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Hennely Nel

Hennely Nel is a language and literature enthusiast who is always searching for the next best curry in Cape Town. She obtained her Master's degree in Translation at the University of Stellenbosch and holds a passion for researching and writing about marginalised topics and people. Hennely has worked as an English and Afrikaans editor, content writer and translator for various online platforms. She spends her free time adding more books to her collection, hunting for gems in thrift stores, or hanging out at music festivals on picturesque farms.
Rwanda genocide suspect

Rwandan genocide suspect, Felicien Kabuga is unfit for trial

By Hennely Nel 07-06-23 13:07

UN war crimes judges ruled that ageing Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga is unfit to stand trial but should still go through a stripped-down legal process, in a decision announced Wednesday. Kabuga, who is 88 according to officials but claims to be 90, is a former tycoon accused of setting up a hate broadcaster that fuelled the […]

February petrol increase

Petrol stations: Why they can’t operate 24/7 anymore

By Hennely Nel 07-06-23 12:54

The ongoing energy crisis in South Africa is affecting every corner of the economy, raising the cost of operating and ultimately petrol prices for consumers. ALSO READ: Fuel price update: June petrol and diesel prices PROFIT GOES DOWN WITH LOAD SHEDDING Load shedding has led to certain petrol stations not being able to afford to […]

whale swallows kayak

WATCH – A whale swallows two people on a kayak

By Hennely Nel 07-06-23 12:42

Today’s video: A whale swallowed two people on a kayak. These daily videos are unfathomable and often unexplainable – but 100% genuine – and may well leave you speechless. ALSO READ: Here’s why some petrol stations can’t stay open 24/7 anymore VIDEO: A WHALE SWALLOWS A KAYAK WITH TWO PEOPLE ON IT Yoooo a whale […]

fuel price february

Fuel price update: June petrol and diesel prices

By Hennely Nel 07-06-23 12:09

As reported by The South African website, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has confirmed the official fuel price adjustments for June 2023. ALSO READ | Rugby World Cup 1995: Where are they now – Japie Mulder The changes came into effect from midnight on Tuesday, 6 June. The petrol price will decrease by 71 cents per litre, while diesel will drop […]

Rulani Mokwena

Sundowns news: Rulani Mokwena needs an assistant

By Hennely Nel 07-06-23 11:05

Mamelodi Sundowns swept to the DStv Premiership crown in the season just finished under the tutelage of manager Rulani Mokwena. Now, the young boss is looking for an assistant. Take note, Kaizer Chiefs boss Arthur Zwane. SUNDOWNS BOSS RULANI MOKWENA NEEDS HELP On his official Twitter account, Mr Mokwena has posted this ‘job application’ looking […]

Sorisha Naidoo age

How old is ‘Real Housewives of Durban’ star Sorisha Naidoo really?

By Hennely Nel 07-06-23 10:51

Sorisha Naidoo and her billionaire husband Vivian Reddy are one of South Africa’s biggest couples. The pair’s lavish lifestyle remains the envy of most locals who enjoy watching Sorisha frolic in designer clothes and take helicopter rides to exotic locations with her co-star’s on the Real Housewives of Durban. While her Chanel bags and over-the-top […]

Khabo Zitha sister set alight

Ex-Banyana star, Khabo Zitha’s sister set alight by her partner

By Hennely Nel 07-06-23 10:03

The sister of former Banyana Banyana captain Khabo Zitha has been burnt beyond recognition by her boyfriend. The incident reportedly occurred during a load shedding bout over the weekend. The woman – Lindiwe, who was doused with petrol and then set alight – is currently on life support at a Gauteng hospital, reports TshisaLive. SOCCER STAR’S […]

Elon Musk Tesla

The 10 richest people in the world today – 7 June

By Hennely Nel 07-06-23 09:24

Money makes money and these 10 people have made a lot of it over the years. Here is a list of the 10 richest people in the world today. ALSO READ: Rand Report: Rand finds stability as US debt deal concludes The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people. South African-born Elon Musk is […]

National Geographic June

What to watch on National Geographic this winter

By Hennely Nel 07-06-23 09:12

From Hitler: The Lost Tapes Of The Third Reich to Lawless Island, here’s what to expect on National Geographic and National Geographic Wild this June. ALSO READ: ‘Manifest’ to ‘Extraction 2’: What to expect on Netflix in June WHAT TO EXPECT ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC THIS JUNE Lawless Island season six. Mondays at 19:00 from 26 June. On a remote Alaskan Island, 65 […]

Sizok’thola security Xolani Khumalo

Xolani Khumalo opens up about his job as ‘Sizok’thola’ host

By Hennely Nel 06-06-23 20:01

“If we don’t stop it, who will?” These are the words of Sizok’thola host Xolani Khumalo who is aware of the dangers he faces in “disturbing illegal businesses which are thriving.” The TV host has been hailed a hero by South Africans for his role in cleaning up the country of drugs at any cost through the […]

Joburg municipal bills

Why South Africans are relocating to these three provinces

By Hennely Nel 06-06-23 19:46

As cost of living keeps getting worse in South Africa, citizens are looking to relocate to the three provinces with main economic hubs in the country. ALSO READ: South Africa warned of food security issues that may lead to riots RELOCATING TO BETTER LIVES AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES Recent reports show that ongoing urbanisation which is fueled […]

Thembinkosi Lorch Orlando Pirates to Mamelodi Sundowns

Thembinkosi Lorch found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend

By Hennely Nel 06-06-23 19:32

Orlando Pirates soccer star Thembinkosi Lorch has been found guilty of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, by the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Gauteng. The case relates to a complaint laid with the Midrand Police by his girlfriend in September 2020, that resulted in his arrest and subsequent release on bail of R2000. THEMBINKOSI […]

Cape Town record-breaking tourists

Cape Town International Airport reports full tourism recovery after COVID-19

By Hennely Nel 06-06-23 19:19

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REPORTS PROMISING NUMBERS This past April 2023, Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) proudly recorded full recovery numbers compared with pre-pandemic levels in April 2019. As per the monthly tourism report compiled by the Western Cape Government’s official trade, investment, and tourism promotion agency, Wesgro, the airport saw exactly 67 747 tourist arrivals, 87% of […]

SA weather update

Another cold front is hitting the Western Cape on Wednesday

By Hennely Nel 06-06-23 19:03

As a series of cold fronts approach, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a Yellow Level 2 warning for wind and waves in the Western Cape on Tuesday, 6 June. The weather warning key indicates there is a high likelihood of minor weather impacts. READ: Mzwanele Manyi to join Parliament as EFF MP WESTERN CAPE WEATHER WARNING […]

Woodstock fire

Albert Road closed, and one person injured in Woodstock fire

By Hennely Nel 06-06-23 18:35

A fire broke out along the busy Albert Road in Woodstock, Cape Town, on Tuesday, 6 June. The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service said approximately two dozen firefighters were on the scene. READ: Five things to know about Thabo Bester investigator death FIRE IN ALBERT ROAD, WOODSTOCK Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said […]

ice for healthy skin

VIDEO – Lifehack: Rub an ice cube on your face for glowing skin

By Hennely Nel 06-06-23 18:23

The internet has really made things a lot easier with lifehacks. Be it trying out viral food recipes on TikTok or assembling IKEA furniture, knowledge is nowadays, quite literally, one click away. ALSO WATCH: BREAKING: Thembinkosi Lorch found GUILTY of assaulting girlfriend What is a lifehack? The dictionary definition states: ‘A simple and clever tip or technique […]

refugee camps

Refugee camps face more challenges due to extreme weather

By Hennely Nel 06-06-23 18:07

Around the world, climate change, violence and poverty are forcing people from their homes. The UN’s refugee agency estimated that by mid-2022, there were 103 million people displaced from their homes, compared to 90 million at the end of 2021. People who are displaced are increasingly moving to urban areas, but many still end up […]

Mzwanele Manyi

Mzwanele Manyi is joining Parliament as EFF MP

By Hennely Nel 06-06-23 17:53

A month after announcing that he had joined the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) as a rank-and-file party member, Mzwanele Manyi, is on the verge of being sworn in as a member of parliament. READ: Zuma spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi joins EFF as ‘rank-and-file’ member EFF SENDS MANYI TO PARLIAMENT On 5 May, Manyi announced that he had […]

Hazyview, Mpumalanga

Tips and tricks: How to plan your dream holiday

By Hennely Nel 06-06-23 16:19

Are you tired of mundane vacations that leave you feeling unfulfilled? It’s time to plan your dream holiday that will create memories to last a lifetime! With our tips and tricks, you can design the perfect getaway tailored just for you (and your loved ones!). Pack your bags and get ready for some fun — […]

food security issues

Food security issues in South Africa may lead to riots

By Hennely Nel 06-06-23 16:07

The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa has warned of food shortages which may lead to a repeat of the July 2021 riots which ravaged parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. ALSO READ: Food prices: Good news for South Africa as prices expected drop LOAD SHEDDING AFFECTING FOOD SECURITY According to the Daily Investor, Zinhle Tyikwe, CEO of the […]

surfer video

WATCH – Take a look at this skillful surfer

By Hennely Nel 06-06-23 15:48

Today’s video: A great surfer who can walk on her surfboard. These daily videos are unfathomable and often unexplainable – but 100% genuine – and may well leave you speechless. ALSO WATCH: Musa Motha lights up stage in Britain’s Got Talent finale – WATCH WATCH: THIS SURFER HAS MASTERED SURFING She is so cool.pic.twitter.com/ubo2Ur0FmO — […]

conservation havens

Conservation havens can have a negative impact on endangered mammals

By Hennely Nel 06-06-23 15:30

Breeding threatened mammals in fenced, predator-free areas is a common conservation strategy in Australia. The method is designed to protect vulnerable species and breed animals for release into the wild. But our research – involving a cute, digging mammal known as a woylie – suggests the strategy may put animals at a distinct disadvantage once […]

World Rugby U20 Championship New Zealand

Club rugby player gets stabbed by angry spectator

By Hennely Nel 06-06-23 11:54

The club rugby incident occurred in a League A match between Never Despair and Porterville at the Alfa Street stadium in Malmesbury, and has seen the Boland Rugby Union releasing a statement to condemn the attack. A statement said the incident occurred during the half-time break when a Never Despair player was stabbed on the […]

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