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Marikana celebrates ‘heroes’

MARIKANA, August 16  -The Marikana commemoration at Wonderkop near Rustenburg started on Thursday morning with performances from local artists. The performances ranged from cultural and choral acts to hip-hop. Local group Zayamtefela Cultural Group performed their song called ‘’lalani kahle maqawe akuthi’’ which is Xhosa for ‘’rest in peace our heroes’’. Group members Vuyiswa Mnqinya, Simphiwe Bongo and […]

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ANC and DA retain seats in North West and Northern Cape by-elections

JOHANNESBURG, August 16 – The African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) retained seats in by-elections held in North West and Northern Cape this week. The by-elections were contested by one independent candidate and seven candidates from five political parties. At Moses Kotane municipality in the North West, Tshepo Confidence Khumalo of the […]

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MC Mining secures R15million loan for Uitkomst Colliery

JOHANNESBURG, August 16 – MC Mining said on Thursday that its Uitkomst Colliery has managed to procure a R15 million revolving asset finance facility from Absa Bank with which it intends to finance the acquisition of new underground mining equipment following the transition to owner-operated mining at the colliery. Earlier this month, MC Mining acquired the independent mining contractor Khethekile […]

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“She was our rock and Pillar,” Sobukwe children on their late mother

GRAAFF-REINET, August 16  – Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe, the wife of Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) founder Robert Sobukwe was on Wednesday, described as the ‘rock and pillar,” by her children. Dini Sobukwe the eldest son of Robert and Mama Zondeni Sobukwe said his mother remained resilient despite persecution by apartheid regime. “We were blessed with […]

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SA musician ProKid to be remembered in song and dance

JOHANNESBURG, August 19 – Musicians, friends, family, fans and the public will on Thursday afternoon attend a memorial for award-winning Hip Hop artist Linda Mkhize, better known as ProKid. The popular 37-year-old music man died after a severe seizure on Wednesday last week. He was in the Johannesburg CBD when the tragedy occurred. The Soweto-born artist […]