SA football mourns pioneer Bhamjee

Football administrator, Abdul Bhamjee. Photo by Cobus Bodenstein.

by TINTSWALO BALOYIJOHANNESBURG - SOUTH Africa is mourning the death of another football administrator following the death of Abdul Bhamjee. He was 82. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) hailed the deceased as a pioneer of professional football. Bhamjee was instrumental in the unity process that brought together different...

Lenovo unveils innovation vision for 2021

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i

by AKANI CHAUKEJOHANNESBURG – THE thinnest ThinkPad ever, first 16-inch QHD 165Hz gaming laptops and one of the first mainstream 5G-connected laptop is among an array of products Lenovo has showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). CES is the most influential tech event in the world. At the event in Las Vegas,...

Ramaphosa optimistic SA will defeat second wave

President Cyril Ramaphosa

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG – BUOYED by the resilience of a majority, President Cyril Ramaphosa is confident South Africa will overcome the second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The president was writing in his first weekly letter of the year, made available on Monday. He conceded that the year 2021 would...

Industry mourns agro expert Karaan

Agricultural policy expert, Prof. Mohammad Karaan

by AKANI CHAUKEJOHANNESBURG – THE farming sector is mourning the demise of land reform and agricultural policy expert, Prof. Mohammad Karaan, who has passed on because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The government and Agri SA led tributes to the internationally acclaimed expert. “Prof Karaan’s passing is a massive loss for the...

The Rock of Ages forever a fortress against evil


True Gospel with SAVIOUS-PARKER KWINIKAIN the midst of all wickedness prevailing in the world, Jehovah remains the same yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever! Jehovah is unchangeable! He is Alpha and Omega! He cannot be changed by any weather outlook.Now, these predominant vices in the world include dishonesty, diseases, floods, wars, disasters, viciousness, perversion, corruption...

Galaxy S21 availability, pricing in South Africa announced

Galaxy S21

by MTHULISI SIBANDAJOHANNESBURG – SAMSUNG’S latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+, will be available in South Africa on February 5. Pricing for the Galaxy S21 starts at R17 999 (US$1 193) and the Galaxy S21+ at R21 499. The 5G devices were launched at a virtual event on...

Phillips tips SuperSport to challenge for the title

SuperSport United defender, Keenan Phillips

by MTHULISI SIBANDAJOHANNESBURG – KEENAN Phillips’ decision to swap the blue strip of the now-defunct Bidvest Wits for the blue outfit of SuperSport United has proven to be a master stroke . The defender's purple patch has culminated in him setting up one of the most iconic moments in his new team’s history.

Malema slams ‘mad’ SA decision to close borders

EFF leader, Julius Malema

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG – OPPOSITION leader, Julius Malema, has lambasted President Cyril Ramaphosa after the South African government closed land borders to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Malema, in his trademark firebrand demeanor, equated Ramaphosa’s actions to those of a “madman.” The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) was...

MTN lauds SA authorities for temporary spectrum

MTN South Africa CEO, Godfrey Motsa

by SAVIOUS KWINIKAJOHANNESBURG – MTN has commended the government and the industry regulator following its recognition as South Africa’s best network in 2020. It was ranked highest for all the four quarters of the year. MTN attributed this ranking by MyBroadband in part to the temporary spectrum addition by the Department...

Skepticism around SA COVID-19 vaccine roadmap

coronavirus vaccine

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH Africa’s official opposition has expressed mixed feelings over the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine rollout plan announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday. Addressing the nation during the so-called family meeting, the president disclosed South Africa had secured 20 million vaccine doses while discussions with many vaccine producers were ongoing.