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The day the ‘Truck of Love’ came into the Place of Love

The day the ‘Truck of Love’ came into the Place of Love

Loaded with goods ranging from a stove, washing machine, kettles, irons, schoolbags, stationery, disposable nappies and packets of washing powder – the excited residents, ranging in age from 4 to 18, assembled around the back of the vehicle branded in red and emblazoned with the likenesses of presenters such as Anele Mdoda [from 94.7, the […]

10 Days and Nights 29 Meals with Nelson Mandela

10 Days and Nights 29 Meals with Nelson Mandela

The inspirational words boomed within the walls of the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus’ Imbizo Hall. Trademark par for course – they rolled off the tongue of an American icon whose identity is synonymous with success and giving: Oprah Winfrey. Product of a rags-to-riches biography, the luminary dubbed the “Queen of All Media”, was delivering […]

Lucas Radebe teams up with Jawitz Properties for the #RealLifeRealEstate series

Lucas Radebe teams up with Jawitz Properties for the #RealLifeRealEstate series

In the series, the former Kaizer Chiefs centre-back, who happens to be a Jawitz Properties client -tackles the emotionally-compelling story of ‘what makes a house a home?’ With omnipresent celebrity, the bespectacled Masego “Maps” Maponyane present at the Milkbar restaurant venue, the man fondly referred to in local footballing circles as, “Rhoo” diverted from his speech by acknowledging the presence of the […]

Sho’t Left to Bloem turned into ‘Idibala’

Sho’t Left to Bloem turned into ‘Idibala’

He made this part cynical remark whilst surrounded by numerous padlocks of varying sizes and hues with hundreds of messages inscribed on them – suspended on the narrow 1919 Parys Suspension Bridge, and whilst below, gaiety-pumped urchins swam, together with a pet dog, in the rather green water of the provinces- straddling and Life-sustaining river. […]

Soweto Marathon brings out the best -yet again- from an Ethiopian

Soweto Marathon brings out the best -yet again- from an Ethiopian

Former Iron Man, Nick Bester’s Nedbank Running Club’s Ethiopian athlete, Sintayehu Legese Yinesu broke the tape at the finish line clock registering, 2:19:10  – as he claimed “The People’s Race” for an unprecedented fourth time in the men’s category. With an impressive 30 000 runners, numbering among them, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Premier David Makhura, Sports and […]

SA’s best shisanyama search

SA’s best shisanyama search

They paid visits to prominent Soweto spots, Kwa Lichaba in Orlando West on Saturday and e’SocialLink at Doornkop, on Sunday – as the brewery, Windhoek continued its quest to identify eight finalists who would ultimately vie for R1 million in winners’ prizes! Although “el kasico” [the latest marketing nickname the Soweto Derby has been tagged […]

Samora Machel- by Kok Nam

Samora Machel- by Kok Nam

That background is contained in Nam’s monochromatic photography book on the Mozambican leader titled: Samora Machel by Kok Nam.  Number 13 in the African Lives Series, an independent writing and publishing initiative which aims to contribute to a postcolonial intellectual history of South Africa, the book – by CTP Printers and under the editorship of […]

Rivonia Trial audio archive digitized

Rivonia Trial audio archive digitized

Through the painstaking endeavours of French researcher and sound engineer, Henri Chamoux and the French National Audiovisual Institute [INA], the restoration of the sound archive has been completed and is now available to be heard by everybody in South Africa and beyond her borders. Chamoux, from the Laboratory of Historical Research Rhone-Alpes [LARHRA] was able […]

Gauteng High Impact Leadership Summit honours Felicia Mabuza-Suttle

Gauteng High Impact Leadership Summit honours Felicia Mabuza-Suttle

Once listed among the 100 greatest South Africans, Mabuza-Suttle drove the above point whilst engaged in a one-on-one couch talk with the founder of the Brand Leadership Group, Thebe Ikalafeng – on an early Thursday evening segment of a summit typified by rolling business-themed sessions. The still glamorous grandmother, whose family built the very first […]

Letta Mbulu’s house in Orlando turned into a heritage site

Letta Mbulu’s house in Orlando turned into a heritage site

In partnership with the City of Joburg Immovable Heritage department and the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, Heritage Ways honoured house number 1670 on Molahloe Street in Orlando East, with a Johannesburg Heritage Site Blue Plaque. Under the title, Home of Letta Mbulu, the plaque reads: This is the family home of international recording artist, Letta Mbulu.  […]