Siya Kolisi

Rise: The Siya Kolisi Story is coming to Showmax in March

By Garrin Lambley 23-02-23 14:23

From humble beginnings to inspiring South Africa, the deeply personal journey of Springbok and Sharks captain Siya Kolisi is set to stream to all Showmax Pro subscribers on 1 March 2023 and on 6 March 2023 to all Showmax subscribers. Directed by the award-winning Tebogo Malope, the documentary is a proudly South African production. Rise: […]

Australians pay tribute to 'much loved' SA grandparents who passed away in Perth

SA family’s “terrible ordeal” after couple’s tragic passing in Perth, Australians pay tribute to ‘much loved’ SA grandparents

By Jenni Baxter 23-02-23 13:58

Australian neighbours, friends and colleagues have paid tribute to South African grandparents Linda (66) and Ernest Gielink (70) who tragically died in a suspected murder-suicide in Perth a few days ago. Their bodies were found on Sunday evening by their daughter at their Cooloongup home, after she battled to get hold of them for a […]

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Eskom exposed: CEO Andre de Ruyter’s explosive revelations

By Garrin Lambley 23-02-23 13:23

Andre de Ruyter opened up in a candid interview this week about the alleged political interference and corruption at the embattled power utility. Less than 24 hours after speaking to eNCA journalist Annika Larsen, De Ruyter was released from his duties as Eskom CEO “with immediate effect” – a month earlier than his planned exit. […]

Mark Pilgrim

Mark Pilgrim | Radio silence: No health update in THREE WEEKS

By Garrin Lambley 23-02-23 09:28

Mark Pilgrim hasn’t provided a health update in the last THREE WEEKS as his tens of thousands of supporters grow increasingly worried over the well-being of the radio presenter. ALSO READ | MARK PILGRIM: 5 FACTS ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA’S MUCH-LOVED DJ Prior to the 21 days of silence, the 53-year-old Hot102.7fm DJ had provided regular social media updates as he […]


Lotto: Here are Wednesday, 22 February’s numbers and results

By Sonja Baartman 22-02-23 21:02

Are you ready for the 22 February 2023 Lotto and Lotto Plus draw on Wednesday? It’s yet another chance to find out whether or not you’re South Africa’s latest overnight millionaire. FOR THE LATEST SA EXPAT NEWS VISIT SAPEOPLE If you’ve decided to Phanda, Pusha, Play then you might just strike gold here. Let’s have a […]

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Budget speech: Good news – if you can afford to retire

By Garrin Lambley 22-02-23 16:27

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana delivered his 2023 Budget speech in Cape Town on Wednesday, 22 February 2023. And while there were no significant surprises, there was some good news – if you can afford to retire. LIVE UPDATES: 2023 National Budget Speech The retirement tax tables for lump sums withdrawn before retirement and for lump […]

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Budget Speech: Smokers hit hard in the pocket

By Garrin Lambley 22-02-23 16:06

South Africans – especially those who smoke – will have to dig deeper into their pockets when they pay for cigarettes after Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana announced an increase on excise duties in his Budget Speech for the 2023/24 financial year. ALSO READ: Parliament fire: Investigation concluded, evidence linking Mafe Godongwana delivered the National Budget on Wednesday, 22 […]

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Budget speech: 25% rebate for households that install solar panels

By Garrin Lambley 22-02-23 15:32

South African Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has announced two tax measures to encourage businesses and individuals to invest in renewable energy and increase electricity generation. During his national budget speech on Wednesday, 22 February Godongwana said green technologies are becoming cheaper, and the deployment of low-carbon solutions is accelerating therefore recognising the need for government to […]

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Budget speech blues: How much more beer will now cost

By Garrin Lambley 22-02-23 14:34

South Africans will now have to dig a bit deeper into their pockets when they pay for alcohol and cigarettes after Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana announced an increase on excise duties in his Budget Speech for the 2023/24 financial year. Godongwana delivered the National Budget on Wednesday, 22 February at the Cape Town City Hall. INCREASE […]

Fire breaks out at the parliament in Cape Town

Parliament fire: R2 billion and 2 years to rebuild

By Garrin Lambley 22-02-23 14:24

Secretary to Parliament Xolile George said on Tuesday, 21 February that it will cost approximately R2 billion – and take two years – to rebuild some sections of Parliament that were damaged by fire last year. George briefed the media on the reconstruction of the national legislature since the fire that gutted the National Assembly building and […]

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Top 10 tasteless car modifications to make you cringe!

By Garrin Lambley 22-02-23 12:13

Bakkie balls, car bras and fuzzy dice; these are the 10 crimes against automotive good taste that will leave you cringing. 1. BAKKIE BALLS Image: Bakkie Balls. As tasteless car mods go, this one is inexplicable … unless you’re a Blue Bulls fan. Basically a plastic or metal scrotum that dangles freely in the breeze from […]

SA Rugby president Mark Alexander

SA Rugby boss Mark Alexander unconcerned about ‘death threats’

By Garrin Lambley 22-02-23 10:31

SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has downplayed threats against him following the withdrawal of Tel Aviv Heat from the Mzansi Challenge. SA Rugby announced on Friday, 3 February that it had withdrawn an invitation to the Tel Aviv Heat to play in the Mzansi Challenge, following “representations from multiple stakeholders”. The Israeli rugby team reacted with […]

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Budget Speech 2023: Where and how to watch the address today

By Garrin Lambley 22-02-23 10:18

Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana will present his second full budget speech from Cape Town City Hall today, Wednesday, 22 February, at 14:00. READ: Budget Speech 2023: SAFTU calls for R1 500 Basic Income Grant GODONGWANA TO DELIVER SECOND FULL BUDGET SPEECH ON WEDNESDAY Godongwana’s first speech was highlighted by tax relief and improved spending. Members […]

Lotto - 22 February

Lotto draw: 3 chances to become South Africa’s newest millionaire TONIGHT

By Garrin Lambley 22-02-23 10:00

With hours to go until the Lotto, Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 draws on Wednesday, 22 February, Mzansi could be welcoming its newest multi-millionaire. FOR THE LATEST LOTTO AND LOTTO PLUS RESULTS CLICK HERE There’s never a bad time to become super rich overnight! ALSO READ | SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL LOTTERY: TOP 10 PAYOUTS IN HISTORY But to win, […]

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These are the FIVE safest cars to be HIT by

By Garrin Lambley 22-02-23 09:45

As car manufacturers introduce new safety technology to their cars, so EuroNCAP must constantly modernise and improve its test criteria to keep pace with progress. Relatively new technology included these days across segments – and tech no longer the reserve of high-end luxury models – is autonomous pedestrian detection. This is crucial in South Africa as […]

Joost van der Westhuizen

Fans remember Joost van der Westhuizen on his birthday – PICTURES

By Garrin Lambley 21-02-23 20:50

Fans are remembering Springbok great Joost van der Westhuizen who would have celebrated his 52nd birthday this week. The rugby legend died on 6 February 2017 after a lengthy battle with motor neuron disease. ALSO READ: That’s Amore! Meet Amor Vittone’s new man [photos] FIVE FACTS BOUT JOOST VAN DER WESTHUIZEN Joost is regarded as one […]


Powerball: Here are Tuesday, 21 February’s results and numbers

By Sonja Baartman 21-02-23 21:04

It’s nearly time for Tuesday, 21 February 2023’s PowerBall and PowerBall Plus draws. Here are the numbers – and hopefully they mean one thing: You are South Africa’s latest multi-millionaire. POWERBALL AND POWERBALL PLUS JACKPOTS ESTIMATED AT: R32 million (PowerBall) R8 million (PowerBall Plus) If you really want your share of the jackpot, you have […]

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Springboks sweat in the gym – PICTURES

By Garrin Lambley 21-02-23 16:09

The Springboks are currently in camp in Cape Town ahead of what is a busy Test schedule, culminating in the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. ALSO READ | ROAD TO THE RUGBY WORLD CUP: SPRINGBOKS’ OPTIONS AT FULLBACK With no matches scheduled this coming weekend for the Stormers and Bulls in the United Rugby Championship (URC) or European Rugby Champions Cup, it was […]


Gauteng e-tolls have been scrapped – it’s true!

By Garrin Lambley 21-02-23 16:04

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi has announced that e-tolls in the province have been scrapped. “Residents of Gauteng, we are pleased to report that e-tolls have been scrapped,” Lesufi said. ALSO READ: Gauteng SOPA: New tamper-proof number plates imminent, says Lesufi He addressed the Gauteng Legislature in Johannesburg during his State of the Province Address (SOPA). “Together with […]

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NSRI joins search for missing German tourist last spotted in Hout Bay

By Garrin Lambley 21-02-23 18:16

Missing German tourist Nick Frischke, 22, reportedly disappeared along a Hangberg hiking trail between Hout Bay and Sandy Bay. When the Cape Town police put out a missing person alert for Frischke, it said he was last spotted at the V&A Waterfront. READ: Police looking for missing German tourist Further information revealed he was last seen in Hout […]


South African slang word of the day: Boet

By Garrin Lambley 21-02-23 09:53

With 11 official languages it may comes as a surprise that the most commonly used ‘language’ in South Africa is slang. It has its origins in several different languages mainly Zulu, Xhosa and Afrikaans – which all fall under the top 5 most spoken languages in Mzansi. Slang – sometimes referred to as ‘South Africanisms’ – borrows […]

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