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Social media feature helps prevent suicide

14 October 2020

Busi Nyandeni   Social media network Twitter has rolled out a new feature in South Africa to help those with suicidal thoughts to reach...

Ex-Bucs star supports women’s soccer

14 October 2020

Nkululeko Dladla Former Orlando Pirates defender Kamaal Sait has taken it upon himself to make a difference in women’s football. Sait, 48, who retired...

Courts & Crime


Women beat up and rob man

3 September 2020

Johannesburg – Police have arrested three women for allegedly assaulting and robbing a man of his money in the Joburg CBD.  Police spokesperson Captain...

Gunmen killed in “Wild West” shootout with cops

26 August 2020

Vosloorus – Last Thursday two alleged robbers were shot dead near the Chris Hani Mall in Vosloorus, and another succumbed to gunshot wounds in...

Fleeing motorist nabbed

10 August 2018

A Johannesburg Metropolitan Police officer was admitted at Milpark Hospital with fractures to his right hand after he was bumped over by a motorist...

Features


Roping in men in fight against gender-based violence remains a must

3 September 2020

By Busi Kheswa Gauteng Department of SociaI Development continues to advocate for the rights of the vulnerable groups in South Africa, including those of...

Researchers probe RAT cyber attackers

3 September 2020

Tech Reporter An investigation into an ongoing campaign launched by a group known as Transparent Tribe to distribute the Crimson Remote Access Trojan (RAT)...

Twitter bans political advertising

10 November 2019

Own Correspondent Twitter has said it would stop accepting political advertising globally on its platform, responding to growing criticism over misinformation from politicians on...

People


Platform for African designers opens in CBD

3 September 2020

Johannesburg – Fashion designer Thula Sindi has opened the second AfricaRise store in the Joburg CBD, providing an additional platform for African designers to...

Why it was a good choice to choose Ivy Academy

8 August 2019

Sizwe Msimango Sizwe Msimango matriculated at Ivy Academy in 2017. He is studying BSc IT at University of the Free State. Prior to writing...

ZCC engage with Christian Heritage in Israel

21 November 2017

A delegation from the leadership of the Zion Christian Church and his Grace reverend Bishop Dr Barnabas Lekganyane is visited Israel from 17 to...

Sports


Ex-Bucs star supports women’s soccer

14 October 2020

Nkululeko Dladla Former Orlando Pirates defender Kamaal Sait has taken it upon himself to make a difference in women’s football. Sait, 48, who retired...

SAFA urges clubs to register with MYSAFA

30 September 2020

Sports Reporter SAFA acting CEO Tebogo Motlanthe has voiced his support for the current MYSAFA club registration drive. Since football was suspended owing to...

Inner-city sporting activities prepare to restart

3 September 2020

Uyapo Majahana The Afrika Tikkun NPO, in collaboration with Odirile WaRati, SAPS and JMPD distributed face masks and sanitizers to coaches of the Local...

Community


Communities invited to celebrate arts festival

14 October 2020

Braamfontein – With the arts sector being among the hardest hit by Covid-19, the City of Joburg feels music, dance and cultural expressions can...

Residents volunteer to keep streets clean

14 October 2020

Johannesburg – Some Hillbrow residents have partnered with Clean City South Africa (CleanCitySA) to coordinate their efforts to remove litter from streets and a...

Community welcomes moral regeneration drive

30 September 2020

Johannesburg – The City of Joburg’s efforts to establish its own Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM) structure has been welcomed by activists, NGOs, academics and...

Views


Roping in men in fight against gender-based violence remains a must

3 September 2020

By Busi Kheswa Gauteng Department of SociaI Development continues to advocate for the rights of the vulnerable groups in South Africa, including those of...

Four burnt to death in cooking-oil factory fire

30 August 2019

Germiston – Four people were burnt beyond recognition when a cooking oil factory was engulfed in flames in Roodekop, Germiston on Monday afternoon.  ...

Call to promote healthier relationships between men and women

10 August 2018

August as Women’s Month is upon us. We will be repeating the same mantras about women empowerment and their greater representation in all institutions...

Festive Messages


“Merry Christmas”- Clr Vasco Da Gama

24 December 2017

As the year comes to an end, I would like to thank all residents of City of Johannesburg for your tireless contribution to the...

I wish all our residents a blessed, joyous, and peaceful festive season

24 December 2017

With the arrival of the festive season, comes an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the year that has been 2017. For...

2017 Christmas message -Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’

24 December 2017

Fellow South Africans, It is a special honour for me to join you on the eve of Christmas 2017, at a time when all...

Career Tips


Programme supports women’s tech businesses

26 August 2020

  Braamfontein – Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct has unveiled its inaugural Ya Basadi in 4IR programme, with the financial support of JP...

Partnership to deliver youth job skills

26 August 2020

Johannesburg – PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Unicef South Africa have announced details of local collaboration to help prepare young people with relevant skills to enter...

Creative career expo to highlight opportunities

7 March 2020

Johannesburg – The Creative Industries Career Expo for learners and youth will be held at Museum Africa in Newtown this month.   The expo provides a...

Know Your Ward Councilors


25 December 2017

Role of a ward councillor Each ward councillor is elected by a specific geographically-defined ward within the municipality. The ward councillor, therefore, is expected...

Breaking News


Theatre presents Women’s Month music concerts

3 August 2020

Thakgatso Setseta In commemoration of Women’s Month, the South African State Theatre (SAST) presents virtual music concerts.   The two concerts by music doyen...

Department reschedules matric exam rewrites

28 April 2020

Johannesburg – Due to the national lockdown the Department of Basic Education has postponed the May/Junematric exam rewrites to November.The department postponed the Amended...

Hillbrow residents hand over confiscated drugs to MEC Malobane

9 October 2018

Gauteng community safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane was in Hillbrow earlier today for a handover. This comes after community members conducted raids over the weekend,...

Opinion


Roping in men in fight against gender-based violence remains a must

3 September 2020

By Busi Kheswa Gauteng Department of SociaI Development continues to advocate for the rights of the vulnerable groups in South Africa, including those of...

Twitter bans political advertising

10 November 2019

Own Correspondent Twitter has said it would stop accepting political advertising globally on its platform, responding to growing criticism over misinformation from politicians on...

Court rules that old flag constitutes hate speech

23 August 2019

Johannesburg – On Wednesday the Equality Court sitting in the Gauteng High court in Johannesburg ruled that badly intentioned public displays of the old...

Politics


Twitter bans political advertising

10 November 2019

Own Correspondent Twitter has said it would stop accepting political advertising globally on its platform, responding to growing criticism over misinformation from politicians on...

Court rules that old flag constitutes hate speech

23 August 2019

Johannesburg – On Wednesday the Equality Court sitting in the Gauteng High court in Johannesburg ruled that badly intentioned public displays of the old...

COSATU’s response to SONA

17 February 2018

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted and broadly welcomes the State of the Nation Address presented by President Cyril Ramaphosa on...

Finance Tips


Questions to ask about an overdraft facility

18 May 2018

If you are considering applying for an overdraft, but aren’t really sure how it works, there are important questions you should ask your bank,...

Four mistakes graduates should avoid when taking out a loan

30 April 2018

Many graduates who have a good credit profile often get carried away by the excitement of qualifying for a loan, while overlooking the risks...

FNB unveils a mobile bank account – eWallet eXtra

20 April 2018

First National Bank (FNB) announced the launch of eWallet eXtra, a mobile bank account that allows unbanked and under banked South African consumers to...

Around SA


Social media feature helps prevent suicide

14 October 2020

Busi Nyandeni   Social media network Twitter has rolled out a new feature in South Africa to help those with suicidal thoughts to reach...

City in flood awareness drive

14 October 2020

Takalani Sioga The City of Joburg’s Disaster Management Centre is embarking on a flood and thunderstorm awareness campaign at various hotspots until December 2020....

NEWS


Market Lab seeks next generation creatives

3 September 2020

Lusanda Zokufa – Kathilu The Market Theatre Laboratory invites a new generation of talented and committed actors, theatre-makers, writers, and directors to apply for...

No major issues as schools reopen – Dept

3 September 2020

Johannesburg – The Gauteng Education Department says the return of more pupils to school on Monday had no major problems. The department said many...

Man held for fatal stabbing

3 September 2020

Johannesburg – A 25-year-old man has been arrested for alleged murder that took place at corner Von Wielligh and Albert streets in the evening...

Education


Good music can make the world a better place

30 September 2020

Boston sat down to chat with successful Soul Candi Graduate to find out more about the man behind the mixer! My stage name is...

Foundation donates wheelchairs to UJ

3 September 2020

Own Correspondent The Sweethearts Foundation has donated wheelchairs to the University of Johannesburg disability unit. Disability unit team leader Leila Gafoor says they joined...

No major issues as schools reopen – Dept

3 September 2020

Johannesburg – The Gauteng Education Department says the return of more pupils to school on Monday had no major problems. The department said many...

Accommodation


Occupiers accuse officials of burning their belongings

26 August 2020

  Zoë Postman   Families occupying land in Duduza, Ekurhuleni, have been displaced for the fourth time since 5 August. This follows the demolition...

AFHCO – For A Home You Can Call Your Own

11 April 2018

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Business


Joburg entrepreneur’s journey to success

14 October 2020

Motlabana Monnakgotla   Entrepreneur Zibusiso Mkhwanazi employs the ‘strategic creative firepower’ he uses in advertising to help businesses innovate and survive the current crises....

Applications open for women’s entrepreneurship programme

30 September 2020

Own Correspondent The United States embassy has partnered with the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) to implement the 2020-2021 Academy for Women...

Programme to support small businesses

30 September 2020

Johannesburg – Facebook has announced a grant of over R8,5-million to support 217 small businesses in South Africa, as part of its $100 million...

Motoring


Taxi carries 12 extra passengers and pulls overloaded trailer

30 August 2019

Johannesburg – A minibus meant to carry 10 people, including the driver, was overloaded with passengers and goods, creating a potential road-safety hazard.  ...

Mahindra South Africa becoming a truly local brand

24 January 2019

Following the publication of the final sales results for December by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Naamsa), Mahindra has confirmed the sale of...

The Festival of Motoring, presented by WesBank, returns to the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit for its third annual motoring extravaganza

22 May 2018

The Festival of Motoring, presented by WesBank, is back and bigger than ever! The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit will once again host the only...

Crime


Men arrested in hijacked car

14 October 2020

Johannesburg – Police recently arrested two suspects aged 22 and 27 for possession of a hijacked motor vehicle at Makro, corner Hanover Street and...

Toy gunmen held for robber

30 September 2020

Johannesburg – Police have arrested two suspects aged 27 and 30 for armed robbery, after they allegedly robbed a 51-year-old man at corner Main...

Man held for fatal stabbing

3 September 2020

Johannesburg – A 25-year-old man has been arrested for alleged murder that took place at corner Von Wielligh and Albert streets in the evening...

Arts


Youngest SA iconic author

14 October 2020

Tshepo Moloi   Stacey Fru is a 13-year-old teen sensation, as South Africa’s multiple international award winning child author, activist, philanthropist, edutainer in an...

Arts awards entries open

30 September 2020

Sne Mdiya Entries for the 2020 Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Awards are now open. This year’s awards, held in partnership with Hollard,...

Dramatic lighting to installations

30 September 2020

Debbi de Souza Gearhouse Splitbeam brings its technical expertise to almost every type of live entertainment, ranging from musicals, opera and dance shows to...

Music


Women’s art mural on display at Maboneng

26 August 2020

Butchie Seroto   Apple-owned artist development company Platoon, in partnership with Baz-Art, have unveiled The Art of Women mural and a playlist to commemorate...

Guitar ladies deliver fantastic show

26 February 2020

Patience Bambalele On Saturday night music stars Zahara, Msaki and Berita strummed their way to the hearts of music lovers with their guitars at...

Season’s JPO 2020 line-up

28 January 2020

Vivian Pretorius Braamfontein – The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) has announced details of its 2020 Summer Season programme.   JPO artistic director Bongani Tembe said they...

Health


Foundation donates wheelchairs to UJ

3 September 2020

Own Correspondent The Sweethearts Foundation has donated wheelchairs to the University of Johannesburg disability unit. Disability unit team leader Leila Gafoor says they joined...

Global organisations urge safe schools reopening

3 September 2020

Johannesburg – The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have urged African governments to promote safe reopening of schools, taking measures to limit the...

New ICU ward for Joburg hospital

12 July 2020

Johannesburg – The Gauteng Health Department has unveiled a new intensive care unit (ICU) ward at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital. During the opening ceremony last...

Johannesburg


Inner-city sporting activities prepare to restart

3 September 2020

Uyapo Majahana The Afrika Tikkun NPO, in collaboration with Odirile WaRati, SAPS and JMPD distributed face masks and sanitizers to coaches of the Local...

No major issues as schools reopen – Dept

3 September 2020

Johannesburg – The Gauteng Education Department says the return of more pupils to school on Monday had no major problems. The department said many...

Man held for fatal stabbing

3 September 2020

Johannesburg – A 25-year-old man has been arrested for alleged murder that took place at corner Von Wielligh and Albert streets in the evening...

Technology


Crooks launch cyber warfare

14 October 2020

Tech Reporter   Since the Covid-19 pandemic forced a global shift to dependency on the digital economy workplaces have opened up unprecedented technological risks...

Covid-19 cyber threats top the list

30 September 2020

Tech Reporter  Covid-19 related threats were the single largest type of threat in the first half of the year. In just six months, Trend...

Positive signs for businesswomen in Africa

3 September 2020

Johannesburg – Mercer’s When Women Thrive 2020, Sub-Saharan Africa Report, finds that women in about 94% of organisations in sub-Saharan Africa have equal access...

Financial


Applications open for small businesses incubator

26 August 2020

Tom Jackson   South African start-ups have been invited to apply for the second edition of The Marketing Incubator, which helps participants develop and...

Joburg hosts investment forum

11 October 2019

Johannesburg – The second edition of the Africa Investment Forum will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre from between November 11 and 13,...

Retrenchment – make it a hidden blessing

4 October 2019

2019 has seen retrenchment from major companies – from Standard Bank, Group Five, ABSA to Multichoice, Continental Tyre and more.  This can be a...

Soccer


Bafana prepare for Afcon with friendlies

14 October 2020

Sports Reporter Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has announced that he is planning to have two friendly matches against Council of Southern Africa Football...

Caf postpones Under-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers

26 August 2020

Sports Reporter   The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has postponed the first round 2021 Women’s World Cup qualifying matches, owing to the travel...

Banyana star on Women’s Month

16 August 2020

Sports Reporter Banyana Banyana goalkeeper Andile Dlamini started playing football as a defender, and as a striker, but former Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies coach, late...

Covid-19


Initiative helps Covid-19 affected SMEs to recover

14 October 2020

Johannesburg – Tech company Google has announced plans to help businesses, jobseekers, educational institutions and vulnerable populations to recover from the impact of the...

WHO calls for stronger health systems to curb Covid-19

30 September 2020

Johannesburg – Health Ministers and representatives of African countries recently voiced concern over the impact of Covid-19 at the annual World Health Organisation (WHO)...

Inner-city sporting activities prepare to restart

3 September 2020

Uyapo Majahana The Afrika Tikkun NPO, in collaboration with Odirile WaRati, SAPS and JMPD distributed face masks and sanitizers to coaches of the Local...

Religion


Muslim community distributes relief aid

11 April 2020

Johannesburg – Since the lockdown began the Muslim community has distributed over R7 million worth of relief aid across the country.   Project spokesperson...

Social Media


Facebook in drive against fake news

3 August 2020

Tech Reporter Facebook is rolling out an on-platform campaign across a number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa to connect people to accurate news sources...

Zip Zap on demand at arts festival

28 July 2020

Roxy Mitchell The Zip Zap Social Circus shows are on demand at vFringe National Arts Festival until 31 July for as little as R50....

Facebook to block hate speech

5 July 2020

Tech Reporter Facebook has announced policy changes that include flag or prohibiting posts deemed hate speech.    This follows growing momentum among advertisers to...

Careers


Market Lab seeks next generation creatives

3 September 2020

Lusanda Zokufa – Kathilu The Market Theatre Laboratory invites a new generation of talented and committed actors, theatre-makers, writers, and directors to apply for...

Call for emerging visual artists to join programme

3 September 2020

Lakin Morgan-Baatjies The MTN SA Foundation and UJ Art Gallery have called emerging visual artists to apply for the Emerging Artists Development Programme 2020.  Due...

Positive signs for businesswomen in Africa

3 September 2020

Johannesburg – Mercer’s When Women Thrive 2020, Sub-Saharan Africa Report, finds that women in about 94% of organisations in sub-Saharan Africa have equal access...

covid19


WHO mobilises support for African Covid-19 hotspots

16 August 2020

Johannesburg –The first members of World Health Organisation (WHO) surge team of health experts have arrived in Joburg to bolster the country’s response to...

SABC introduces learning channel during pandemic

13 May 2020

Johannesburg – SABC has launched a new TV channel meant to benefit all pupils during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has negatively affected the country’s...

Africa CDC to probe Madagascar’s herbal Covid-19 ‘remedy’

13 May 2020

Johannesburg – On Tuesday the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said it is obtaining technical data on the herbal remedy...

Facebook


Facebook invests in SA newsrooms

13 May 2020

Jenna Delport Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) has announced that it will invest $390 000 to help South African news organizations navigate the economic impact...

Traditional


Healers laud trust in indigenous medicine

18 May 2020

Johannesburg – The African National Healers Association (ANHA) has congratulated Madagascar for trusting its indigenous medicine in fighting the corona virus.    The association...

Charity


Foundation donates wheelchairs to UJ

3 September 2020

Own Correspondent The Sweethearts Foundation has donated wheelchairs to the University of Johannesburg disability unit. Disability unit team leader Leila Gafoor says they joined...

Women’s NPO extends help to needy families

18 May 2020

Nodumo Makaza The Makhox Women’s League NPO has extended help to families that are struggling with food under the lockdown.   The organization has...

Disaster Management


Burned body found hanging from pylon

3 September 2020

Brakpan – Ekurhuleni authorities recently recovered the charred body of a man hanging from a high-voltage electricity pylon in Withok.  Ekurhuleni Emergency Management Services...

Disaster Management hotline gets high volume of calls

18 May 2020

Takalani Sioga The City’s Joint Operations Centre (JOC) has experienced a spike in daily calls from residents seeking food relief since the lockdown was...

Community Networks


Malware responsible for airtime theft

13 October 2020

Jenna Delport Nearly 1.7 million mobile subscribers are infected with mobile malware in South Africa alone, reports 2019 data by mobile security company, Secure-D....

Market Lab seeks next generation creatives

3 September 2020

Lusanda Zokufa – Kathilu The Market Theatre Laboratory invites a new generation of talented and committed actors, theatre-makers, writers, and directors to apply for...

Call for emerging visual artists to join programme

3 September 2020

Lakin Morgan-Baatjies The MTN SA Foundation and UJ Art Gallery have called emerging visual artists to apply for the Emerging Artists Development Programme 2020.  Due...

Lockdown


Businesses gear up for next level lockdown

27 May 2020

Nodumo Makaza Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent announcement that most of the country may move to Level 3 lockdown; Joburg businesses say they have...

Blood Donation


Initiative to encourage blood donors

27 May 2020

Johannesburg – Facebook, the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) and the Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) have initiated a partnership to encourage people...

retrenchment


Picking yourself up after retrenchment

27 May 2020

By Natalie Rabson on Behalf of Boston City Campus 2019 saw retrenchment from major companies – from Standard Bank, Group Five, ABSA to Multichoice,...

Lockdown Drone


UJ scientists develop drone to track people during lockdown

27 May 2020

Johannesburg – A group of University of Johannesburg (UJ)  Scientists seek to adapt aviation technology to help control the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa....

GBV


R17 million support for GBV victims

22 June 2020

Johannesburg – In an effort to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Solidarity Fund has granted R17 million to fund initiatives that...

Fewer GBV cases in Level 4 lockdown

31 May 2020

Johannesburg – Addressing the provincial legislature last Thursday Gauteng Community Safety acting head of department Sipho Thanjekwayo said gender-based violence (GBV) cases reported declined...

Venture Capital (VC)


VC firm to launch first African office in Joburg

31 May 2020

VC firm to launch first African office in Joburg Johannesburg – A Venture Capital (VC) company based in Silicon Valley, US, will open its...

Uber


Gunmen hijack Uber driver

22 June 2020

Yeoville – On Saturday evening an Uber taxi driver was hijacked at the Louis Botha Avenue and Bedford Street in Yeoville, according to police....

Fire


EMS on high alert for fires

22 June 2020

Johannesburg – The City’s Emergency Services (EMS) department has urged residents to be safe during the cold front, and use devices such as heaters...

Youth Day


Youths mark June 16 Uprising

22 June 2020

Soweto – On Youth Day about 200 youths marked the 44th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto Uprising in Orlando West.   They marched in...

Online Education


Online education support for learners

28 July 2020

Johannesburg – Telkom has launched an online education solution for learners that can be used between school and home.   The project has been...

Benefits of online higher education in 2020

29 June 2020

Dr Hendrik Botha and Dr Janet Viljoen While many institutions grapple with a sudden and dramatic shift to online learning, provision of technology mediated...

Partnership launches online education platform

29 June 2020

Kathy Gibson Microsoft South Africa and Vodacom have launched an online learning platform, which they believe is a first for the industry.   Vodacom...

Gender Based Violence


Roping in men in fight against gender-based violence remains a must

3 September 2020

By Busi Kheswa Gauteng Department of SociaI Development continues to advocate for the rights of the vulnerable groups in South Africa, including those of...

City sets up 24-hour helpline to help GBV victims

26 August 2020

Johannesburg – The City of Joburg has set up a 24-hour telephone hotline to blow the whistle on the abuse of women and children,...

Tech solutions to help GBV victims

26 August 2020

  Johannesburg – Microsoft South Africa and gender-based violence (GBV) NPO partners, 1 000 Women Trust and TEARS Foundation, have launched the Safe@Home Hackathon...

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