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Minister Kodwa hosts gala dinner to honour Grammy Award winners

Grammy Award winners an inspiration to South African youth

By SAPeople Contributor 07-02-23 09:32

KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, says musicians Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode are a beacon of hope and an inspiration to many young people in townships and rural areas. The Premier made the remarks after musician, producer and DJ, Zakes Bantwini, singer-songwriter Nomcebo Zikode and producer Wouter Kellerman bagged the award for ‘Best Global Music Performance’ during […]

Women’s sports lead Cape Town events in 2023

Women’s sports lead Cape Town events in 2023

By SAPeople Contributor 06-02-23 11:41

Cape Town is bracing for a busy year of events, including a number of major international showpieces like Africa’s first-ever E-Prix event in the Green Point Precinct on 25 February 2023. The return of the popular Tweede Nuwe Jaar street parade started the year off with a bang, with more than 80 000 spectators in […]

Dire shortage of school places for autistic children

Dire shortage of school places for autistic children in Gqeberha

By SAPeople Contributor 06-02-23 10:39

Gqeberha parents of children who have autism are up in arms with the provincial education department and believe more should be done to create more placements at Quest School for Learners with Autism. Gqeberha parents of children who have autism want the provincial education department to do more to create more placements at Quest School […]

Free State condemns viral corporal punishment incident

Free State education dept. condemns viral corporal punishment incident

By SAPeople Contributor 06-02-23 10:18

The Free State Department of Education has instituted an investigation into an alleged incident of corporal punishment administered last week by the principal of Ntsu Secondary School in Bethlehem in the Thabo Mofutsanyane District. In a statement, department spokesperson, Howard Ndaba, said corporal punishment against any learner is condemned in the harshest possible terms. Corporal punishment […]

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Health Minister confirms two cholera cases recorded in South Africa

By SAPeople Contributor 24-02-23 01:03

Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, has called for vigilance as the country has recorded two laboratory-confirmed cases of cholera imported from Malawi. UPDATE 24 FEB ’23: South Africa records its first cholera death, linked to the recent cases. According to the department, the cases were confirmed in two sisters, who had travelled together from Johannesburg […]

SA artists bag Grammy Award

South African artists bag Grammy Award

By SAPeople Contributor 06-02-23 09:59

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has congratulated eminent South African musicians Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode for winning the Best Global Music Performance at the Grammy Awards. The artists won for their collaboration of ‘Bayethe’ on Sunday at the 65th annual Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles, California. The awards were […]

Gauteng bolster fight against crime with 6000 young recruits

Gauteng recruits 6000 wardens in the fight against crime

By SAPeople Contributor 04-02-23 00:52

The Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) has welcomed about 6,000 crime prevention wardens in an effort to augment crime-fighting efforts made by SAPS and Metropolitan Police Departments. The 6000 recruits – who are all young – will undergo at least three months of training before being deployed to 361 wards in the province including townships, informal […]

Man who was dragged naked from his shack to sue City of Cape Town

Man who was dragged naked from his shack to sue City of Cape Town

By SAPeople Contributor 03-02-23 10:01

Bulelani Qolani, who made headlines when he was dragged naked from his home in Khayelitsha by Anti-Land Invasion officers during lockdown in 2020, says he is launching legal action against the City of Cape Town. Bulelani Qolani made headlines for being dragged naked from his shack in Khayelitsha by the City of Cape Town officers who were […]

Experts converge to find solutions for climate change challenges

Experts meet at The 5th National Global Change Conference to find solutions for climate change challenges

By SAPeople Contributor 03-02-23 09:44

Rapid urbanisation, population growth and increasingly scarce resources are high on the agendas of scientists, innovators, decision-makers and governments around the world. The 5th National Global Change Conference, currently underway at the University of the Free State (UFS) in Bloemfontein, has brought these stakeholders together to discuss research related to addressing these and other challenges. […]

South Africans Wow at Grammy Museum Ahead of Awards

South Africans Wow at Grammy Museum Ahead of Awards

By SAPeople Contributor 02-02-23 12:05

The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles came alive on Wednesday with a powerful discussion and outstanding performances  by South African musicians in the lead up to the Grammy Awards on 5 February (which will be hosted by fellow South African, comedian Trevor Noah for the third time!). SA dance music star Zakes Bantwini and award-winning […]

Cape Town’s beaches are dirtier than they seem

Cape Town’s beaches are dirtier than they seem

By SAPeople Contributor 02-02-23 11:43

At least eight Cape Town beaches were closed during the December and January festive season after sewage spills were reported. But water test results show that several other beaches were also too polluted for safe swimming. The City of Cape Town has been quick to close beaches to protect swimmers following sewage spills. But tests show that […]

Budget Speech date for 2024/25 fiscal year confirmed

South Africans invited to have their say on 2023 National Budget

By SAPeople Contributor 02-02-23 09:54

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has invited South Africans to make inputs on what they would like to see reflected in the upcoming National Budget Speech. In a statement on Wednesday, the Ministry of Finance said Godongwana would deliver the National Budget Speech on 22 February 2023. “As usual, the budget allocation always aims to strike […]

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The Ultimate Braai Master returns to e.tv

By SAPeople Contributor 02-02-23 09:42

Reality competition show, The Ultimate Braai Master, (UBM) Season 8 (S8) will premiere on e.tv at 5pm this Sunday, 5th February 2023. Filmed at various scenic locations in the Western Cape, Season 8 promises to be another thrilling adventure with 10 teams of braai master hopefuls and their buddies battling it out for awesome prizes […]

Phoenix still unsettled by 2021 unrest

Phoenix still unsettled by 2021 unrest

By SAPeople Contributor 02-02-23 09:37

Phoenix, north of Durban, was hit by a heatwave in January, and while temperatures outside soared, tempers within the community flared up too. On private messaging apps and social media, residents called for protests against the collapse of basic services in the town. Residents of Phoenix in KwaZulu-Natal say garbage goes uncollected, water is rationed, […]

Environmental activists revise pleas in “SLAPP case” brought by Australian miners

Environmental Activists Revise Pleas in “SLAPP Case” Brought by Australian Miners

By SAPeople Contributor 01-02-23 11:09

Six South African activists and public interest lawyers have filed revised papers in their marathon legal battle against a collective R14.25-million “SLAPP” defamation case brought against them by Australian mining interests. Six South African activists and public interest lawyers have filed revised papers in their marathon legal battle against a collective R14.25-million “SLAPP” defamation suit. […]

City selects top graduates to join digital transformation

Cape Town Selects Top Graduates to Join Digital Transformation

By SAPeople Contributor 01-02-23 10:19

The City of Cape Town is excited to embark on its Digital Internship Programme to help build much-needed skills in South Africa. The graduate programme has attracted applications from more than 790 graduates, which confirm the City is a sought-after employer. ‘The graduate programme has attracted more than 790 applicants from universities across the Western […]

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Petrol Price Increases for South Africans in February

By SAPeople Contributor 01-02-23 10:01

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has announced an increase in the price of petrol and 0.05% sulphur diesel from Wednesday. Updated prices for fuel, gas and paraffin will be as follows: Both 93 and 95 petrol will increase by 28c Diesel 0.05% sulphur increases marginally by 9c Diesel 0.005% sulphur will decrease slightly […]

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South African Businesses Being Crippled by Eskom Blackouts

By SAPeople Contributor 01-02-23 11:29

Scheduled blackouts by Eskom started back in 2007. Yet 16 years later, the situation has grown worse and load shedding is expected to continue until 2027. With no end in sight, many businesses and residents have been turning to battery-powered lamps, gas stoves, inverters and domestic solar power. Loadshedding has cut business hours and production, reducing income. […]

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