The 2019 Golden Stars entries open.

Delias Media had officially announced the second annual Golden Stars Awards (GStars.) This year it would take place in Thulamahashe on Saturday,  December 28.  The awards recognise, celebrate and honour top performing individuals who had excelled over the past year across a wide range of artistic genres, including Film (TV), Artistry, Media and Entertainment. “These awards encourage excellence among performing stars, recording artists, producers, song writers, media personalities,s socialites and entertainers in general. It also provides a unique platform for networking, uniting various performers and create memorable and proud experiences…

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Annual tariffs increase at Mpumalanga provincial nature reserves

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) will with effect from 1 December 2019 implement an increase in the entry fees at its various nature reserves around the province. “We have implemented a general increase based on 4.5% inflation rate for all product offerings in our provincial nature reserves. The annual increase in tariffs provides us with an opportunity to utilize the funds to improve our facilities and the viewpoints at all our main nature reserves in order to provide visitors with the best possible experience”, said  Johannes Nobunga, CEO…

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SA businesspeople upbeat about prospects of enticing Chinese importers.

A group of South African business people who have arrived in China to participate in the second China International Import Expo which starts tomorrow are upbeat about the opportunity to showcase their products and the prospects of attracting the attention of the Chinese importers. The participation of the business people in the expo that ends on 10 November 2019, is funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) with the objective of assisting them penetrate or expand their reach in the Chinese market.  The South African delegation is led…

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Community justice in Anthol Trust near Hazyview

Mpumalanga police commissioner Lieutenant-General Mondli Zuma has warned community members not to take the law into their own hands. The warning came after members of the community at Anthol Trust, near Hazyview set alight two huts belonging to two men  suspected of having amputated a 13-year-old boy’s leg with a panga. “Police received information about a child whose leg had been cut off by two men. They immediately rushed to the scene and found the boy’s leg amputated. The community members then proceeded to the place where the alleged suspects…

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Ntsako is Charged Up with latest fashion trends

NTSAKO Mahlaule (26) from Agincourt in Bushbuckridge had launched a clothing shop during a lavish event in Agincourt Crossing last week. Locals, people from outside the village and business people came out in numbers to attend the event. Mahlaule said she always felt like she needed to do something big for the community and that was when she decided to open a shop. “I started this business last year in May and named it Charged Up, because I needed to do a lot of big things. I needed a name…

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Nkombe Rhino and MTPA dehorning rhinos to save their lives.

The Manyeleti Game Reserve is one of the hardest hit areas for rhino poaching in the world. In an effort to stave off poaching and save the lives of these iconic creatures, Nkombe Rhino partnered with MTPA to safeguard their rhino population. The organization also funded this vital operation. This included all veterinary costs, the supply of a fixed wing spotter plane and helicopter support. The de-horning of a rhino is a painless procedure, similar to humans clipping their fingernails. Both are made up of comparable keratin-based materials. A rhino…

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Ms Mpumalanga 2020 finalist already making a difference

Ms Mpumalanga 2020 finalist, Zanele Ngwenya, had, in collaboration with Thobela Attorneys, handed school shoes to disadvantaged learners of Phakani Primary School near KaBokweni.  She had waited for just the right opportunity to serve the poor rural communities. For her it is all about giving and not just being pretty. Now the impoverished learners did not have to walk barefoot to school anymore. Ngwenya approached Thobela attorneys for a donation to buy school shoes and they complied. Learners from Phakani Primary School at Phakani Trust near KaBokweni, who received shoes…

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Maths academy trashed by robbers and equipment stolen

A hundred computers and monitors were stolen at a math, science and technology academy in Emalahleni (Witbank). According to information, fifteen suspects with balaclavas overpowered security guards at OR Tambo Academy to gain access to the building. It is believed the guards were assaulted and tied down before the perpetrators went on their rampage. Damage to the building itself was thought to be more than R3 million. The Academy had been in existence for five years and celebrations were already being planned. The R100-million Academy had been hugely successful in…

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Blackstone is flying high the Mpumalanga flag

Blackstone (Given Thabo Sambo) is a house/gcomo-artist and actor from Mahushu outside Nelspruit. His music career took off in the early 90’s when he was in high school. He told NewsHorn that he had been inspired by the timeless music of the O’jays, Michael Learns to Rock, the Manhattans and that of Phil Collins. As a teenager, it was daily played in his home. He imitated Zola, Mzambiya, Mawilies and Mapaputsi until he started writing his own songs. His journey in hip-hop started with the group Wajamoswhere. He then switched…

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SA, China strengthen co-operation in education.

South African (SA) headmasters had taken hands with their Chinese counterparts in Shanghai. This forms part of the Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) empowerment initiative for school managers. This partnership would benefit from the East China Normal University’s (ECNU) International Centre for Teacher Education. ECNU’s Dr Peng Liping, said the presence SA school headmasters in China would further promote the bilateral relationship and co-operation between the two countries. It would also see increased opportunities in future. “Discussions on issues such as what is expected of a headmaster today, teacher professionalism…

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