Volkswagen launches Literacy Centres in Eastern Cape

15 July 2019, 8:25 PM
In celebration of Nelson Mandela Month and highlighting the plight of basic education in the country, Volkswagen group South Africa has launched three new Literacy Centres at KwaNobuhle in Uitenhage near Port Elizabeth.
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Two public memorial services for Hugh Masekela 26 January 2018, 8:18 AM

Fans of legendary jazz musician Hugh Masekela will on Friday celebrate his life at two memorial services at Zoo Lake and in Alexandra, Johannesburg.

Liberia pins hopes on man with Midas touch 25 January 2018, 10:13 PM

On Monday, former football superstar George Weah was sworn in as the new president of Liberia, marking the first democratic transfer of power in the country since 1944. Thousands of adoring fans turned out to celebrate the moment, with several attendees remarking that Weah would bring their country the same glory he brought the football […]

The SABC sends its condolences to the late Sandy Mokwena’s family 25 January 2018, 5:21 PM

Veteran actor Sandy Mokwena dies of natural causes in hospital

Hugh Masekela to be buried at a private ceremony 25 January 2018, 3:13 PM

The family of the late jazz music legend and activist Hugh Masekela have expressed gratitude for the condolence messages and support they have been receiving during their time of mourning.

SA veteran actor Sandy Mokwena dies 25 January 2018, 9:13 AM

South African veteran actor Sandy Mokwena, better known for his role as "Bra Eddie" in the e.tv soapie Scandal!, has died at the age of 68.

Hugh Masekela passed away on Tuesday morning after a battle with prostate cancer.
Govt to assist in Masekela’s funeral 25 January 2018, 7:05 AM

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa has hinted that government will be involved in the funeral of Jazz icon Hugh Masekela.

Hugh Masekela’s son described him as stoic 24 January 2018, 9:47 PM

As tributes continue to pour in for the late legendary musician Hugh Masekela, his son has also paid tribute to his father through a heartfelt letter. Selema “Sal” Masekela described his father as both “ageless and immortal.” Speaking to the SABC, Selema Masekela says his father never complained about the hardships he experienced and always […]

Magashule commits to help UFS returning students 24 January 2018, 8:51 PM

Free State Premier Ace Magashule has committed himself to pay the outstanding debt of more than R4 million for returning students.

Koko takes responsibility for porn saga 24 January 2018, 4:46 PM

Former Acting CEO and Group Executive for Generations Matshela Koko says he took responsibility for the downloading of phonographic material using an Eskom 3-G card, although it was not him.

Kenya to honour Masekela 24 January 2018, 3:04 PM

Plans are underway to set up the East African Chapter of the Hugh Masekela Heritage in Kenya.

More South Africans visit the Kruger park 24 January 2018, 11:57 AM

More than 250 000 tourists visited the Kruger National Park this past festive season.

Mthethwa pays tribute to Hugh Masekela 24 January 2018, 8:52 AM

As tributes continue to pour in for late jazz maestro Hugh Masekela, Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has also passed his condolences to Masekela's family, friends and countless fans.

Miss universe returns to SA since lifting crown 24 January 2018, 8:26 AM

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters will be met by a high-profile delegation when she returns home to South Africa on Wednesday morning.

‘Bra Hugh made music to fight apartheid’ 24 January 2018, 6:20 AM

The latest praise for Hugh Masekela's music and political activism has come from former Deputy President and current United Nations official, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

Hugh Masekela’s dying wish 23 January 2018, 9:22 PM

A man passionate about his roots, Masekela says he wishes the people of South Africa can get back to their heritage.

SABC remembers Bra Hugh Masekela 23 January 2018, 7:13 PM

The South African Broadcasting Coperation (SABC) on Tuesday joined the nation in sending condolences to Bra Hugh Masekela’s family.

S.Africa’s working class remembers Hugh Masekela’s coal train 23 January 2018, 6:50 PM

Legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela’s train came to a stop for good on Tuesday, but his song Stimela (The Coal Train) will forever be remembered by the working class for shining a spotlight on the injustice and brutality of migrant labour across the African continent. Masekela died on Tuesday following a long battle with […]

Call for pupils to pursue careers in logistics 23 January 2018, 6:05 PM

Deputy minister of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga has encouraged pupils to explore studies in the logistics sector

Book of condolences for Hugh Masekela 23 January 2018, 2:56 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) has joined the chorus of condolences to the family of legendary and internationally renowned jazz musician Hugh Masekela.

Fellow musicians pay homage to Bra Hugh 23 January 2018, 1:03 PM

International Afro-soul star Nomfusi says she will remember legendary and internationally renowned jazz musician Hugh Masekela for his humour.

Masekela’s death a profound loss: Family 23 January 2018, 12:12 PM

The family of the late South African jazz icon Hugh Masekela says their hearts are heavy with sorrow following their loved one’s death. Masekela passed away on Tuesday morning after a battle with prostate cancer surrounded by family members in a Johannesburg hospital. In a statement, the family says: “It is with profound sorrow that the […]

Legendary musician Hugh Masekela dies 23 January 2018, 10:00 AM

Legendary musician Hugh Masekela has passed away in a Johannesburg hospital.

Oxfam releases shocking wealth inequality report 22 January 2018, 8:07 PM

A new oxfam report has found that 82% of the wealth generated in 2017 went to the richest 1% of the global population.

Facebook says it can’t guarantee social media is good for democracy 22 January 2018, 2:31 PM

Facebook Inc warned on Monday that it could offer no assurance that social media was on balance good for democracy.

‘Three billboards’ wins big at female friendly SAG awards 22 January 2018, 10:34 AM

Black comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won three prizes Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild awards, in a ceremony that paid tribute to women in the wake of a sexual misconduct scandal.

British singer Ed Sheeran gets engaged to school friend 22 January 2018, 7:54 AM

British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran says he is engaged to long-time friend Cherry Seaborn, whom he first met at school at the age of 11.

City of Ghent in Belguim to celebrate Nelson Mandela 21 January 2018, 9:11 PM

City authorities of the city of Ghent in Belgium are planning to erect a monument of former South African president, Nelson Mandela.

Sylvester the lion marks first anniversary in new home 21 January 2018, 8:29 PM

The infamous Lion called "Sylvester" or " spook " has settled down in a concession area of Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape.

Call for men to join march against women, child abuse 21 January 2018, 11:15 AM

Thato Molosankwe has called for 10 000 men from all provinces to join him for the last 100 kilometres of his marathon walk on the 27th of this month from Smithfield to Bloemfontein in the Free State.

N.Cape NGO equips disabled learners with skills 20 January 2018, 8:50 PM

An NGO in Kuruman says it is increasing opportunities for intellectually challenged learners in the in the Northern Cape.