Wayne Deck: an exemplary civil servant

Wayne Deck: an exemplary civil servant

By Fazila Olla 27-07-23 11:52

At the Western Cape High Court, you sometimes meet civil servants who are astonishingly efficient. One of them stands out as an example to all. Young lawyers and candidate attorneys in Cape Town gain their High Court experience in a place called Room 1 – a large ground-floor room on the Queen Victoria Street side […]

Mandela Day brings people together

Painting, knitting and cooking: Mandela Day brings people together

By Fazila Olla 19-07-23 11:00

Painting an animal clinic in a township, passing down knitting skills, soup kitchens and medical students volunteering services to the elderly are just some of the ways South Africans marked Mandela Day. GroundUp attended a few events in Cape Town and Durban. Cape Town Charity organisation Ladles of Love hosted a variety of crafts activities. Volunteers […]

Safe Space for homeless people in Green Point one step closer

Homeless people one step closer to having a safe space in Green Point

By Fazila Olla 06-07-23 11:57

The proposed 300-bed Safe Space for homeless people in Green Point, Cape Town, is one step closer to being realised. This week, the North West Municipal Planning Tribunal voted to give permission for the temporary use of a part of a municipal depot. A municipal planning tribunal in Cape Town has given the go-ahead for […]

Condolences for struggle activist Sally Motlana

Condolences for anti-apartheid activist Sally Motlana

By Fazila Olla 26-06-23 10:56

President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent condolences to the Motlana and Maunye families following the passing of veteran anti-apartheid activist, Sally Motlana, on Saturday. Motlana was awarded the Esteemed Member of the Order of the Baobab for her contribution to women’s empowerment and the realisation of a non-racial and democratic South Africa. “We are mourning the […]

Professionals in water space make waves

Two young professionals in water space making waves in South africa

By Fazila Olla 26-06-23 10:58

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has congratulated two of its young professionals for making it to the list of the 2023 Mail and Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans. The 200 Young South Africans is an annual feature that recognises young South Africans, who are trailblazers in their respective fields and industries. Awodwa Magingi, […]


Watch: Hout Bay’s Super Sandman creates beautiful sculptures

By Fazila Olla 22-06-23 11:30

Innocent Zungu, also known as “Super Sandman”, started making sand sculptures on the beach when he was ten years old. Now, many years later, he can be found creating large, intricate sand sculptures of aeroplanes, castles and rhinos on beaches across South Africa. Zungu says he will try canvas painting during winter to make extra […]

Fanafikile Lephakha

How passion led a young entrepreneur to success

By Fazila Olla 08-06-23 15:48

A deep-rooted love for helping others to live up to their full potential has led young Fanafikile Lephakha to venture out of the ordinary and step into the terrain of entrepreneurship. Lephaka, a qualified Chemical Engineer, is the brains behind Mind Refinery, a company focused on personal development and life coaching. Speaking to SAnews on Tuesday, Lephaka […]

Bubu Mazibuko

Bubu Mazibuko: ‘Yizo Yizo’ star is expecting at 47

By Hennely Nel 15-05-23 14:34

A miracle baby is on the way for Yizo Yizo star Bubu Mazibuko. The 47-year-old actress took to Instagram to reveal that she is expecting her bundle of joy and couldn’t be happier. ALSO READ: Baby shower are loading! Jessica Nkosi shares recent pregnancy pictures BUBU MAZIBUKO EXPECTING HER BUNDLE OF JOY ZiMoja has it that the celebrated actress, […]

missing university professor

University professor missing in Meloding, Free State

By Hennely Nel 12-05-23 11:29

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is requesting help in finding the missing 28-year-old university professor Khatliso Edwin. He was last seen at the Calabria in Meloding, in the Free State, on 5 May 2023, where he resides with his brother. ACCORDING TO HIS BROTHER, HE WAS VISITING A FRIEND WHEN HE WENT MISSING According to his brother, […]

Dr Shola call out Dawn Neesom

[WATCH] – TV host called out for mispronouncing Dr Shola’s name

By Hennely Nel 11-05-23 17:41

Television viewers in the United Kingdom (UK) witnessed one of the most akward moments captured live on air when political activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu basically forced presnter Dawn Neesom to pronounce her name correctly. ALSO READ: The US thinks SA provided Russia with weapons All this unfolded during Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine show which Neesom was guest hosting. […]

Thuli Phongolo

UPDATE: Thuli Phongolo withdraws charges against DJ Maphorisa

By Hennely Nel 08-05-23 18:15

Actress and DJ, Thuli Phongolo has withdrawn the gender-based violence related charge against her boyfriend Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe popularly known as DJ Maphorisa. Maphorisa appeared before the Randburg Magistrates Court on Monday, 8 May on a gender-based violence related charge. THULI PHONGOLO WITHDRAWS CASE AGAINST MAPHORISA National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson in Gauteng, Phindi Mjonondwane said […]

KZN Department of Health

KZN Department of Health receives R5.4m worth of assistive devices from church

By Hennely Nel 04-05-23 13:07

The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Health has distributed assistive devices to more than 3 300 beneficiaries, thanks to a donation by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. ALSO READ: Disabled people in Musina lack adequate housing The church handed over a variety of assistive devices worth more R5.4 million that will be rolled out to the […]

Simz Ngema

Simphiwe Ngema claims Thabo Bester owed her money

By Hennely Nel 03-05-23 13:32

Actress Simphiwe Ngema has claimed that Thabo Bester owed her money from shows. It’s been a tough week for Simphiwe since rumours came out that she was the celebrity who visited Thabo Bester in prison. ALSO READ: Simphiwe Ngema made contact with Thabo Bester She initially denied contacting Thabo Bester but has since released a statement confirming the visit to Mangaung […]


‘DJ Sbu in disguise’: Who is the Kwaito singer Mzekezeke?

By Hennely Nel 02-05-23 11:38

In recent years Mzansi has been trying to connect the dots about Mzekezeke. Many have been wondering who Mzekezeke is. The celebrated Kwaito singer had his name thrust into the limelight in the early 2000s and wowed South Africa with some smash hits. However, despite his newfound fame, little is known about him – apart from […]

SAPS and traditional leaders

SAPS and traditional leaders are fighting crime together in Tshwane

By Hennely Nel 28-04-23 10:44

The South African Police Service (SAPS) District Commissioner of Tshwane, Major General Nengovhela has launched the Traditional Policing Concept in the Tshwane District. SAPS TO WORK HAND-IN-HAND WITH TSHWANE TRADITIONAL LEADERS The traditional houses of the Amandebele Ba Lebelo Traditional Council in Hammanskraal, under the leadership of Kgosi Kekana and Amandebele Ndzundza Sokhulumi Traditional Authority in Bronkhorstspruit, […]

Julie Goodness

Missing woman Julie Goodness: Last seen picture now released

By Hennely Nel 26-04-23 11:58

Police and volunteers continue to comb the Table Mountain area in search of missing American woman Julie Goodness. ALSO READ | Siya Kolisi’s wife asks fans to pray for him after injury As reported by The SA People website, Goodness, 38, was last seen in Bellevue Street, in the Higgovale area on Monday morning. SAPS confirmed that […]

WATCH: NMU security guard graduates [Video]

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-04-23 15:48

Watch news in a minute for a summary of NMU security guard graduates while working 12-hours per day story. Ntombovuyo Happy Ntshangase, 38, who works a 12-hour shift per day at the Nelson Mandela University (NMU). Image: Pixabay NEWS IN A MINUTE: Listen or watch the full versions of the ‘‘NMU security guard graduates while working […]

The beach central to the tourist entertainment. By Godfrey Sigwela

SEE: Man saves woman caught in rip current in Salmon Bay

By Mimi Mfundisi 24-04-23 12:30

Watch as a man recently jumped into action to save a woman who was caught in a rip current in Salmon Bay. WATCH: Man saves woman caught in a rip current at Salmon Bay Photos: Screenshots/Video/NSRI A man recently jumped into action to save a woman caught in a rip current in Salmon Bay in KwaZulu-Natal. SALMON […]

father shoots and kills

Father accidentally shoots and kills 7-month-old son

By Hennely Nel 24-04-23 10:50

A father has been arrested after he accidentally shot and killed his seven-month-old son with a pellet rifle at their home in Malolo, GaMashabela village under Masemola policing area in Limpopo. The 36-year-old man was arrested on Sunday, 23 April. FATHER ACCIDENTALLY SHOT AND KILLED OWN SON South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson in Limpopo Colonel […]

24 April

South African history: What happened on 24 April?

By Hennely Nel 24-04-23 09:25

Take a look at what happened on this day, 24 April in history. From a variety of achievements and milestones throughout human history, to groundbreaking inventions and events that shaped the world we live in today. Here is a look at some of the most notable events that happened on this day ON THIS DAY: 24 […]

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