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  • Robert Mugabe Bio, Net Worth, Education, House, Wife, Children, Cars, Is He Dead? Robert Mugabe is a Zimbabwean politician and the former president of the nation, who was one of the longest-serving leaders in Africa, and the oldest president in the world before he resigned. Robert Mugabe’s Bio, Education Born Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the former leader popular for his sit-tight autocratic government, was born on February 21, 1924, in Kutama, Southern Rhodesia ...
  • Fascinating Facts You Didn’t Know About The President Of South Africa The President of South Africa is the head of government and head of state under the country’s constitution. In South Africa, the President is elected by members of the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, and is usually the leader of the largest party in the country, which for some time now, has been the African National Congress. South Africa used to have ...
  • 10 Remarkable Facts About Archbishop Desmond Tutu South Africa has been known to harbour famous heroes. Most of these heroes have always been celebrated and taken to be the most adorable icons in the country as well as the world. Among these heroes is Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He is a person who is recognized even by little children school children. So, who is ...
  • Henry Cele Of Shaka Zulu – Bio, Cause of Death, Children, Wife, Facts Shaka Zulu is known to be the king who gave rise to one of the most popular tribes in Southern Africa, that of the Zulu’s. He became a Zulu leader in 1816 and due to determination and brutal strength, he conquered most of South Africa’s neighbouring tribes and thus made the Zulu’s one of the most ...
  • Who is Steve Biko? Biography, Assassination and Death, Family, Facts When you talk about the people who took part in South Africa’s struggle for independence, one person that stands out from the rest is Steve Biko. Biko was iconic in the painful and bloody struggle for South Africa independence and his works still remain evident not just in South Africa, but also in the entire ...
  • 12 Things You Didn’t Know About Joyce Banda Of Malawi Joyce Banda is one of the two African female presidents. Her presidency has been compared to that of former Nigerian president, Jonathan Goodluck. She was globally ranked at position 71 as the world’s most influential female leader, and position 1 in Africa by the Forbes magazine. If you can’t figure out who is being referred ...
  • Julius Malema Wife and Kids, House, Weight Loss, Net Worth, Is He Dead? The name of Julius Malema has become one of the most famous in South Africa and even outside, being spoken of in the same level as some of the country’s anti-apartheid heroes. Although he carries controversy wherever he goes, the expelled former leader of ANC Youth wing has not become any less popular. In fact, ...
  • 9 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About The Legendary Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela is widely known in the whole world as the legendary South African politician and revolutionary leader who was imprisoned for close to 27 years in the fight against apartheid. After South Africa gained independence, he was elected as the first president of South African Republic. Among so many other firsts, he was the ...
  • 10 Astonishing Things You Didn’t Know About Sarah Baartman Saartjie Sarah Baartman also known as the `hottentot Venus’ was a famous khokhoi woman exhibited as a freak show attraction in Europe during the 19th century. Born to Khoisan family near the Gambtos River, she was orphaned during a commando raid after which she was then enslaved by a Dutch farmer near Cape Town. She had ...
  • Kurt Darren Biography, Wife, Kids, Family, Age, Facts Kurt Darren who is also known as `big KD’ is a popular South African Afrikaans singer who also doubles up as one of the most celebrated media personality in a long list of celebrated personalities in South Africa. Born on February 19, 1970, Kurt Darren is not only a musician but also a songwriter and a television presenter. ...
  • 10 Lesser Known Facts About Vuyo Mbuli Born in 1967, Vuyo Mbuli was a popular television and radio presenter from South Africa. He shot to fame and popularity when he took up the job of anchoring a Show on SABC3. This show gave him a lot of accolades, he was signed as one of the Morning Live’s founding anchors. This show was ...
  • Mswati III – King of Swaziland Wives, Children, Net Worth, Cars, Facts Located on the south-east side of Africa and situated west of Mozambique is a small country stretching over 6,000 square miles with over 1,230,000 population called Swaziland. Rich in culture and breath-taking sights, this beautiful country is made up mostly of mountainous regions. The official languages of this country are SiSwati and English. Knowledge of ...
  • Helen Zille – Biography, Husband, Children, House, Quick Facts Helen Zille is undoubtedly one of the most influential women in South Africa. A member of the Democratic Alliance, Helen won the mayoral elections against the candidate of the popular African National Congress by 106 to 103 votes. She is known for her fight against crime and drug abuse in Cape Town. Zille is also a ...
  • Cyril Ramaphosa – Biography, Wife, Children, Family, Net Worth, House, Cars Cyril Ramaphosa is a South African icon, a politician, an activist and a renowned businessman and interim President of the Republic of South Africa. Ramaphosa became South Africa’s fifth President on February 15, 2018, following the resignation of his predecessor Jacob Zuma and a subsequent vote of the National Assembly. Majority of the people know him for ...
  • Lindiwe Mazibuko Bio, Married, Husband, Parents, Education, Facts Lindiwe Mazibuko is an influential and respectable figure in South Africa’s political opposition scene, few people are aware of her inner struggles and the sacrifices that have made her the icon she is. She served as a member of the parliament before finally bowing out in 2014. Lindiwe Mazibuko Biography, Parents, and Education Born on April 9, 1980, ...
  • Mamphela Ramphele: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Activist If you’ve ever heard about Mamphela Ramphele, then you probably know that she is 65 years old, an anti-apartheid activist, a businesswoman and an academic. You also most likely know her as a partner of the legendary anti-apartheid icon Steve Biko. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. There is much more than you ...
  • Trevor Manuel – Bio, Qualifications, Wife, Family, Net Worth, Facts South Africa has produced a huge number of great men and women who have been highly esteemed and highly regarded for the different roles they’ve played in different walks of life over the years. One of the greatest men alive today is Trevor Andrew Manue,l who is currently serving as a Minister in the Presidency ...
  • Khuli Chana: 11 Facts You Didn’t Know About Him A number of people have heard of this prominent and talented South African musician who is renowned for the technique where he rhymes and raps his music in vernacular using a style known as the Motswako. This is a musical style that comprises of elements from numerous musical backgrounds. The Motswako style of music involves ...
  • Richard Maponya – Biography, Family, Net Worth, House, Cars, Facts Richard Maponya is best known as one of the successful pillars in the South African business sphere. To date, his biggest project is the joint venture with property group ZenPROP in the construction of the Maponya Mall, a mega shopping mall in Soweto. Born as Richard John Pelwana Maponya, the South African business powerhouse is a ...
  • Johann Rupert – Bio, Daughter, Son, Net Worth, House, Car Collection Johann Rupert is a South African business magnate and the chairman of Rich Goods Company located in Switzerland and also Remgro, a company based in South Africa. Read on to learn more about the billionaire. Johann Rupert Bio Born to Anton Rupert, a South African tycoon and Huberte Rupert; Johann Peter Rupert grew up in Stellenbosch. He ...
  • Marlon Parker – 10 Lesser Known Truths About The Mogul The story of Marlon is interesting. It is not just a motivation for people who are former social misfits but also plays a significant part in enchaining entrepreneurship. Marlon is an inspiration all over the world. His twitter page describes him as a Social Entrepreneur, Web and Mobile Enthusiast, Emerging Markets, Startups, Founder at @RLabs, Partner ...
  • 10 Greatest Musicians From South Africa If you’re a world traveller who fancies music, then you’re probably conversant with the list I’m about to make. That’s to say you’ve at some point enjoyed the sounds of the greatest musicians from South Africa on your stereo, iPod, CD player or radio and you completely understand what “great” means in this context. Now if you ...
  • Leleti Khumalo – Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Hands, Facts Leleti Khumalo is a South African Zulu actress. She is well known for her role in the movie stage play Sarafina. Leleti is also known for other major movies that she has starred in such as “Hotel Rwanda” and “Yesterday”. She has been active in the film industry and other entertainment fields since 1988. Here are ...
  • Hugh Masekela – Biography, Death, Net Worth, Wife, Son, Facts Hugh Masekela is a well-known trumpeter, composer, flugelhornist and a bandleader who was born in Witbank town South Africa. Growing up, Masekela was motivated and inspired by the music on the 78 RPM, GRAMOPHONE RECORDS OF Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Jelly Roll Morton and others. Read on to learn more about his incredible life’s journey. Bio Hugh ...
  • 10 Things You Thought You Knew About The Lively Reeva Steenkamp One of the saddest moments in the lives of people is when death strikes as they lose a loved one and since one doesn’t know when it will strike, it makes it more painful as most people never get to say goodbye or prepare themselves. Such was the case for Reeva Steenkamp who was a ...
  • Oscar Pistorius Wife, Girlfriend, Net Worth, House, Murder Case Trial Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius is one of the most phenomenal human beings on this planet. He is mostly known for his athletic track record where he has competed and won many races despite being an amputee. He is a living example of the fact that disabilities don’t always limit us, rather they help us discover ...
  • Sol Kerzner Net Worth, House, Wife, Daughter, Family, Biography Sol Kerzner was born the youngest of the four children of Jewish-Russian emigrants and he grew up in the poor suburbs of Johannesburg. In 1979, he established a number of world-renowned resorts before embarking on his big mission — building Sun City. Now Sun City has grown to be one of the most popular destinations in the ...
  • Jacob Zuma Spouse, Children, Net Worth, House, Salary, Biography Jacob Zuma is a former president of South Africa and he ruled the country between 2009 and February 2018 when he resigned. He was also the president of the African National Congress (ANC). He is a controversial politician, involving himself in several legal scandals associated with corruption and racketeering. A polygamist, Zuma has over 20 children. ...
  • Die Antwoord Daughter, Wiki, Net Worth, Members, Breakup, Facts Die Antwoord is a South African rap-rave group that comprises of South African musicians who started in Cape Town back in 2008 and they have been gaining popularity since then as they continue to perform in the world stage. The group has been of great influence to majority others out there as their fans always ...
  • Winnie Mandela – Biography, Children, Family, Net Worth, Is She Dead? Winnie Mandela is an activist and politician from South Africa popular for being the wife of South Africa’s legendary president, Nelson Mandela. Winnie Mandela’s Biography Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was born in the village of eMbongweni, Bizana, Pondoland, (modern-day Eastern Cape Province in South Africa), on 26 September 1936 as Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela. Having come from a family of educated parents, Winnie also towed ...
  • Rolene Strauss – Biography, Married, Husband, Kids, Parents, Family, Quick Facts Rolene Strauss is a South African beauty queen who was crowned Miss World 2014 in London. After winning Miss South Africa 2014 earlier that year (March 2014), Rolene Strauss became the second South African woman to bag the prestigious Miss World pageant. Rolene Strauss bagged the Miss World 2014 crown on Dec 14, 2014, a competition that ...
  • 10 Things You Never Knew About Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Sello Maake is one of South African’s most popular actors. He’s known everywhere from the streets of Johannesburg down to the Cape, by the young and the old. When you go to South Africa and ask about acting in general, they’ll always use Ka-Ncube as an example. Ka-Ncube, popular as Sello Maake, is a simple man. ...
  • Trevor Noah Girlfriend, Mother, Father, Brother, Family, Net Worth, Gay When it comes to unravelling mysteries, the stand-up comedian Trevor Noah seems like the right mystery to unravel. He has made bold steps in the right direction that has boosted his career and has given him an edge that is taking him places in his chosen profession. In a country that is thick with a ...
  • Liesl Laurie – Bio, Age, Boyfriend, Parents, Family, Miss South Africa, Facts Liesl Laurie is a South African model and ex-beauty pageant titleholder famed for winning the 2015 Miss South Africa beauty pageant. Following her remarkable victory, Laurie, whose beauty was deemed unequalled among her peers, was propelled into the limelight. She has continued to create laudable and significant impressions in South Africa and across the world, earning ...
  • Ugly And Lesser Known Facts You Won’t Believe About Nelson Mandela The Mandela story is quite popular, and it isn’t an exaggeration to say his story is almost known to all. However, pardon a recap of the said story, just in case there’s someone who has heard only half of it. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who died on the 5th of December 2013 at the very ripe age ...
  • These Women Have Done More For South African Women Than Jacob Zuma Ever Will “On the ANCYL pictures circulating…you have young women in ANCYL panties. Whose children are these that you have so grossly violated? Whose daughters are these whose buttocks you parade to promote your ANC? Your organisation has denied women the right to human dignity and equality. Do you have men in ANC underwear parading around your events too? ...
  • Siza Mzimela – The First Black Woman To Found An Airline In South Africa A recently published article about Zimbabwe celebrating her first ever all-female deck crew is indeed an inspiring tale, which has led us to uncover more inspiring but less known tales. As said in the previous piece, being a woman in this part of the world somewhat means you can aim at being great and successful but not ...
  • Who The Heck Is Prince Harry And Why Is He Doing All These Cool Things In Mzansi? I met this Xhosa speaking dude at Bhisho, during a night out. We got talking, about the country, animals, and everything. And as it was same week Prince Harry was touring South Africa, something he said about poachers, made me say; “don’t worry, Prince Harry is here, he’ll save the rhinos”. My new friend regarded me with curious ...
  • Meet Janna The 10-Year-Old Who Does Amazing Things With Her Camera Janna Jihad Ayya, a Palestinian youngster born and raised in the war zone of West bank, has successfully carved out a niche for herself as the youngest (and probably bravest) journalist at the present time. Ayya, who resides in the village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank, is famed not only for her documentary on ...
  • Mmabatho Montsho Biography, Boyfriend, Married, Husband, and The People’s Bae Mmabatho Montsho is an actress, filmmaker and fashion designer from South Africa. She is an enterprising individual who had worked hard to create a name for herself in the whirlwind world of South African entertainment. She is also said to be dating someone who a lot of ladies are particularly interested in, the man dubbed ...
  • Introducing Mandla Mandela: The Man Behind The Name Not surprisingly, Mandla Mandela has made a name for himself in South Africa’s political arena. In fact, it was to be expected. If his name sounds familiar, that’s probably because he is Nelson Mandela’s grandson. Born in 1974, the Rhodes University graduate is the current chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council. He became chief in 2007 ...
  • Thuli Madonsela’s Autobiography, Husband, Salary, House and Family A quick look at South Africa’s Public Protector Thulisile Nomkhosi Madonsela’s tenure in the office brings to mind one of Emma Watson’s quote, which reads “Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It’s time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum, not as ...
  • 6 Things You Need To Know About Gospel Legend Lundi Tyamara South Africa recorded another shocking death in the early hours of Friday, January 27, 2017. Of a truth, this day will forever remain evergreen in the minds of family, friends, fans, and well-wishers of local gospel artist Lundi Tyamara. Tyamara died precisely at 12.40 am at Edenvale Hospital; where he was treated for tuberculosis of the stomach ...
  • Gerrie Nel Biography and 6 Quick Facts And Reason For His Resignation As of today, Advocate Gerrie Nel is no longer in the employ of the National Prosecuting Authority after handing in a 24-hour notice of his resignation on Monday. Upon learning that the State prosecutor who jailed Oscar Pistorius and former top cop Jackie Selebi has quit, South Africans have been left reeling with many describing his ...
  • Who Is Bonginkosi Madikizela? Here are Facts About The Acting DA Western Cape Leader Western Cape Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Patricia de Lille’s resignation has opened up the door for her deputy Bonginkosi Madikizela to take over the reins in the province. Who Is Bonginkosi Madikizela? Madikizela was a former member of the African National Congress (ANC) who rose to prominence in 2005 when he led a group of disaffected ANC ...
  • Cassper Nyovest Bio, Net Worth, Cars, House and Family Life Cassper Nyovest is without a doubt one of the most prominent South African artists of today. While he has been a staple in South African entertainment since 2004, he began to gain international attention in 2009. With further releases like Doc Shebeleza, Tsibip, and Phumakim, we can understand why his popularity continues to grow. With collaborations ...
  • Bonang Matheba Bio, House, Cars, Age, Net Worth and Siphiwe Tshabalala Also known as Queen B, Bonang Matheba is easily one of the most popular celebrities and definitely South Africa’s most popular television host. Her claim to prominence was as the host of SABC 1’s Live (currently Live Amp) from 2007-2012 alongside Tbo Touch. Some of the shows she currently hosts include SABC 3’s Top Billing, Afternoon Express and the Metro ...
  • SA Politician Awards: Check Out The Complete List Of Winners Despite receiving many backlashes and opposition from a handful of political parties, the South African Politician Awards finally held, as earlier announced, on the eve of the State Address. The event, which was organized by a company called Jozi Media, held at Cape Town’s Cape Sun Hotel on Wednesday night. Politicians were nominated to different categories ...
  • Amor Vittone: A Brief Profile And All You Need To Know Amor Vittone has recently found herself to be the subject of many headlines once again following the death of South African rugby union player, Joost Van Der Westhuizen. With her emotional tribute to Joost, whom she was married to, Vittone is sure to be a subject of many more headlines in the days to come. With that ...
  • Joost van der Westhuizen: The Man In The Mirror The South African rugby legend, Joost Van der Westhuizen, passed away on the 6th of February, 2017, two weeks before his 46th birthday. He is famous for playing in 89 international matches for the South African national team, during which he scored 38 tries. He played in three rugby world cups including the infamous 1995 tournament ...
  • Everything You Must Know About AKA (Rapper) Including His Net Worth Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, or as he popularly commonly known – AKA, is currently one of the most influential South African celebrity in the entertainment industry. He got his start as part of Entity, a hip-hop rap group known for their hit song – Touch N Go. As a solo artist, he has gained critical and commercial success since ...
  • Hugh Jackman Bio: Wife, Age, Height, Net Worth, Kids, Gay or Straight The Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer Hugh Jackman has definitely been turning heads since his breakout role as the Wolverine in the 2000 hit film X-Men. Thankfully, his talent and the diversity of his roles has earned him a top spot on Hollywood’s A-List. Here’s a little more information about the Aussie actor you might ...
  • Khuli Chana: A Complete Biography Of The Motswako Rapper Khuli Chana first made international waves when he opened for Drake during his South African tour. The South African rapper has remained relevant, however, thanks to his charisma and his talent. With his constant presence in entertainment headlines, here are a few things you might want to know about the star: Bio of Khuli Chana Khulane Morule, better known ...
  • 10 Fast Facts You Didn’t Know About Bonang Mohale Mr Bonang Mohale, CM (SA), Pr IMM, P Gr Dip Mkt (IMM) is the current Chairman of Shell South Africa Holdings (Pty) Limited, South African Petroleum Refinery (Sapref), Shell South Africa Marketing (Pty) Limited and Shell South Africa Refinery (Pty) Limited. He is also the Vice President of Sales and Operations at Shell South Africa (Pty) ...
  • Joel Joffe, Lawyer Who Defended Mandela Dies: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know Lord Joel Joffe, the iconic lawyer who defended former President Nelson Mandela at the infamous 1963-1964 Rivonia Trial has died. Tributes from across the globe have continued to pour in for the heroic human right lawyer. On Tuesday, President Jacob Zuma said he was saddened to learn of the passing of one of South Africa’s most ...
  • Ntuthuko Radebe Dies: Here are 5 Lesser Known Facts About The South African Soccer Player Death is always hard especially when it involves persons so young and full of life. South African football has been plunged into mourning once again as another young talent, junior international right-back Ntuthuko Radebe has been confirmed dead. Belgian club KAS Eupen confirmed the sad news on its website on Tuesday. Eupen revealed that the defender ...
  • Gupta Family Empire And Net Worth: Just How Rich And Powerful Are The Guptas? To say that the Gupta family is rich is an understatement. The family is super rich. Some parts of the US call their type Brahmin or the glitterati.  In short, the Gupta family is a billionaire family. Everyone can be rich but it takes lots of smart investments, frugality, strong business IQ and of course for the Guptas, strong ...
  • Senamile Masango: Facts About First African Woman Nuclear Scientist Senamile Masango was part of a team of students from the University of Western Cape (UWC), led by Professor Nico Orce, who got history to document that they are the first African research team to lead an experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). From what we gathered, the student researchers are studying the isotope selenium-70 so ...
  • Johannes Bhekumuzi Magwaza: 5 Things You Should Know About SAA’s New Chair For a long, long time we’ve all been talking about the financial misfortunes of the South African Airways (SAA) and how Dudu Myeni is the chief architect of SAA’s losses. Almost everyone has been asking for Myeni’s removal as SAA’s Board Chairperson. Today, the Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba unveiled the new Board for SAA which saw the ...
  • Vanna White Salary, Net Worth, Children, Married, Husband Vanna White is an American actress best known for hosting the Wheel of Fortune TV show since 1982. Vanna who’s 5ft 6in tall has been known to have been involved in a number of high profile relationships, engagements, and marriages. The big question everyone is asking right now is; is she currently married or just in a ...
  • Ramaphosa’s Victory: Dlamini Reveals Why ANCWL Is Not Proud Of The Outcome The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) has shared reasons why they won’t be celebrating the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the new president of the African National Congress (ANC). The league’s president, Bathabile Dlamini, while addressing the media said the organisation “is not and cannot be proud of the outcome” because the ruling party has ...