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South Africans’ patience with ANC running low

“In 1994 we voted for Nelson Mandela, then for Thabo Mbeki, then again for Jacob Zuma. But nothing has changed,” sighed Aubrey Kutlawano after attending an election rally by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Aged 42, Kutlawano has no job and lives in a single room with three other people, including his disabled sister. “They […]

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R750 million to be spent on renovating minister’s homes and other government buildings: report

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration is set to splash out on renovations for ministerial homes and other government-owned buildings, including R29 million on a guardhouse and R29 million on gates and a doghouse. The Sunday Times reports that more than R730 million has been set aside for a number of upgrades, at a time when the country’s tax-collection […]

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Nine Bloemfontein Celtic fans arrested after pitch invasion at Dr Molemela Stadium

Nine Bloemfontein Celtic supporters were arrested following the skirmish that saw their league match against Cape Town City abandoned at the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The game between Celtic and City was called off after only 23 minutes after fans invaded the pitch and threw objects onto the field of play. The […]

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Battle of the supermarkets: the shops with the cheapest groceries

Food, fuel and electricity costs continue to rise and we find ourselves having to get a bit more creative with our budgets. Managing your grocery bill is one way to help you stay in the green. Unfortunately, our expenses are growing but our paychecks are remaining the same. BankservAfrica noted that the average real take-home pay […]

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Home Affairs to increase staff capacity

Home Affairs Minister Siyabonga Cwele says they are planning to increase staff capacity at all ports of entry during the Easter weekend. Briefing the media in Pretoria, Cwele announced the operational hour’s extension to selected ports of entry across the country. He says the Department plans to deploy additional staff members to ports of entry that […]