By Veli Mbele Whether it is said by a white or Black person, the slogan ‘All lives matter’ is the white world’s retort to the Black world’s declaration that ‘Black lives matter’. At the heart of this retort is the belief that there is no such thing as ‘Black life’ to start with and so […]
South African women shared their experiences of gender-based violence and sexual harassment on social media using #Iwas and #WhyIdidn’treportit I took time to read their tweets under these hashtags, as a woman who lives in South Africa I cringed. Being a woman today is fraught with danger – we are going through a lot. It’s […]
By Veli Mbele “We (the Africans) are totally an unobligated people – we don’t owe anybody anything, anywhere, left or right, everybody who has come among us came among us to exploit us, and they have exploited us successfully.”-Mwalimu John Henrik Clarke. If there is one area of Black existence I believe we must never […]
Police murder and violence in the United States has provoked anger and protest around the world. This after George Floyd died on the 25th of May after a police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes while he was handcuffed on the ground, crying that he couldn’t breathe and pleading for help. According to […]
By: Taariq Amod South Africa has one of the highest dependencies of alcohol in the world – as proven across the country where long queues of people were waiting for their local liquor store to open for the first time in over two months. While alcohol consumption itself is not an evil, abuse and subsequent […]
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has written to the Minister of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, recommending that she reconsiders 01 June 2020 as the date for the return of Grade 7 and 12 learners to school, this comes after the Commission did some independent monitoring of schools for readiness in all 9 […]
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced last night that churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and other recognised places of worship may resume services, but these will be limited in size to 50 people or less depending on the space available. “Social distancing will have to be observed and all worshippers and participants will have to wear face masks […]
The center will have 4 wards with 862 beds total for recovering patients who have been referred from public hospitals to the center.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the call for a National Day of Prayer this evening at 19h30. During the address, the President is also expected to provide an update on provisions for the religious sector following a meeting of the National Coronavirus Command Council which considered the inputs made by the sector in recent consultations […]
South Africa’s fight against COVID-19 has been supported through generous donations of personal protective equipment, medical equipment and funding from the United States government, Old Mutual, AstraZeneca and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize yesterday met with representatives from each of these institutions, accepting the handover […]
The South African Police Service (SAPS) Management is saddened by the loss of two of its own after both members tragically lost their lives after contracting the Covid-19 virus. At the time of their passing, both members were admitted in two separate hospitals. In KwaZulu-Natal, a 55-year-old Warrant Officer succumbed to the virus on Sunday, […]
The President will address the nation this evening, at 20h30 on ongoing measures to combat the spread of coronavirus.
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) on Thursday warned against the premature re-opening of schools. This comes after the department became aware that some independent (or private) and public schools were already preparing to reopen much earlier, and even receive learners ahead of the schedule announcement by Minister Angie Motshekga. In some schools, teachers have […]
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has noted the presentation by the Director General of Basic Education to the Parliamentary Education Portfolio Committee regarding the reopening of schools. SADTU stands firm on its position which was articulated on Friday that no school shall open until their concerns are addressed. The union on Friday last […]
Gauteng police have arrested five people in the past few days for impersonating a police officers, soldier and emergency service employee. A 25-year-old dreadlocked man was arrested in Heidelberg for impersonating a member of SANDF and possession of stolen property after he was found walking in the CBD wearing full SANDF uniform on Sunday, 26 […]
The President will address South Africans on Freedom Day at 12pm, reflecting on the 26 years of democracy. This year’s Freedom Day is celebrated under theme: “Solidarity and Triumph of the Human Spirit in these challenging times”.
MEDIA STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE PRESIDENCY OF SOUTH AFRICA DATE : 27 APRIL 2020 PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA WELCOMES CUBAN HEALTH PROFESSIONALS President Cyril Ramaphosa welcomes Cuban health professionals to support efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa. 217 Cuban health specialists and workers have arrived in South Africa, today, Monday, 27 April 2020 […]
According to the statement that was released by the Health Department yesterday, the Western Cape is the new epicentre of Covid-19 in the country with more deaths and infections. The province now has 1,279 cases, accounting for 32.4% of the country’s total cases of 3,953 and the latest death toll is now standing at 28. […]
The President will address the nation this evening, at 20h30 on measures the country continues to undertake to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Last night, 21 April 2020, president Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation about a new economic relief package for South African individuals and businesses in light of the #Lockdown and impact of COVID 19 on the South African economy. The South African Reserve Bank earlier this month predicted that there would be massive job losses to […]
The President will address the nation this evening at 20h30, on additional economic and social relief measures that form part of national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Africa is said to have some of the best legislation regarding domestic violence in the world. Yet, it also has one of the highest rates of gender based violence. Speaking earlier this year in Parliament President Cyril Ramaphosa said ” Government in the past has launched many, many interventions in the past decade. All […]
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has launched the Youth Micro Enterprises Relief Fund (YMERF) aimed at assisting youth-owned enterprises, which might not qualify for other funds. This fund will respond to challenges facing youth-owned businesses, such as the inability to pay employees, lack of income and waiting periods for other funding mechanisms. Funding will […]
The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Khehla John Sitole has applauded the hard work and zeal shown by the men and women in blue throughout the country during this unprecedented time which South Africa has been confronted with. While the greater majority of SAPS members have been hard at work […]
The Gauteng Social Development Acting MEC Panyaza Lesufi, and MEC For Community Safety Faith Mazibuko on Saturday 18 April 2020, visited families of two children who were recently brutally murdered in Ivory park and Orange Farm respectively. It is alleged that a 11-year-old boy went missing on Friday, 10 April 2020. Subsequently, the family reported […]
Online teaching and learning began today at the universities of Cape Town, UJ, Stellenbosch and Wits with others to follow as discussions about #OnlineLearning continue. All universities and TVET colleges closed on 17 March following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of a national state of disaster due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Department of Higher Education […]
The Minister of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, says the law will take its course in the investigation into the death of an Alexandra man, who was allegedly beaten by South African National Defence Force members. Speaking at a briefing on regulations pertaining to the extension of the COVID-19 lockdown on Thursday, […]
Yesterday evening, 15 April 2020, Tiger Brands announced it is temporarily closing it’s Durban bakery in the interest of the health and safety of all it’s employees. This after 12 staff members tested positive for Covid-19. Last week, an employee who works in the administrative building reported feeling ill and having flu-like symptoms. After seeking […]
The number of burglaries and vandalism incidents at schools in Gauteng since the coronavirus lockdown started has increased to 55. The Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, is concerned about the sky scraping number of burglaries experienced in Gauteng schools during the lockdown period, the department said in a statement. The latest break-ins occurred between 9-11 […]
President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation tonight at 20h00 on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The President’s address follows a meeting of the National Coronavirus Command Council held yesterday.
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has changed the payment dates for social grants. As from the month of May 2020, disability and older persons grants will be paid from the 4th day of the month while other grants will be paid from the 6th of every month. The grant payment for April was […]
When all the mundane beings conspire against you, When your morality is chained down, Your rationality in question. Hold on! When your dreams are being trampled on, When your own hands misguide you, Your inner demons cripple your soul. Hold on! When your kinsmen oppose your forte, When your fidelity is a big question, Your […]
Sharp, fede! Greetings ma-Africa amahle. Hopefully, nizigqobhele emadladleni kule-Lockdown, especially daar emakasana, vant ngigqcwele ngani. Ngiyabulisa from omakatshana to oputsununu, re kaofela. Nami ngi-grand, ned kunezinto nyana engincanywa siringe ngazo vandag, niyangithola mos? Ukudwadla kweCOVID-19 hierso eMzantsi kuchune izinto zaba blind for abantu aba-baie, nou die laas kumele siblome emadladleni. Grand sharp, dai deng bayibona […]
President Cyril Ramaphosa today visited the Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation COVID-19 Command Centre at Rand Water in Johannesburg to be briefed on the operations of the centre in response to the outbreak. The Minister of Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu has been tasked with a responsibility of ensuring that there is water for all […]
As the country entered into its second week of the lockdown, police have arrested about 17 000 people throughout this period to combat the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus. Police have warned members of the public who don’t comply with the lockdown regulations to be ready to face full might of the law. Over […]
Nanjengoko ilizwe loMzantsi Afrika liku suku lwesihlanu liphantsi ko mmiselo wokuhlala ngendlu. UMongameli weli uCyril Ramaphosa ebethetha nesizwe ngorhatya lwayizolo. Lo ka Ramaphosa ubhengeze ukuba selinyukile inani labantu abosulelwe yintsholongwane ye-corona, bathathu abantu ababhubhe ngenxa yesi sifo kweli, logama abayi-1326 bosulelekile. UMongameli uthe uxhalabile ngokunwena kwe sifo ngoba amanani abantu abasulelekayo ayenyuka imihla ngemihla, uye […]
The President will address the nation tonight at 19:30 on the measures currently being undertaken to contain the coronavirus.
Ukubheduka kwegciwane leCorona sekushiye amazwe amaningi ekhungathekile, futhi nezibalo zabantu asebeshonile ziyashaqisa impela. Izwe lethu nalo selibhekene nalo mbulalazwe, kunjalo-nje izibalo zikhuphuka ngesivinini esiphezulu, okwenza uMzansi ube yizwe elihamba phambili e-Africa yonke ngabantu abatholakale baphethwe yiCoronaVirus. Izibalo zifinyelele ngaphezu kuka-1000 esikhathini esingamaviki amabili. Kuyiqiniso ukuthi leli gciwane alidle nkobe zamuntu, amakhulu ngamakhulu abantu ayabhubha zinsuku zonke […]
Universities around the world are moving to teach online during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. By “the world”, I am of course referring to the “Global North” Universities typically in Europe and America. These institutions, among many other things in the modern world, seem to be the natural centre of our universe, dictating the orbit we […]
Bathe besabhekile wabagqema engeqiwa ntwala. Basale bekhungathekile seweqa okomlilo wequbula. Sebekunqanda, wakhetha engaphesheya imingcele. Tshela mina, ngitshele abangazi. Ungubani? Ushiye abafelokazi nezintandane kwelama Shayina. Waphinda sona esifanayo futhi kwelama Ntaliyana. Isizwe sakhithi sesihleli lubhojozi kwelika Mthaniya. Tshela mina ngempela, ufunani? Ungowaphi? Zinkalo zonke kukhalwa ngonya nosizi olushiyayo. Zinsuku zonke kubalwa ezidumbu ozikhiphayo. Izinkolo zonke zimemeza […]
Sivaliwe le country – the lockdown is upon us. As of 23:59 tonight, millions of South Africans will self-isolate as instructed by government for the next 21 days. The lockdown is a special protocol that requires South Africans to stay at home and restrict movement against the potential spreading of COVID-19. Authorities will only allow […]
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown all over South Africa. This comes after the number of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 has increased six-fold in just eight days, from 61 cases to 402 cases. Ramaphosa said it is clear from the development of the disease in other countries and from our own modelling that […]
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) urges beneficiaries to avoid collecting their grants on the first day of payment due to the high pedestrian traffic at shopping malls and other outlets. Once SASSA has paid money into a beneficiary’s account the money will stay there and it can be accessed at any day of […]
Following the declaration of COVID-19 as a national disaster, the Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu has met with the executives of the National Development Agency (NDA) the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and the South African Council for Social Service Professions to deliberate and agree on sector-wide precautionary measures to prevent further transmission […]
Afrika Tikkun and the Department of Social Development held a business breakfast on Friday in Houghton hotel. Afrika Tikkun is dedicated to reduce child poverty and youth unemployment by empowering young people with necessary tools to access the economy and supporting their development from an early age, breaking their depending on social security and impending poverty […]
South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members left South Africa on Tuesday night to repatriate 122 South Africans from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China. President Cyril Ramaphosa together with the Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize and National Defence Force Minister Nosiviwe Maphisa-Nqakula were at the OR Tambo International Airport to wish […]
The Gauteng Department of Education instructed Harris Nupen Molebatsi Attorneys to conduct an investigation into the death of Parktown Boys High school learner due to drowning at orientation camp in Nyati Lodge, North West. A 13-year-old boy Enock Mpianzi was enrolled in Grade 8 at the school. The Grade 8 learners were invited to attend […]
Witwatersrand University students were protesting against lack of accommodation at the university, this comes after a video of students sleeping in the library and computer laboratories circulated on social media. The shutdown has also erupted the Parktown campuses. Students blockaded entrances to both the education and medical campus. This has also affected people trying to […]
Bashiyeke bembambe ongezantsi abahlali base Site B eKhayelitsha emva kokuba kudutyulwe kwabulawa abantu abasixhexe kwi ndawo yolonwabo, abathandathu bashiyeke bekwimeko engaginyisi mathe esibhedlele ukuquka intwazanana eneminyaka emithandathu. . Esi siganeko senzeke ngoMgqibelo ebusuku. Umzimba wexhoba lesixhenxe ekukholeleka ukuba ngumnini mzi apho kwenzekele khona intlekele ufunyenwe uthe tywa emva kwetyotyombe elikufutshane nendawo yesiganeko ngobusuku bange Cawe. […]
Through this new series, Sam Nhlengethwa takes us on a journey through the City that we know and that he experienced whilst working in and around Johannesburg. Focusing on a series of popular buildings, places and faces that have meant something to him over the years, using his art, he gives us a tour of […]
1981. At the beginning of what would be a politically charged and tumultuous decade, 16 year old Nokuzola Brenda Fassie moves to Joburg. One Sabata Koloi Lebona, musical doyen-producer-songwriter, visits ‘MaBrrr’ in her Langa home and she relocates to Soweto in order to pursue a career (read calling) in music. She joins an all womxn […]
From the onset, I want to begin by developing a coherent structure and logic by way of making an assumptive logic to emphasize that all activist spaces and structures must have a reason for existence. You may call it cultural, social or even political if you like, but the fact is that there is a […]
Submitted by Lesedi Mokgautsi. Read the full letter below: The World Mission Society (WMS) is a society on campus established by university students from the World Mission Society Church of God. We are a Christian society that has two divisions (Bible Study and Volunteer Activities). We have been a part of the UCT community for […]
This photo series and it’s concept came from a place of yearning to archive and canonize black womxn in their glory. The photographs draw from the South African 80’s and 90’s zeitgest, the fashion, the look and feel of both the environments and the black womxn from the photos of the time. Womxn that are, were and will forever be unapologetic, womxn that asserted their identities fluidly and gracefully, in the face of a government that tried to steal that away from them.
Mlungisi Madonsela, 21, was fatefully shot on 5 February 2019 at the DUT Steve Biko Campus by a private security guard during a mass meeting at DUT demanding Free Registration for students, and Free Education. In June, the investigation into the death of Madonsela was closed by the NPA with no arrests being made due […]
The Year 2019 has been a splendor for DJ Kabila. He blessed us again with a very inspirational hit song Somnyama – feat Wendy Soni. The blazing Somnyama is a song that celebrates Black beauty, Black excellence, and Black Pride; a song inspired by resilient African Black Women. Victors who raised and continue to raise this […]
by Refentse Thathe. Owned by Sisipho Krewu a designer herself, the business was started in 2016 and is based in Khayelitsha. The ‘Kasi Boutique’ offers custom made designs to “diverse individuals who are hungry for quality, unique designs and want to explore culture and color through clothing.” Since inception, the brand has participated in […]
As the EFF celebrates it’s 6th Anniversary, Mandisi Gladile shares his reflections on the party’s journey, “the good, the bad and the ugly ” , and comments on the state of national politics, the ideological contradictions that hinder progress, land redistribution, and the relevance of the Freedom Charter in the economic liberation of the people […]
Submitted by: Mpilo Makanya Artist Mpilo Makanya reflects on his and fellow members of Amasosha Art Movement’s experience being part of the 2019 South African Red Bull Amaphiko Academy program, held in Royal KwaZulu Natal. “Our studio for the duration of the Project was at Major Ndlovu’s house. His home was our residence. […]
We spoke to young people in Soweto to ask them how they feel about different issues affecting them, and to reflect on where we are as a society post the 1976 Student protests and Soweto Uprising. Their responses are insightful and honest. Watch below to hear what they have to say:
Submitted by: Nali’ibali SOUTH AFRICANS REWARDED FOR CHAMPIONING CHILDREN’S LITERACY National reading-for-enjoyment campaign, Nal’ibali, is launching a loyalty programme for South Africans committed to making a difference in children’s reading development. Known as FUNda Sonke, isiXhosa for ‘everyone read’, the programme seeks to grow and support the campaign’s network of more than 17 000 literacy volunteers, […]
What the election results have shown us is that there is a difference between the truth and sensationalism, and how the latter always gets more virtual support than the truth.
“94‟ changed fokkol”
“We remain powerless: matla kea makgowa, matswantle”
“We reject the Freedom Cheater”
“South Africa shall die. Azania shall be born.”
Lefatshe la rona! Ke Afrika!
Friends and family of Kwena Matsha sang and ululated as they walked her to the graduation hall ahead of her capping on Thursday for the Commerce Faculty Grad #UCTGrad2019 #UCTGrad2019
EKapa – Umfundi weDyunivesithi yaseGoli uKamvelihle Goba uxelele intloko yeSebe leZoluntu ukuba linobuhlanga. Oku kwenzeke ngoLwesibini xeshana lo ka Goba ekhwele eqongeni eyokuthwala isidanga kwitheko laledyunivesithi. “Lendoda inobuhlanga. Kunamhlanje nje abafundi banqunyanyisiwe ngenxa yakhe. Nam andikwazanga ukubhalisela izifundo kulonyaka ngoba lomfo uxelele abaphathi ukuba ndinobuhlanga. Ngoke ke andinoma apha ndiyalelwe ngumntu onobuhlanga,” uphawule watsho kwividiyo […]
Staff WriterCape Town – 14 activists from the University of Pretoria left Cape Town on Thursday morning en route to the Union Buildings to raise funds for access to education. “The #Walk4Access is a peaceful, student-led, and student developed initiative that aims to rally global citizens around the real burdens of the cost of higher […]
Lo ka Kolisi ukudize oku kwividiyo ayipapashe ku-Instagram ngoMvulo esithi lentombi ithumele uSiya Kolisi umyalezo obonakalisa umhlaba wangezantsi wamaqhekeza. URachel upapashe iinkcukacha zalentombi ebuzisa ngayo kubalandeli bakhe.”Ubuso bam bubomvu kukuvutha ngumsindo, kodwa ndifuna ukushiya eli, liphelile ixesha lokuny*lwa kwabafazi ngabanye abafazi,”Ayikokokuqala ke ekhweleta uMam’ uKolisi. Kunyaka ophelileyo waxabana negqiyazana kuTwitter elaye ladiza ukuba uSiya yimbewu […]
By: Sphelele Khumalo The support structures used to hold the lies of fallacious White integration are falling. The center cannot hold anymore. Blacks are now up and fighting for what’s rightfully theirs. Beyond doubt, it is never too late, Steve Biko warned, we ignored him. We have suffered chronically at the cost of our apathy and […]
EKapa – Igqala lomculo womngqungqo uDorothy Masuka akasekho kweli. Iingxelo zithi lo kaMasuka unabele uqaqaqa namhlanje. Iinkcukacha malunga nokusweleka kwakhe azikaziwa. UMasuka osweleke eneminyaka engamashumi asibhozo nantathu wazenzela iindumasi ngokucula umculo womngqungqo emana ukuthi chatha nezopolitiko ngexesha lorhulumente wengcinezelo. Oku kwamfaka phantsi kweliso elibukhali leziphatha mandla zelo xesha into eyanyanzela ukuba alishiye eli waya kwilizwe […]
Cape Town – A University of the Western Cape student was allegedly robbed in a taxi. The student, who shared her traumatic ordeal on Facebook on Thursday evening, said the incident happened around 19:30 on Wednesday when she boarded the taxi at UWC’s Steel Park stop on her way to the Bellville CBD. The post […]
A group of Cape Town creatives have come together to form an event known as the LunarFest which according to one of its founders, Vusi Nkomo, “is conceived as a safe space for Black creatives to work together, be together, think together in ethical ways […] in an otherwise extremely alienating Cape Town.” We sat […]
Cape Town – CPUT students have built shacks on campus in protest against lack of spaces in student residences.The students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology erected a shack called at the Bellville campus in the early hours of Tuesday but it was quickly demolished by the campus security. The students were not deterred […]
We caught up with Bonga Kwana who is the brains behind Ramblings of A Black Queer Woman. Bonga is a singer, songwriter, part time poet and full time black queer womxn from kuCentane, in the Eastern Cape. 1. What exactly is Ramblings of a Black Queer Womxn all about and who is behind it? “Ramblings […]
Fundile ka Zingela AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya has been in prison since December 2015, serving a twelve-year sentence for, amongst others, arson, assault and culpable homicide. Black South Africa in particular has since started debating whether or not it sits well that a whole king is in jail. The trial alone drew a whole lot of […]
By: Bonginkosi KhanyileIt was Amílcar Cabral who correctly suggested to us that at all times we must expose lies whenever put before us. Nothing is worth hiding from the masses of our people. At no point should we seek to mask difficulties and failures. We dare not claim easy victories.Those who go around claiming to […]
Cape Town – Zimbabwean born Afro Jazz legend Oliver Mtukudzi has passed on. News of his death was reported by the Zim Herald based in Harare on Tuesday. The newspaper reported that the 66 year old legendary musician lost his battle with diabetes at the Avenues Clinic in Harare on Tuesday afternoon. Mtukudzi departs on […]
By: Asanda Bleki On the 16th October 2016 at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) an SRC/Fees Must Fall meeting was held at the Student Center. The masses that formed part of the meeting were made up of students and workers. The entire campus was mobilized on the national call for free education and […]
Cape Town – A group of Cape Town activists are planning to protest and slaughter a sheep against the illegal removal of beachgoers at Clifton Beach. Organizing under the banner of #ReclaimClifton, the group which calls itself the Black People’s National Crisis Committee held a press conference on Thursday at Clifton 4th Beach. It said […]
We went to check out the newly launched The Milk Restaurant & Bar in Khayelitsha and this is what you can expect when you walk in:
Cape Town – It has been a deadly weekend of the holiday period on Western Cape roads. At least thirty four people have died in a spate of accidents over Western Cape roads this past weekend, a Western Cape Traffic official said on Monday. Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa said that the accidents happened between […]
Cape Town – Pictures taken at the University of Cape Town on 14 December 2018.
By: Mcebo DlaminiI come in late into the whole Johan Steenhuisen ruckus about him not having a post-matric qualification and yet he is a member of parliament and the Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance. The delay was deliberate on my part because what was really interesting to watch were the different reactions from the […]
Cape Town – The state’s case against student leader Sapho Mahilihili has been withdrawn. Mahilihili made a brief appearance at the Bellville Magistrate Court on Wednesday after spending almost two weeks at the Goodwood Prison on charges of trespassing and malicious damage to property dating back to the 2015 #FeesMustFall protests. His first appearance was […]