Minister in Presidency Jackson Mthembu Dies from COVID-related Complications

South African Minister in the Presidency and former ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu has passed away at the age of 62 due to COVID-related complications. His death was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday afternoon. “It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce that Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu passed away earlier today from COVID-related complications. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of loss. “Minister Mthe... Read more »
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By Staff Writer On Friday, January 15th, 2021

Radio and TV Legend Bhodloza Nzimande Dies

On Friday, 15 January 2020, South Africans woke up to the sad news of the death of former Ukhozi FM announcer and station manager Dr Welcome “Bhodloza” Nzimande. It is reported that Nzimande died in... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Kwaito Artist Mshoza Dies of Diabetes Complications at Age 37

Kwaito star Nomasonto Maswanganyi, popularly known as Mshoza, has died at the age of 37. It is reported that she died from complications of diabetes at Far East Rand Hospital in Johannesburg in the morning of T... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Thursday, May 7th, 2020

The National Research Foundation Introduces Age Restrictions on Bursaries

On Thursday, May 07, 2020 South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF), a government-funded agency which provides funding for postgraduate research studies, announced in a press statement that it was... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Friday, March 27th, 2020

21 Day National Lockdown Takes Effect in South Africa as Number of Coronavirus Cases Continues to Rise

The exponential growth of the number of coronavirus cases in South Africa in the past few days has raised fears of a looming full-blown covid-19 outbreak in the country, resulting in the government implementing... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Friday, November 1st, 2019

Xolani Gwala dies following two-year battle with colon cancer

Veteran broadcaster Xolani Gwala has died at the age of 44 after a two-year battle with colon cancer. It is reported that he died in the early hours of Friday, 01 November, 2019 at a hospital in Johannessburg. ... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Thursday, October 17th, 2019

11 Cattle Killed by Lightning in KZN

Eleven head of cattle belonging to one farmer were killed by lightning last week at Mboza in north-eastern KZN, Zulu newspaper Isolezwe reported on Thursday. According to the newspaper, the owner of the cattle,... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Monday, September 9th, 2019

Hlengiwe Mhlaba Survives Near-Fatal Car Accident

Popular gospel singer Hlengiwe Mhlaba survived a near-fatal car accident during the weekend. According to reports, the accident occurred in Melmoth on Saturday while she was on her way to a show in Ermelo, Mpum... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Anger as Man Arrested in Connection with Missing UCT Student Uyinene Mrwetyana is Charged with her Murder and Rape

University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana (19), who was reported missing more than a week ago, has been confirmed dead. Her gruesome fate was revealed on Monday morning when the man arrested last week i... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Foul Play and Pseudocide Suspected as Bosasa Boss Gavin Watson Dies in Car Accident

There have been suspicions of foul play and pseudocide following the car accident that claimed the life of controversial Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson. Watson died on Monday morning near OR Tambo airport after he los... Read more »