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  • 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 harbor 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 ...
  • 14 Things You Didn’t Know About Henry Cele Of Shaka Zulu 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 ...
  • 12 Lesser Known Facts About The Legendary Steve Biko 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 remains 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 ...
  • 10 Lesser Known Facts About Julius Malema 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 ...
  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kurt Darren Kurt Darren 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. Even ...
  • 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 ...
  • 10 Things You didn’t Know About Mswati III – King of Swaziland 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 ...
  • 10 Lesser Known Facts About The Influential Helen Zille Hellen Zille is undoubtedly one of the most influential women in South Africa. A member of the Democratic Alliance, Hellen 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 ...
  • Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Lesser Known Facts About Him Cyril Ramaphosa is a South African icon, a politician, an activist and a renowned businessman. He was born in Soweto, Johannesburg on November 17 1952 to a retired policeman Samuel Ramaphosa and Erdmuth. Majority of the people know him for obvious reasons, which are politics and businesses. But there are other facts which are unknown ...
  • Lindiwe Mazibuko: 10 Lesser Known Facts About The Great Politician 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. Here are a few facts about Lindiwe Mazibuko that may surprise you. 10 Surprising Facts about Lindiwe Mazibuko 10. She was Brought-up a In Middle Class ...
  • Mamphela Ramphele: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Anti-Apartheid Activist If you’ve ever heard about Mamphela Ramphale, 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 that you ...
  • 10 Things You Should Know About Trevor Manuel 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 Manuel who is currently serving as a Minister in the Presidency ...
  • Think You Know All About Khuli Chana? Here Are 11 Things You Never Knew 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 ...
  • 10 Lesser Known Facts About Richard Maponya Richard John Pelwana Maponya was born in the year 1926 on the 24th of December in Lenyenye which is in the Northern Transvaal currently the Limpopo Province. He was the 1st president and founder of the National Federated Chamber of Commerce (NAFCOC), he is a trustee of the SA Foundation and the Urban Foundation. Richard ...
  • Johann Rupert – 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Him Johann Peter Rupert born to Anton Rupert, a South African tycoon and Huberte Rupert is the chairman of Richemont, a luxury goods company based in Switzerland as well as Remgro, a company based in South Africa. He stepped down as the chief executive on March 31, 2012 after only two years at the position having ...
  • 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 traveler 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 ...
  • 10 Things You Should Know About Leleti Khumalo Leleti Khumalo is a South African Zulu actress born in 1970. 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. Leleti was born in KwaMashu Township, north of Durban in South Africa. ...
  • 10 Things You Should Know About The Legendary Hugh Masekela And His Music Hugh Masekela is a well known trumpeter, composer, flugelhornist and a bandleader. Masekela was born in 1939 in Witbank town South Africa. By the age of fourteen, he had started playing a trumpet which he had been given by Archbishop Trevor Huddleston. Soon after he was fluent and comfortable playing his trumpet, he came up with ...
  • 10 Things You Thought You Knew About The Lively Reeva Steenkamp One of the most sad moments in the lives of people is when death strikes as they lose a loved one and since one doesn’t know 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 ...
  • 10 Surprising Facts About Oscar Pistorius 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 his being an amputee. He is a living example of the fact that disabilities don’t always limit us, rather they help us ...
  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Sol Kerzner Sol Kerzner was born the youngest of the four Children of Jewish-Russian Emigrants, 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 world, ...
  • 10 Things You Need To Know About Jacob Zuma Jacob Zuma is the current president of South Africa, and has been since 2009. He is also the president of the African National Congress. He is a controversial politician, involving himself in several legal scandals associated with corruption and racketeering. A polygamist, Zuma has 20 children. He has for a long time been in the ...
  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Die Antwoord Die Antwoord is a rap-rave group that comprises of South African musicians who started in Cape Town back in 2008 and they have been gaining popularity for the last six years as they continue to perform in the world stage. The group has been of great influence to majority others out there as their fans ...
  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Winnie Mandela We all know Winnie Mandela as the beloved wife of South Africa’s legendary president Nelson Mandela. But there’s more about her that still remain unknown in the public eye. First, when Mandela was caged at Robben Island, we are made to believe Winnie stood by him all those while, supporting his legacy like a responsible, ...
  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The South African Miss World: Rolene Strauss Rolene Strauss is a South African beauty queen who was recently crowned Miss World 2014 in London, after wining Miss South Africa 2014 earlier in the year (March 2014). Rolene Strauss became the second South African woman to bang the prestigious Miss World pageant and the third to hold it outright. She was born on 22 ...
  • 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 film or acting in general, they’ll always use Ka-Ncube as an example. Ka-Ncube, popular as Sello Maake, is a ...
  • Unravelling The Enigma That Is Trevor Noah And His Replacement Of Jon Stewart 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 ...
  • Everything You Should Know About The Beautiful New Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie With the recently concluded fight for the crown of miss South Africa, a new beauty has emerged to lead the beautiful women of SA as Miss SA 2015. The beautiful Liesl Laurie was crowned Miss South Africa 2015 during a glamorous event at the Sun City Superbowl on Sunday night. Her beauty was deemed unequaled among ...
  • 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? ...
  • Here’s 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 a curious ...
  • Meet Janna The 10-Year-Old Who Does Amazing Things With Her Camera Palestinian youngster Janna Jihad Ayya who just turned 10 this month, proudly counts herself as one of the youngest journalists in the world today. Janna resides in the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank where she joins other local children as they regularly participate in demonstrations against the Israeli occupation. See Also: Amazing Results As Prisoners ...
  • 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 when the tribe ...
  • Thuli Madonsela’s Autobiography: Facts You Should Know 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 12.40am at Edenvale Hospital; where was treated for tuberculosis of the stomach and a liver ...
  • Gerrie Nel: 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 ...
  • Bonginkosi Madikizela: 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). He rose to prominence in 2005 when he led a group of disaffected ANC ...
  • Cassper Nyovest: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Rapper Cassper Nyovest is without a doubt one of the most prominent South African artists of today. While Cassper 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: A Complete Profile Of The Host Queen 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 SA POLITICIAN AWARDS: Despite receiving many backlashes and opposition from a handful of political parties, the South African Politician Awards finally held, as earlier announced. The event held at Cape Town’s Cape Sun Hotel on Wednesday night. Although the event centre was marked with a dismal turnout and several empty tables, lovely tunes emanating from the plush hall ...
  • 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 more since the death of Joost Van Der Westhiezen. With her emotional tribute to Joost, she’s sure to be a subject of many more headlines in the days to come. With that in mind, here are a few facts of the South African ...
  • 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 notable 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 ...
  • AKA: Everything You Wanted To Know About The Super Star 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 ...
  • Hugh Jackman: Van Helsing, Blackbeard… Wolverine And All That Makes The Star Shine 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. With quite a few iconic roles under his belt, here’s a little more information about the Aussie actor you might ...
  • Khuli Chana: A Complete Bio 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: With his constant presence in entertainment ...
  • 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 ...
  • Johannes Bhekumuzi Magwaza: 5 Things You Should Know About SAA’s New Chair SAA’s New Chair Johannes Bhekumuzi Magwaza –  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 ...
  • 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 5 ft 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 ...