CRL Rights Commission hears shocking testimony of how cult churches operate

12 August 2020, 7:22 PM
The CRL Rights Commission has heard that emotional and psychological abuse, as well as sexual and financial exploitation are the hallmarks of cult churches.
Ikwekwezi FM celebrates 35 years 29 April 2018, 4:11 PM

SABC’s IsiNdebele radio station, Ikwekwezi FM has celebrated its 35th birthday in a glittering ceremony at Solomon Mahlangu stadium in Kwa-Mhlanga in Mpumalanga. Ikwekwezi FM went on air for the first time on April 1 1983. It’s one of what was then known as a vernacular bantu broadcast service. Loyal listeners of the station had […]

More details around Akhumzi’s death emerge 29 April 2018, 9:33 AM

More details around Akhumzi Jezile’s death have emerged. The 29-year-old former YoTV presenter, actor and producer died in a car crash on the N6 near Queenstown in the Eastern Cape.

Nathi Mthethwa expresses sadness over Akhumzi’s death 29 April 2018, 6:50 AM

Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has expressed sadness at reports that former YoTV presenter Akhumzi Jezile has been killed in a car crash.

Former YoTV presenter Akhumzi dies in car crash 28 April 2018, 9:19 PM

Former YoTV presenter, actor and producer Akhumzi Jezile has died in a car crash in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape.

Three Eastern Cape women receive national order awards 28 April 2018, 8:44 PM

Three Eastern Cape women have been honoured with national orders, they have been recognised for their role in the fight for liberation.

Gang rape acquittal fires up Spain’s feminist movement 28 April 2018, 6:09 PM

Spain’s feminist movement is pushing for changes to the law after a court acquitted five men of gang raping an 18-year-old woman at Pamplona’s bull-running festival. Protesters have filled streets across the country in response to appeals from women’s groups, leading Spain’s conservative government to announce it will consider changing rape laws. An online petition […]

Inxeba star says defiance is key to survival 28 April 2018, 8:24 AM

It was the level of hate from his own Xhosa community that took South African gay artist Nakhane by surprise. He never expected to face death threats for playing a man in a same-sex relationship in a movie, “The Wound”, which unfolds in the secret world of a Xhosa male initiation ceremony – but it […]

Cosby conviction could mean hefty damages in civil cases: legal experts 28 April 2018, 7:21 AM

On top of the years in prison comedian Bill Cosby faces for sexual assault, his criminal conviction increases the likelihood he will have to pay hefty damages in civil lawsuits brought by women who say he assaulted or defamed them, legal experts said. “The idea that ‘I never did any of these things’ – well […]

Judge grants Trump lawyer request to delay Stormy Daniels case 28 April 2018, 6:55 AM

A Los Angeles judge on Friday granted Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, his request to delay proceedings in a civil case brought by porn actress Stormy Daniels.

Inaugural Freedom Paddle Surfski Race a success 27 April 2018, 6:18 PM

Who would have thought Robben Island would ever be surrounded by surfski racers? It amplifies just how far South Africa has come in the past 24 years.

Law unclear on whether black people can be racist: HRC 27 April 2018, 7:18 AM

The Human Rights Commission says it's still not clear whether or not black people can be racist towards other race groups in the country but the debate on the matter is still on-going.

No child should be deprived of education: Zuma 27 April 2018, 6:36 AM

Former President Jacob Zuma says he believes now that education is free, it must also be compulsory.

Bill Cosby found guilty at sexual assault retrial 26 April 2018, 9:27 PM

Comedian Bill Cosby was convicted on Thursday on all three counts of drugging and molesting a onetime friend in 2004, a decisive victory for prosecutors in one of the first celebrity sexual-assault trials of the #MeToo era.

Presidency to bestow Order of Luthuli on Mamu Sobukwe 26 April 2018, 4:29 PM

Struggle stalwart and anti-apartheid activist, Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe, affectionately known as Mother Azania - will receive the Order of Luthuli in Silver from the Presidency on Saturday.

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.