance race - SuperSport.com Tweet this news
SuperSport.com--Leaving -Pietermaritzburg- on Sunday morning, Woolnough immediately made his intentions clear in the 2300km non-stop, unsupported mountainbike expedition which will finish at the Diemersonfontein Wine Estate outside Cape Town. Heading thro - Date : Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:23:32 GMT+00:00

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