A very happy 173rd birthday to The Witness, South Africa’s oldest newspaper, which is also based in Pietermaritzburg. Stakeholders and friends of The Witness were treated to a celebratory birthday high tea, with all the frills.

‘The Comrades Marathon Association congratulates The Witness, which has covered the Comrades Marathon every step of the way since the race’s inception in 1921, on its milestone 173rd anniversary. We are extremely grateful to The Witness for 97 years of continued support of the Comrades Marathon and being a superb media partner on so many levels’, said CMA Chairperson, Cheryl Winn.

Winn added, ‘We look forward to working with this superb media establishment long into the future and congratulate everyone at The Witness for their hard work and consistent delivery of a top news publication.’