• Identity of actress shot during home invasion released

    The identity of the Afrikaans actress who was shot in an attack at her home in Nietgedacht on Wednesday has been confirmed as Celia Kriel. Reliable sources close to the incident confirmed the star’s identity to TshisaLIVE. “We have been informed that the actress who was shot on a plot near Lanseria airport is known as Celia Kriel‚” our source revealed. Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said that the victim was shot twice in the leg and was conscious when paramedics arrived at the scene. He said the victim told paramedics she was an actress and would soon be appearing on an M-Net drama. Celia has apparently made cameo roles on popular Afrikaans soapies including 7de Laan and Binnelanders. 7de

  • HIV stigma: The great, unspoken issue

    “As we gather here today to remember Gugu Dlamini, we bow our heads in shame,” said Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa opening the Gugu Dlamini Memorial Park in Durban on Wednesday. “For how, as a society, could we have allowed such hate, such brutality, to be visited on a person merely for having a virus.” Dlamini was murdered in KwaMashu in 1998 for publicly disclosing her HIV status. On Wednesday, the South African National Aids Council (SANAC) launched “The People Living with HIV Stigma Index”, the first large-scale survey on HIV and TB-related stigma in South Africa. It provides an objective measure of stigma, aiming to link the results to improving policy and service delivery efforts. It

  • Mshoza's mom has died

    After being ill for the past few months Mshoza’s mother‚ Gloria Maswanganyi Mafuma has reportedly died.  The kwaito singer also broke the news on social media by sharing a picture of her mother with details of her funeral.  Gloria was admitted to hospital in February where she was placed on life support after collapsing at her Soweto home.  At the time Mshoza told TshisaLIVE that her mom was on life support for six weeks and was unable to speak or breathe on her own.  Numerous attempts by TshisaLIVE to get comment from Mshoza or her management have been unsuccessful.  A funeral service will be held for Mshoza’s mom this weekend in Pretoria North.

  • 'The SABC can never decide my fate'

    Ahead of an apparent meeting between himself and SABC bosses on Wednesday, sports personality Robert Marawa is adamant that the broadcaster will not determine his fate. Responding to one fan's well wishes, Robert said that he was not the issue and would not allow the broadcaster to determine his fate. Robert has not appeared on his Metro FM radio show since late last week after his producer was allegedly suspended by the station's bosses. He told TshisaLIVE that he would "remove" himself from the show until the matter was resolved. "We work as a team and I have made a decision that I won't just let my producer take the blame for a team decision. It would not be right for me to continue as if

  • Gupta ‘relative’ linked to WMC leaks site

    JOHANNESBURG - Eyewitness News has established that the person apparently behind a website which has revealed surveillance footage of former editor Peter Bruce is, in fact, a relative of the Gupta family and lived at the family’s Saxonworld compound. The Daily Maverick’s investigative unit Scorpio identified Saurabh Aggerwal as the person responsible for the wmcleaks.com website, which is part of a campaign to discredit editors and journalists who have exposed the Gupta family. EWN revealed on Thursday morning that one of the Gupta Twitter trolls had access to the surveillance report at least four months ago and threatened Bruce on social media. Social media has been extensively used to attack

  • 29% of PSL players earning ‘slave wages’ - report

    Of the 195 of players interviewed by FIFPro, 25% said they were paid late by their clubs over the past two years. Only 13.3% were earning more than R50k per month. There has been outrage in South Africa this week after it was reported that Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma was earning just R5000 per month. The South African Football Players’ Union (Safpu) has called for a strike and the introduction of minimum wages in the Premier Soccer League.

  • Zimbabwe: 'South Africa, Namibia Following Mugabe's Footsteps'

    Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has said that leaders of South Africa and Namibia are following President Robert Mugabe's footsteps in distributing land to black people in their countries. Grace said this while consoling the family of a revolutionary musician Dickson "Chinx" Chingaira in Harare on Tuesday. She also said that the white community around the world was not happy to see the black majority in Africa getting land. "The whites wanted to gag and intimidate us because they knew that if the land reform programme in Zimbabwe was successful, other countries in Africa would follow suit. It (the land reform programme) has been successful and this is why you hear South Africa is also considering