DJ and former Generations: The Legacy actress Thuli Phongolo has come under fire on social media after her post about maids rubbed people the wrong way and backfired against her. The actress played the role of Namhla Diale, the daughter of Lucy Diale (Manaka Ranaka) on the soap opera Generations: The Legacy between 2014 and 2018. The actress’s post …

The Zulu Royal Family has announced the death of Prince Lethukuthula Zulu, the first-born son and eldest child of King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu and Queen Sibongile MaDlamini. In a statement, MP and traditional prime minister to King Zwelithini, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, said: “It is with utmost pain and sadness that we announce the passing away of …

Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House, said US media on Saturday.  This puts Trump in a small group of US presidents who didn’t serve a second term.  The Trump presidency had America more divided than ever.  Major Networks CNN, NBC and CBS called the race in Biden’s favour just before 11:30am (16:30GMT) as …

“Cape Town sprang into action, reaching roughly double the number of homeless persons compared to the whole of Gauteng” The City of Cape Town achieved South Africa’s highest service reach to the homeless during the national lockdown period levels 4 to 5 when regulations specifically instructed municipalities to immediately shelter homeless people amid health risks. …

Berg River’s sluice open, as dams fill up The Berg River Dam, which can hold 14% of Cape Town’s water capacity, is full, so the sluice has been opened. Photo: Nathan Geffen In May 2017 we took photos of Cape Town’s dam levels at the height of the drought. This is what the Berg River looked like …

Villagers in the rural Eastern Cape struggling to access health services have tried to create their own infrastructure. Villagers of Nquthu, rural Eastern Cape, have built a shack as a base for a clinic. The nearest clinic is hours walk away, across a river, and the mobile clinic stopped coming to the village some time …

Malusi “Beast” Ndlovu, the award-winning rapper, released his new single, Never, on Friday.  The new track is available on digital platforms and has given him even more reason to celebrate his birthday. “This is a motivational track to encourage the youth.  When we grow up we face a lot of challenges, including bad influences and …

Political parties have reacted to the open letter to the ANC that Ramaphosa has published over the weekend.  The letter called on the party to eradicate corruption within its ranks and referred to the ANC as “accused no.1.” Leaders of the opposition however have responded that Ramaphosa should walk the talk and take action against …

A 47-year-old man was arrested on Sunday after he was caught driving 204km/h on the N3 highway with his BMW M5.  According to EMPD spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng, the man claimed that he was rushing his passenger to hospital after noticing Covid-19 symptoms.“The driver was taken to the Bedfordview police station. A passenger, who was interviewed …

Food prices have soared since the beginning of the national coronavirus lockdown and consumers have really been feeling the pinch.  Most essential goods have seen a substantial price increase between January and June this year and consumers are struggling to make ends meet. “On average I would say that it has actually doubled, especially on …