• Huffington Post South Africa

    President Ramaphosa's Cattle Exhibited In Johannesburg

    A large-format photography exhibition that opened in Johannesburg on Thursday evening shows breathtaking images of the thousands of rare Ankole long-horned cattle farmed by new South African president Cyril Ramaphosa. The images form part of the "A Decade Of Seeing" exhibition, which looks back on the work of celebrated South African photographer Daniel Naudé, who was commissioned by Ramaphosa himself to take the images of his livestock. "The graceful movement of these amazing creatures speaks to the gentle whispers of the ancestors in the wind that blows through the tropical grasses and treetops," Ramaphosa said in "Cattle Of The Ages" - a book that Naudé and the president published together

  • Independent Online

    Former SANDF colonel sentenced to death in South Sudan

    Johannesburg - Sana Endley, the wife of former South African National Defence Forces (SANDF) colonel, William Endley, 55, who was sentenced to death by hanging in a Juba court in South Sudan on Friday, broke down during a telephone call with the African News Agency (ANA) when asked for comment. "You have no idea what I'm going through do you? No you don't! I can't talk now," said Sana shortly after the devastating news had been delivered before breaking into sobs and ending the telephone call.  A call to Endley's sister Charmaine Quinn went unanswered. Meanwhile, South Sudan's ambassador to South Africa, Philip Jada Natana said that he would get back to ANA when asked for comment as he was waiting

  • South Africa: Maimane's Growing Mastery

    On Thursday last week, as Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in, and Patricia de Lille narrowly survived a motion of no confidence in Cape Town, Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader Mmusi Maimane proved how much he has learnt and grown since 2015. Two years ago I wrote an op-ed about Maimane's inability to transcend his hyperbolic "preacher" instincts, which meant that he was unable to find a voice of authentic authority in Parliament and in interviews. On Thursday last week he proved that he has a growing certainty and confidence that gave him three clear wins in one day. First, the hug, the human win: When Maimane crossed the floor to embrace Ramamphosa on being sworn in as State President, it was a spontaneous

  • Independent Online

    We have proof of Atul Gupta's crime - NPA

    CAPE TOWN - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) reportedly said it has in its possession proof and bank statements that Atul Gupta benefitted from earnings in the Vrede dairy farm project, reports Business Day.  The bank statements are reportedly held in an answering affidavit. The affidavit was submitted by acting Asset Forfeiture Unit head Knorx Molelle, in response to the Gupta family’s application where they asked the Bloemfontein High Court to put aside freezing R10 million on Atul’s bank account.  Molelle reportedly said that Atul Gupta specifically is among some of the recipients of the illicit proceedings.  Meanwhile, Business Report reported on Tuesday that the Hawks are currently

  • Huffington Post South Africa

    What Waiters Really Wish Customers Knew

    Sehl, who is the marketing manager of The Chef and the Dish, a company that offers cooking classes with chefs all over the world via Skype, told HuffPost her biggest pet peeve was having customers snap at her to get her attention. "I'm not a dog," she said. Hamdy Elamrousy has been a waiter for 35 years and currently works at Gallaghers Steakhouse in New York City. He is also a member of Unite Here Local 100, a union for workers in restaurants, bars, airports, and other venues. He echoed Sehl's thoughts about just how busy it can get for a waiter. "It's like a Broadway show," he told HuffPost. "Every day and every night, it's a different scenario." With that in mind, have some patience and remember,

  • Burnt body found after Cape Town teacher disappears

    The discovery of a charred female body in the boot of a burnt-out BMW in Cape Town has raised fears for the fate of a missing teacher. Western Cape police said 57-year-old Gill Packham‚ a teacher at Springfield Convent in Wynberg‚ was reported missing by a relative on Thursday morning. Police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andrè Traut said Packham was last seen leaving her Constantia home in her green BMW sedan. “This office can also confirm that a burning BMW vehicle was discovered at the Diep River railway station last night‚” Traut said on Friday. “After the fire was extinguished‚ the burnt body of a female was found in the boot of the vehicle. “Both matters are currently being investigated

  • Zuma, ANC leaders failed on lifestyle audits - Pandor

    Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor has welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday to subject ministers and their deputies, including other senior government officials, to lifestyle audits to curb corruption in the public sector. Pandor, who has been calling for lifestyle audits for some time now, said former president Jacob Zuma and his leadership collective in the ANC had failed to execute the governing party’s commitment in 2016 to implement lifestyle audits on its leaders. “He [Zuma] did not, nor did the leadership that he was part of as a collective. There was a commitment and an audit of the executive was not done,” she said in an interview with Power FM on Thursday night.