Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says she feels “very blessed” to have been with ex-husband Nelson Mandela when he died, describing how she sat by his bedside until he drew his last breath.
Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir was denied bail by the Palm Ridge Regional Court today, the SABC reported.
Rapist and murderer Johannes Kana was denied leave to appeal his conviction by the Western Cape High Court.
The “fake” interpreter in the eye of the Nelson Mandela memorial storm, Thamsanqa Jantjie, dropped out of primary school, tried to use fake report cards to further his education and later claimed to be a doctor and a teacher.
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Gauteng schools are ready for learning and teaching to begin on January 15 next year, Education MEC Barbara Creecy has said.
A police constable has been found guilty of raping 16 women.
Ministers and members of the Mandela family have met AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo to convince him to attend the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu, Eastern Cape.
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He was a father – not to his children alone. He was a father – not only to South Africa. He was a father – not only to Africa, but to the entire world. God gave us 95 years to share with him in this world. His passing should ignite the world to live with the ideals that he lived by. We are thankful for the time we had with him. Thank you, Madiba.Not:
All lawyer Nomzama Zondo seemed to be doing wrong was celebrating with her clients after winning a court case for traders to return to their spots. Instead, Joburg metro police arrested her and ignored the judgment of the Constitutional Court against the council. But courts are the final arbiters of disputes and their decisions should be respected by all.
Bafana Bafana’s win over the world champions could have counted for nothing. But this week, soccer governing body Fifa ruled that the game – in which the Spanish team tried to reduce it to nothing by making more substitutions than required – will stand as an official friendly. The nation now has every reason to celebrate beating the world champions. Hooray!Not:
President Jacob Zuma could not possibly be hot, knowing that he can cool down in a R550 000 swimming pool at his Nkandla home. According to Public Works documents, the “fire pool” doubles up as a second water reservoir for fire-fighting purposes and was funded by tax money. Pity the pool can’t put out the fire of public opinion.
Like that David versus Goliath fight in the Bible, Bafana Bafana made the country proud by beating world champions and top-ranked team Spain on Tuesday. Winning the game with a gutsy performance brought joy to many South Africans. Now, we need our boys to treat each and every game they play with the same vigour and determination.Not:
They could be the top team in the world, but Spain showed little respect for South Africa. Making seven substitutions in a single match, thereby flouting Fifa’s rules on the matter, is inexcusable. Their arrogance on Tuesday clearly shows they forget the little team when they are on top. But being on top is not a permanent spot you occupy.
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has displayed that she takes her job seriously. She will not buckle under pressure from anyone. This week, she took on security-cluster ministers – who went to court to stop her from releasing a preliminary report into state spending at President Jacob Zuma’s private residence of Nkandla – and won. We need more of her ilk.Not:
Government’s responsibility is to ensure that taxpayers’ money is spent correctly to address the many challenges the country faces. In our case, the opposite is true. The Auditor-General found that R30.8 billion has either been wasted or irregularly spent. As long as our public services are open to this kind of misspending, fraud and corruption will thrive.
Registering to vote in next year’s general elections is the right thing to do. This is the chance for people to vote in or out those they want to lead them. By registering, South Africans would be making sure that the freedom fought for so hard over the many years was not in vain. So, let us all register to vote and make our mark. That way, your voice is heard.Not:
Education should encourage critical thinking and creativity. Spokesperson forthe department of basic education Panyaza Lesufi showed he does not encourage either by saying “derogatory art” won’t be tolerated in government schools like Westville Boys’ High. What Mr Lesufi called derogatory art, some might consider a legitimate attempt at satire. So much for opening up minds.
The South African police have attempted to take “fake” sign language interpreter Thamsanqa Jantjie to Johannesburg mental hospital Sterkfontein.
Human rights lawyer and struggle stalwart George Bizos has castigated South African leaders for claiming to be “following in Nelson Mandela’s footsteps”.
Limpopo premier Stan Mathabatha has made an undertaking on behalf of his provincial government to root out corruption and enhance service delivery in honour of Nelson Mandela.
The scene of a speeding truck ploughing into four cars in a horrific accident in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, that made headlines earlier this year was the most watched video on YouTube in 2013 in South Africa.
Former president Thabo Mbeki says the death of Nelson Mandela does not spell the end of national reconciliation.
President Jacob Zuma will unveil a 9m-high bronze statue of former president Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria next week, says the arts and culture department.
It’s very hard for the family to even share him even in his death after sharing with the whole world and our whole country while he was alive.
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