Malema stokes passions ahead of vote

Like any crowd-puller, EFF leader Julius Malema knows how to build excitement: keep audiences waiting, then tell them what they want to hear. For two long hours, his supporters had been whipped into a fervour with revolutionary slogans, thumping music, and warm-up speeches at a packed stadium in Alexandra in Johannesburg. Finally their leader appeared, … Continue reading "Malema stokes passions ahead of vote"

I won’t take medication: Semenya after winning Doha race

Caster Semenya won the 800 metres at the Doha Diamond League meeting on Friday in her first race since losing her appeal over a controversial gender ruling, claiming "actions speak louder than words". Two-time Olympic champion Semenya timed 1min 54.98sec to defeat Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba, who clocked 1min 57.75sec and Ajee Wilson of the United … Continue reading "I won’t take medication: Semenya after winning Doha race"

SA slips down Press Freedom Index

South Africa slipped down three notches on the Press Freedom Index and activists say this is worrying. Reporters without Borders released their findings ahead of International Press Freedom Day. The decline is attributed to the violation of journalist privacy by government. The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) says there’s a growing trend of distrust … Continue reading "SA slips down Press Freedom Index"

2019 Elections: How to vote on 8 May

If this is your first trip to the voting booth, or four years is just too long to remember these things, we’ve got your back with this quick reference of everything you’ll need to know and bring with you on 8 May. In case you’re reading this and haven’t registered to vote, unfortunately, you’ve missed … Continue reading "2019 Elections: How to vote on 8 May"

DA’s Kohler Barnard to appear before Equality Court

Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Dianne Kohler Barnard is expected to appear in the Equality Court, sitting in the Cape Town Regional Court building on Friday morning over alleged racist and discriminatory complaints made at a staff workshop. Magistrate Daniel Thulare is expected to set a date for the hearing after determining in March that she had shown … Continue reading "DA’s Kohler Barnard to appear before Equality Court"

PIC: Know this man? Police have questions for him after French woman was attacked in Bo-Kaap

Police have confirmed they are looking for a man caught on CCTV in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town at the time a French woman was mugged, robbed of her backpack and stabbed in the neck. In CCTV footage of the attack around 09:58 on Tuesday, which has been circulated on social media, a man wearing a black … Continue reading "PIC: Know this man? Police have questions for him after French woman was attacked in Bo-Kaap"

Authors retract Stellenbosch University study on coloured women’s ‘low thinking function’

The publishers and authors of a study on the thinking ability of coloured women on Thursday retracted the controversial article. The Stellenbosch University study found that the women presented with "low cognitive function and which is significantly influenced by education". The highly-criticised study, titled "Age- and education-related effects on cognitive functioning in coloured South African women" was … Continue reading "Authors retract Stellenbosch University study on coloured women’s ‘low thinking function’"

Stern warning to employers not to prevent workers from voting

African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa has warned employers not to prevent their workers from voting in next week’s general election. This follows reports that some companies may try to stop workers from making their mark on May eighth. Addressing a Workers’ Day rally in Clermont in the west of Durban, Ramaphosa says government … Continue reading "Stern warning to employers not to prevent workers from voting"

Housing activists occupy Green Point bowling club

Reclaim the City used Workers’ Day to step up their campaign for access to affordable housing near Cape Town’s city centre. The housing activist group occupied a lawn belonging to the Atlantic Green Point Bowling Club on Wednesday morning. The activists also constructed a wall made of concrete blocks, measuring about six metres in length … Continue reading "Housing activists occupy Green Point bowling club"

Fourth industrial revolution must not disadvantage workers: Fedusa

The fourth industrial revolution has been targeted as a problem by many labour federations, said Fedusa as it marked Workers’ Day. Fedusa’s acting general secretary, Riefdah Ajam says they will strive to prevent any retrenchments due to the fourth industrial revolution. She addressed workers at a Workers’ Day event held in Mthatha in the Eastern … Continue reading "Fourth industrial revolution must not disadvantage workers: Fedusa"

Athletics SA left dumbfounded at CAS ruling on Semenya

Cape Town - Athletics South Africa (ASA) says it is "disappointed and shocked" at the Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) decision to uphold the new International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules forcing female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels. The decision by CAS means that women with elevated testosterone will have to take suppressive treatment … Continue reading "Athletics SA left dumbfounded at CAS ruling on Semenya"

A call for national protest against fuel price increases

The People Against Petrol and Paraffin Increases (PAPPI) has called for South Africans to hold a national protest against fuel price increases by voting out the current government. Fuel prices are set to go up by 54-cents a litre for 93 and 95 octane unleaded petrol on Wednesday. Diesel will go up by 1 cents a litre … Continue reading "A call for national protest against fuel price increases"

SA begins seven day mourning period for flood victims

Wednesday begins a seven day mourning period for the victims of floods that ravaged the country last week. At least 70 people were killed in Kwazulu-Natal and 10 people in the Eastern Cape. Housing infrastructure was also destroyed after torrential rains lashed the two provinces. President Cyril Ramaphosa has instructed that the national flag fly at … Continue reading "SA begins seven day mourning period for flood victims"