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Nkandla visited by Ad Hoc Committee!

Nkandla visited by Ad Hoc Committee!

The DA is conducting an alternative oversight visit to the communities around President Jacob Zuma’s private residence to ascertain the living conditions of “ordinary” Nkandla residents. And Parliament’s special ad hoc committee on Nkandla will spend two hours on Wednesday inspecting the upgrades to Zuma’s homestead. Despite the rain, the DA team comprising MPs Phumzile […]

The 11th edition of the SWLF is on!

The 11th edition of the SWLF is on!

Having outgrown its existing venue, organisers are relocating the event from the University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus, to the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication for the 11th edition of the festival, taking place from 4-6 September 2015. The move to relocate is perfectly timed to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Freedom […]

Initiates in Soweto hurt after abduction!

Initiates in Soweto hurt after abduction!

From there, they were forced to walk in the dark to a secluded area around the sprouting mine dumpsite in Meadowlands, Soweto, where they were physically abused and starved for two weeks. This was as they apparently underwent the rite of passage into manhood at an illegal initiation school – in the heart of Soweto. […]

Has Prasa been derailed?

Has Prasa been derailed?

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has described as unsubstantiated, allegations that it had imported R600 million worth of diesel locomotives with heights that could damage overheard electrical cables. Prasa chief executive Lucky Montana came out guns blazing at a media briefing in Hatfield on Monday, reacting to an article published in an […]

DKNY founder steps down!

DKNY founder steps down!

Sixty-six-year-old Donna Karan of high-end fashion brand Donna Karan International announced on Tuesday her decision to step down as chief designer, remaining as an advisor, but dedicating more time to her mass-market Urban Zen line and its Foundation. The New York Time reports: “LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the French conglomerate that bought the house in 2001, […]

Let’s get reading folks!

Let’s get reading folks!

Over 100 authors, writers, poets, publishers and playwrights will be sharing their experience, talents and knowledge in a three-day book-inspired escapade. There is an additional fee of R15 for entry into the workshops and events except where there is additional catering involved. For more information on entry and event tickets please visit www.webtickets.co.za, and tickets also […]

DJ Fresh refutes allegations!

DJ Fresh refutes allegations!

The popular radio personality has issued a statement to set the record straight. DJ Fresh has confirmed that he has lodged a complaint with the Press Council against Sunday Sun, which published the report two weeks ago.  The article alleged that Fresh had fathered a child with his manager and has a four-year-old child with […]

SA parks ranked highly globally!

SA parks ranked highly globally!

No other country had more parks ranked so highly, which is excellent for South Africa. A total of 2 234 reviews were contributed by safari tourists from 63 countries. The remaining 774 park reviews were written by experts, including guidebook authors associated with Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Frommer’s, Bradt and Footprint. The study found Mala […]

Fuel increase in July!

Fuel increase in July!

“The average rand/US dollar exchange rate has weakened considerably since the end of May. The rand has lost around 40c against the US dollar‚ and this has contributed almost half of the increase which is forecast for the petrol price.” The AA said on Thursday that the balance of the increase was due to fluctuations […]

Samsung to sponsor the EduWeek 2015!

Samsung to sponsor the EduWeek 2015!

Samsung Electronics South Africa’s focus on education is demonstrated through its silver sponsorship of the 2015 African EduWeek, to be hosted at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, from July 1-2 2015. Samsung will be exhibiting its E-learning solution – the Samsung Smart School – a comprehensive platform providing learners with access to educational content anytime […]