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ANC veteran’s death Dr Zola Skweyiya a void hard to fill

ANC veteran’s death Dr Zola Skweyiya a void hard to fill

The news broke on Wednesday morning‚ as South Africans prepare to mourn another ANC struggle leader‚ Winnie Madikizela-Mandela‚ at the official memorial service in Soweto. It also comes a day after the 25th commemoration of ANC-SACP leader Chris Hani’s assissination. Skweyiya’s life was devoted to the party he joined in 1956‚ notably serving as Minister […]

Ladysmith Black Mambazo on another Grammy award

Ladysmith Black Mambazo on another Grammy award

Ladysmith Black Mambazo (former States Pres Nelson Mandela’s all time favourites) are currently wrapping up their three-month long US tour, but on Thursday, 12 April they return to KZN and the people of Durban are invited to celebrate the Grammy win with the group as they parade the streets of the city on a Rikshaw. […]

UCT to name building after Chris Hani

UCT to name building after Chris Hani

The New Science Lecture Theatre is to be renamed the Chris Hani Lecture Theatre in honour of Hani’s contribution to South Africa’s democracy. Tuesday marks the 25th anniversary of Hani’s assassination. The official renaming ceremony will be held on April 25, which is expected to be attended by the Hani family. Deputy Minister of Public […]

Hail the Ndebele ‘Queen’ who is now Dr Esther Mahlangu

Hail the Ndebele ‘Queen’ who is now Dr Esther Mahlangu

Now that uGogo Esther Mahlangu has been conferred an honorary doctorate, she will be now addressed to you and yours’ as Dr Mahlangu. The renowned Ndebele artist and international gallant was on Monday identified as a visionary individual who “broke barriers on her own” at the graduation ceremony held at UJ –Johannesburg Campus. “Being recognised […]

Huawei P series a market ‘disruptor’

Huawei P series a market ‘disruptor’

This was precipitated by the latest offering by Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro, respectively in the country. The launch in Johannesburg on Thursday night by the company, follows hot in the heels the unveiling of Samsung devices that all speak one language: camera. “The all-new Huawei P20 Series is a huge leap forward from […]

Zuma, Malema in court

Zuma, Malema in court

“I am not worried about that‚” he said outside the courthouse where Zuma will appear on Friday on corruption charges. “I joined the ANC 40 years ago under the apartheid regime. I knew I could die. I know that comradeship is all about support. A soldier does not leave another soldier on the battlefield. “I […]

Team SA register first Gold at the Commonwealth Games

Team SA register first Gold at the Commonwealth Games

The Durbanite had been in the lead group with England’s all-conquering Brownlee brothers coming off the 750m swim water and the 20km ride‚ but when he put foot early in the 5km run‚ nobody responded. “I thought the guys were maybe just taking it easy on the first lap‚ maybe use the second lap to open up‚” […]

BMW X3 production begins in Pretoria

BMW X3 production begins in Pretoria

This week, is the culmination of three years of hard work and planning that will see production starting in Rosslyn, Pretoria. My instinct tells it will be a right hand model. BMW Group Plant Rosslyn, was assigned production of the new BMW X3 on the basis that demand exceeds the capacity of the Group’s plant […]

Sisters doing it for themselves on Vilakazi Street

Sisters doing it for themselves on Vilakazi Street

Among them, they brag an experience spanning some 11 years in the hair grooming industry among their exuberant, uniformly black-clad selves, sprightly as they became the latest occupants of Soweto’s much coveted address, Vilakazi Street when Old Mutual, Nedbank and Izingwe enabled them to dream big through the rather swish opening of their ME salon […]