A call by taxi body results in riots

In an effort to heed the call by the South African National Taxi Council yesterday (June 28) to operate at full capacity saw certain parts of the lockdown regulations being ignored by taxi operators. The move resulted in certain parts of Mbombela being barricaded with burning tyres, petrol tankers including bricks after law enforcement officers conducted operations to try and prevent taxi operators from doing so. Upon the arrival of the NewsHorn team at the Nelspruit rank, taxi operators had also barricaded both entrances leading to the rank. According to…

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Erratum

SA learners at risk as testing falls behind

NewsHorn as a publication erroneously reported ( June 24 publication) that Ehlanzeni TVET college had set contingency measures in place following a confirmed case of Covid-19. We would like to apologise for the error caused by the article as to date there is no confirmed case reported at the college.

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Bob Ezy’s AMEN, with Pixie L, set to mesmerise audiences

BOB Ezy, the producer of the 2008 hit Money Maker and 2013 hit Busa, featuring Euphonik and Mpumi, returns with a timely nostalgic titled AMEN featuring Pixie L. AMEN sees Bob Ezy plots a combination of dope beats and stunning instrumentals that would easily gladden the hearts and soul of a sadist. With Pixie L’s celestial vocals, it just doesn’t get any better than this for the wave of Afro house music sweeping across the African continent. AMEN is a prayer single dedicated to the world during these challenging times…

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Uhuru: a serenade to sensational music

THE current offering from music sensation Uhuru is bound to serenade music lovers into a warm trance this winter. Speaking to NewsHorn, the Nkomazi-born Mlingani Mthethwa said his latest single, titled Vuma, is featured in his EP called “Future Baby Trilogy”. He added that: “The EP is all about the circle of love, which features former idols contestant, Botlhale Phora, Prince Pressure Khoza and Larry SA just to name a few people I worked with on the project. Mthethwa, who was also in season 13 of Idols as an Afro-pop…

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Papa Ndu and Friends live at Lyric Theatre

PAPA Ndu and Friends Live at the Lyric theatre #TheSongwriter’s offering is a collaboration of various artists featured by Papa Ndu. This highly charged recording happened early this year at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg. Papa Ndu has over the years written songs for various artists in South Africa and abroad. He invited some of the well-known gospel artists to join him live on stage to perform some of these songs. The event was highly charged and spirit-filled, which saw the audience drown in an ocean of wonderfully arranged music…

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Exclusive interview with the great Papa Ndu …

AWARD-WINNING gospel star and songwriter Ndumiso “Papa Ndu” Manana is yearning to return to the studio and do what he does best. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Papa Ndu says he has, like many artists, been left frustrated. NewsHorn had the opportunity to talk to the soft-spoken Papa Ndu about the future. In an exclusive interview, he talks about his life and recent offering This is what the multi-award winning artist had to say: NewsHorn (NH): How long have you been in the industry? Papa Ndu (PN): Twenty-six…

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Job losses not affected by lockdown

“ALMOST nine in 10 (89.5%) of those who were employed before the national lockdown remained employed during the lockdown,” according to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). This comes amid a recently released report concerning the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment and income in the country. Stats SA said in a statement that 8.1% reported that they lost their jobs or had to close down their businesses while 1.4% became unemployed. It also highlighted that the national lockdown was the main reason of respondents, at 63.6%, were temporarily absent…

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Music drives the art straight into Hennie’s heart

“MUSIC is a piece of art that goes into the ears and straight to the heart.” This is according to Hennie Reyneke, a 29-year-old club DJ, who is also known as DJ Hennie in music circles. DJ Hennie, who is originally from Randfontein in Gauteng, added that being in the music industry was more than playing music but has also become somewhat of a lifestyle. “Everything I do, I do with a beat in my head and in my heart. I understand that people have different priorities in life, but…

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Versatile Phumla takes aim at various genres

VERSATILITY in one’s craft affirms how they can easily adjust to any situation presented to them. And this became evident during an exclusive interview with, Phumla Nkomo, following her current offering titled Shona Malanga, which was recently released. Nkomo, who goes by the stage name, Phumla Music, explained that: “Honestly I find myself doing different kinds of genres because to me music is a feeling, and with this current offering it’s more of an Afro-house jam despite starting from soul music. I can do any genre, honestly, given the chance.”…

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The Goodwill challenge is growing in leaps and bounds

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This comes after the initiative was joined by Crown National Nelspruit, following their donation of 1476 soup packs which amounted to a whopping 783 kilograms in total, that were donated to disadvantaged members of the community. Crown National and Pastor Jacques Goosen from Pneuma Ministries joined hands in assisting needy families during these tough times. Crown National would like to extend the Goodwill challenge to the people of Mbombela and encourage them to lend a helping hand where they can and be part of of this Goodwill Initiative by caring…

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