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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

Ed Sheeran Announces First Tour Ever to South Africa

By Wendy Mothata 03-07-18 12:45

British singer, and song writer, Ed Sheeran will be touring South Africa for the first time in March 2019 and Mzansi people can’t keep calm. Sheeran – who has sold 40 million albums worldwide – will be performing at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 23 March 2019, and Cape Town Stadium on 27 March […]

South African Musician Sjava Wins International BET Award

By Wendy Mothata 22-12-20 16:18

South African hip hop musician, Sjava has walked away with a BET Viewer’s Choice ‘Best International Act’ award. Sjava’s real name is, Jabulani Hadebe. He was nominated together with Nigerian singer, Ninola and Kwesi Arthur of Ghana. The BET awards took place on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. South African musicians Cassper […]

ANC in Limpopo Finally Announce Top 5 Executive Committee

By Wendy Mothata 24-06-18 15:30

The African National Congress in Limpopo has officially announced the top five executive committee on Sunday. This follows the electoral conference that is underway in the province. Premier Stan Mathabatha, who still remains in his position, was unopposed as provincial chairperson. Florence Radzilani has been elected as his deputy, while Soviet Lekganyane is the provincial […]

Eskom Wage Negotiations Set to Continue Next Week

By Wendy Mothata 22-06-18 09:34

The South African National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA) and other unions have met with Eskom on Thursday, but the wage increase dispute – which has resulted in load-shedding in SA – has not yet been resolved. The Eskom employees have reduced their wage increase demand to 9 percent. Eskom had initially offered the workers a […]

Shashi Naidoo Loses Endorsements Over Gaza Comments

By Wendy Mothata 21-06-18 10:20

South African model and media personality, Shashi Naidoo has lost most of her endorsements, and her Durban July appearance has also been cancelled… following her comments on social media about Gaza. Naidoo told a press conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday that she had “pretty much lost all” of her endorsement deals, . Popular brands like Glampalm […]

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Motsoaledi Expects ‘Hurricane of Protest’ at Health Insurance Unveiling

By Wendy Mothata 20-06-18 11:59

South African Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi says he is expecting a “hurricane of protest” when he unveils the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill on Thursday. Motsoaledi said that he is not expecting a storm on Thursday, but a “hurricane”. “On Thursday this week I’ll be releasing two bills to […]

Kathrada Foundation Replies to Julius Malema’s Comments on Indians

By Wendy Mothata 20-06-18 07:23

The Ahmed Kathrada foundation in South Africa has replied to comments made by Economic Freedom Fighter leader, Julius Malema about Indians. Addressing EFF youth at an event in Klerksdorp over the weekend, Malema said: “The majority of Indians hate Africans, majority of Indians are racist, and we must never be scared to say that. “They are […]

South Africa Joins the World to Celebrate Father’s Day

By Wendy Mothata 17-06-18 19:46

Former American baseball star Wade Boggs once said “anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me” Father’s Day is celebrated annually in South Africa with the aim of honouring fathers and also celebrating fatherhood. Today […]

Two People Killed in Knife Attack at Malmesbury Mosque in Cape Town

By Wendy Mothata 15-06-18 11:28

The South African Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has confirmed on Thursday that two people have been killed during the I’tikaaf (period of devotion spent in the mosque), and another injured in a Malmesbury mosque the Western Cape. A third was injured. And the suspect has been fatally shot. The council issued a statement on Thursday, […]

Fourth Mine Worker Confirmed Dead in Sibanya Mine

By Wendy Mothata 12-06-18 08:42

The South African Sibanye-Stillwater mine has Tuesday morning confirmed the death of a fourth miner. One miner is still missing.  The incident took place at the company’s Kloof Ikamva Mine near Westonaria in Johannesburg. Three miners were confirmed dead yesterday. This is after five mine workers were overcome by gas while they were underground. It’s […]

Trump Set to Meet with North Korean Kim Jong Un

By Wendy Mothata 10-06-18 18:04

The United States president, Donald Trump has arrived in Singapore on Sunday Morning prior to the summit with North Korean leader  Kim Jong Un. Kim landed a few hours before Trump made his arrival in the city. The aim of the summit is to discuss the nuclear deal with North Korea. The two leaders are […]

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South African Police Unit Determined to Deal with Cash Heists

By Wendy Mothata 07-06-18 10:47

A very determined South African Police Minister Bheki Cele addressed the National Press Club on Wednesday in Centurion, Pretoria, regarding the cash-in-transit (CIT) heists that have been taking place at alarming rates in the country. Cele says the police department is ready for a war that was declared by the criminals, specifically those involved in […]

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Bongo Nombiba Denied Bail

By Wendy Mothata 06-06-18 09:36

The South African National Congress councillor in Nelson Mandela Bay, Bongo Nombiba has been officially denied leave to appeal in Port Elizabeth Court. The councillor was  convicted of fraud and money laundering in March. He is serving five years at St Albany Prison. He pocketed R20 000 in donation money that was meant for a […]

South Africans React to the Fuel Price Hike

By Wendy Mothata 06-06-18 10:04

The public across various provinces in South Africa are still digesting the escalating price of petrol. On Tuesday night many fuel stations were packed with motorists filling up their tanks before the increase… and others took to social media to joke that gifts of petrol will now be welcomed for birthdays and engagements, and that […]

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SASSA Urges Social Grant Beneficiaries to be Careful of Fake SMSes

By Wendy Mothata 05-06-18 12:05

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has urged the public to be cautious of a fake SMS doing the rounds. “SASSA notes with concern the increasing number of fake SMSes that are being circulated to beneficiaries.” The organisation said that the agency has received reports recently that beneficiaries received an SMS instructing them to […]

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SA Football Appoints its First Female Vice President

By Wendy Mothata 04-06-18 21:16

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has officially appointed Ria Ledwaba – along with Xolile Nkompela and Gay Mokoena – as the SAFA vice-presidents. The appointments were made at the National Executive Committee (NEC) in Polokwane on Sunday. The three have served on SAFA in the past and they will work under reappointed Danny Jordaan. […]

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Bafana Bafana Is Out Of The Cosafa Cup

By Wendy Mothata 04-06-18 11:05

The South African national football team, Bafana Bafana, has been officially eliminated from the Council of Southern Africa Football Association ( COSAFA) Cup. This follows after the team failed to win against the minnows Madagascar in the quarter finals. The game took place on Sunday afternoon at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. Bafana Bafana lost 4-3 […]

ANC Mourns the Death of North West Councillor

By Wendy Mothata 03-06-18 16:05

The African National Congress (ANC) party announced on Friday the death of Councillor Gloria Pencil. The party said Pencil collapsed and died at her home. Pencil was deployed as a ward 7 councillor of ANC in the Lekwa-Teemane local municipality in the North West. “The ANC in Bokone Bophirima mourns the death of another councillor, […]

SA’s Petrol Price Set to Increase to Record Highs

By Wendy Mothata 03-06-18 18:09

The South African petrol price is set to increase this week on Wednesday, 6 June 2018, by 82c a litre and diesel will cost between 85 and 87c. Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe, announced the 5.5 % increase (and 6.4 % increase in diesel) on Friday. He said that the petrol hike is the result […]

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