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Aphiwe Ngwenya has been a journalist for almost a decade, telling different stories from sports to politics and environmental issues. The most memorable moments in her career were interviewing four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome and 1998 World Cup winner Christian Karembeu. Aphiwe has produced cricket and football World Cup shows as a broadcast journalist and producer. However, her interests now lie with legal matters, and she is a qualified paralegal, obtaining her diploma in 2019 from the University of Johannesburg.
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Staffer at top Makhanda boy’s school arrested for rape

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 02-08-23 14:31

A staff member at St Andrew’s College in Makhanda has been arrested for the alleged rape of a 7-year-old boy. STAFFER SUSPENDED FROM MAKHANDA SCHOOL ALSO READ:ANC councillor charged with statutory rape abandons bail In a statement, headmaster Tom Hamilton says the victim is not a pupil at St Andrew’s Prep and revealed that the […]

John Steenhuisen

Steenhuisen approaches the UN over ‘kill the Boer, kill the farmer’

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 01-08-23 18:47

The Democratic Alliance has decided to approach the United Nations Human Rights Council to lay a claim against Julius Malema alleging that the Economic Freedom Front leader is inciting ethnic mass murder. This comes off the the back of the EFF’s 10th birthday celebrations at the FNB Stadium, where Malema lead his supporters in singing […]

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Highway Assault: Officers granted R10 000 bail

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 01-08-23 11:07

The eight police officers linked to deputy president Paul Mashatile’s VIP protection Unit have been granted bail by the Randburg Magistrate’s Court. The officers are facing 12 charges resulting from an assault which occurred on the N1 highway in Johannesburg. CASE AGAINST OFFICERS ‘WEAK’ ALSO READ: VIP Protection Unit in viral video suspended from their duties […]

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Government to prioritise renewable energy to combat loadshedding

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 31-07-23 19:45

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that government is planning on fast tracking the purchasing of renewable energy and from Independent Power Producers as part of the Energy Action Plan. This will be enabled by the Eskom debt relief package announced by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana. ALSO READ: Five dead in Joburg shootout between rival illegal mining […]

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R350 SRD: SASSA and Lindiwe Zulu taken to court over exclusions

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 31-07-23 19:28

The Institute for Economic Justice along with the Socio-Economic Rights Institute and #PayTheGrants have taken the Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu and SASSA over the exclusion of eligible beneficiaries. In February, the South African Social Security Agency revealed in Parliament that around 7,5 million people receive the social-relief in distress (SRD) grant every month. […]

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BREAKING: N12 closed due to protests

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 31-07-23 15:48

Disgruntled Slovo informal settlement residents near Eldorado Park, have taken to the street to vent their frustrations over the lack of service delivery. Residents blocked of part of the N12 to Lenasia between the Golden Highway and Klipspruit Valley Road on Monday. N12 LABELLED A VOLATILE AREA The Johannesburg Metro Police has advised drivers to avoid travelling […]

Snegugu Myeni

Body of SA student is returned home from the Philippines

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 28-07-23 16:37

The body of Snegugu Myeni, a medical student from KwaZulu-Natal who was studying in the Philippines has been returned home. A prayer service was held at a chapel at OR Tambo International Airport, where Myeni’s family finally received her body. MYENI HAD JUST COMPLETE HER MASTER’S IN PSYCHOLOGY Myeni was just a month away from […]

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DA urges provincial government to tighten grip on illegal mining

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 28-07-23 10:31

The Democratic Alliance in Gauteng has accused the provincial government for dragging their feet, when it comes to addressing matters surrounding illegal mining in the province. The party believes that lives are at risk if the illicit industry is left unabated. The DA says the industry is a big contributor to the increase in tremors, sinkholes, […]

Public Protector

Here are the eight candidates for Public Protector

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 27-07-23 11:13

Deputy Public Protector Kholeka Gcaleka has been shortlisted among seven other candidates for the position of becoming the country’s next Public Protector. The candidates were shortlisted on Wednesday,  by the parliamentary a Ad Hoc Committee, tasked with appointing Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s successor. Mkhwebane is currently facing a Section 194 enquiry over her fitness to hold office […]

Democratic Alliance (DA)

DA condemns witness intimidation in R320 million corruption trial

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 26-07-23 11:15

The Democratic Alliance in EThekwini says the shooting of a key witness in the R320 million fraud and corruption case against former Mayor Zandile Gumede reeks of criminal syndicates. WITNESS AFRAID TO TESTIFY IN COURT ALSO READ: Zandile Gumede believes corruption charges against her will be dropped The case which has been set down to […]

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Reminder: Upcoming SASSA grant payment dates

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 25-07-23 11:37

Next week, SASSA will begin payment for all eligible beneficiaries starting on Wednesday 2 August with the older person’s grant. Recipients are reminded that they do not need to rush and withdraw the money on day it is available as SASSA would not reverse the money. ALSO READ: Struggling with SASSA? Here’s How to Understand […]

Queer people and sex workers are badly treated in clinics, new survey finds

Gauteng Health solves the medicine shortage problem at Tembisa Hospital

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 24-07-23 14:18

The Gauteng Department of Health has put the blame on suppliers and delays at the depot as the reasons for the shortage of medication at Tembisa Provincial Tertiary Hospital that occurred in the first five months of the year. PLANS TO PREVENT ANOTHER MEDICINE SHORTAGE AT TEMBISA HOSPITAL ALSO READ:Operation Dudula report foreign lady selling medication […]

Fuel price crunch

How far will you go to get fuel at a fraction of the cost?

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 24-07-23 13:23

The rise in fuel costs and the generally high cost of living has caused someone people to look at other ways to save some money. However, one man’s creative ways has landed three truck drivers behind bars. The drivers were caught red-handed siphoning diesel fuel from their company trucks. BAKKIE DRIVER DESPERATE FOR PETROL ALSO […]

Paul Mashatile

Paul Mashatile’s friends take News24 to court

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 21-07-23 18:43

Friends of Deputy President Paul Mashatile have applied for a court interdict to stop News24 from referring to them as the ‘Alex Mafia’ ALSO READ: Paul Mashatile’s ‘jilted lover’ presses criminal charges WHO ARE THE ALEX MAFIA? The term is used to refer to Mashatile and closest friends Mike Maile, Nkenke Kekana and Bridgman Sithole […]

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Reminder: When you can collect your SASSA grant in August

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 21-07-23 13:55

The South African Social Security Agency(SASSA) released all the payment dates for the 2023/24 financial year. Beneficiaries are reminded that grants do not need to be withdrawn on the day they are paid out nor will the beneficiaries forfeit their money if it is not taken out. SASSA. SASSA GRANT PAYOUT DATES Beneficiaries can withdraw […]


ActionSA is taking NSFAS to court – Here’s why

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 20-07-23 17:03

ActionSA has decided to take the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to court over the awarding of direct payments contract to the four selected service providers to disburse monthly allowances to beneficiaries on behalf of the scheme. The party believes that the decision to outsource the job to service providers was irrational and seeks […]

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NSFAS: Public Protector asked to investigate awarding of contracts

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 20-07-23 14:44

The introduction of a new direct payment system by the National Financial Aid Scheme(NSFAS) has not been recieved well by students, institutions NGO’s alike. Stellenbosch University SRC has written to the Public Protector to look into the awarding of the contracts by NSFAS to the different service providers. NSFAS has appointed eZaga, Coinvest, Tenetech and […]

Dam Levels: 644 days of water left in Nelson Mandela Bay

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 19-07-23 12:21

Water is slowly returning to the dams supplying Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality as dam levels improve, but the city is not out of the woods yet. The metro has just under two years of water supply left. DAM LEVELS ARE IMPROVING Since May, overall dam levels have doubled. On the 18 May dams levels were at 16.93% […]

Police make R150 million cocaine bust at Durban Harbour

Drug Bust: R1,2m worth of drugs seized from Durban beachfront flat

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 19-07-23 11:55

Durban police has seized a large quantity of drugs from a flat on the beachfront. Acting off a tip-off the drugs were said to be earmarked for the streets of Durban. ALSO READ: Petrol tanker caught in crossfire, explosion thwarted MULTIPLE DRUGS SEIZED KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Robert Netshiunda says the team identified and raided the […]

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Durban: Fire leaves thousands homeless in informal settlement

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 18-07-23 17:58

Thousands of people have been left homeless after a fire engulfed 1000 shacks at an informal settlement in Kennedy Road in Durban. ALSO READ: WATCH: A manhunt for Kwanobuhle open fire suspects [VIDEO] CAUSE OF FIRE STILL UNKNOWN The fire which which occurred on Sunday morning claimed one life, injuring several others. Humanitarian aid organization Gift of […]

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The SASSA payment dates for August

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 18-07-23 12:35

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will be making payment to qualifying beneficiaries within the first week of August 2023. SOCIAL GRANT PAYMENT DATES FOR AUGUST 2023 The elderly(older person’s grant) will receive their money first, followed by the disability grant. The child support grant including all other grants such as war veterans grant, […]

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