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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

UPDATE Supra Mahumapelo Has Not Yet ‘Voluntarily’ Resigned

By Wendy Mothata 09-05-18 10:49

Despite the ANC welcoming the ‘voluntary’ resignation of South African North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo, it appears he has NOT yet resigned. He was expected to make his resignation official today. In an interview with eNCA on Wednesday morning, Mahumapelo said he is waiting for his PEC, who are meeting, to tell him their decision […]

EFF Leader Julius Malema Set to be Member of Pan African Parliament

By Wendy Mothata 07-05-18 12:36

The Chief in Commander, Julius Malema, of the South African Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will be sworn in as a member of the Pan African Parliament (PAP), together with four other SA Members of Parliament (MPs). The swearing in of the five will take place during the Opening Ceremony of the 6th Ordinary Session of […]

Sundowns vs Arrows

SA’s Sundowns Will Take On Spanish Champions Barcelona

By Wendy Mothata 06-05-18 15:12

South African Football champions, Mamelodi Sundowns will take on the Spanish champions, FC Barcelona at First National Bank (FNB) Stadium on May 16. Sundowns announced on their twitter account on Friday night that they will be hosting Barcelona. This is not the first time Sundowns will be playing against Barcelona – the two teams went […]

DA Senior Members Concerned by Maimane’s ‘White Privilege’ Comments

By Wendy Mothata 06-05-18 15:04

Despite being at loggerheads with three of his senior colleagues, South African Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane says he is standing by his comments about white privilege. Addressing DA supporters in Shoshanguve, Pretoria for a Freedom Day rally, Maimane said white privilege and black poverty must be addressed to bring out the true meaning […]

South African President Ramaphosa Mourns Deaths of Driefontein Miners

By Wendy Mothata 05-05-18 17:48

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has issued a statement on Saturday, expressing his sadness at the deaths of seven workers at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Driefontein mine. The president said that the government’s thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives. Ramaphosa also wished the six injured miners a quick recovery. […]

Makhosi “No Longer a Politician” Khoza Appointed Head of OUTA

By Wendy Mothata 04-05-18 17:02

Just a few days after retiring from politics, former African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament, Makhosi Khoza has been appointed as the head of the South African Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA). The organisation announced on Friday that Khoza will be an executive director and head of its local government programme. Khoza says she is […]

Transnet scam

SA Clean-Up Continues as Gupta-Linked Transnet Chair and 2 Directors Resign

By Wendy Mothata 04-05-18 09:36

The clean-up in South Africa continues as Minister of Public Enterprise, Pravin Gordhan has officially announced the resignation of Transnet chairwoman Linda Mabaso and two other non-executive directors, Vusi Nkonyane and Yasmin Forbes. Gordhan said late Thursday that Mabaso resigned with immediate effect ahead of a shareholder meeting on Friday with board directors. Gordhan said […]

Bonang Matheba

Bonang’s Reality TV Show is Set to Hit the Screens for Season 2

By Wendy Mothata 03-05-18 19:08

Fridays will never be the same again. Yaaasss Darlings, the reality TV show, Being Bonang Season 2 will be hitting the screens this week. Bonang Matheba affectionately known as Queen B in South Africa, tweeted that her show was demanded back on screen by many people. “Back by popular demand.” BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! Season […]

WATCH Game Reserve Owner Attacked by His Own Lion in South Africa

By Wendy Mothata 02-05-18 11:44

South Africans have been shocked by a distressing video circulated on social media of a Game Reserve owner, Mike Hodge, being mauled by one of his lions. Hodge, the British owner of a private park near Thabazimbi in Limpopo, has fortunately survived the attack and is now hospitalised. South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Lieutenant […]

Kanye West

Kanye West Explains “Slavery Was A Choice” Comments

By Wendy Mothata 02-05-18 09:56

American musician Kanye West has stirred up new controversy by suggesting that slaves in the USA were enslaved by choice. In an interview with a TMZ reporter, Kanye said: “When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice! “Like, you was there for 400 years, and it’s all […]

Cape Town Airport To Be Renamed PLUS Malema’s Call for ‘Winnie Mandela’ Airport Floods Social Media.

By Wendy Mothata 16-04-18 17:26

Many South Africans across the globe have mixed feelings about the suggested renaming of Cape Town International Airport after the struggle icon, Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela… although a poll on the EFF’s timeline showed 93% of its followers supported the call. However it appears the Airport is more likely to bear another Mandela’s name. Economic Freedom […]


A Rose has been Plucked from Our Garden of Heroes: Mandla Mandela

By Wendy Mothata 10-04-18 11:33

Former South African president Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla Mandela, delivered a heartfelt tribute to ‘Mother of the Nation’, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the African National Congress (ANC) memorial ceremony in Khayelitsha on Monday. A rose has been plucked from our garden of heroes. One whom we all called Nobandla‚ Mangutyana‚ Mam Winnie or simply Mummy is […]

Legendary SABC News Anchor Returns Briefly After Social Media Request

By Wendy Mothata 03-04-18 22:59

It has been announced on Tuesday afternoon that former SABC 1 news anchor, Noxolo Grootboom, is set to make a return to South African TV screens… albeit briefly. The legendary Grootboom will cover the state funeral of the late Winnie Madikizela Mandela on 14 April 2018. Grootboom delighted her fans when she appeared briefly on […]

Marah Louw Leaves Mzansi Series, The Queen… Bitterly

By Wendy Mothata 30-07-21 18:24

Veteran actress, singer and former Idols SA judge, Marah Louw has exited the South African local drama ‘The Queen‘ bitterly. This follows after some disagreements and fallout over Louw’s contract extension. In an interview with Sunday Sun, Louw accused executive producer and actor, Shona Ferguson, of lying and treating her “like trash” despite her decades […]

Twitter Was Never Ready for ANC Mbalula’s Tweet…

By Wendy Mothata 10-03-18 12:44

While registration to vote – ahead of the 2019 elections – is underway, many South Africans and political leaders have been sharing pictures and videos on twitter. As we all know ANC Head of Elections, Fikile Mbalula is no stranger to twitter. He took to twitter urging voters to register and… vote for the opposition, […]

Fikile Mbalula, ANC vs IEC - Dali Mpofu

Fikile Mbalula Resigns as ANC Minister of Parliament

By Wendy Mothata 09-03-18 16:52

Former South African Police minister Fikile Mbalula has officially resigned as a Member of Parliament. The African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip, Jackson Mthembu said in a statement that the resignation of Mbalula was effective from February 26. “The office of the ANC chief whip confirms that former minister of police, comrade Fikile Mbalula tendered […]


‘There are No Holy Cows’: Nhlanhla Nene on State Capture

By Wendy Mothata 06-03-18 11:36

South Africa’s newly reappointed Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene made his first public appearance on Monday, as a speaker at the Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) conference in Pretoria. “So I told them that the long and short of it was that I’ve been on sabbatical,” he joked. Nene said: “We are at a point […]

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