Wednesday, 17 January 2018

OVERVAAL HOERSKOOL ACCUSED OF DISCRIMINATION

A high school in Vereeniging has become the centre of attention after going to court with the Gauteng department of Education. Overvaal Hoerskool took the Department of Education to court after MEC Panyaza Lesufi made an attempt to get 55 learners admitted to the school. The school complained about reaching its capacity and could therefore not admit the remaining learners.

Lesufi, however, alleged that preference was taken for Afrikaans-speaking learners over English-speaking learners. This caused a huge outcry from the public who viewed it as discrimination against black pupils.

On 16 January 2018 the court ruled in favour of the high school with Panyaza Lesufi vowing to appeal the matter at the High Court.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

ROBBIE MALINGA DIES

Kwaito legend Robbie Malinga has passed on... The renowned music producer succumbed to anaemia on Christmas day in 2017. He is best known for producing hits for a number of artists such as kwaito giants Brown Dash, Thebe and Afro pop musos Ntando, Mafikizolo, Kelly Khumalo, Zahara and lately Musa Sukwene. 

Over the years Robbie's health started deteriorating to a point where he lost a lot of weight causing widespread speculation. He came into prominence in the early 90's with his hit single √≠nsimbi' and worked his way up the producer ranks contributing vocals here and there to fellow artists. 

His funeral was attended by a slew of celebrities including DJ Sbu and Kelly Khumalo. He leaves behind his wife and children. RIP 'Nsimbi'.

ANC TOP 6 ANNOUNCED

South Africa has been longing for President Jacob Zuma to be re-called, in parliament, and it appears their outcry did not land on deaf ears. In late December of 2017 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa became the ANC's new president alongside his highly contested panel.
All eyes were on this particular conference with the party being split into different factions.

Ramaphosa beat fellow presidential candidate, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, by 179 votes for the highly contested position while the Premier of Mpumalanga, David Mabuza, became the new Deputy President. He ousted fellow candidate Lindiwe Sisulu by a large margin of 379 votes.

The position of National Chairperson went to Gwede Mantashe who was up against Nathi Mthethwa. Ace Magashule, Premier of the Free State, became the new Secretary General and triumphed over Senzo Mchunu by 24 votes.

Jessie Duarte remained as the ANC's Deputy Secretary General while Paul Mashatile bagged the Treasurer General position. The results yielded mixed emotions, however, from supporters and the ANCWL whose concern was that patriarchy was still strong in the liberation movement.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

FEAR OF A COUP ENGULFS ZIMBABWE

The world woke up to shocking news, this week, that President Robert Mugabe was placed under house arrest by the Zimbabwean National Army. This comes after vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sacked for allegedly being disloyal and planning to oust Mugabe.
The army chief General Constantine Chiwenga had warned the ruling party against the purging of politicians who had assisted in the liberation struggle against Britain. ZANU - PF Youth League responded by ridiculing the army and telling Chiwenga to stay in the barracks and not 93 meddle in politics. 
A week later army tanks were seen heading for Harare and a Coup d 'etat was suspected to be in motion. General Chiwenga, however, downplayed the suspicions and said that the army was only performing a usual drill.
Robert Mugabe has been in power since Zimbabwe gained its independence from Britain in 1980. He is now 93 and very frail.
 

Friday, 10 November 2017

BEER CHURCH POPULAR IN JOHANNESBURG


Churches have never been in alignment with alcohol consumption throughout history, however, one local church has defied this conventional norm. Situated in Orange Farm, Gauteng Gabola Church prides itself in catering for society's outcasts popularly known as 'drunkards.
Having been established only a few months ago this church is already boasting 500 members and appears to be growing rapidly. The congregation is offered alcohol during a sermon and members are baptised with the brand of their choice.
The pastor always starts the service with a glass of whisky and prays for all the alcohol that will be consumed throughout the sermon. He firmly believes that Jesus turned water into wine for this particular purpose and therefore drinkers should not be ashamed to indulge. 
Church services are held in a tavern and everyone is invited!!!

Monday, 6 November 2017

BLACK MONDAY PROTESTS CAUSE RACIAL DIVISION

Monday saw farmers from different parts of South Africa banding together and blocking highways in a bid to be heard by the government. This protest comes in light of a Stellenbosch farmer who was murdered at his home by an unknown assailant.
Farm murders have become a serious issue in the country with farmers venting their frustration and pleading with the government to be assisted.
The march was peaceful in the Free State with no disruptions reported however, in Middleburg, a truck collided with the cars blocking the highway and a few people were injured.
In Johannesburg tensions began to soar when the protestors started waving the old Apartheid flag to on coming traffic. This raised concerns about the farm murders being racialised and Black Monday being used for political reasons.
Many political parties including the ANC, DA, and EFF condemned those who were brandishing the old South African flag and called for unity amongst all South Africans.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

SISTERS IN HIP HOP


Fridays are always packed with pure entertainment as Metro Rhythm caters for the avid hip hop listener. Hip hop is, undoubtedly, a male-dominated industry that lacks sufficient support for the female species. 
Gontse 'the goon and Thapelo aka Tapz take it upon themselves to expose local talent within the feminine domain. 
Unsigned artists are given a platform to showcase their talent while the latest in entertainment is dissected on the show. 
Be sure to tune in at 2pm-5pm every Friday to experience the purest hip hop sounds.