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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
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South Africa’s Percy Tau Signs Contracts with Brighton in the UK

By Wendy Mothata 20-07-18 17:57

South African football team Mamelodi Sundowns is bidding farewell to one of its players, Percy Tau, who will be joining the English Premiere team, Brighton. The official announcement of Tau’s four-year contract with the English team was announced on Friday. Tau will be playing on loan for the coming season. Tau said: “I would like […]

Thandi Modise to be Prosecuted by AfriForum over Shocking Animal Cruelty

By Wendy Mothata 19-07-18 15:08

South African civil rights organisation AfriForum’s private prosecution unit announced on Thursday that it will prosecute the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Chairperson, Thandi Modise, in connection with animal cruelty on her farm. According to Advocate Gerrie Nel, he plans to have a case in court within the next three months. The Sunday Times reported […]

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The Law Knows No Affiliation or Race Says Bheki Cele, as ANC Suspect Named

By Wendy Mothata 19-07-18 09:42

South African Police Minister Bheki Cele has officially revealed the name of the former African National Congress (ANC) employee who has been arrested in connection with a Cash-in-Transit (CIT) heist in Soweto. According to Cele, Errol Velile Present is linked to the heist and other crimes.  Present – together with three others – was arrested […]

South Africans Celebrate Special Mandela Centenary Day: 18 July 2018

By Wendy Mothata 18-07-18 15:27

South Africans have been going out in large numbers today to participate in the world famous ’67 minutes’ (of good deeds), as inspired by the late former democratic President Nelson Mandela. Many people are carrying out the Mandela legacy by helping those in need – visiting hospitals, care centres and schools to hand out gifts […]

Obama Speech in SA Leaves South Africans Talking

By Wendy Mothata 17-07-18 19:07

Former United States President, Barack Obama was the keynote speaker at the 16th annual lecture of Nelson Mandela at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Obama was among prominent leaders at the event, including South African president Cyril Ramaphosa, Mandela’s widow Graca Machel, businessman Patrice Motsepe and others. Obama shared some of his […]


South African Petrol Prices Set to Increase Again in August

By Wendy Mothata 16-07-18 23:05

The South African Automobile Association (AA) announced on Monday that the fuel price is likely to increase in August. The AA has urged the public to be ready to pay more for fuel and illuminating paraffin. “International oil prices see-sawed during the first half of July, but remained within a fairly narrow band, and did […]

KZN ANC Officially Sets Date for Provincial Elective Conference

By Wendy Mothata 14-07-18 09:54

The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal has apparently sorted out the squabbles within its party and have officially set the date for their elective conference. The provincial task team released a statement saying the elective conference will be held next week from 19 to 21 July. “The provincial task team has taken a decision […]

Democratic Alliance Officially Lays Charges Against VBS Bank Executives

By Wendy Mothata 14-07-18 09:49

South African opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has officially laid charges of fraud and corruption against the executives of VBS Mutual Bank and its majority shareholder, Vele Investments. The DA opened the charges at the Sandton police station in Johannesburg on Friday. The bank executives have been accused of misusing funds for personal gain, […]

Culpable Homicide Case Opened Against Duduzane Zuma

By Wendy Mothata 12-07-18 16:46

The son of former South African President Jacob Zuma – Duduzane Zuma – appeared in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg on Thursday morning, where a culpable homicide hearing was opened and adjourned. The 34-year-old made a brief appearance at a pre-trial hearing this morning, before it was agreed to postpone the case to 23 […]

South African Stars to Join Comedy on Netflix

By Wendy Mothata 17-12-20 22:35

Two South African comedians have been selected for an international stand-up comedy event series which will feature 47 comedians from around the globe. Netflix and Just For Laughs announced on Wednesday that an unprecedented new stand-up series will premiere in 2019… with comedians Tumi Morake and Riaad Moosa proudly flying the South African flag high in […]

Minister Gwede Mantashe Extends Mining Charter Draft Deadline to August

By Wendy Mothata 09-07-18 11:20

South African Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe has officially postponed the finalisation of the new mining charter which will detail requirements for several targets, including black ownership levels. Mantashe has extended the deadline by a month at the request of stakeholders, now allowing for the period of public comments up to the end of August. […]

IN PICTURES: 2018 Durban July

By Wendy Mothata 08-07-18 09:10

South African celebrities came out in large numbers to attend the prestigious annual Durban July. This is South Africa’s supreme Horse Racing event, held every first weekend of July. If you are wondering which horse won the race, well we got you covered: DO IT AGAIN won the 2018 Vodacom Durban July, ridden by Anton […]

Ramaphosa to Help South Africans Deal with Fuel and VAT Increase

By Wendy Mothata 07-07-18 10:29

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is due to announce economic measures to help South Africans cope with rising fuel prices and the recent VAT increase. Parliament released a statement on Friday welcoming the South African President’s decision to establish a panel to look into the fuel price increase and to announce helpful measures to help […]

South Africa’s Ramaphosa to Meet Zulu King, Tribal Leaders on Land Issue

By Wendy Mothata 06-07-18 14:58

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed on Friday morning that he will be meeting with Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) King Goodwill Zwelithini over the weekend. Speaking at a BRICS breakfast meeting on Friday morning, Ramaphosa also affirmed that SA’s land redistribution drive will not affect communal lands controlled by tribal chiefs, and that the government has […]

New Nelson Mandela Bank Notes to Hit South Africa Next Week

By Wendy Mothata 05-07-18 09:17

The South African Reserve Bank has announced a new series of banknotes and R5 coin designed to celebrate milestones of the former first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela’s life. The new notes and coin will srart circulation next week Friday, 13 July. “Every commemorative banknote and the R5 circulation coin tell a story […]

South Africa’s Cold Front Leads to Deadly Fires

By Wendy Mothata 03-07-18 15:35

Forty shacks caught fire in two different areas of Johannesburg leaving many homeless, while a woman and baby have tragically died in township fires in the Western Cape… all believed to be a consequence of residents battling the intense cold front, which gripped parts of South Africa this week. Shacks alight. Mandela Park, Hout Bay. […]

Judge Robert Nugent Dismisses Tom Moyane’s Submissions

By Wendy Mothata 02-07-18 18:16

Retired South African Judge Robert Nugent has dismissed all the submissions made by Advocate Dali Mpofu, requesting the SARS inquiry be suspended, pending the completion of former SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane’s disciplinary hearing. Nugent said “all the rulings and relief sought by Mr Moyane are refused”. This means Moyane has failed to make the SARS […]

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South African Ambassador Billy Modise Laid to Rest

By Wendy Mothata 28-06-18 18:27

South African struggle veteran and Ambassador, Billy Modise was finally laid to rest on Thursday at the West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg. Dignitaries including former presidents Kgalema Motlanthe and Thabo Mbheki, as well as current South African President Cyril Ramphosa attended the Special Official Funeral. Motlanthe, Mbeki and Ramaphosa also each delivered a speech. President […]

Yet Another Miner Dies at Sibanye Stillwater Mine, South Africa

By Wendy Mothata 26-06-18 16:35

Sibanye-Stillwater mine has confirmed on Tuesday yet another death of a miner, at its Khomanani mine,  Driefontein operation in the west of Johannesburg, South Africa. The company says that according to preliminary investigations one of the miners entered a scraper path and was caught by the scraper. “This is another sad incident and all efforts […]

Julius Malema’s Court Case Postponed

By Wendy Mothata 26-06-18 10:01

Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) leader Julius Malema encouraged supporters to continue fighting for the land and against the oppression of black people, as his court case for allegedly inciting land grabs was postponed. Malema was addressing a crowd outside the Newcastle Magistrates Court on Monday where he appeared for allegedly inciting illegal land occupation. The […]

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