Laura Slyer

Laura Slyer

Concerned citizen takes rude Sassa official to task for disrespecting grant recipients

Concerned citizen takes rude Sassa official to task for disrespecting grant recipients

Concerned citizen takes rude Sassa official to task for disrespecting grant recipients
"I will never get over apartheid" - Chris Hani's daughter speaks at his memorial

"I will never get over apartheid" - Chris Hani's daughter speaks at his memorial

Lindiwe Hani has paid tribute to her late father, struggle leader, Chris Hani. In her speech, Lindiwe promised that she would never forget or get over apartheid, even as she urged South Africans to honour sacrifices of others.

"I will never get over apartheid" - Chris Hani's daughter speaks at his memorial
Gordhan: Beneficiaries of Denel corruption must be held responsible

Gordhan: Beneficiaries of Denel corruption must be held responsible

The beneficiaries of corruption and state capture at the state-owned entity, Denel, must accept the responsibility for their dealings in crime, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has said. He has appointed a new board.

Gordhan: Beneficiaries of Denel corruption must be held responsible
It's War: Clash between ANC factions at regional meeting

It's War: Clash between ANC factions at regional meeting

ANC factions clashed in the Moses Mabhida region of KZN on Monday. Tensions rose when bodyguards allegedly tried to prevent certain party members from attending the regional meeting, drawing their guns and blockading the area.

It's War: Clash between ANC factions at regional meeting
Zuma's indictment: Details on political bribes totalling R4 million

Zuma's indictment: Details on political bribes totalling R4 million

The NPA has released the details of Zuma's indictment which reveals that he was the recipient of alleged bribes during the period 1995 to 2005. In that time, Schabir Schaik's companies and Thales, paid over R4 million to Zuma.

Zuma's indictment: Details on political bribes totalling R4 million
Opinion: Zuma seems about to destroy the ANC

Opinion: Zuma seems about to destroy the ANC

Reports on Jacob Zuma's actions since he was ousted from the presidency late in December have indicated that he is not taking the transfer of power to Cyril Ramaphosa lightly. Justice Malala questions his motives.

Opinion: Zuma seems about to destroy the ANC
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's home village to welcome President Ramaphosa

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's home village to welcome President Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be visiting Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's home village on Tuesday to pay his respects to her family, and attend a series of memorial services in her honour. Memorials have been held around the country.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's home village to welcome President Ramaphosa
Nomzamo Mbatha sings Mama Winnie's favourite struggle song

Nomzamo Mbatha sings Mama Winnie's favourite struggle song

Nomzamo Mbatho honoured the late Winnie Mandela with a rendition of her favourite struggle song at Bassline on Friday. The singer fought back tears as she sang, before finally leaving the stage, overcome by emotion.

Nomzamo Mbatha sings Mama Winnie's favourite struggle song
"South Africa should have honoured her in life" - Graca Machel mourns Winnie Mandela

"South Africa should have honoured her in life" - Graca Machel mourns Winnie Mandela

The late Nelson Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, has paid an emotional tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, urging South Africans to praise and acknowledged their loved ones while they were still alive, unlike with Mama Winnie.

"South Africa should have honoured her in life" - Graca Machel mourns Winnie Mandela
Cops arrested after accepting bribes for firearms

Cops arrested after accepting bribes for firearms

A video showing the arrest of two police officers has been circulated on social media. The two men were allegedly caught red-handed accepting bribes from a member of the public, and were stripped of their badges and arrested.

Cops arrested after accepting bribes for firearms
Video of man robbed at gunpoint shows 5 things to be aware of when driving to a destination

Video of man robbed at gunpoint shows 5 things to be aware of when driving to a destination

Crime is a frightening reality in South Africa, and every day there are reports of robberies, or other violent crimes. A video of a man robbed at gunpoint in his driveway shows there are 5 lessons to be learnt from his experience.

Video of man robbed at gunpoint shows 5 things to be aware of when driving to a destination
"Sun City" not good enough: 16 prisoners escape from Joburg prison

"Sun City" not good enough: 16 prisoners escape from Joburg prison

A manhunt has been launched by the Department of Correctional Services, following an escape by 16 prisoners who were awaiting trial at the Johannesburg Correctional Centre, known as "Sun City". The inmates escaped early on Monday.

"Sun City" not good enough: 16 prisoners escape from Joburg prison
Unruly SA students are driving good teachers away with their behaviour

Unruly SA students are driving good teachers away with their behaviour

The Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, says that the unruly behaviour of pupils is driving good teachers away from public schools. He is pushing for the implementation of rehabilitation centres for expelled learners.

Unruly SA students are driving good teachers away with their behaviour
"I became her friend" - Apartheid agent speaks out about targeting Winnie Mandela

"I became her friend" - Apartheid agent speaks out about targeting Winnie Mandela

Paul Erasmus, an operative of Stratcom, spoke out in an interview about the National Party's attempts to discredit and divide the ANC leadership, particularly leaders like Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. He said it was all propaganda.

"I became her friend" - Apartheid agent speaks out about targeting Winnie Mandela
KZN vs the ANC: Reports of internal party sabotage are "hogwash"

KZN vs the ANC: Reports of internal party sabotage are "hogwash"

The KZN branch of the ANC has reportedly been making plans to undermine Cyril Ramaphosa's power within the party, but the leaders say that the rumours are nonsense and they are not rebels. They hold true to the value of unity.

KZN vs the ANC: Reports of internal party sabotage are "hogwash"
"Zimbabwe is the bread basket of Southern Africa" - Zim urges its citizens in SA to return home

"Zimbabwe is the bread basket of Southern Africa" - Zim urges its citizens in SA to return home

During Mugabe's rule in Zimbabwe, many fled from the impoverished country, settling in South Africa. Now, under President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the government is urging its citizens to return home and invest in a new beginning.

"Zimbabwe is the bread basket of Southern Africa" - Zim urges its citizens in SA to return home
5 intense statements JuJu made that cannot be denied by anyone, white or black

5 intense statements JuJu made that cannot be denied by anyone, white or black

No matter who you are in South Africa, you're likely to have an opinion about Julius Malema. Whether you're white or black though, there are some points the EFF leader makes that are undeniable and need to be acknowledged.

5 intense statements JuJu made that cannot be denied by anyone, white or black
Zuma's political supporters say he's "the people's president"

Zuma's political supporters say he's "the people's president"

Jacob Zuma's court appearance this morning was quickly over, following a postponement until June, but it was the ideal opportunity for the former president to see who, among his political allies, would stand by him no matter what.

Zuma's political supporters say he's "the people's president"
Is Malema pulling a Zuma? Land grab court case postponed

Is Malema pulling a Zuma? Land grab court case postponed

Julius Malema's court case about his comments on land occupation has been postponed by the state. His comments have allegedly incited several illegal land grabs and he was charged for under the Riotous Assemblies Act.

Is Malema pulling a Zuma? Land grab court case postponed
"My father is innocent. This is a witch-hunt" - Edward Zuma

"My father is innocent. This is a witch-hunt" - Edward Zuma

Edward Zuma believes that his father, former president Jacob Zuma, is innocent of the charges of fraud and corruption being brought against him. Edward says his father is the victim of a witch-hunt and shouldn't be worried.

"My father is innocent. This is a witch-hunt" - Edward Zuma
From 2004 to 2018: Zuma's 14 years of dodging corruption charges are at an end

From 2004 to 2018: Zuma's 14 years of dodging corruption charges are at an end

Former president Jacob Zuma has been avoiding corruption charges for over 14 years. Briefly.co.za takes a quick look at the years from 2004 to 2018, which have finally ended with Zuma appearing in court to face 16 charges.

From 2004 to 2018: Zuma's 14 years of dodging corruption charges are at an end
World-class medicine in Durban: Urologists make SA history with high-tech kidney stone removal

World-class medicine in Durban: Urologists make SA history with high-tech kidney stone removal

Kidney stones can be a really painful experience, often requiring surgery to remove them. Urologists in KwaZulu-Natal have recently introduced a ground-breaking new procedure to remove the stones using a needle instead of surgery.

World-class medicine in Durban: Urologists make SA history with high-tech kidney stone removal
Opinion: Julius Malema doesn't care about Human Rights

Opinion: Julius Malema doesn't care about Human Rights

Malema has made no secret of his hatred for whites, and particularly white farmers. His speeches are often full of hatred and hover on the border of inciting violence against whites, but he has yet to be called to task for it.

Opinion: Julius Malema doesn't care about Human Rights
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