September 25, 2017

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Cynthia Shange’s brutally honest speech at Joe Mafela memorial: We are not happy

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Veteran actress Cynthia Shange (pictured) took to the podium at Joe Mafela’s memorial to pay tribute to a man who she has known for 43 years. She didn’t waste the opportunity and publicly denounced the entertainment and acting business in South Africa. She made reference to the fact that most “talent” are never on permanent contracts but are considered freelancers. “We can’t get a loan. We are not happy. We pose for selfies and sign autographs but we are not happy. We battle. I’ve been on Muvhango for 18 years and I have never been permanent.” Making reference to the…

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Lungisa will resign only by the powers vested within ANC’s NEC

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Nelson Mandela Bay ANC regional chairman Andile Lungisa (pictured) will step down from his position only if that order comes from the National Executive Committee ofthe ruling party. Lungisa, a member of the provincial executive committee, has until the end of Thursday to either resign as the regions’s chair or face disciplinary action following a decision by the party’s top six. Both provincial and national leaders want Lungisa to step down. Speaking to African News Agency (ANA) Lungisa said that he would not comment on internal matters and that due process needed to be followed. A letter, which has been…

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Teachers, principal accused of drinking binge

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The principal and two teachers at a south Durban school are under investigation by the Department of Education for consuming alcohol during a school excursion last week. Police were called in to escort the two male teachers from the school premises on Wednesday after furious parents arrived at the front gate protesting and calling for their suspension. The principal and the teachers have since been told by education officials to stay at home until the matter was resolved. The Grade 7 pupils, accompanied by eight teachers, travelled in two buses on an excursion to Howick and the Natal Zoological Gardens…

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