Era of ‘distant and unconcerned’ ward councillors has ended: Ramaphosa

Era of ‘distant and unconcerned’ ward councillors has ended: Ramaphosa

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has promised that the nearly 10,000 ANC local government election candidates will not rest until they “end corruption, fraud and patronage, no matter what form it takes and no matter who is involved”.   “We have demonstrated that we will not stand by for wrongdoing, no matter who is involved. We will…
Cop dies after ‘drunk’ driver crashes into roadblock in West Rand

Cop dies after ‘drunk’ driver crashes into roadblock in West Rand

A warrant officer has died after an allegedly drunk driver crashed into a roadblock in the West Rand at the weekend. Police spokesperson Brenda Muridili said W/O Jan Christoffel Esterhuysen was manning a roadblock in Khutsong on Saturday night when a 20-year-old driver allegedly failed to stop, crashing into a stationary vehicle and Esterhuysen. “The…
Nigeria’s palm wine tappers face stiff competition

Nigeria’s palm wine tappers face stiff competition

Every morning, Wilson Ovwiroro leaves home early to paddle a wooden canoe into thick rainforest in southern Nigeria, where he taps raffia palms, making palm wine from their fermented sap. He also distils the alcoholic juice into a kind of gin known locally as ogogoro or Sapele water, named after the nearby town where it…
Chippa defender Zulu on the key to securing three points against Chiefs

Chippa defender Zulu on the key to securing three points against Chiefs

Chippa United will be desperate to break their five-match winless run when they visit Kaizer Chiefs for their anticipated DStv Premiership clash at FNB Stadium on Saturday. The Gqeberha-based side have claimed only three points from as many away matches this season, with their last result on the road a 2-1 loss at Stellenbosch FC…