Afrobeats conquer the world

Afrobeats conquer the world

Earlier this year, a video appeared online of British artist Adele singing to Tems’ Try Me while the young Nigerian singer blushed in apparent disbelief that Adele not only knew her but also knew her lyrics. Earlier this month, billboards appeared in Lagos saying “Hey Nigeria, Tems is on CLB”. Certified Lover Boy being the…
Mantashe on the campaign trail

Mantashe on the campaign trail

LIBODE, Eastern Cape - ANC National Chairperson Gwede Mantashe is on a two-day campaign trail in the Eastern Cape, a traditional ANC stronghold. He's visited the OR Tambo region, where the ANC has become greatly divided. Service delivery and demarcation of wards were the main issues that the community raised. READ: ANC wants Polokwane voters back Mantashe has encouraged…
Swallows and Cape Town City in share the spoils in Soweto

Swallows and Cape Town City in share the spoils in Soweto

Swallows and Cape Town City played out to a 0-0 draw during their DStv Premiership match at Dobsonville Stadium in what was the only match played on Heritage Day. As a result of this share of the spoils, City have moved one place to ninth on the log standings with five points from four matches…
Cele urges communities to work with police

Cele urges communities to work with police

JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Bheki Cele has urged greater cooperation between the SAPS and communities. He was speaking at the opening of the police and prisons union Popcru's central executive committee meeting in the East Rand on Thursday. READ: Budget constraints a problem: Cele Cele praised the police for how they worked with the public to protect…
SA Covid-19 cases decreasing across all nine provinces

SA Covid-19 cases decreasing across all nine provinces

SA's national seven-day moving average of daily Covid-19 case numbers, positivity rate and testing rate continue to decrease, with sustained decreases seen in all provinces. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Thursday that 2,783 new Covid-19 cases had been identified, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,892,081. This increase represents…
Missing diamonds: four government officials arrested

Missing diamonds: four government officials arrested

A project to train artisans in diamond cutting has instead led to arrests of four government officials in the Northern Cape. The group, from the Northern Cape department of economic development and tourism,  was arrested by the Hawks' Kimberley-based Serious Corruption Investigation team on Wednesday. Lt-Col Philani Nkwalase said the charges against them stem from…
Child Maintenance Act slammed as father’s life ruined by 11-year court battle

Child Maintenance Act slammed as father’s life ruined by 11-year court battle

Marizka Coetzer The father said the Maintenance Act was extremely harsh on parents who simply don’t have the finances to meet the court order. Picture: iStock Fathers have described the Maintenance Act as “barbaric” as they fight to keep up with maintenance orders while being alienated from their biological children. A father from the West…