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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

New Changes to be Implemented in South Africa’s Education Sector

By Wendy Mothata 20-02-18 23:31

South African Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga says that numerous changes will be implemented in the education sector, and that the “education system needs to prepare pupils for the fourth industrial revolution”. Speaking in parliament, Cape Town, during the debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address, Motshekga stressed that new skills […]

BREAKING: Motion of No Confidence in Zuma to Be Tabled Thursday

By Wendy Mothata 14-02-18 15:18

South African Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba told 24 hour news channel, CNN, that President Jacob Zuma (75) will be removed by Parliament if he does not voluntarily go. The ANC caucus is currently holding a meeting to discuss the way forward. UPDATE: The ANC Parliamentary Caucus has agreed to table a motion of no confidence against […]


Gupta-Linked Bank of Baroda Set to Withdraw from South Africa

By Wendy Mothata 13-02-18 09:19

The office of the Registrar of Banks received official notification on Monday from the Gupta-linked Bank of Baroda of its exit from South Africa. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has confirmed that the bank of Baroda is officially closing down its operations and will no longer operate in South Africa at the end of […]

South African Deadly Listeriosis Outbreak Death Toll Rises to Over 100

By Wendy Mothata 07-02-18 15:32

The number of deaths caused by South Africa’s deadly Listeriosis outbreak is still escalating. According to the latest update Listeriosis has claimed 107 lives in SA, up from 61 exactly a month ago. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) announced on Tuesday that a total number of 852 laboratory-confirmed Listeriosis cases have been reported, […]

Zuma Must Go Says Nelson Mandela Foundation

By Wendy Mothata 06-02-18 14:19

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has issued a press statement on Tuesday calling for President Jacob Zuma to resign. The foundation says it has been more than a year since it first called for President Zuma to resign. “We have now reached a point where South Africans can no longer wait for him to do so,” […]

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Pule Mabe Appointed as ANC New National Spokesperson

By Wendy Mothata 06-02-18 13:17

Pule Mabe has been appointed as the new Spokesperson of the South African ruling party, the African National Congress. The ANC confirmed in a statement that the appointment is effective as of today, 6 February 2018. The ANC said: “Comrade Mabe was deployed as a member of Parliament following the General Elections of 2014, a […]

Good News for SA Motorists: Petrol Price to Drop on Wednesday

By Wendy Mothata 06-02-18 13:18

South African motorists will be relieved this week as the petrol price is expected to decrease, thanks to the stronger rand. The department of Energy has announced a price decrease in petrol and diesel this week. “The rand appreciated, on average, against the US dollar (from R13.23 to R12.20 per USD) during the period under […]

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Much Loved Former Generations Actor David Phetoe has Died

By Wendy Mothata 06-02-18 13:18

South African veteran actor David Phetoe has passed away at the age of 85. He died at a Johannesburg hospital on Thursday. Phetoe was well known for his prominent role on the SABC drama, Generations as Paul Moroka, father to Karabo (Connie Ferguson) and Archie Moroka (Sello Maake ka Ncube). Channel 24 reports that the […]

Chris Maroleng Appointed as SABC’s New Chief Operating Officer

By Wendy Mothata 06-02-18 13:18

The South African Broadcasting Corporate (SABC) has officially appointed MTN Executive, Chris Maroleng as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the broadcaster.  Maroleng will be replacing Hlaudi Motsweneng who was expelled last year.    Maroleng’s appointment will be effective from tomorrow, February 1. “I accept the position at the SABC with deep humility, and […]

Just In: Scandal! Actor “Bra Eddie” Has Passed Away

By Wendy Mothata 06-02-18 13:19

Scandal Veteran actor, Sandy Mokwena has died at the age of 68, writes Wendy Mothata. Mokwena is well known in South Africa for his role as Eddie Khumalo on eTV’s popular weekday soap, Scandal!… a role he has played since 2005. Sunday World reports that the channel’s spokesperson Michael Pocock confirmed Mokwena’s passing. “We can […]

Fikile Mbalula Promises to Get Rid of Corrupt Cops

By Wendy Mothata 06-02-18 13:19

South African Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula, paid a visit to the community of Kagiso near Krugersdorp on the West Rand on Tuesday, where he listened to and recognised the concerns of “human trafficking” and “prostitution” raised by the residents… writes Wendy Mothata. The residents were gathered at the Kagiso Community Hall, but after it became full […]

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Youth Agency Welcomes Zuma’s Response to Free Education – “Brighter Future”

By Wendy Mothata 06-02-18 13:19

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has recently congratulated the matric class of 2017 for their “outstanding” performance and encouraged them to apply for funding in various organisations.  NYDA National Spokesperson, Lerato Gambu said they are encouraged that the national pass rate is increasing. Gambu said the agency has welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s announcement on […]

Five Reasons Why you Should Visit Soweto Township, South Africa

By Wendy Mothata 06-02-18 13:19

If you are visiting Johannesburg, then Soweto Township is a place to visit before leaving the city, to experience the vibrant street life and witness some historical sites offering a unique kasi sightseeing experience. As South Africa’s most famous township, Soweto has a rich history with significant historical sites, different lifestyles, cultures and fashion which […]

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