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Amazing Branden Grace wins the 2017 NGC

Amazing Branden Grace wins the 2017 NGC

It was part of patriotic fervour which had witnessed local fans following Branden Grace’s three man leader group completed by Scotsman, Scott Jamieson and Frenchman, Victor Dubuisson – unabashedly showering the local lad with words of encouragement such as, “vasbyt!” And on a weekend of gloom when Bafana Bafana and the Springboks fell short, he […]

Sir Richard Branson opens another campus for aspirant entrepreneurs

Sir Richard Branson opens another campus for aspirant entrepreneurs

The white-maned power player ventured on this pending a fireside chat moments after having cut the ribbon to the official opening of 22 On Sloane, a start-up campus for aspirant African entrepreneurs in Bryanston –  whilst ruling party apparatchiks Premier David Makhura, Minister of Small Business Development and David van Rooyen looked and listened on […]

Absence of Bra Hugh at the festival fails to deter eager fans

Absence of Bra Hugh at the festival fails to deter eager fans

Owing to ill-health which disappointingly, but understandably, forced Masekela to announce the forthwith cancellation of his musical activities until further notice – the organisers nonetheless ensured that the gig carried the sort of clout which would meet the muso’s exacting standards and in the process, still be able to enthrall his followers despite his non-performance. […]

A Lesotho national wins the 24th edition of the Soweto Marathon

A Lesotho national wins the 24th edition of the Soweto Marathon

From a South African perspective, his victory didn’t present the ideal scenario to complement that of Irvette van Zyl ending the foreign stranglehold in not only the women’s section – but the men’s overall!  Van Zyl’s win was the first by a local in all of eight years – whilst it seems it will be […]

A small and open economy like ours which depends on its linkages with the rest of the world for its sustenance becomes vulnerable to any tipping of the balance of political forces towards populism, says ex finance minister Nene

A small and open economy like ours which depends on its linkages with the rest of the world for its sustenance becomes vulnerable to any tipping of the balance of political forces towards populism, says ex finance minister Nene

Aptly wondering out loud how long it should take for a principal to be tenured in a particular position before being promoted or demoted – ex [or axed] finance minister, Nhlanhla Nene, someone who’d know better about such a “tragic” state of affairs, addressed a breakfast gathering at the Killarney Country Club – a mere […]

Vote ANC out -says erstwhile Dr Makhosi Khoza

Vote ANC out -says erstwhile Dr Makhosi Khoza

ON EVENING when former comrade, presidential hopeful, Lindiwe Sisulu promised free education to students from poor and middle-income households, if elected, whilst delivering a lecture on the legacy of Oliver Tambo at the Bunting Road Campus of the University of Johannesburg – ANC outcast Dr Makhosi Khoza made an emphatic call of teaching the party […]

Woof! Barkfest- for the love of dogs

Woof! Barkfest- for the love of dogs

Mazibuko, an entrepreneur trained and knowledgeable about pet care, was speaking at the first ever Soweto Dog Show held to educate the community about responsible pet ownership. Whilst working for a media firm, a Road to Damascus moment descended upon his immediate state of being when he bought his then 4 year old son a […]

Heineken partners to produce first Soweto Lager

Heineken partners to produce first Soweto Lager

IF THE SCENES which played out at the Soweto Brewing Company’s premises at Ubuntu Kraal where a lengthy line of refrigerators were rapidly being relieved of half liter cans of a new brand of beer, by the hundreds and immediately being peddled away in the direction of numerous tables occupied by evidently thirsty guests, in […]