From massive storms in Johannesburg causing havoc to the Saxonwold Shebeen becoming a reality and even everything that trended on Twitter… this is everything you need to know today!


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Without regular access to news, most people would be unaware of the various events taking place, both locally and around the world, that have an impact on their lives.

News is more than just facts and information; it is information that affects us.

News affects how we live our lives, how we perform our jobs, how we function, and how we make decisions. We decide whether or not to carry an umbrella or cancel a picnic based on weather reports.

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5 things you need to know about South Africa today:


South Africa faces uneasy questions about the power of President Zuma

Madonsela’s report has stirred national consciousness. Zuma is swimming against the tide. Is he sinking, or might he still pull the trick of a proverbial cat with nine lives?

Some among the governing ANC leadership are starting to speak out. Its veterans are enraged. Former President Thabo Mbeki has broken his silence on the matter. The powerful Congress of South African Trade Unions has threatened to withdraw its support for the ANC.

DA to push for axing of NPA boss

The Democratic Alliance plans to use all means available to it in Parliament to get rid of National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Shaun Abrahams.

DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach on Wednesday said it was clear that Abrahams was highly questionable and not fit for office.

Rain in Joburg trending on social media… crazy pictures being shared!

Johannesburg had massive storms on Wednesday evening with the pictures from the downpour being shared by the thousands…

Only in South Africa. Saxonwold Shebeen is opening its doors… for real!

You have to love South Africans and their ingenuity. After a week of funny memes, jokes and listings… ‘The Saxonwold Shebeen’ will officially be opening its doors!

For the last week, the twittersphere has been aflood with searches and questions about the infamous Saxonwold Shebeen. Why isn’t it on Google Maps? How much is a Johnny Black? Do they serve Gordhan’s Gin? Is it bring and bribe?

All these questions and more will be answered for the first time when the Saxonwold Shebeen opens it’s doors to the public.

Bishop of Johannesburg scolds Malema for ‘anti-Christian’ hate speech

The Bishop of Johannesburg Dr Steve Moreo has reprimanded EFF leader Julius Malema for his vitriolic attack on fellow white South Africans.


Top 5 trending hashtags in the last 12 hours:



The 2016 US election took place yesterday, after which New York Anti-Trump Protests grew to 100,000. Lasted through the night.


Torrential rains have caused havoc on Wednesday afternoon in and around Johannesburg with cars submerged on several city roads and highways‚ prompting widespread traffic gridlock.

Social media was set alight with Joburg residents joining the conversation sharing pictures of the roads…


Samuel L. Jackson said that if Donald Trump were to become president he would move to South Africa… social media offered their advise.


A prediction by Nigeria’s influential TV evangelist TB Joshua that Hillary Clinton would win the US presidential election has been deleted from his Facebook account.


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Sources: News24 | Times Live | Mail & Guardian | EWN

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