South Africa Says Cheers to John Robbie after 30 Years on the Radio

By SAPeople 15-12-16 23:54

Tributes poured in for 702 talk radio host John Robbie today as he presented his last show after 30 years of entertaining, annoying and inspiring South Africans. Many said they will miss the voice that has kept them awake in the Johannesburg traffic for years, and that neither talk radio nor the mornings will ever […]

Facebook to Roll Out New Tools to Tackle Fake News

By SAPeople 15-12-16 21:24

Dec 15 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it will roll out a number of new tools to prevent fake news stories from spreading on the social media network. The company will make it easier for users to flag fake articles on their News Feed, and will also work with organisations such as fact-checking […]

SABC Inquiry Shows How GREAT SA Can Be When Ministers Put South Africa First

By SAPeople 15-12-16 20:36

While the South African Broadcasting Commission (SABC) Inquiry has kept South Africans shocked and entertained this week as one revelation after the next piled up, it has been lauded as a brilliant example of how great the country can be when Ministers from different political parties put South Africa first. Chairman Vincent Smith and the panel that […]

Calls to Suspend Minister after Grants for SA’s Poorest Allegedly Benefitted Her Friends

By SAPeople 15-12-16 12:47

South Africa’s Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, must be suspended immediately, pending a full investigation into allegations that the invalid contract, awarded to Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to distribute social grants to 17 million vulnerable South Africans, benefitted her friends, says DA Shadow Minister Bridget Masango. Masango says that today’s AmaBhungane report, published on […]

Yahoo Says 1 Billion Accounts Exposed in Newly Discovered Security Breach

By SAPeople 15-12-16 01:29

(Reuters) – Yahoo Inc warned it had uncovered yet another massive cyber attack, saying data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest breach in history. The number of affected accounts was double the scope of an attack in 2014 that the internet company disclosed in September. […]

Hollywood Star Danny Glover to Address Numsa Gala Dinner in Cape Town

By SAPeople 14-12-16 16:49

The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) announced Wednesday that Hollywood star Danny Glover will address the Numsa Gala Dinner tomorrow night. The 70-year-old is a keen political activist and has long had an interest in South Africa and has starred in several movies related to or set in South Africa – from his […]

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New Public Protector Pays 1st Visit to President Zuma

By SAPeople Contributor 14-12-16 11:45

Thuli Madonsela’s successor The Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, paid a courtesy call to President Jacob Zuma yesterday morning at his Mahlamba Ndlopfu residence in Pretoria.  It was their first meeting since Adv Mkhwebane was appointed as the Public Protector on the 6th October 2016. President Zuma congratulated Adv Mkhwebane on her appointment and pledged his and […]

South Africa’s Tourism is on the UP

By SAPeople 14-12-16 01:08

PRETORIA – Tourism remains key to South Africa’s economic development strategy and the substantial growth in tourist arrivals is testament to how dedication to marketing ‘Destination SA’ is paying off. Tourist arrival figures have gone up by 14.8% this year compared to the same period in 2015, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Tuesday. The […]

Plans to Resolve Issues of Joburg’s ‘Hijacked’ Buildings and Illegal Immigrants

By SAPeople 13-12-16 22:18

PRETORIA – Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba met in Pretoria on Tuesday to discuss issues related to international migration, specifically over 100,000 undocumented immigrants living illegally in Joburg, many of whom have allegedly ‘hijacked’ buildings. Gigaba said the meeting was prompted after the Joburg mayor labelled illegal immigrants as ‘criminals’, saying he found […]

Watch Ultimate Hailstorm in Vanderbijlpark as Gauteng Issues Flood Alert

By SAPeople 13-12-16 18:55

The South African Weather Service has issued a warning for severe thunder storms in Gauteng on Tuesday. Hail, heavy rain and localised flooding are possible. The City of Joburg said: “We’ve received a warning about probable hail in the Joburg north area. Please make sure that you and your vehicle are safe on the roads.” They also […]

In Tit for Tat Move South Africa Withdraws New Zealand Visa

By SAPeople 26-01-17 10:05

PRETORIA – Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday announced that South Africa has decided to reciprocate by withdrawing the visa exemption which New Zealand passport holders enjoy. This reciprocation – or retaliation? – is in response to New Zealand’s withdrawal of visa free travel arrangements for South African passport holders. And while New Zealand […]

Hawks Lay Charges for Treason, Murder Conspiracy and Plot to Oust Zuma

By SAPeople 13-12-16 15:26

In breaking news Tuesday morning it has been reported that South Africa’s serious crimes unit, Hawks, has laid charges related to alleged high treason and a plot to remove President Jacob Zuma. Hawks has reportedly confirmed that its boss Mthandazo Ntlemeza submitted a warning statement to police watchdog IPID (Independent Police Investigative Directorate) yesterday, 12 December… and […]

Princess Charlene Shines as She Meets HIV-Afflicted Children in India

By SAPeople 04-07-18 12:05

Princess Charlene has drawn much praise for her first official visit to India where she met with HIV/Aids patients and spoke to a delegation which included the Dalai Lama. On Saturday Princess Charlene addressed the inaugural “Laureates and Leaders for Children, Summit 2016” in New Delhi in which the rights of children around the world was debated. During […]

South Africa Sends Condolences to Nigeria, Egypt, Yemen, Turkey and Somalia

By SAPeople 12-12-16 22:29

PRETORIA – President Jacob Zuma has extended South Africa’s condolences to Nigeria and Egypt following tragedies that occurred this weekend at churches in these countries; and has extended condolences to the governments and people of Yemen, Turkey and Somalia following the terrorist attacks that occurred in those countries at the weekend. Nigeria… On Saturday, a church […]

Cricketer AB De Villiers Steps Down as South Africa’s Test Captain

By SAPeople 12-12-16 19:16

South African cricketer AB de Villiers has decided to step down as captain of the Standard Bank Proteas Test team with immediate effect. De Villiers was appointed in January following Hashim Amla’s resignation, and led the team in two Test matches against England before injury forced him to miss the series against New Zealand and Australia […]

The South African Economy will be Bolstered if Zuma Falls

By SAPeople Contributor 12-12-16 10:40

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma narrowly escaped a call from some senior members of the governing party’s national executive committee for him to step down. The first stern action from inside the African National Congress’ (ANC) leadership against Zuma, while quelled by his supporters, is reverberating far and wide. The economic cluster of government is […]

Cape Town Sevens was Big, Better and Brilliant in 2016

By SAPeople 11-12-16 22:47

A total of 108,941 supporters flocked through the gates of the Cape Town Stadium this weekend and were treated to a try per minute during a highly successful second instalment of the Cape Town Sevens rugby tournament. The first day saw 53,946 people go through the turnstiles, while 54,995 were in the ground when the […]

Winds of Change Sweep Over South African Farms

By SAPeople 11-12-16 21:55

CAPE TOWN – “Dit is lekker op die plaas”  is what Solms-Delta Wine Estate co-owner Professor Mark Solms said when Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti launched the Strengthening the Relative Rights of People Working the Land policy (50/50) at the farm on Saturday. As most South Africans know, “Dit is lekker op die plaas” […]

A Sea of South African Flags as Blitzboks take on Wales in Cape Town

By SAPeople 11-12-16 12:23

The atmosphere at Cape Town Stadium is electric as the Blitzboks take on Wales in the first of four Cup quarter-finals on Sunday (kick-off at 12h04).  The hosts and defending champions topped Pool A yesterday with wins over Russia (41-0), the USA (28-10) and Australia (29-7).  The South Africans had a strong day Saturday on attack, […]

Blitzboks off to Hot Start in Cape Town Sevens

By SAPeople 10-12-16 16:40

The Springbok Sevens team on Saturday opened their Cape Town Sevens title defence with a solid 41-0 win over Russia in pool A. The Blitzboks continued the good form they showed last weekend in Dubai and scored sevens tries against the Russians, who had very little possession in the match as they gave away possession […]

South African Fire Engines Turn a Negative into a Positive

By SAPeople 10-12-16 12:48

Western Cape firefighters are being celebrated for their innovative thinking on Friday morning, in the midst of a traffic nightmare. Bronwyn Smith, from Stellenbosch, captured the following photo which was uploaded to Facebook by former Cape Town city councillor, Jacques Weber. Jacques wrote: “When champions turn a negative into a positive, and use water from a flooded […]

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