South Africans quench thirst with home brews during lockdown ban

29 May 2020, 3:47 PM
A craze for home brewing has swept across South Africa since the government banned the sale of alcohol to help hospitals and keep order during the coronavirus lockdown, good news for Frank van Wensveen, who owns a home beer brewing supply shop.
African Beer (Umqombothi)
Guide dogs not easily accessible in SA 26 April 2018, 3:28 PM

After International Guide Dog Day was observed around the world on Wednesday, a closer look finds that having access to guide dogs may be difficult for some visually impaired South African's.

Kanye West, doubling down, voices ‘love’ of Trump 26 April 2018, 7:16 AM

Rap superstar Kanye West doubled down Wednesday on his support for Donald Trump, tweeting his "love" for the president and flirting with his own political ambitions after his newfound conservatism raised eyebrows.

Raymond Zondo installed new University of Zululand Vice Chancellor 25 April 2018, 9:33 PM

From a former law student at the University of Zululand to Chancellor, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo who also chairs the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture was installed on Wednesday.

Mandela’s centenary birth celebrated in London 25 April 2018, 8:27 PM

A major gala event was held to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth.

Justin Kennerley with a guide dog.
Blindfolded man and guide dog: The reality of visually impaired S Africans 25 April 2018, 3:41 PM

On International Guide Dog Day, SABC radio host Justin Kennerley went out at six in the morning and met up with the South Africa Guide dogs Association in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Chris Hani
UCT honours Chris Hani 25 April 2018, 7:18 AM

The University of Cape Town has honoured struggle icon Chris Hani after renaming its new Science Lecture Theatre after him.

The Mandela Blanket
South Africans called to honour Madiba’s legacy 24 April 2018, 9:09 PM

Former President Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel has called on South Africans to honour Madiba's legacy by making a difference in their communities no matter how small or big.

Britain’s Prince William and Kate return home with newborn son 24 April 2018, 8:05 AM

Britain's Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.

Jacob Zuma
Nothing wrong with Zuma marriage: Expert 24 April 2018, 7:39 AM

Cultural expert Makhosi Nkosi, says according to Zulu culture there's nothing wrong with a 24-year-old woman marrying a 76-year-old man.

Nathi Mthethwa
R20 million set aside to honour living legends 24 April 2018, 6:01 AM

The Department of Arts and Culture launched the Living Legends Legacy Trust Endowment Fund and the Lesiba Ministerial Awards which will focus on honouring young and old artists.

Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong’o named Madiba’s Centenary Ambassador 23 April 2018, 9:13 PM

Lupita Nyong'o's success in Hollywood may well be the story of many African children who sometimes fear that their dream are too big and their abilities too limited.

N Cape paraplegic races to 30 towns to raise awareness 23 April 2018, 8:42 PM

A paraplegic from Springbok in the Northern Cape aims to race to 30 Namaqualand towns in ten days , to raise awareness about disability.

Rajesh Gopie
Actor slammed for racist comments over Mabhida Stadium violence 23 April 2018, 8:07 PM

Actor and playwright Rajesh Gopie has been slammed for his racist criticism on social media of the violence that took place at the weekend soccer match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

Mandela Day Launch with volunteer exhibitions targeting youth 23 April 2018, 7:01 PM

The Mandela Day Launch in Constitution Hill featured a number of volunteer organisations exhibiting their work.

Theft probe hits Russian football ahead of World Cup 23 April 2018, 3:41 PM

Russia's World Cup preparations have been hit by an embezzlement probe involving the tournament's anti-discrimination chief Alexei Smertin.

PE father charged with child abuse release on warning 23 April 2018, 12:24 PM

The 38 year-old Port Elizabeth father who faces a charge of child abuse has been released on a warning and his case postponed to the 29th of May.

Books in a box
Private sector, celebrities tackle illiteracy 22 April 2018, 6:43 PM

Low literacy levels in the foundation phase of primary schools remains a great concern. Latest studies show that 78% of Grade 4's cannot read with meaning.

‘Wings for Life’ raises funds for spinal cord injury research 22 April 2018, 10:44 AM

Director of Ocal, Sandile Mkhize says “The Wings for Life world run” is open to everyone whether they are able bodied runners or people in wheelchairs.  

‘Mini-Me’ actor Verne Troyer dead at 49 22 April 2018, 7:38 AM

Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movies, died Saturday. He was 49.

Freedom swim medal
More than hundred swim from Robben Island to Cape Town in Freedom Swim 21 April 2018, 8:16 PM

One hundred and fifty swimmers have taken part in the Freedom Swim from Robben Island to Blaauwberg in Cape Town.

Tributes pour in for Avicii 21 April 2018, 11:49 AM

South Africans have taken to social media to express shock and sadness following the death of one of the world's top Djs, Avicii.

‘Smallville’ actress charged in self-help guru’s sex traffic case 21 April 2018, 10:20 AM

New York actress Allison Mack was arrested Friday (April 20) on charges that she recruited women into a secret society led by self-help guru Keith Raniere in which they were forced to have sex with Raniere and were branded with his initials.

Dance music superstar Avicii dead at 28 21 April 2018, 6:54 AM

Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped usher in the global boom in electronic music but struggled to cope with the hard-partying lifestyle, died Friday in Oman, his representative said.

Sentech to reconnect community radio stations suspended for non-payment 20 April 2018, 9:31 PM

The Minister of Communications, Ms. Nomvula Mokonyane on Friday met with Sentech, the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF), the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). The meeting was scheduled to resolve the impasse between Sentech and numerous community radio stations whose transmission signal was terminated for […]

Education must be adequately resourced: Lesufi 20 April 2018, 3:51 PM

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says it is imperative for government to ensure that education is adequately resourced.

Zoe Modiga
Jazz singer Zoe Modiga talks about her new album 20 April 2018, 9:53 AM

Jazz musician Zoe Modiga is expected to captivate audiences at the Soweto Theatre next week with a night themed An Evening with Zoe Modiga.

Trek for Mandela to help with sanitary towels 19 April 2018, 8:10 PM

The Trek for Mandela campaign hopes to raise five hundred thousand sanitary pads for girls in disadvantaged communities this year.

Presidency announces recipients of 2018 National Orders 19 April 2018, 4:31 PM

The Chancellor of the National Orders on Thursday announced the names of South Africans and foreign nationals who will be awarded National Orders at an investiture ceremony next week.

Mayor of Kouga passes away 19 April 2018, 2:56 PM

The mayor of the Kouga municipality in the Eastern Cape, Elza van Lingen, has passed away after a long battle with cancer.

SABC COO justifies SAfm changes 19 April 2018, 12:23 PM

SABC’s Chief Operations Officer, Chris Maroleng says one of the reasons for the recent changes to the broadcaster’s SAfm was that the station was running at a loss amounting to millions of rand. Maroleng was briefing parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communication as part of the SABC executives who are appearing before parliament on Thursday. He […]