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PHOTOS: Amazon’s Africa HQ in Cape Town R4 Billion Development

By SAPeople Staff Writer 21-04-21 19:30

A 15-hectare piece of land on Cape Town’s Liesbeek River has been identified as the location where Amazon will have its headquarters in Africa, and will include numerous names and landmarks dedicated to the Khoisan people. The announcement earlier this week that Amazon would be centering its Africa operations in Cape Town was followed up […]

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South African Director’s Hollywood Movie Premieres on Netflix

By SAPeople Staff Writer 15-04-21 19:43

The fast-paced, funny, thrilling “Love and Monsters,” directed by South African Michael Matthews, had its premiere outside America on Netflix yesterday. The Hollywood movie, which has been getting incredible reviews and feedback from viewers, was released in America in October last year. Watch the trailer to “Love and Monsters”: Matthews is the director of the […]

3 South African TV Shows Head to International Market Event

By SAPeople Staff Writer 09-04-21 22:03

The Showmax series “DAM” as well as two M-Net crime series, “Lioness” and “Legacy,” will be presented at next week’s international TV marketplace in Cannes, MIPTV. All three are being represented by UK-based company Fugitive, which struck a deal with MultiChoice to  distribute their original scripted series internationally. The MIPTV media market, which is being […]

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Controversial Nelson Mandela Bay Ex-Mayor Bobani Dies

By SAPeople Staff Writer 11-11-20 20:54

Mongameli Bobani, the controversial former mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, has died after being admitted to hospital with COVID three weeks ago. Bantu Holomisa, the leader of the United Democratic Movement, released a statement this evening confirming Bobani’s passing. Bobani was ousted in a no-confidence debate last December, and the city has sat without a […]

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South Africa’s Popular Auditor General Kimi Makwetu Dies

By SAPeople Staff Writer 11-11-20 21:22

Kimi Makwetu, the well known and much admired auditor general who was serving out his term at the end of November, has died after a battle with cancer. Makwetu, 54, was an incredible voice of stability and reason during turbulent times in South Africa, giving the country consistent and starkly reliable news about all the […]

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Financially Strapped SABC to Cut 400 Jobs

By SAPeople Staff Writer 27-11-20 20:19

The SA Broadcasting Corporation, which has long been suffering from financial mismanagement – helped substantially by the high-flying days of former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng – and trying to figure out new ways to add revenue in a tough broadcasting world, today announced that it would be cutting 400 jobs. “While this decision was not an […]

Ramaphosa to Address South Africa Tonight on Lockdown

By SAPeople Staff Writer 11-11-20 17:48

President Cyril Ramaphosa is to address the nation tonight at 8pm about the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch here: Even though South Africa is now at Level 1, with minimal restrictions and compulsory social distancing and mask wearing, there has been talk of it being moved back to Level 2 to avoid a […]

Suspended Judge Makhubele (Ex Chair of PRASA) is Still Hearing Cases

By SAPeople Staff Writer 10-11-20 17:40

Judge Tintswalo Annah Nana Makhubele was suspended by President Cyril Ramaphosa following the recommendation of the Judicial Services Commission on 14 October, until a Judicial Conduct Tribunal completes impeachment proceedings against her (for having served as chairman of PRASA while a judge). Her suspension was to take effect after she finalised “part-heard and reserved judgments,” […]

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Super Wednesday #ByElection2020 in 95 Wards Across South Africa

By SAPeople Staff Writer 10-11-20 21:55

By-elections will be held in 95 wards across 55 municipalities throughout South Africa tomorrow, 11 November, 7am-9pm. Some 600,000 registered voters can vote, and 20 of the municipalities are in the Northern Cape. A total of 444 candidates from 40 parties will contest the by-elections, 305 (69 percent) male and 139 female. (See here for […]

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Arrest Warrant Issued for ANC’s Ace Magashule – Reports

By SAPeople Staff Writer 27-11-20 20:20

An arrest warrant has been issued for the ANC secretary general Ace Magashule in connection with the allegedly corrupt R255 million asbestos deal that took place in Free State while he was premier, according to a report today in Daily Maverick. The arrest warrant was confirmed to various news outlets, including News24 and Newzroom Africa, […]

SABC and Telkom Launch New Video Streaming Channel

By SAPeople Staff Writer 23-12-20 22:48

Telkom and the SA Broadcast Corporation today launched a new video streaming channel called TelkomONE that will attempt to capture some of Netflix and Showmax’s market, although it will be showing mostly South African and SABC products – some of it for free. A five-year deal was signed between the two, and creates a platform […]

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Outgoing SA Auditor General Joins United Nations IAAC

By SAPeople Staff Writer 11-11-20 20:34

Kimi Makwetu, the highly respected auditor general of South Africa who ends his term on 30 November, was today appointed to the United Nations’ Independent Audit Advisory Committee, the IAAC, during its 5th Committee elections. Members of the IAAC are appointed in their personal capacity on the basis of broad geographical representation, and are independent […]

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No More Free Lunches, Says New DA Mayor of Tshwane

By SAPeople Staff Writer 06-11-20 18:46

The newly elected Democratic Alliance mayor of Tshwane has made a tough inaugural speech, saying that seven months of chaos in the city have depleted services to the public, which would be the priority in future, and that catering for staff would be terminated while conferences and overseas travel would be cut drastically. Randall Williams, […]

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Tender Fraud and Incompetence Lurk Behind Joburg Power Outages

By SAPeople Staff Writer 06-11-20 12:21

In some parts of Johannesburg residents have been without power for more than 72 hours, mostly because the city’s electricity unit, City Power, has been “dithering” over tenders and contracts for more than 18 months, some of them tainted by alleged fraud, according to Nicole van Dyk of the Democratic Alliance. In May 2019 the […]

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Suspect Arrested for Murder of Well-Known Upington Businesswoman

By SAPeople Staff Writer 06-11-20 11:37

KIMBERLEY – The Provincial Organised Crime Unit together with members of Upington Detectives traced and yesterday arrested a man in Louisvaleweg informal settlement near Upington for the murder earlier this year of businesswoman Judith (Judy) Redelinghuys (71). On 30 June 2020, Redelinghuys was found murdered and thrown into her swimming pool with her hands tied […]

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Majority of Table Mountain Blazes Caused by Vagrant Fires

By SAPeople Staff Writer 18-04-21 16:33

Almost sixty percent of the fires on Table Mountain National Park in the past year – including the fire this past weekend above Deer Park – have been caused by vagrants, according to information provided by TMNP. UPDATE 18 April 2021: Huge fire on Table Mountain, heading to UCT (University of Cape Town). In response […]

Dudu Myeni IDs Whistleblower Mr. X Despite Being Told Not To

By SAPeople Staff Writer 17-12-20 00:45

The infamous former chairman of South African Airways, Dudu Myeni, continued her second day before the Zondo Inquiry into state capture, and after spending most of yesterday refusing to answer questions in case she incriminate herself, she today caused an uproar by identifying a whistleblower after she had been instructed not to. Evidence leader Kate […]

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