January 17, 2019


Mayor mulls ‘bursaries for virginity’ scheme


The executive mayor of Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality, Malefu Vilakazi, has hinted at the possibility of students undergoing a mandatory virginity test before being awarded tertiary bursaries. Vilakazi made this announcement when she delivered her state of the district address at Tshiame last week. She, however, emphasised this was only a thought that would require consultations with a broader spectrum of society, especially traditional leaders. Her announcement was inspired by 19 -year old of QwaQwa who was crowned Miss Culture South Africa 2015, for being a virgin. She won herself a car and a R100 000 bursary. “I will be…

Ngcobo finally ready to unleash album


Former Idols contestant Siphelele ‘Fuze’ Ngcobo is about to release his debut album, almost three years after making it to the top three round of the popular singing competition. The album is hot off the success of a single he released last year. “After the good reception Nandi received last year, I was really encouraged to put an album together. Putting a single out first was for me to test the waters because although I was on Idols and made it to the top three, I did not win, so I was not sure how people would respond to my…

Mr Africa Junior crowned


Adding his name to the growing list of young Free Staters who have made a mark on the international scene is Mpho Botha, who was crowned Mr Junior Africa 2017 last Saturday. Botha defeated contestants from 10 countries to bag the heavily contested title at a glamorous event held at Protea Hotel OR Tambo International Airport. What makes the victory even sweeter for the 16-year old was the fact that he was the youngest in the competition, with the majority of competitors aged between 17 and 18 years. Botha competed in interviews, ramp modelling, and public speaking where he scored…