"The municipality met with a delegation from Mbuzini (Bhaca section ) to resolve the issue that promted dissatisfaction.
The whole issue surrounded the construction of a water tower in the area. An amicable solution has been reached . We commend and appreciate the mutual agreement that has been reached. The municipality always strives for a peaceful engagements with communities."
Statement issued online by Nkomazi Local Municipality
Naas residents have resorted to blocking the streets with hopes that the authorities would listen to them.
The community has embarked on a strike, barricading roads and ceasing business. Water ranks high in their demands, according to the residents, the councilors have not been listening to their issues all the while. ... See MoreSee Less
Hhoyi Traditional Leader, Chief Sandile Ngomane intends marrying the daughter of the Swazi King , Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini(30).
Ngomane who also Chairs The Mpumalanga House of Traditional Leaders, has already made his intentions clear to the Princess in a traditional approach called Kumukha.
Chief Ngomane is a family friend to the Swazi Monarch and the relationship between the two families spans decades.
Inkosi Hhoyi II has the blessings of the Queen, the mother of the Princess and senior members of the monarch. The relationship necessary to the chief and members of the Swazi royal. It is deemed necessary, important and strategic.
Read Full Story on City Press Sunday 17/09/17 by Sibongakonkhe Nkosi and Sizwe Sama Yende. ... See MoreSee Less
Johannesburg - They’re the people behind SA’s biggest tracks – the masters who decide what you’ll be listening to and when. With the help of Kaya FM’s DJ Wandi and some talented local artists, Phumlani S Langa tells us who makes the best beats in each genre.
GQOM / DURBAN KWAITO
Gqom can be described as a modern take on kwaito. It’s the trap to our hip-hop, fusing the vocal delivery associated with kwaito and the kasi beats of Bacardi house to form a forceful sound that’s popular in December. This genre has given Durban some much-needed cool.
1) DJ Tira
Years in the game: Thirteen
Standout track: Ubala featuring Big Nuz
Standout album: Durban’s Finest Vol 1 and 2
Most recent banger: Midnight Starring featuring DJ Maphorisa, Busiswa and Moonchild
DJ Wandi says:
"A super deejay and producer, a hard worker and dedicated businessman who represents KwaZulu-Natal very well. Everything he touches turns golden. He has created and featured in so many anthems and club bangers. My highlights are supergroup Big Nuz’s Ubala and Umlilo. DJ Tira made sure that it’s a fact: Durban rocks!"
Dance artist Moonchild, who collaborated on Midnight Starring, says:
"I heard the beat and loved it. I did my verse and we performed the track at a Gqom night at Taboo. Tira was there and added a verse, as well as some of his iconic flavour on the production."
2) DJ Zinhle
Years in the game: Twelve
Standout track: Shumaya by Trademark featuring Dbn Nyts
Standout album: My Name Is (Remixes)
Most recent banger: Shakalumba
DJ Wandi says:
"Firstly, she’s from a small town and has risen to great heights. A legend, really. We’ve worked together recently and she’s great. Her approach to music is admirable and she’s in the process of building many careers through her deejay school for girls."
Pop/kwaito artist Tamara Dey, who worked with DJ Zinhle on Colours, says:
"It’s been a dream working with Zinhle. We have the same work ethic and are equally obsessed with music and fashion. The track came together naturally and we’re thrilled about how South Africans have embraced it."
It usually takes on characteristics of the dominant genre in the world. Right now that is hip-hop, which is why Katy Perry beats sound a lot like fluffy trap. We’re still fortunate to have soul in our pop, perhaps because the peeps on production have more than just one genre under their belts.
1) Tshepang ‘RMBO’ Ramoba
Years in the game: Sixteen
Standout track: Zol by the BLK JKS
Standout albums: Daylight by Fortune Shumba, and Rabulapha! by Moonchild
Most recent banger: Rolling Stone by Robin Thirdfloor
DJ Wandi says:
"Post Post Music agency’s chief is an experimental producer and deejay who enjoys fusing different sounds and genres. As drummer for the BLK JKS, he toured the world, which gives him an edge that most creatives need. I like Robin Thirdfloor’s Somdanger from this stable."
Dance artist Fortune Shumba, who collaborated with Ramoba on his Daylight EP, adds:
"The sessions for Daylight were the bomb! I felt freedom in that studio. He allows you the freedom to tell your story in the purest sense as a producer. He is just a spirit in the space, nothing is ever filtered. That was eye-opening for me."
2) Sketchy Bongo
Years in the game: Fifteen
Standout track: Let You Know featuring Shekhinah
Standout album: Unmasked
Most recent banger: Love Me in the Dark featuring Kaien Cruz
DJ Wandi says:
"A breath of fresh air, the masked supercreative is a talented producer who has millennial and global appeal. He’s enjoying a meteoric rise and we should expect more from this young and gifted producer, deejay and visual artist. His strongest offering is still Let You Know with Shekhinah."
Pop artist Shekhinah, who worked with Sketchy Bongo on Let You Know, says:
"Working with Sketchy was cool as I feel we’re on a similar level. He gave me room to do my thing and knows my voice well."
TRAP / HIP-HOP
Trap and hip-hop are the leading sounds on the airwaves. The number of hip-hop artists grows daily and it’s hard to keep up. We have the numbers, but the quality is by and large still far off the mark. These producers seem to have skill and creativity, as well as the output required to truly conduct the vibes on our playlists.
Years in the game: Six
Standout track: Run Jozi by AKA featuring K.O and Yanga
Standout album: Hustla of the Year
Most recent banger: On It by DJ Sliqe featuring Shekhinah
DJ Wandi says:
"Tweezy displays our ability as a country to match global standards and trends. He delivers dope vernacular lyrics on catchy and heavy beats that attract heavyweights such as Khuli Chana and Ice Prince on the epic remix of his hit, Ambitions."
Rapper and poet Stogie T, who collaborated with Tweezy on the tracks Walk and Big Dreams, says:
"On my latest album, I wanted to work with some of the younger cats. I figured this would help stretch and push me. I had to have Tweezy. He’s one of the best young guns we have and the beats are proper."
2) Ganja Beatz
Years in the game: Seventeen
Standout track: I’ve Seen It All by Youngsta CPT
Standout album: The Cape and Good Dope
Most recent banger: Wes Kaap, by Youngsta CPT
DJ Wandi says:
"Ganja Beatz are the future of South African hip-hop. They’ve worked with most superstars in Mzansi, but their collaboration with Youngsta CPT on Wes Kaap is a standout."
Rapper Youngsta CPT, who collaborated with Ganja Beatz on The Cape and Good Dope, says:
"We didn’t want to rush the process, but we also had to draw the line on when to stop recording as we just kept at it."
A few years ago, deep House was the most downloaded music genre on the planet. While it has waned a little, we still have creative producers who fly the flag locally and internationally.
1) Black Coffee
Years in the game: Twelve
Standout track: Superman featuring Bucie
Standout album: Africa Rising
Most recent banger: Get It Together by Drake, featuring Black Coffee and Jorja Smith
DJ Wandi says:
"He is the ultimate producer … an amazing human being with extraordinary talent. He is a living legend who has taken the world by storm while remaining rooted in Mzansi. He’s been making hits and club bangers for so long, it’s tough to pick my favourite, but Superman featuring Bucie stands out as the best South African music export."
Alternative singer, songwriter and actor Nakhane, who collaborated with Black Coffee on We Dance Again, says:
"Black Coffee messaged me on Twitter and it took a while for me to believe it was actually him. He said he loves my music, so we did two songs together – one good and one bad. We were more comfortable with each other after we did We Dance Again."
2) DJ Kent
Years in the game: Eight
Standout track: Spin My World Around featuring The Arrows
Standout album: The Weekent
Most recent banger: Your Love featuring Ziyon
DJ Wandi says:
"DJ Kent is one of my favourite producers in Mzansi – his production and remixes are epic, and his ability to cross over markets is magical. Monumental tracks from his catalogue include Falling featuring Maleh, and what was once a national anthem and his strongest offering, Spin My World featuring The Arrows. My favourite hit is Don’t Let Go featuring Mo-T of Mi Casa."
Ziyon, the DJ, vocalist and producer who collaborated with DJ Kent on Your Love, says:
"Our working relationship has been great. We have similar temperaments. The music is the most important thing to us. What I respect about his production style is his attention to detail and ear for texture. He knows what is needed to take a song to the level of a smash hit. The same goes for the people he chooses to work with and the tracks he chooses to create."
It was a jovial day for the Nkomazi FM team when the station manager, Mr Makhosi Zulu, former technical producer, Mr Given Ngwamba, and the breakfast talk host, Mr Banzi Shongwe, received their radio production qualifications on September 12.
The Mpumalanga Radio Production Graduation Ceremony was officiated by Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.
Shongwe is back from hospital and will be returning to radio soon. The station is currently undergoing serious rebranding, certain changes can be expected towards the end of the month. ... See MoreSee Less
DLUDLUMA- Learners have been affected by the ongoing protest that started on Monday. The residents of Dludluma have blocked the bridge at Ngwenyeni and there has been no teaching and learning in the local schools. This is after the protesters refused to be addressed by the MEC for Public Works, Roads and Transport, Ms.Sasekani Manzini on Monday.
The residents embarked on a service delivery protest on Monday complaining about service delivery in the area. They say they want a tarred road and the government is not giving them answers. On Monday they were told that they will get a response after 14 days, but protesters didn’t want to hear any of it, instead they told Manzini that they want to be addressed by the premier Mr, DD Mabuza, not her.
”Until they bring us Mr. Mabuza to address us and give us proper answers, we are not going to stop protesting, they told us that the Premier is not around, we will wait for him,” they said.
Police have been deployed to monitor the situation in the area.
Religious split leads to costly divorce - Pastor’s wife rejects R10m and property settlement
SEP 13, 2017 | AUBREY MOTHOMBENI |
A Mpumalanga pastor and event organiser is embroiled in a multimillion-rand divorce as a result of a clash in religious beliefs with his wife.
At the centre of the divorce drama, currently playing out at the Mbombela High Court, is the wife's refusal to accept a R10-million cash settlement and five townhouses as part of the settlement agreement signed by both parties in the presence of their pastors in April this year.
That is because the wife says in her court documents, that the settlement amount is "too little" to lead the luxurious lifestyle her husband had made her get accustomed to during their marriage.
According to documents filed in court in May, the wife is now gunning for half of the tycoon mfundisi's estate, including ownership of their matrimonial home worth R10-million located in an affluent estate in Kempton Park, Gauteng.
She is also demanding more properties as part of her revised settlement proposal. According to the settlement agreement attached to the court application, the parties had agreed that the wife would receive a cash settlement amount of R10-million plus five townhouses.
The husband had also offered to pay R200000 towards her legal fees. He committed to buy their son a R1.5-million house for his accommodation. The wife was also set to receive a Jeep Cherokee and a Jaguar XF and furniture from the matrimonial house.
Justifying her new demands, the woman, who resigned from her top position at one of the metro municipalities in Gauteng, argued that the money offered to her was not enough to cover the luxurious standard of living she and her husband led prior to divorce.
She said they were living in a luxurious home consisting of four lounges, two dining areas, a study, TV room, four en-suite bedrooms and four garages, bought for R8-million in 2013, The wife said the house was upgraded in 2015 for R2-million.
She also said that the house was furnished with exclusive furniture including imported items brought from top shops in Sandton for more than R500000.
According to court documents, the wife added that the couple used to cruise around town using a number of luxurious cars, some bought locally while others were imported from overseas.
Among their toys, the wife listed a Jeep Cherokee bought in 2015 for R1-million, a Jaguar F-Type also purchased in 2015 for R1.3-million and a Range Rover Evoque bought in 2014 for R700000.
She also included a Jaguar XF which was bought in 2013 for R800000 and a Porsche Panamera imported from Germany for R3-million this year.
For their overseas holidays to fancy spots in Europe, Asia and the US, the couple travelled business class and stayed at five-star hotels.
The wife also asked the court to make an order, in the event that her half share of the joint estate is insufficient to maintain her lifestyle, that she be awarded R60000 in spousal maintenance per month until her death or until she remarries.
What led to the collapse of the marriage, according to court papers, was that the parties clashed on religious beliefs.
"The plaintiff adopted a religion titled 'New Age'. The defendant is a practising Christian and could not reconcile herself with the plaintiff's adopted New Age religion," state the papers.
The parties state that after one of them adopted the "New Age" religion, there had been a lack of meaningful communication between them and they were also unable to discuss important issues.
The papers state that the husband told his wife that he had decided by the end of November 2016 to end the legal marriage part of his relationship with the defendant and to seek a divorce.
"I'm just puzzled by the sudden turn of events. I always insisted on treating her with utmost dignity in spite of differences in our religious beliefs. It was in that spirit that I made her a very generous offer on 6 April," states the husband.
It is believed that the driver of the truck was not aware of the accident until stopped by people who informed him that he had accidentally crushed a child.
LANGELOOP – Life of a grade 4 learner from Lomatidraai Primary school in Langeloop in the Nkomazi region was tragically cut short by a sugarcane truck on Monday after school.
According to Capt. Mzwandile Nyambi from Tonga police station, the incident occurred while the learner was trying to pull sugarcane from the moving truck. It is believed that the driver of the truck was not aware of the accident until stopped by people who informed him that he had accidentally crushed a child.
“We just want to warn parents to be on the look for their children not to come closer to sugarcane trucks as it is a common thing in several areas. A warning statement from the truck driver has been sent to the state prosecutor who will then take a way forward on the matter. However, a case of culpable homicide has been opened against the driver,” he said.
Learners who witness the accident, to undergo traumatic counselling as they were crying hysterically the following morning.
Owner of Cefups Academy, Simon Mkhatshwa is reported to have died after a long illness.
Mkhatshwa has made headlines in the past for his school applying corporal punishment to learners and in 2014, the the Provincial Education Department launched an investigation into the beatings of pupils following the death of Paballo Seanne (19), after she was allegedly assaulted for failing a test.
Spokesperson for the Department of Education, Jasper Zwane sent his heartfelt condolences on behalf of the department. “We heard the sad news and we have indeed lost a great soul. May his family find comfort through all this,” said Zwane.
SANDTON – The woman(driver) was able to get out of the wreck by herself and call emergency services after an Audi TT was totalled on Rivonia Road over the weekend. Footage of the crash is doing the rounds on social media watch below. ... See MoreSee Less
BREAKING eDLUDLUMA: Residents embark on a service delivery protest
No vehicles were allowed to pass at the bridge.
Learners and commuters were left stranded this morning when the residents of Dludluma Trust in Nkomazi blocked the road on the bridge that connects Naas, Dludluma and Ngwenyeni. No vehicles were allowed to pass at the bridge. The residents embarked on a strike this morning complaining about service delivery in the area.
Dludluma is one of the areas in Nkomazi which still doesn’t have a tarred roads. “We feel neglected it has been years since our issue has been ignored. That is why we decided to protest,” says Mayibongwe Khoza.
'I blew my money on women and cars' - Lerato Chabangu falls from grace
He used to be a high-flyer on and off the field, but now Lerato Chabangu has hit hard times with no income, no home and no car.
Forced to move in with his grandmother in Tembisa, the ex-Bafana Bafana star cut a desolate figure as he pleaded with PSL clubs to give him another chance.
His once flourishing career has stalled since his last club, Chippa United, dumped him more than a year ago.
"I blew all my money on useless things because I was always guaranteed a salary the following month," Chabangu told Sowetan.
"We used to finish training by 11am and thereafter you are free to do whatever you want. We would go to Shisanyama after training and chill there over a few drinks and it just became a habit."
Although he insists that he still has what it takes, the 32-year-old now resembles a shadow of what was once a prolific talent that blazed defenders with ease in the PSL.
The former Mamelodi Sundowns and Moroka Swallows striker lost his house in Boksburg and also had his car repossessed as he failed to keep up with repayments. He also used to rent a swanky apartment in Midrand.
"I separated from my wife because of financial issues and I do not see my (six-year-old) daughter anymore because she is with her mother.
"I have made many mistakes in my life and I feel I have learned my lessons. Things are tough and I am not the kind of person who likes to beg.
"I have nothing left. Football is all I know and I hope there's someone out there who can give me another chance."
The tattoos on his arms are the only remaining evidence of a high life once lived - of fast cars and beautiful women fighting for his attention.
"I used to afford expensive things. When the Golf V came out I bought it without thinking twice. And as you know women will always be there, but my main problem was booze."
As recently as three years ago Chabangu was in the Bafana mix during the tenure of Gordon Igesund at the national team. In 2014, following Bafana's exit from the African Nations Championship, he responded to Fikile Mbalula's jibe of Bafana players being "bunch of losers" by saying the then sports minister was also a "bunch of a loser".
With friends having deserted him, Chabangu spends his time with family in Tembisa and keeps fit by training at a local ground.
"My advice to footballers is to save as much money as they can. I know how hard it is, but they must just think of the future."
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: ANCYL SG dies after being shot in 'ambush'
Durban – Former ANC Youth League (ANCYL) secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa was a "young lion" and one of the ANC's bravest and fearless fighters, the ANC said on Monday evening.
Magaqa, a ward councillor in Umzimkhulu in southern KwaZulu-Natal, died at the Albert Luthuli Hospital in Durban on Monday from gunshot wounds he sustained in a suspected ambush in July. He was 35 years old.
In a statement, ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said Magaqa was part of a generation of young people in the ANC who fought tirelessly for economic freedom.
"He lived his life boldly and courageously, standing true to his convictions, in even the most trying times," Kodwa said.