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Wendy Mothata

WENDY MOTHATA attended and completed her BA in Media Studies at the University of Limpopo, where she was awarded Most Promising Student in Media Studies. She is a recent graduate from the Honors Program in Journalism and Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg. She is also a Fellow in the Duke University Menell Media Exchange, Student Newsroom and resides in Johannesburg. E: wendy@sapeople.com

Humbled Panyaza Lesufi Reinstated as Minister of Education in Gauteng

By Wendy Mothata 31-05-19 18:00

After an outcry, Gauteng Premier David Makhura announced on Friday that Panyaza Lesufi will be reinstated as the MEC of Education in Gauteng. Lesufi was sworn in as MEC for finance and e-government, but many South Africans responded with disapproval yesterday. They saw it as an unnecessary move and called for his reinstatement as MEC […]


SABC Staff Guaranteed to Get Paid this Month; Broadcaster Close to Bankruptcy

By Wendy Mothata 12-03-19 15:49

South African Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has on Tuesday announced that the National Treasury has decided to offer the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) urgent interim financial relief. The announcement was made in Parliament’s communications committee. “We just needed assurance that by the end of the month, there’ll be a relief. In terms of how […]

AKA Donates R100 000 to Wits SRC Humanitarian Fund

By Wendy Mothata 11-02-19 11:53

The South African Hip Hop Rapper Kiernan Forbes, affectionately known as AKA has announced on his Twitter page that he has donated R100 000 to Student Representative Council (SRC), Humanitarian Fund. The rapper has shown support of the students who have been protesting at various institutions of higher learning education due to the different grievances […]

Jacob Zuma Officially Joins Twitter

By Wendy Mothata 14-12-18 12:27

The former South African president, Jacob Zuma has officially opened a twitter account – @PresJGZuma The former president posted his first tweet early on Friday – a video introducing himself to his followers (which ended with “It’s me… former president Jacob Zuma” in case it wasn’t clear). Zuma says he wants to move with the […]

Court Decides Jacob Zuma Must Pay Back The Money for his Legal Fees

By Wendy Mothata 13-12-18 11:21

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled that South African former president Jacob Zuma must personally pay the costs for his legal fees, and that the State is not liable for legal costs incurred by the former president in his personal capacity when facing criminal prosecutions against him. The Democratic Alliance (DA) had […]

Tom Moyane to Know His Fate Today

By Wendy Mothata 11-12-18 09:08

The axed South African Reserve Service Commissioner, Tom Moyane will on Tuesday know his fate as he bids to get his job back at the High Court in Pretoria. Judge Hans Fabricious is expected to hand down Moyane’s judgement. Moyane approached the High Court to have his dismissal overturned and prevent the SARS commission from […]

Controversial Pastor Omotoso’s Rape Case in South Africa Postponed

By Wendy Mothata 10-12-18 17:08

The case against controversial Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso has been postponed to February 2019… because the defence team submitted copies instead of original documents to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in their petition. Many say this is yet another delay tactic in the case which has seen thousands of South Africans rally to support […]

SA Motswako King HHP, Passes Away at 38

By Wendy Mothata 24-10-18 18:40

Hip-Hop legend, Jabulani “HHP” Tsambo has sadly passed away on Wednesday afternoon. Details surrounding the veteran’s death are still sketchy at this stage, although he was known to have been suffering from depression for some time. ‘Jabba’ had spoken honestly in interviews about his battle, and had told The Sowetan in 2016 that he had attempted suicide […]

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FeesMustFall Leader’s Trial Postponed to April Next Year

By Wendy Mothata 20-10-18 15:51

The case of the South African student activist and #FeesMustFall campaign leader, Mcebo Dlamini has been officially postponed to next year April. The student leader, who was confident that his trial would finally start, appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s court on Friday morning. Dlamini is facing numerous charges including assault, public violence and malicious damage […]

VBS Mutual Bank Retrenches Employees

By Wendy Mothata 19-10-18 11:48

Some employees of VBS Mutual Bank have finally agreed to sign retrenchment letters following days of refusing to sign them. The employees had a meeting with representatives of the office of the curator and the bank’s Human Resource Department in Limpopo, Thohoyandou on Thursday. According to SABC 100 workers are being retrenched while 25 will […]

SA Economy Slips into Recession: South Africans’ Reactions

By Wendy Mothata 05-09-18 00:08

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Tuesday revealed the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures fell by 0,7% in the second quarter of the year 2018… and, judging from the comments on Twitter, South Africans realised they can no longer blame former President Jacob Zuma. These latest figures have pushed the country into a recession – […]

Imprisoned ‘Racist’ Vicki Momberg Granted R2,000 Bail

By Wendy Mothata 02-08-18 13:25

Convicted racist Vicki Momberg has officially been granted bail of R2,000 on Thursday in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court, pending the outcome of an appeal of her sentence and conviction. The court had found the former estate agent guilty of Crimen Injuria following her racial comments targeted at a police officer in 2016 who had gone […]

Zimbabweans Set to Make Their Mark and History Today

By Wendy Mothata 30-07-18 09:16

The voting polls in Zimbabwe are now officially opened for voters. This is a historic moment for the Zimbabwean people, who will cast their vote without former President, Robert Mugabe’s name on the ballot paper for the first time in decades. The people have been queuing since early morning in the hope of casting their […]

Mugabe: “I Can’t Vote For Those Who Tormented Me”

By Wendy Mothata 29-07-18 16:40

Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Mugabe, has broken his silence on Sunday afternoon ahead of the country’s elections on Monday. Mugabe was addressing the media in an off the cuff speech which lasted over an hour, outside his mansion in the capital city, Harare. The former president, who was removed from his position, says he will […]

WATCH Huge Flames Tear Through Boksburg Retail Park Shopping Centre

By Wendy Mothata 26-07-18 17:03

The emergency medical service, ER24 said no injuries have been reported following a massive building fire at a retail park on North Rand Road in Boksburg, South Africa. Footage of a flaming fire at the Retail Park, east of Johannesburg, could be seen in a stream of videos on Twitter. Ekurhuleni metro’s disaster and emergency […]

Motion of No Confidence in Mayor Patricia de Lille is Withdrawn

By Wendy Mothata 26-07-18 10:52

The motion of no confidence in Cape Town mayor, Patricia De Lille, has been withdrawn. The scheduled motion was due to be brought by the Democratic Alliance (DA) Caucus during today’s council meeting. The Caucus is set to meet on Thursday to discuss the request from the Federal Executive to retract the motion to allow […]

Another ANC Member Shot Dead – Knysna Chief Whip

By Wendy Mothata 24-07-18 16:53

African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip in Knysna, Victor Molosi has been shot dead on Monday. Molosi (50) was murdered near his home in Concordia at around 22h00, after reportedly returning from a school governing body meeting. Molosi was the councillor of Ward 8, in the Knysna Municipality and was the ANC’s mayoral candidate. Knysna […]

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The NPA Says it Won’t Prosecute Mduduzi Manana

By Wendy Mothata 23-07-18 17:56

The South African National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) haa announced that it won’t prosecute former deputy minister of education Mduduzi Manana for allegedly assaulting his domestic worker. “Basically there are no prospects for success‚” said NPA spokesman Phindi Mjonondwane on Monday. Mjonondwane said,”The version of an independent eye witness who was allegedly present at the scene […]

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Mabuza to Lead SA in Amsterdam Ahead of 22nd HIV/AIDS Conference

By Wendy Mothata 22-07-18 19:15

South African Deputy President, David Makhura will lead South Africa to the international AIDS conference in Amsterdam. This is the 22nd Aids conference and the deputy president is the chairperson of South African National Aids council which coordinates SA’s response in HIV/AIDS epidemic. The event is set to start on Monday. The conference theme is: […]

KZN ANC Member Shot Dead After Elective Conference

By Wendy Mothata 21-07-18 18:43

The African National Congress Youth League( ANCYL) Costal College’s chairperson, Bongani Usher Mkhize has been fatally wounded. Mkhize was shot dead in uMlazi. It is understood that Mkhize was at the Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) provincial elective conference and was shot as he was returnig from the conference. KZN ANCYL secretary, Thanduxolo Sabelo confirmed his death. […]

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