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Jonas Gwangwa remembered and revered by all

Jonas Gwangwa remembered and revered by all

But if you seek to name one musician whose life embodies the South African people’s struggle for a national culture, it must be trombonist, composer and cultural activist Jonas Mosa Gwangwa, who was born on 19 October 1937 in Orlando East, Johannesburg, and died on 23 January 2021 in Johannesburg aged 83. Through 65 years on […]

Tokyo Olympics going ahead despite the Covid-19 pandemic

Tokyo Olympics going ahead despite the Covid-19 pandemic

That’s the unanimous message from the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, the Japanese Government, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Originally scheduled for 2020, the Games were postponed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the revised dates for the Olympic Games being 23 July to 8 August 2021 […]

Emirates celebrates 25 years operating in SA

Emirates celebrates 25 years operating in SA

Recently, the airline celebrated 25 strong years serving South Africans. This means over 18million travellers have connected from Dubai to SA and other way round, creating a global network and firmly establishing the airline as a long-term partner of South African aviation, tourism and trade. Says Badr Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Africa:” […]

MultiChoice provides a multi of choices for those who want to pursue studies

MultiChoice provides a multi of choices for those who want to pursue studies

The company is making tertiary education a reality for students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, Broadcasting, Media, Film & Television, Human Resources, Finance, Economics, Law, Communications, UI/UX/CX Design, Consumer Insights and Advertising. Commented MultiChoice South Africa’s CEO, Nyiko Shiburi: “We believe that investing in these fields of study is critical for […]

SASSA running ‘broke’

SASSA running ‘broke’

Dianne Dunkerley, Sassa’s executive manager responsible for grants administration, told the National Assembly’s social development portfolio committee that the extension of the grant to about 210,000 recipients for the remainder of the financial year would cost about R1.2bn. She said the agency had about R411m available. The amount is based on an assumption of an 80% […]

Hijacked building suspects to appear in Court

Hijacked building suspects to appear in Court

The suspects are expected to appear in the Jeppestown Magistrate’s Court today. They will be charged for trespassing, malicious damage to property and contempt of court. It is alleged that the property was recently hijacked by a number of people who forcefully took occupation and control of the property. The owners then approached the High […]

Jackson Mthembu, the face of the ANC dies due to Covid-19

Jackson Mthembu, the face of the ANC dies due to Covid-19

This was confirmed by the office of the Presidency today. President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a statement today that Mthembu died this morning. “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and lifelong champion of freedom and democracy. He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade, whose passing leaves our nation at a […]

US Pres Biden expected to open talks with WHO, amongst his to do list

US Pres Biden expected to open talks with WHO, amongst his to do list

He was delivering his inaugural speech and assured Americans that he will fight for all, including those who did not vote for him.  Biden also weighed in on the January 6 siege of the US Capitol by supporters of former president Donald Trump and urged Americans not to resort to disunity and violence when in disagreement. Biden […]

Dep Pres Mabuza to lead vaccine inter-ministerial committee

Dep Pres Mabuza to lead vaccine inter-ministerial committee

Ramaphosa announced this at a Zoom meeting of the ANC’s Progressive Business Forum on Tuesday.  He said people were correct to show interest in the vaccines and where it would come from. “Today we established an inter-ministerial committee, which would be chaired by the deputy president [David Mabuza],” Ramaphosa said. He added that he would […]

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