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Government to offer unemployed men free leisure

Finally some good news for unemployed South African men. The government revealed today that it is aware of how difficult it is to get and keep a woman when you are unemployed. A study done by the University of Mafikeng has revealed that 9 out of 10 South African men are single because they are unemployed. New minister of Finance stated...

Ontlametse Phalatse‚ First black child with ageing disease‚ dies at age 18

Ontlametse Phalatse‚ who became famous for her battle with a rare disease‚ has passed away. The 18-year-old died on Tuesday night at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa‚ outside Pretoria‚ eNCA reported. Phalatse was one of two South African girls living with Progeria‚ a rare genetic condition that causes rapid ageing. She described herself as “the first lady” after she became...

Ngoako Ramatlhodi resigns as ANC MP

Ngoako Ramatlhodi has resigned as a member of Parliament, the ANC confirmed today. The former public service and administration minister was among the ministers axed from cabinet by President Jacob Zuma last week. In a series of tweets the ANC Chief Whip confirmed the resignation and thanked him for his 'selfless service to the movement as a public representative'. “Comrade Ramathlodi has...

The Harsh but true reality of why Africans are poor..

Attitude to work is the number three reason and certainly one of the most important factors accountable for the lack of progress of the Black man. With apologies to some members of our race who are hard and smart workers, I wish to state with all sense of responsibility that whether he is found in the African homeland or...

Zuma unfazed by growing chorus of calls for his removal

As opposition parties plan to spend President Jacob Zuma’s birthday marching against him‚ the president plans to enjoy his 75th birthday in Kliptown‚ Soweto‚ in an event planned by the ANC. Zuma’s birthday is on Wednesday. On Tuesday‚ he was in Westonaria where he conducted a site-visit of the local Agri-Park project. He appeared unfazed by the growing calls for his...

Boy (5) killed for his blood

ANGRY residents of Orlando East, Soweto want revenge for the brutal murder of Tinyiko Reckson. The five-year-old boy was yesterday killed by an unknown attacker. The residents say his death was no accident, but a sacrificial killing, because it was just a few days before Good Friday. According to witness Lipolelo Boboke (34), the killer was dressed in a church uniform. She said:...

Who was Chris Hani? Unraveling the story behind the most trending icon who died on 10 April

Thembisile Chris Hani was born in the rural village of Sabalele, in the Cofimvaba region of the former Transkei. He was the fifth of the six children of Gilbert and Mary Hani, and one of the three that did not die during infancy. The name Chris was adopted by him as a nom de guerre, and was in fact...

The ANC has lost its sanity‚ says ruling party MP

Senior ANC member of parliament Makhosi Khoza has lashed out at the ruling party’s leadership‚ saying that it was effectively handing over power to the opposition. Khoza expressed the anguish she felt when South Africans took to the streets on Friday to call on President Jacob Zuma to resign. She said the mass action was a sign that the ruling...

Ramatlhodi regrets helping Zuma to power

Ngoako Ramatlhodi — who was axed from cabinet by President Jacob Zuma last week — says those who helped Zuma rise to power, including himself, must take responsibility for the crisis in the country. Ramatlhodi said he had backed Zuma to defeat then president Thabo Mbeki in 2007 because he believed Zuma was being unfairly treated. “I was at the forefront of...

Anti-Zuma marches reveal racism is still alive in SA, says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma says some posters last week displayed beliefs that he thought were buried in 1994. President Jacob Zuma says last week’s nationwide marches against him show racism is still alive in the country, saying some posters used at the demonstrations were racist. Zuma was addressing the 24th anniversary of SACP leader Chris Hani’s death. The struggle icon was shot dead...

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