Donate to Hope for Winter and help keep a fellow South African warm

The Hope for Winter charity drive returns to cities across South Africa in June and members of the public are invited to assist in the gathering of warm winter clothes, blankets and non-perishable food items for their local shelters. The 18th national Hope for Winter campaign is hosted by Mould Empower Serve (Mes), PEN, Isinkwa Setheku and Towers of Hope, in collaboration with various churches and charity organisations. Reverend Alan Childs, CEO of Mes, said that being a part of this year’s Hope for Winter campaign allows the organisation the…

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Twitter reacts to Gigaba quoting Kendrick Lamar, candy crush jokes in budget speech


Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered the 2018 budget speech on 21 February. And, naturally, social media is alive with opinions and reactions. Gigaba seemed to have the speech under control, even slipping in a few jokes about needing Candy Crush rehab, and quoting from rapper Kendrick Lamar. Here are some of the social media reactions, courtesy of Twitter, to provide some perspective on today’s events: If you’re wondering, there’s no budget for nuclear ????✊? and Minister Gigaba says there won’t be although it’s still in energy mix. — Ferial…

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More national records as SA unearth (possibly) another Wayde


Charles Devantay from Switzerland and Derrick Mokaleng from South Africa compete in men’s 400 meters qualification round during the IAAF World U20 Championships at the Zawisza Stadium on July 20, 2016 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Dom Scott-Efurd reaches yet another milestone in her career but it’s 20-year-old Derrick Mokaleng that steals the show. South African athletes continued to stake a small claim on the global indoor track and field circuit at the weekend, with another two national records falling in the United States. Distance runner Dom Scott-Efurd grabbed fourth place in…

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