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"Fazila Olla-Logday is a content creator for SAPeople. She is passionate about all things tasty and delicious and she’s always thinking about creating her next culinary project. She lives in the beautiful Mother City and is very patriotic about South Africa and all it has to offer. If you love a fresh twist on South African food follow Fazila on @tastyrecipessa to view her latest recipes"
Proudly SA gears up for Buy Local Summit

Proudly SA gears up to host Buy Local Summit

By Fazila Olla 16-03-23 11:06

Proudly South African is gearing up to host the #BuyLocalSummit2023, which will take place on 27 and 28 March at the Sandton Convention Centre. The theme is ‘Growing the Economy and Creating Jobs through Localisation’. The Summit and Expo, which enters its 11th iteration this year, promises to delight with a vast array of local […]

Did the Facebook rapist die in his cell?

Did the Facebook rapist die in his cell? Or did he escape from prison?

By Fazila Olla 16-03-23 10:45

GroundUp has uncovered new evidence that reveals suspicious circumstances in the prison fire thought to have killed “Facebook rapist” Thabo Bester. Minutes before a fire broke out in Thabo Bester’s prison cell at the Mangaung Correctional Centre, CCTV cameras observed people hastily leaving the prison. After the fire, a body was found in the cell, […]

The Cape Town Carnival street extravaganza is back

Cape Town Carnival street extravaganza is back

By Fazila Olla 15-03-23 11:57

The Cape Town Carnival, one of the Mother City’s most popular street festivals, returns to its classic format for the first time in four years. Join thousands in celebrating diversity, culture, the arts, and community at the extravaganza. More than 1 600 performers are set to take centre stage at the Cape Town Carnival’s first street […]

Asbestos found in old hospital intended for homeless shelter

By Fazila Olla 15-03-23 11:26

The old Robbie Nurock Day Hospital in Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, will not be converted into a shelter for homeless people as planned. The R4.5-million renovation of the building would have added 120 beds. But an alternative site has been found. Premier Alan Winde told the Western Cape Parliament last week, “When the contractors went in, there […]


President welcomes 18 new ambassadors to South Africa

By Fazila Olla 15-03-23 11:04

President Cyril Ramaphosa has told new ambassadors from across the world that South Africa’s most immediate and pressing task is to stabilise the supply of electricity and to ensure energy security into the future. The President said this while welcoming 18 new Heads of Mission-Designate. The Heads of Mission-Designate presented their Letters of Credence to […]

Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital

Health Ombud says Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital is dirty and unsafe

By Fazila Olla 15-03-23 10:44

Expectant mothers sleeping on chairs and hospital floors, crumbling infrastructure, management deficiencies, and a paediatric and child health facility with no blood bank, laboratory facility or intensive care unit (ICU). These are some of the damning findings contained in the report of the Health Ombudsman, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, who was tasked with investigating allegations against […]

Farms in cities: new study offers planners and growers food for thought

Farms in cities: new study offers planners and growers food for thought

By Fazila Olla 14-03-23 12:58

Urban agriculture as a global phenomenon is widely promoted as a sustainable land use practice. On small plots and in big projects, using sophisticated technology or simple solutions, city dwellers around the world are producing food. Growing food in a city can improve local food security and express local culture. Little information is available, though, […]

From waste to clean water: tiny carbon particles can do the job

From waste to clean water: tiny carbon particles can do the job

By Fazila Olla 14-03-23 10:57

Many futuristic novels and films have explored what the world might look like without water. But water scarcity isn’t a problem for the far-off future: it’s already here. In its 2021 report UN Water outlined the scale of the crisis: 2.3 billion people live in water-stressed countries and 733 million of those people are in […]

Droughts bring disease: here are 4 ways they do it

Droughts bring disease: here are 4 ways they do it

By Fazila Olla 14-03-23 10:45

Countries in the Horn of Africa have been hit by a multiyear drought. Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda are expected to continue getting below-normal rainfall in 2023. Excluding Uganda, 36.4 million people are affected and 21.7 million are in need of food assistance. Climate change projections show changes in temperature and rainfall extremes, especially without […]

SA to celebrate World Comsumer Rights Day

SA to celebrate World Consumer Rights Day

By Fazila Olla 14-03-23 10:35

World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD), marked on Wednesday, comes against the backdrop of several challenges South African consumers are faced with. The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition said these challenges range from poor quality of goods and services offered by suppliers, a deepening energy crisis which consumers circumvent by buying alternative power sources and […]

HSI/Africa and ProVeg South Africa launch ‘My Plant-Based City’ map to finding veg-friendly restaurants in the Mother City.

Cape Town gets Plant-Based City map as vegan and veg-friendly restaurants grow

By Fazila Olla 13-03-23 18:49

Considering that South Africa is one of the highest per capita meat-consuming countries in Africa, one might be surprised to discover that there are 14 fully vegan restaurants in Cape Town alone. Humane Society International/Africa and ProVeg South Africa have partnered to create a My Plant-Based City map of Cape Town to highlight these restaurants, as well […]

Swimming pools v wild swimming – a germs expert on which is worse

Swimming pools v wild swimming – a germs expert on which is worse

By Fazila Olla 13-03-23 11:54

Wild swimming has grown massively in popularity in recent times. Not only is swimming outdoors a pleasant way to enjoy the sunshine, fresh air and green leafy surroundings, it can also help to relieve stress and elevate our endorphins. This creates a sense of well-being as well as burning calories and exercising muscles. But along […]

costa titch

Costa Titch: The rising rap star’s sudden death on stage shocks South Africans and the world

By Fazila Olla 13-03-23 12:32

Rising 28-year-old South African dancer and rapper Costa Titch (born Constantinos Tsobanoglou) died after collapsing on stage on 11 March while performing in Johannesburg. His death has shocked South Africans and made headlines around the world. costa titch collapsed on the stage during his performance and died. 😭🕊 #Ripcostatitch pic.twitter.com/LwKSNx8JCc — billy🛌 (@billymiltons) March 11, […]

Winning everything everywhere all at once: 5 experts on the big moments at the Oscars 2023

Oscars 2023: 5 experts weigh in on the big moments

By Fazila Olla 13-03-23 11:44

The Academy Awards in 2023 were a less scandalous affair than last year – although host Jimmy Kimmel never let us forget “the slap”, with so many jokes it was verging on a dead-horse-beating situation. In fact it was a relatively wholesome ceremony, defined by great sweeps for films All Quiet On The Western Front […]

5 tips for women to negotiate a higher salary

5 tips for women to negotiate a higher salary

By Fazila Olla 13-03-23 10:40

Equal Pay Day falls in 2023 on March 14 — a date determined by how long into the new year American women must work to catch up to American men’s earnings the previous year. In 2022, women earned 82% of what men earned. The wage gap for Black and Hispanic women is even higher — […]

The world’s first Islamic art biennale shines a light on Muslim African artists

The world’s first Islamic art biennale shines a light on Muslim African artists

By Fazila Olla 10-03-23 10:59

The inaugural Islamic Arts Biennale is underway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Biennales are large and prestigious international art exhibitions held every two years.) This important new event for the Muslim world features numerous African artists. The biennale’s artistic director is Sumayya Vally, a South African architecture professor and principal of Counterspace design studio. A rising […]

Depression, anxiety and childhood trauma

Depression, anxiety and childhood trauma: South African study explores links of who is most at risk

By Fazila Olla 10-03-23 10:42

Mental health problems among adults are an ever-increasing public health concern. These include depression, anxiety, and conditions associated with bad childhood experiences such as abuse. Several factors are known to influence the development of mental illness. These include anxiety, early adversity, socio-economic status, and some demographic characteristics such as where a person lives. In a […]


Electricity Minister launches resource plan to accelerate energy crisis

By Fazila Olla 10-03-23 10:35

Minister in the Presidency for Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, says collaboration between government, business and society is imperative if South Africa is to overcome the current electricity crisis gripping the nation. The Minister was speaking during the launch of the Resource Mobilisation Fund (RMF) on Thursday afternoon. The RMF is a collaborative effort between government […]

Can this township become a model for bike transport?

Can this township become a model for bike transport?

By Fazila Olla 15-03-23 12:28

A pedestrian crossing where vehicles almost never stop. Bicycle lanes obstructed by parked cars. An informal market that is starting to use bicycles to deliver their product. These are some of the issues raised during a walkabout or “talking streets” event in Langa about the future of transport in the township. Organised by the Langa […]

How to find joy through play as an adult

How to find joy through play as an adult

By Fazila Olla 09-03-23 12:02

Becoming an adult often seems to mean leaving play behind. The term “adulting” refers to doing things that are joyless, boring and tiresome – the opposite of play. But we can embrace adulthood while still finding joy through play and being playful. You might not realise it, but when you swing in your chair, slip […]

Ukrainians Reflect on the war, as Gift of the Givers Campaigns Launch to Provide Humanitarian Relief

Ukrainians reflect on the war, as Gift of the Givers campaigns launch to provide humanitarian relief

By Fazila Olla 09-03-23 11:50

Ukrainians observed the solemn anniversary of the Russian invasion that disrupted their lives and threatened Europe’s security on February 24, 2022. One year on, the scars of war remain fresh as individuals remember the lives lost, the homes destroyed, and the families torn apart by the conflict. In a statement, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy acknowledged the […]

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