• ewn.co.za

    Heavy rain could lead to flash floods, warns SA Weather Service

    JOHANNESBURG - The South African Weather Services is warning of heavy rainfall this week around parts of the country which could lead to flash floods. Severe thunderstorms have been forecast for Gauteng, the Free State, Northern Cape and the Eastern Cape. Forecaster Puseletso Mofokeng says: “We expect that the kind of severe thunderstorms we're going to see will be those of strong winds which could potentially cause damages and we also expect some hailstorm.”

  • Daily Maverick

    Family Ties: Ramaphosa acts to smooth relations with Botswana after Bridgette Radebe controversy

    President Cyril Ramaphosa quietly sent International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to Botswana this week to smooth the waters after a storm erupted about his sister-in-law Bridgette Radebe's alleged interference in succession politics in the neighbouring country. International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu met recently with Botswana's president Mokgweetsi Masisi, an olive branch in hand, after reports that prominent South African businesswoman Bridgette Radebe got involved in the presidential campaign of a rival candidate, former foreign minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi. Even though Radebe has downplayed her involvement in Venson-Moitoi's campaign in the run-up to the Botswana Democratic

  • Malema again accused of abusing party funds

    EFF party leader, Julius Malema, has been accused by a second former MP of the organisation of abusing the party's funds, and running it like his “bedroom, kitchen, toilet and yacht”, TimesLive reports. EFF MP Zolile Xalisa penned an angry three-page resignation letter to Malema and his “surrogates”, claiming the party's commander in chief has been abusing the money collected from the red berets' MPS and MPLS, and its parliamentary allowances. It was reported that Xalisa said Malema uses the money to throw large celebrations for senior party members to “appease your guilt” following organisational meetings. The former EFF MP alleges in his letter that Malema made members pay for weekend party

  • Independent Online

    Former first lady MaNtuli: 'I did not plot to kill Zuma'

    Durban - “EMOTIONAL trauma” is the burden that Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, the wife of former president Jacob Zuma, has carried since 2015, after she was implicated in an alleged plot to kill her husband. That was the claim made by attorney Ulrich Roux, the legal representative of Ntuli-Zuma, who is the mother of three of Jacob Zuma's children, in his letter sent last week to the National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) head Shamila Batohi. Roux claimed that no progress had been made with investigations into the matter which has been “hanging over my client's head since 2015” and required an “urgent” response. “The SAPS and the NPA have seemingly made no progress pertaining to any further investigation

  • SowetanLIVE & Sunday World

    Pule Mabe goes for the jugular against accuser

    ANC fire extinguisher Pule Mabe has allegedly lit another fire under the feet of his sexual harassment accuser Kgoerano Kekana. Mabe has allegedly filed a grievance against Kekana for allegedly embellishing her qualifications and wants the party to take disciplinary measures against her.  TO READ MORE ON THIS STORY GET A COPY OF TODAY'S SUNDAY WORLD

  • SowetanLIVE & Sunday World

    Once bitten, twice shy with the big three

    A move abroad still takes precedence over everything for any local player, but playing for either Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates or Kaizer Chiefs also remains a dream for many local footballers. But not all of them are really cut out to play for the so-called big three. Failing at least two of these clubs for the following players is solid proof of this argument. Aubrey Ngoma Ngoma is currently on borrowed time at Sundowns. Between 2012 and 2015, the former Cape Town City star also failed to make the grade at Pirates, making only 10 appearances. He couldn't even register a single goal. However, Ngoma, 29, was a hit at Pretoria University and at the now defunct Mpumalanga Black Aces, scoring

  • SowetanLIVE & Sunday World

    Mark Mayambela takes on a 'moholo' role

    With thousands of his fellow Zion Christian Church (ZCC) members having made the pilgrimage to Moria, Mark Mayambela can only be there in spirit. For the Khayelitsha-born Mayambela, Moria is more than just a popular religious destination; it's a place of salvation and where he finds inner peace. "I won't be there this time around but I have been there many times. Moria is my spiritual home and it's a place that has changed my life." "But other members have gone there. As you know people travel from every province and even from outside the country to go to Moria, " he said The reason the 31-year-old couldn't make the journey was because his team Chippa United had a battle with Kaizer Chiefs in