The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned of extreme cold, rain, and snow that South Africa is likely to experience for the next week. This adverse weather is expected to be caused by a cutoff low (COL) situated along the country’s west coast. The western regions of the Free State and North West provinces have already been affected by very cold temperatures.
As the test rugby season approaches, excitement builds around the Springboks as they prepare to face Australia in the Rugby Championship opener. However, the absence of firstchoice flyhalf Handre Pollard has left a pivotal moment for the talented Manie Libbok.
The Special Tribunal froze the luxury property of former National Lotteries Commission (NLC) chief operating officer Philemon Letwaba, as well as two other properties, including the residence of his wife, Rebotile Malomane, in a gated community in Pretoria. The Tribunal heard evidence that these properties were purchased with funds diverted from lottery grants. Letwaba resigned from the NLC while on suspension pending a disciplinary inquiry.
Load shedding, a common occurrence in South Africa, has returned yet again. Eskom, the country’s primary electricity provider, has confirmed the situation will continue for the rest of the week. The cause is the delay in returning units to service, leading to a significant decrease in capacity and leading to renewed load shedding across the nation.
The Hey Neighbour Festival is one of the most highly anticipated music events in South Africa. This December, the festival will feature American rapper Kendrick Lamar as a headliner. Spanning three days from December 8th to 10th, the festival will be hosted at the Legends Adventure Farm in Pretoria.
South Africa’s climate is as diverse as its landscapes, with a kaleidoscope of varying conditions. On Wednesday, June 28, 2023, the nation anticipates a myriad of weather conditions. This article provides a glimpse into the remarkable palette of weather forecasts for that day.
South Africa’s athletes returned home to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport after an impressive performance at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Berlin, Germany. The team secured 49 medals, including 22 gold, 20 silver, and 7 bronze medals, across several sporting codes. The achievement has brought immense pride and joy to the nation.
South Africa has a vibrant music scene that has produced numerous talented artists over the years. Among them is Freshlyground, an Afrofusion band that captured the world’s attention during the 2010 World Cup. Formed in Cape Town in 2002, the group became a testament to the power of music to bridge cultural and geographical boundaries.
The upcoming Rugby Championship in July presents a unique challenge for South Africa’s head coach, Jacques Nienaber. With Siya Kolisi recovering from knee surgery, Nienaber has to find an optimal standin captain for the Springboks. There are several captaincy options, including Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Steven Kitshoff, Eben Etzebeth, PieterSteph du Toit, and Duane Vermeulen.
A heinous crime shook the small town of Grabouw, South Africa in December 2017. A 27yearold woman was on her way home in Libanon when she was brutally attacked and raped by two men. One of the attackers, Koos Kerneels, was recently convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in this atrocious act.
The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival has reached an incredible milestone, celebrating its 25th year with a remarkable showcase of films at the V&A Waterfront until the 2nd of July. This event has been a beacon of light for aspiring filmmakers and a hub of inspiration for audiences year after year.
HBO’s Warrior is a unique series that combines martial arts, Westerns, historical dramas, and captivating fight scenes, earning the title of June’s most anticipated series by Rotten Tomatoes’ fans. The show has gained critical acclaim and amassed a devoted following. Although the story is set in the brutal realm of late 19th century San Francisco, Warrior is exclusively filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, a testament to the exceptional talent and professionalism of the local film crew.
In the Western Cape of South Africa, a group of young and passionate learners from Zwelethemba High School have become a rising star in the world of robotics. The Galatic Einsteins have made a mark in just one year of being introduced to the field, competing in international events and receiving recognition for their achievements.
Brenda Fassie, a beloved South African musician and cultural icon, left an indelible mark on the nation’s music scene with her timeless hits that continue to inspire even years after her untimely passing at the age of 39 in April 2004. To honor her legacy, her son Bongani Fassie has embarked on a creative endeavor to remix some of her classics with the popular amapiano genre.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) has launched a weekly highdensity operation named Operation Shanela, aimed at tackling genderbased violence and femicide (GBVF) related crimes. This nationwide initiative has been led by Provincial Commissioners in all provinces, focusing on engaging young men across the country to develop strategies and plans for the prevention and combating of GBVF crimes.
The 2023 #YouthStart Entrepreneurial Challenge celebrated the success of South Africa’s young entrepreneurs in a grand awards ceremony. The competition, organized by the City’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development (SDECD) Department, provided a platform for both established businesses and emerging visionaries with innovative ideas to showcase their talent and tenacity.