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Media Release: New General Manager at Comrades Marathon

She has been employed in the broadcasting industry for more than two decades, having managed SABC Sport together with holding former senior positions with SuperSport and global sports and entertainment content marketing company, Octagon. She now joins the Comrades Marathon Association as its General Manager with effect 4 March 2019.

Keletso Totlhanyo says she is ready to take up her new position, managing one of the sporting world’s most iconic road-running brands.

Use this link to read or download the press release or view under the Sport and Leisure tap above.

MARCH 2019 PIETERMARITZBURG EVENTS CALENDAR

Rugby Night Series 2, Non-stop Dusi, Midlands Comedy Night, Chefs in the park, Annual Easter Fair, Howick Trail Run, and much, much more!

Open or download via this link.

57th Art in the Park (2019) Registrations are now open!!

Click here for more information or check under the “Arts and Architecture” menu link above.

Media Release: Sign up for the Bonitas Comrades Webinar at www.comrades.com

Comrades Marathon runners who have been unable to attend the Bonitas Comrades roadshows can access and be part of the interactive online training seminars hosted by the Official Comrades Coach, Lindsey Parry, courtesy of Bonitas Medical Fund.

With Comrades training season upon us, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has implemented a series of online seminars, covering various topics, to get athletes in South Africa and across the world race-ready for the 94th edition of The Ultimate Human Race.

Comrades Coach, Lindsey Parry has urged runners to click through to the Comrades Marathon website: www.comrades.com/events/webinars and sign up for the free Bonitas Comrades webinars.

Coach Parry says, “We encourage athletes to register for these seminars as they will provide a step by step guide to help you prepare properly for the race, avoid the common causes of injury and give runners an opportunity to ask questions from the experts.”

The next webinar will be hosted on Monday, 25 February 2019, covering the following topics:

  • 15 Weeks to race day – Now what? 
  • Where you should be right now?
  • Is seeding important?
  • Why separate marathons and ultras by 3 weeks?
  • What you need to do for the next 4 weeks?

Subsequent webinars have been scheduled for:

  • Monday, 25 March 2019
  • Monday, 29 April 2019
  • *Monday, 27 May 2019

Its all happening in PMB

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South Africa’s premier Travel and Tourism Awards

Recognising and rewarding tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to deliver a world-class product and service and whose delivery grows South Africa’s global destination competitiveness.

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www.lilizela.co.za

 

Local Community Historians get attention

Pietermaritzburg has a rich heritage both in terms of colonial and liberation struggle.

Recently Msunduzi Pietermartzburg Tourism supported by Msunduzi Museum hosted a Local Community Historians workshop to discuss ideas of recording and preserving heritage narratives and legends found in different communities.

Local Community Historians from different parts of Msunduzi Municipality including Impendle and Richmond attended. The workshop covered:

– Role of Local Community historians & importance history recordind and archiving

– Contribution of Local Historians in Tourism Development

‘Msunduzi Museum recognizes the role Local Community Historians play in preserving history and we are ready to lend required support whenever needed’ said Phumelele Ngubane- Msunduzi Museum Education Officer.

The role of Local Community Historians in  presenting in authentic local stories  was emphasized by Dumisani Mhlongo – Director of Msunduzi Pietermaritzburg Tourism. ‘This does not only enhance tourism product but also takes care of tourists safety when visiting respective areas’, he added.

Participants will also be exposed to Tourist Guiding training.

For more information contact:

Msunduzi Pietermaritzburg Tourism

Tel. 033 345 1348/9,0845603399

Tourism has no borders

A Meeting was held recently to discuss issues of tourism collaboration and sharing of best practices amongst Midlands private sector and community tourism participants.
The meeting also looked at skills development as means of development and transformation of the tourism sector in the Midlands and collaboration on festive season activities.

The concept of Community Based Tourism Associations is advocated by the White Paper on the Development and Promotion of Tourism in South Africa (1996) and Kwa-Zulu Natal White Paper on the Development and Promotion of Tourism (2008 recognize the need for a range of role players to “ ignite the engine of tourism growth”

Parties committed to work together to encourage communities and private sector participation in the tourism.

 

 

In the pic: l-R
Dumisani Mhlongo-Director- Msunduzi Pietermaritzburg Tourism,

Marian Evans – Midlands Meander General Manager,

Sue Brighton- Chairperson-Bulwer Impendle CTO

Frank Mchunu-Director of Zulu –Mpophomeni Tourism Experience

 Showcase – Know your city.

Fort Napier (Click here to read more)

Fort Napier and its imperial garrison was one of the most significant institutions in Pietermaritzburg and indeed in the whole country.

 

The Weeping Cross of Delville Wood (Click here to read more)

The Weeping Cross is located in the Pietermaitzburg Garden of Remembrance. Dedicated to soldiers who died during the two World Wars, the Garden of Remembrance with its Delville Wood Cross is a popular attraction in Pietermaritzburg.

 

 

Georgetown – Pietermaritzburg (Click to read more)

he Edendale & Imbali Heritage & Freedom Route and Westgate Tourism Experience incorporate Georgetown, a powerful narrative of contribution of the area and its people to Pietermaritzburg City as we know it now.

 

The Queen Elizabeth Nature Reserve (Click to read more)

ituated in Hilton on the northern slopes of Pietermaritzburg, the Queen Elizabeth Nature Reserve is home to many beautiful species, including impala, blesbok, zebra, bushbuck, dassies, grey and blue duiker and crowned eagles.

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Pietermaritzburg Map  370KB

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