IEC calls on eligible voters to register for May by-elections

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Friday called on eligible South Africans to register to vote during this weekend’s voter registration drive for the upcoming by-elections in six provinces. This is ahead of 40 municipal ward by-elections in the Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces on 19 May 2021. Voting stations […]

Carl Niehaus denies claims that RET forces are trying to divide the ANC

The African National Congress (ANC)’s Carl Niehaus on Thursday said claims that radical economic transformation (RET) forces were part of a faction or grouping seeking to divide the party was the wrong interpretation. The MKMVA spokesperson, who also works in secretary-general Ace Magashule’s office and has been linked to the so-called RET forces, insists they […]

3 Eastern Cape men sentenced to 5 life terms for rape

Detectives from the Eastern Cape are being praised for securing the conviction and sentencing of three rapists to five life terms and 20 years’ imprisonment. In a statement, provincial police spokesperson Captain Khaya Tonjeni said the detectives’ hard work had paid off as the men were sentenced earlier this week. Tonjeni said the three rapists, […]

Ramaphosa praises Charlotte Maxeke’s discipline and integrity

African National Congress (ANC) president, Cyril Ramaphosa, called on party members to emulate the late renowned activist, Charlotte Maxeke, saying that she would never participate in factional battles within the party. Maxeke is celebrated for being the first black woman to graduate with a university degree, as well as being one of the founders of […]

SA Pastor caught on camera kissing big snake in public, video breaks the internet – Watch

A man driving a black convertible Mercedes Benz recently left passers-by shocked after a video emerged showing him with a big snake hung on the windscreen, kissing it and caressing it. Treasure Nkwabela, who is believed to be a traditional healer and also runs a church named New Beginnings Ministries, from the Eastern Cape, touched […]

Top ANC member arrested for drunk driving – again

Senior ANC Eastern Cape member Madoda Papiyana has been arrested on a charge of drunk driving less than a year after he was arrested on the same charge. He was arrested over the Easter weekend for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. In April 2020, Papiyana was arrested on a drunk driving charge and […]

President Ramaphosa bemoans ANC corruption at Charlotte Maxeke lecture

President Cyril Ramaphosa has used the commemoration of struggle stalwart Charlotte Maxeke to condemn corruption within the ANC’s ranks. Leading the ANC in the Eastern Cape’s marking of what would have been Maxeke’s 150th birthday, Ramaphosa said restoring the party’s integrity was a priority they would not turn a blind eye to. “People of South […]

EC Guesthouse owner arrested as couple dies at his lodge while having s.e.x in shower

The owner of a guesthouse where a couple was found dead after having steamy s.e.x in a shower a year ago has been arrested. Mari Hoon, 28, and Jéan Vosloo, 25, were staying at an Eastern Cape guest farm near Kareedouw in March 2020 when their friend found their undressed bodies in a shower in […]

RET is what the Freedom Charter anticipated, says Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says it is inconceivable for liberation to have any meaning without the return of the country’s wealth to the people as a whole. “To allow the existing economic forces to retain their interests intact is to feed the roots of racial supremacy and exploitation and does not […]

DA’s Mlindi Nhanha gets R500 bail for attempted murder

A Democratic Alliance (DA) MP in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has appeared in the Alice Magistrate’s Court for attempted murder. Mlindi Nhanha is accused of shooting at his brother-in-law, Mxolisi Daniel, on Sunday 3am in Dyamala, after Daniel intervened when Nhanha allegedly assaulted his wife, Vatiswa. “It is alleged that he [Nhanha] assaulted […]