• ewn.co.za

    [LISTEN] Home Affairs announces changes to visa regulations

    JOHANNESBURG - Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced amendments to visa regulations on Tuesday morning following concerns raised by the tourism sector. Gigaba said South Africa is negotiating visa waivers with several countries, including those in the Middle East and South America. However, this does not mean citizens from these countries should stay in the country for a prolonged period. The minister also announced that all foreign travelling national minors are to carry documentation proving parental consent to travel. Talk Radio 702 host Xolani Gwala spoke to the acting director general at the Department of Home Affairs, Thulani Mavuso, about the amendments to the visa regulations.

  • ewn.co.za

    Cape woman (51) gang raped by group posing as police

    CAPE TOWN - Police are investigating the gang rape of a woman by a group of men who posed as police officers in the Southern Cape. The incident occurred near Glentana at the weekend. It's understood that the woman was travelling in her car on the R102 near Glentana on Saturday evening when she was pulled over by what looked like an official police vehicle. Four men dressed in what appeared to be South African Police Service (SAPS) uniforms approached her vehicle. The 51-year-old was then handcuffed, blindfolded and repeatedly raped. She was also robbed. No arrests have been made. (Edited by Shimoney Regter)

  • Independent Online

    Bonang Matheba to appear in court this week over alleged tax fraud - report

    Following its August claims that Bonang Matheba was due in court over alleged tax fraud, Sunday World now reports that the media personality will take the witness stand on Thursday. The article titled, "Bonang in trouble with the taxman", appeared in Sunday World on 23 September, comes after the publication last month said that it stands by its tax fraud claims, despite Matheba seeking R10 million in damages for the report. Sunday World most recent reports claim that Matheba will "Thursday step into the witness box at the Johannesburg Specialised Commercialised Crimes Court to face charges of fraud". The article also claims that the TV personality has been charged with tax fraud relating to personal

  • sowetanlive.co.za

    Zupta-stained cabinet must be cleaned up

    It's quite clear the Cyril Ramaphosa cabinet is being outnumbered by compromised ministers and officials. This is if the report on state capture is anything to go by. I don't think the president can save the ANC. The damage is almost irreparable. The culprits in this whole saga (state capture ) are so daring and confident that it's frightening. How does anyone explain Jacob Zuma's and Ace Magashule's statements. Pursuing "unity" in the ANC at the expense of good governance has come back to haunt the president. I think Ramaphosa is the authentic leader of this country. He only needs the support of those who yearn for clean governance. South Africans must support him and save this country from

  • AllAfrica.com

    South Africa: Land Expropriation

    Former president Thabo Mbeki has lashed out at the ANC, saying its new policy to expropriate land without compensation is a deviation from non-racialism, which is the party's founding principle. This is contained in a 30-page leaked document which has the Thabo Mbeki Foundation emblem on it. It states that taking land from white people to give to black people suggests that whites are not "fully South African". "The question is what should be done to acquire the required land without communicating a wrong principle that such land acquisition is being conducted because sections of our population must surrender land they own to others who are allegedly properly South African, whereas such land owners

  • Cassper Nyovest blasted for ‘only black person’ in first class tweet

    Rapper Cassper Nyovest took to Twitter to note how few black people he finds when travelling in first and business class. According to Nyovest, being the only black person in first and business class lounges has made the effects of 400 years of slavery hit home. He says the legacy of slavery is that black people are still behind. “The only thing we are extremely good at for now is pulling each other down,” he continued. Not everyone is impressed by his views though. Kenyan journalist Shailja Patel tweeted a popular response, suggesting that Nyovest should “buy an upgrade” for three black passengers each time he travels so that they can join him in the lounge. Others responded to Nyovest’s tweets,

  • Independent Online

    Duchess Meghan plays netball in designer top and high heels

    It wasn’t the most appropriate attire for a game of netball - a £1,636 (about R30 000) Oscar de la Renta top and high heels. But the Duchess of Sussex certainly gave it a good go, throwing and catching the ball against her husband, Prince Harry, who gave his wife a quick hug when his team beat hers. The couple were at Loughborough University yesterday to hand out awards on behalf of Coach Core, one of the charities supported by their Royal Foundation. The organisation helps pair young people who are not in education or employment with the biggest sports clubs in the country, providing tuition and paying them a wage, in order to become the sports coaches of the future. More than 200 apprentices