#ICYMI: Looking back on the history of Youth Day 42 years later

Youth Day came to be observed as a public holiday following the Soweto uprising that occurred on 16 June 1976. Pupils from numerous Soweto schools are reported to have had a peaceful protest in the streets of the township in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction at their schools. The protest turned violent when police opened fire on unarmed pupils. By the third day the unrest had gained momentum and spread to townships around Soweto and other parts of the country. The class of 1976…

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Kick off! Where to watch the World Cup’s opening game

As the 2018 Fifa World Cup kicks off today, soccer fanatics, occasional fans and even those not moved by World Cup fever will be glued to their screens to catch a glimpse of the opening ceremony and the first match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. Even though our home team is not in the World Cup, there are other African teams raising Africa’s flag high – Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and Senegal  – these are some big African teams that you can put your money on. South Africa’s fan culture…

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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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Top games to play if you have insomnia

Do you find yourself tossing and turning at night? Overthinking? Counting sheep? Or even worse, planning out a possible dream? Well, you might have insomnia. Technically, insomnia is understood as a sleep disorder that is marked by struggling to fall and/or stay asleep – waking up during the night and failing to go back to sleep. The bottom line for the rest of is that this is an annoying condition because we have to wake up and be adults. Since insomnia likes being childish, check out City Buzz’ top five…

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Tariff debacle halts Joburg’s budget progress

The City of Johannesburg has potentially locked itself in a tight spot after its 2018/19 budget was approved, but not the tariffs that will partly fund said budget. ALSO READ: 15 things you need to know about Joburg’s budget The rejection of tariff increases by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on 29 May has left the council in a tricky situation. This is because the operational and capital expenditure budgets were approved in a report, but the tariffs that were tabled in a separate report were not. The African National Congress (ANC) also opposed…

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Heineken South Africa brews Joburg entrepreneurs

Heineken South Africa and its partners have selected 45 entrepreneurs to take part in this year’s Orange Corners entrepreneurial programme. Initiated in 2016, the Johannesburg-based business incubator houses start-ups and provides them with workspaces, knowledge and training, mentorship and coaching. Read: Funding sources for women entrepreneurs Selected from over 400 applicants, the budding entrepreneurs, ranging from bed-making to the arts and crafts, are currently placed in Braamfontein, Diespsloot and Maboneng. Each hub has a unique focus and intent, Braamfontein targets innovative tech entrepreneurs and SME’s; Diepsloot is focused on supporting local…

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IN PICTURES: Joburg celebrates Africa Day

Social cohesion and sport come together in the #ConnectToGreatness campaign – a campaign spearheaded by Africa’s largest Pay-TV provider, DSTV. The campaign anticipates mass support for the African Teams in the 2018 Fifa World Cup by ensuring that subscribers of DSTV’s Compact package have access to all 64 live games. Photo: Risenga Thomas Chauke. As Africa Month celebrations come to an end, the campaign showcases soccer’s roots in Africa with African soccer giants Nigeria, Egypt and Senegal anticipated to leave a mark in Russia at the world cup. Photo: Risenga…

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Everything you need to know about the new tariff increases

As the new financial year in Joburg kicks in on 1 July, ratepayers will have to start forking out more for services. The tariff increases were revealed in MMC for Finance Funzela Ngobeni’s maiden budget speech on 24 May. Ratepayers can expect a 7.37 per cent increase in their electrical charges, a water, sewerage and sanitation service increase of 14.2 per cent, and a waste removal services increase of 6.8 per cent. However, a proposed tariff on sanitation services for private dwellings no bigger than 300 square metres has been…

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Woza Albert! returns to the Joburg Theatre

Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema and Barney Simon’s Woza Albert! is back by popular demand. Showing on The Fringe stage at the Joburg Theatre from 1 June until 17, the play remains one of the most exciting examples of satirical anti-apartheid theatre, demonstrating innovation and creativity during an important period of theatre in South Africa. Read: The Zulu comes to Jozi The play stars Segomotso Modise and Hamilton Dlamini who play the roles of various black South Africans – a vendor, barber, domestic worker, manual labourer and soldier – receiving the news…

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Tamaryn Green crowned Miss South Africa 2018

Tamaryn Green has been crowned Miss South Africa 2018 in the year that the pageant proudly celebrated its 60th anniversary Diamond Jubilee. The 23-year-old medical student from Paarl will receive R3-million in prizes in one of the richest pageants in the world. Green will also be representing South Africa at the Miss Universe pageant at the end of the year. Read: R3-million worth of prizes for Miss SA 2018 Runner-up was 26-year-old B Comm graduate Thulisa Keyi from East London who took the title Miss World South Africa and who will…

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