Boyfriend abandons lobola negotiations, steals girlfriend’s car and TV

When they met almost a year ago, she thought she’d found the one. But little did she know it would end in tears. The 35-year-old pregnant woman from Lusaka in Mamelodi was left heartbroken. Her boyfriend was supposed to pay lobola on Saturday. To add insult to injury, he allegedly made off with her car, […]

Matrics urged to focus as final exams begin

As Grade 12 matric learners sit for the first paper of their final exams today, they have been urged to focus on them. The principal of Mamelodi-based Ribane Laka Secondary School, Martha Ngoma, said matrics had to keep in mind that they must pass their exams. Despite the difficulties that had come with Covid-19 they […]

Security plan for Prasa to be unveiled soon

The Passenger Rail Agency (Prasa) will soon announce a security plan to protect its rail infrastructure. But it appears to be too little too late. The network across the country has been pillaged by thieves and will cost hundreds of millions of rand to get operational again. eNCA visited stations along routes in the north, […]

Mamelodi flood victims allocated land

People displaced by the 2019 floods in Mamelodi, Pretoria, finally have a place to call home. They have been living in a Baptist church for more than seven months. While the land allocated to them doesn’t yet have water, electricity or sanitation, residents say they’re grateful to rebuild. Some of the flood victims who lost […]

Evil father beats up 3-day-old baby for making noise

A mum alleges her baby daddy took his anger out on their baby. He allegedly beat up their one-month-old daughter! The 21-year-old mum from Mamelodi in Tshwane said her daughter’s face was now swollen. But this was allegedly not the first time her boyfriend (31) beat up the baby, She claimed he once did it […]

Dumping site turned into a community park

A group of Mamelodi residents have turned an illegal dumping site into a park for the community. The area, next to Koos Matli Primary School in Mamelodi East section 15, was reportedly also used by criminals to hide stolen vehicles and has been the site of several robberies and various other crimes throughout the years, […]

Business donates water tanks after conman scam

Waking up at dawn to try and beat long queues to fetch water will soon be a thing of the past for residents of Pienaarspoort informal settlement in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria. A Pretoria-based company has donated eight 5,000l water tanks following a story Sowetan published, highlighting the community’s plight. This was after a man […]

Taxi carrying 11 adults & 11 kids caught during lockdown roadblock

An overloaded taxi travelling from Limpopo to Gauteng is one of the vehicles stopped by police in Gauteng during a recent lockdown roadblock. The taxi was stopped in Mamelodi, Pretoria with 22 passengers (11 adults and 11 children). The passengers were coming from Marble Hall, Limpopo. Six of the 11 children between the ages of […]

Red Ants evict illegal occupants of Mamelodi flats

The Red Ants accompanied by the Tshwane Metro Police and other law agencies have cut short the stay of illegal occupants at Extension 5 flats in Mamelodi. The illegal occupants are residents of Mamelodi and Nellmapius who invaded about 550 rental houses in Mamelodi east in December. The evicted occupants, however, were unhappy with the […]

Bleak Christmas for Mamelodi residents affected by floods

It will be a bleak Christmas for some Mamelodi residents who lost their homes during the floods three weeks ago. Hundreds of homes at the informal settlement were swept away after heavy rains earlier this month. They will have to wait until next year to receive land from the government. “We really want to do […]