• ewn.co.za

    DA's Phumzile van Damme to lay criminal complaint against Steve Hofmeyr

    JOHANNESBURG - DA MP Phumzile van Damme said on Wednesday she would lay a criminal complaint against Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr for a tweet he published about her. On Wednesday, Hofmeyr mentioned Van Damme and ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela, saying as a tax paying citizen he owns them. The tweet has been met with much anger, with some calling it reckless. Hofmeyr threatened Van Damme and Mandela with death if they came for his land. The DA MP on Wednesday punched a young man during a racial incident at the V&A Water Front in Cape Town. Recent tweets by Mandela also seem to be a catalyst for Hofmeyr's comments after she said apartheid apologists' time was over and that they would not

  • ewn.co.za

    FNB clarifies 'mystery money' in customers' accounts

    JOHANNESBURG - FNB has clarified what happened with numerous customers' accounts when unknown amounts of money were deposited into them from seemingly nowhere. Customers took to social media on Tuesday to share that they'd gotten various amounts of money ranging from hundreds to a few thousands in their accounts that they didn't know the origins of. The bank has on Wednesday explained what happened to clear all the confusion. "We can confirm that the issue of incorrect balances on some of our customers' transactional accounts have been resolved. The incorrect balances were due to delayed debit card transactions for purchases. Sincere apologies to impacted customers for the inconvenience caused."

  • Nigeria: UK Govt Terror List - Embrace Ranching to Stop Influx of Foreign Herders, Ortom Tells Govt

    Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has attributed the exclusion of Benue from the list of 24 states published by the United Kingdom government facing the prospect of terror attacks to the grazing law, which has restrained movement of armed herdsmen into the state and largely restored peace in the various communities. He urged the Federal Government to emulate the Benue example by outlawing open grazing and embrace ranching to check the influx of armed herdsmen from other parts of Africa, who engage in banditry and kidnappings and constitute themselves into security threat to the collective wellbeing of Nigerians. Ortom, who spoke, yesterday, in Makurdi when he received the report of the Dr

  • Independent Online

    Peter de Villiers: Sad to hear this from Beast

    “Some players weren't actually happy that he was there, but I could see something in him,” says Peter de Villiers about picking Tendai Mtawarira for the Springboks. Peter de Villiers said it was sad to hear Tendai Mtawarira saying that the former national coach's “methods and approach didn't really work with the Springboks”. De Villiers responded to an extract from Mtawarira's book 'Beast' during an interview by Robert Marawa on the Room Dividers segment of the Marawa Sports Worldwide programme on Radio 2000 on Tuesday evening. In an extract that was released to Netwerk24, Mtawarira wrote: “He was a fantastic coach of the Junior Springboks, but I think at the high level, he was probably lucky that a very good group of players was handed over to him.

  • Independent Online

    Cassper Nyovest defends Nadia Nakai's raunchy stage outfit

    Local rapper Cassper Nyovest came to fellow Family Tree member Nadia Nakai's defence after she was criticised of her revealing outfit at the Castle Lite Unlocks festival.  The 'Naaa Meaan' rapper came under fire for her high cut snakeskin leotard outfit on the second day of the hip hop festival that took place at The TicketPro Dome.  While tweeps were discussing the raunchy outfit, Nyovest jumped into the conversation in defence of her choice of stage clothing. In the tweet, the 'Move For Me' rapper said: "Why is it that Ya'll always on Nadia's Case about how she dresses? Who are you to tell a woman how to dress? It's her body!!!!  Let the poor girl enjoy her body!!!! This has to stop." One user

  • ewn.co.za

    V&A Waterfront to review CCTV footage of Van Damme, white family incident

    CAPE TOWN - Management at the V&A Waterfront said they would review CCTV footage to establish exactly what happened during an alleged incident of racism involving Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament Phumzile van Damme and a white family. Van Damme has admitted on social media to punching a young man, saying she was defending herself after he threatened violence. She said the incident happened after a woman threatened her while she was standing in a queue. “And then her son came and said 'f#tsek' in my face, I asked him what gives him the right to say that and he said because I'm black.” V&A Waterfront's Donald Kau said they were investigating the matter. WATCH: DA's Phumzile van Damme punches

  • Getaway Magazine

    Intense weather for SA this weekend

    An extreme weather warning for this weekend has been issued by the South African Weather Service (SAWS). A cold front is making its way to South Africa and is expected to make landfall by Friday, 21 June. Western Cape According to SAWS, residents of the Western Cape will be subjected to heavy rainfall and strong winds. SAWS has also predicted a light dusting of snow along high-lying areas of the province. Temperatures are forecasted to drop below freezing in the Hex River Mountains. SAWS said in a statement, 'Snowfalls are also likely over the southern mountains of the Western Cape on Friday night to Saturday morning.' Strong to gale force winds are predicted for the Western Cape. According to