Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda died on June 17th, at the age of 97. He became the first president of an independent Zambia, serving from 1964 to 1991. After having briefly lived in Tanzania, Kaunda returned to Zambia in 1949. He worked as an interpreter and adviser on African affairs to Sir Stewart Gore-Browne, a …

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Military Helps Gauteng with Covid-19 Response
Gauteng’s health practitioners are under pressure as the province sees the continued rise in infections. In the last 24 hour cycle the province recorded just over 7 500 new infections. None critical and none urgent surgeries have been put on hold to ensure there is space for the increase in hospitalisations. Medical personnel from the …

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City Proposes Two Options: Homeless or Jailed?
The City of Cape Town has proposed even stricter contingencies against people who are experiencing homelessness. The amended proposed by-laws come as a shocking response to eleven people who experienced homelessness that challenged the High Court and Equality Court. The amendments could see the removal of all homeless people from public places and enforce arrest …

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‘Illegal Taxi Rank’ at Root of Manenberg Shootings
Police are probing cases of murder and attempted after four people were shot in Manenberg, where two of the victims were killed. Three gunmen reportedly opened fire at taxis parked at a busy intersection on Saturday morning. The police’s Joseph Swartbooi says that a 51- and 53-year-old man was declared deceased on the scene, while …

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“I loved Detention” – Ebrahim Rasool
Ebrahim Rasool – Former Premier of Western Cape & SA Ambassador to USA & currently  Chairman of the Western Province Rugby Union board, speaks to Radio 786, Sunday Breakfast Club, About his School days playing Rugby, the importance of family bonds and Western Province Rugby saying, “First do the things you must do in order …

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Are Amendments To Schedule 2 Of The Electricity Regulation Act Going To Work?
In an attempt to bring about calm among South Africans over continued load shedding, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the amendment of Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act. This would allow the National Energy Regulator (Nersa) to bring smaller electricity producers online. President Ramaphosa was speaking as the country endured further blackouts. Ramaphosa says …

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Forced to be in a space that limits your activities?
The activities we do outside of our home environment play a really massive role in our daily lives. The change of scenery, socialising, and just being outside. But what happens when all that is taken away from you in a split moment and you’re forced to be in a space that limits your activities? This …

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Could the PEPUDA Bill Infringe On Your Freedom Of Religion?
The recent amendments to the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (Pepuda), have garnered widespread criticism, especially from religious groups. The PEPUDA Bill aims to bring stricter rules against unfair discrimination in all forms. The bill also prohibits unfair discrimination by the government, private organizations, individuals and forbids hate speech and harassment. …

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Gown Gang Working Through Faith In Heideveld
Heideveld matriarchs are donning their gowns and protecting the public from gangsterism and crime. The so-called ‘Gown Gang’ was initiated by Heideveld resident, Vanessa Nelson. She witnessed how a teenage girl was attacked by a thug who dragged her to the ground and punched her in the face for her cellphone. Community members soon gathered …

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Public Trust in Politicians Waning
The culture of overstating qualifications pervades the country’s political landscape, and it points to a broader issue of lying. This is the analysis of political commentator, Andrew Ihsaan Gasnolar. He was speaking as yet another member of the Democratic Alliance has allegedly inflated their qualifications. Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, had …

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TERS Disbursement Revealed Government Incapacity – Nxesi
The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed government’s incapacity on many fronts. Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi made this concession while briefing the public on the disbursement of the TERS relief fund. He says that the payment of Covid-19 TERS benefits by the UIF quickly became the target of fraud and corruption. Minister Nxesi has expressed gratitude to …

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Ridiculous Israeli Lobby Complaint Against Judge Siraj Desai
The Zionist lobby is going after retired judge Siraj Desai over his unapologetic stance against Apartheid Israel. The South African Zionist Federation has lodged a complaint with the Judicial Conduct Committee (JCC) accusing him of being a politicised judge and effectively being in contravention of the judicial code. It has taken issue with judge Desai …

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Government No Longer Has Majority Stake In SAA
South African Airways (SAA) is being privatised. Government has given up its majority stake in the airline to Takatso Consortium which comprises of Harith General Partners, an investor in African infrastructure and airports, and airline management firm Global Airways. The new strategic equity partner will own 51% of SAA and government 49%. Public Enterprises Minister …

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Allow Communities To Also Build Their Own Energy Capacity
A labour federation has noted that the transition in energy production and supply must not only be tilt towards business. The South African Federation of Trade Unions warns that if this is not altered it could lead to a certain form of monopoly. It says communities should be allowed to build their own energy capacity. …

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Spice Roots – Did you know Salt was used for Trade?
We take you on a voyage as we explore the Spice root Trade. Sources reveal that Ancient European hunter-gatherers were using garlic mustard seeds to give their foods a peppery kick as far back as SIX THOUSAND years ago, it’s known that Malay slaves brought spices to South Africa, were often used in the kitchens …

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Sheikh Jarrah Residents Defiant Against Israelis
Muna and Mohammad al-Kurd, the twins who have spearheaded the online Sheikh Jarrah resistance, have been released from Israeli custody. The Zionists stormed their home yesterday, arresting Muna and delivering a summons warrant for her brother Mohammed. The Israelis have targeted the pair for their participation in protecting Sheikh Jarrah from land theft and occupation. …

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Strand Historian puts Legacy back in Community’s Hands
Ebrahim Rhoda has served his community for most of his life, not only through his research and writing but through active citizenship. In 2018, the University of the Western Cape awarded Rhoda its inaugural Gold Medal for Commitment to Community Service, in recognition of his lifelong dedication to the Strand Muslim community. The medal acknowledges …

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World No Tobacco Day – Creating tobacco-free environments
The Covid-19 pandemic has made many tobacco users think about kicking the habit of smoking. The World Health Organisation says nearly 60% of tobacco users wanted to quit. This year World No Tobacco Day aims to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking and creating tobacco-free environments. Guest: Physician and Pulmonologist at Melomed Tokai Hospital …

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SA Gearing Up to Become World Leader in Nuclear Physics Research
South Africa could be turning into a world leader in nuclear physics research. This has been ignited by the University of the Western Cape (UWC) which was awarded a large grant by the National Research Foundation for a new nuclear spectrometer called GAMKA. Almost 10 years in the making – GAMKA involves detectors that will …

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Moderate intensity, good for your health
Regular physical activity at moderate intensity is always good for your health. Riding a bicycle does that and on this World Bicycle Day these benefits are being brought to the fore. In Langa a bicycle club is promoting this and encouraging residents to take up this activity and use bicycles as a normal mode of …

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District Six: We Need to Have Restitution, Reparations & Rebirthing
Born and raised in Woodstock, with a strong passion for teaching and upliftment. Siddeeq Railoun prides himself in making sure that he can do whatever is possible to ensure the life of the next person is better. More than that, he is one of the founding members of the South African Democratic Teachers Union and …

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Woman Shot Dead in Philippi
A woman has been killed and another injured when criminals opened fire on a fruit and vegetable stall in Philippi. Police say the motive behind the attack is being investigated. No arrests have been made. Community members have been urged to come forward with any information that could assist them with this incident. [Picture: SAPS]
Load Shedding on Hold to Accommodate Parliament
Eskom has suspended load shedding until five this afternoon to allow parliament to deal with a series of Appropriation Bills that are essential to keeping government operating. According to the power utility Parliament’s Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli had made the request as the sitting will be held virtually. Eskom indicates that large industrial power consumers …

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