Month: December 2018

Minister of Basic Education tasks a team to develop a ‘more Afrocentric’ history curriculum

In a step towards the decolonisation of education in South Africa, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has reappointed a history ministerial task team to review the curriculum and make it more Afrocentric and relevant to South African pupils. “This is…

AKA fans throw beer on stage

Rapper AKA left mid-show over the weekend after he felt his life was in danger as fans started throwing full cans of beers on stage. The rapper took to Twitter to express his disappointment. “Unfortunately someone spoiled the show for…

Public Protector stands on claims that Zille violated Constitution

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that Western Cape Premier Helen Zille violated the executive members ethics code by exposing herself to the risk of a conflict of interest by offering assistance to a workshop programme involving her son in…

Global Citizen offenders to appear in court

Johannesburg- Seven suspects linked to robbery and assault at the Global Citizen Festival at FNB Stadium were expected appear at the Johannesburg Magistrate court on Thursday. The suspects were arrested by the Johannesburg Police Department at the Festival for, among…

Kaizer Chiefs provide injury update: Khama Billiat set for 2019 return

Kaizer Chiefs have provided an injury update from their medical department regarding seven players ahead of their final game of 2018. Forward Khama Billiat and defender Mario Booysen were both in doubt for their visit to Madagascan outfit Elgeco Plus…

Edcon CEO rubbished rumours of store closures

Edcon’s CEO is rubbishing reports that the company is about to close stores. Grant Pattison stated parts of the Sunday Times report claiming the business is shutting down stores are speculative, misleading and sensationalist. In a tweet, Pattison said, “Edcon comments that parts…

Jacob Zuma on Twitter and internet nearly shatters

Former president Jacob Zuma may well on his way to breaking the internet after joining Twitter. He posted his first tweet just after 9am but 15 minutes later he had already reached over a 1000 followers. He is not following…

Eskom is very important, Ramaphosa

A debt swap for cash-strapped state power company Eskom would spiral the country into more debt, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday, adding there was need to look at other options to shore up the company’s balance sheet….

EC man gets stabbed to death for calling an elder by name

An SAPS press release about a 22-year-old “man” getting stabbed to death in a fight with a 22-year-old “boy” after he apparently called him by his name has left Twitter users both bemused and amused. Those who are familiar with the tenets…

Prince William useless at arts and crafts, says five-year-old George son

During a recent royal engagement at The Passage, a London charity for the homeless, the 36-year-old father-of-three was asked to help prepare for a holiday party, US Weekly reports. While being tasked with cutting the letter “E” for a “Welcome…