Mixed Race Recruitment In The SANDF, An All Time Low

According to the SA Institute of Race Relations the Department of Defence’s latest employment equity targets are changing. Black employment has dropped to 65% from 72%, Coloured employment is down to 10% from 13%, Indian employment remains at one percent and the target for whites increases from 14 to 24%. On 31 March 2019, the …

Food Hamper Recipients Volunteer To Clean Up Their Environment.

Food and nutrition affect the long-term well-being of our communities and our children. Although being a basic human right, many  are forced to skip meals or eat the same meal everyday. According to Tracey and her secretary, Candice George, this initiative was aimed at making the streets of  Wentworth garbage free, while educating community members …

Pastor Granver Essen’s Spiritual Feeding Scheme

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced religious congregations to stay at home after the doors have been closed to all churches, across the country. However, religious life has not stopped. Congregations are discovering new ways to meet virtually on online video platforms. Pastor Granver Essen has recognised  this much needed spiritual sustenance, and decided to address …

Article On Career and Achievements by Taswald Moodley.

Raised in the small town of Ladysmith located in northern Kwazulu-Natal, Mr Taswald Moodley has overcome many hurdles to be enrolled as a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering at the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) Howard College campus. This is a short biographical piece which should inspire youngster’s who want to pursue their dreams.  A small town boy with …

Ninety Year Old Lucia-The Secret Of Longevity -Flee From A Depressive And Stressed State Of Mind

On Thursday June 4, Lucia Louis celebrated her ninetieth birthday. This vibrant soul is sociable, talkative, and loves to be surrounded by interesting people at all times. She is highly passionate and easy-going, and  always ready for an adventure or intellectual conversation. Those who can keep up with her train of thought often find her …

Quinton Nicholas’s Harvest For The Hungry

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity has increased globally. This is particularly true for households with young children. Jennifer Meyer, a resident of Vasco Road, has allowed Quinton to use part of her property with the shared aim of starting a community garden to provide fresh vegetables, as well as contributing to …

Myrtle Beaunoir-Charismatic And Resilient

The struggle for freedom from apartheid rule was a long-drawn one. In these clashes where lives were lost and sacrifices were made, women, too, played major roles. While many of these women have found a place in the pages of history, many have not been given credit for their contribution to the country’s freedom.  Their …

The Youth Day Uprising And Its Aftermath

Students from numerous Sowetan schools began to protest in the streets of Soweto in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools. It is estimated that 20,000 students took part in the protests. They were met with fierce police brutality. The number of protesters killed by police is usually …

Miss June 2020-Miss Adele Marnitz

Our Miss June 2020 is the ageless  philanthropist and socialite, Adele Marnitz, who is the personification of the volcano goddess, Pele  who embodies different expressions and usage of the element of fire. The element of fire can be both very destructive and cleansing and this fiery goddess brings  forth from deep within the womb of …