Nokuthula Khanyile

I am a Cape Town-based journalist with eight years  experience in print and digital platforms. I have experience in producing fast news, features, and lifestyle content. I have additional training in digital marketing and data analytics. My skills also include producing multimedia, social media content, copy-editing, and search engine optimization.

IEC approaches Electoral Court for postponement of Wednesday’s by-elections

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) will urgently approach the Electoral Court to postpone eight by-elections scheduled for Wednesday, 30 June following the implementation of Level 4 lockdown restrictions.

In a statement, the IEC said it took the decision to seek the court's approval to postpone the by-elections at an emergency meeting on Monday after the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa of additional measures to help curb the third wave currently gripping the country.


Social media users rally to organise baby shower for Mnakwethu's MaShelembe

• Strangers on social media band together to organise a baby shower for Mnakwethu's Makhosazana "MaShelembe" Shelembe, whose emotionally-charged story touched many viewers.
• Mnakwethu on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) tackles the issue of polygamy and gives married men a chance to overcome the fear of introducing the culture to their current wife/wives.
• In the much talked about episode, a pregnant Shelembe spoke about the emotional abuse she was enduring in her marriage.

An emotionally charged epi

Everything you need to know about hairloss as a black woman

­It is strangely comforting for us to know that we are not the only ones suffering from hair loss. Even celebrities are not immune. In the past, former supermodels Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, talk show host Wendy Williams and even actress Jada Pinkett Smith, have all openly spoken about the trouble they experienced with their hair.

Luckily for the rest of us, we don’t get even a taste of the public scrutiny and speculation Campbell suffered. She finally broke her silence in 2017 and revealed

Carving a path to success: Londiwe Ndwandwe Ngcobo

Londiwe Ndwandwe Ngcobo, 35, creative director of Andimahle Building Events, chats to us about her business journey and how she's been able to carve her own path to success.

Tell us about your journey into entrepreneurship?

I studied marketing and events management but was more passionate about events, which has been of great value to the positioning of Andimahle Building Events. After graduating, I travelled before settling on a career path. I studied in the UK, where I stayed for four years,

PMB townships take virus threat lightly

That was the response at some Pietermaritzburg townships

from residents who said they were not fazed by the Covid-19 virus.

In Sobantu, residents who were seen milling around in groups

on the streets playing soccer and a game known as ama-dice told Weekend Witness

they didn;t believe in the existence of the virus.

“Do you personally know anyone who has died of the virus?

All we’re being fed by government is statistics. Thats a fallacy. I don’t wear

a mask because no one in Sobantu ha

Schools race row grows

More than 800 people have signed a petition circulating online accusing Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School of racial discrimination, homophobia and rape culture.

The petition on was started by a “GHS Old Girl” and is addressed to the provincial Education department, the school’s governing body and the South African Human Rights Commission, among others. It was launched last Thursday, weeks after top Midlands private schools were called out on social media for racism. Last week St An

Racism furore engulfs KZN's top private schools

Top Midlands private schools are reeling after being “called out” on social media for racism.

In the wake of the global Black Lives Matter movement, triggered by the killing of George Floyd in the US, a social media furore has laid bare the experiences of black African pupils at some of the country’s most celebrated private schools at the hands of staff as well as fellow pupils.

The storm started with an anti-racism account, “yousilenceweamplify”, which was created on Instagram.


Ziyanda’s Hilton dream shatters as sponsor pulls out over lockdown

Two months ago, Ziyanda Mnyandu was in high spirits.

After going through an extensive application process, his dream of being accepted into Hilton College was finally realised. The 12-year-old from Mpumuza had managed to secure an international sponsor and for a while things seemed to be going according to plan.

He was going to be the first child in his poverty-stricken community to attend the prestigious school. But then the Covid-19 pandemic struck and now his dreams are in tatters. His spon

Sithole back to fix City

Newly appointed Msunduzi Municipality administrator Sibusiso Sithole is expected to begin the mammoth task of turning the ailing City around on Tuesday.

Following his appointment late last week Sithole (52) and his ministerial intervention team will on Tuesday formally meet Msunduzi’s executive committee during a full council meeting.

This was announced by Lionel Pienaar, Cogta acting deputy director-general, while addressing a council sitting last Thursday.

According to a statement issued by

The city’s treasure

Momentous artworks collected over the years hang in a

derelict building as continuous neglect threatens to rob Pietermaritzburg of

one of its most treasured sites.

This is the concern expressed by art connoisseur and

recently retired Tatham Art Gallery director Brendan Bell, in his recent

interview with Weekend Witness.

Bell could not suppress his dejection as he pointed out how

Msunduzi Municipality has over the years failed to maintain the gallery

building and other surrounding h

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