Eskae Amigo brings a unique sound to his fans

SKHUMBUZO Motsa aka Eskae Amigo to his legion of fans is set to take 2021 by storm, as he brings a unique sound of new school trap music blended with his IsiSwati lyrics. This 25-year-old eSwatini-born Hip Hop artist recently released the latest single, Alright. He told NewsHorn that the single had much personal meaning to him because in it he talks about his musical journey from when he was in Mbombela to when he arrived in Johannesburg, among other things. “ It’s also basically a message of hope because…

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Update on Sulphur stench probe

Investigations into the source of the sulphur stench that was experienced in parts of Gauteng and Mpumalanga last month are ongoing.   The update on the investigations comes after a visit by officials from the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) and the Gert Sibande District Municipality in Mpumalanga to the Sasol Secunda Plant on 18 February. The department said the stench was most likely a combination of elevated levels of sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide. “During the inspection it was found that the release of sulphur dioxide and…

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Creative beauty pageant winner embarks on niche fashion career

African beauty queen and fashion designer

  Katlego Kalamane HAVING an imaginative and creative mind saw recently crowned Provincial Mpumalanga beauty queen, Sfeziwe Mkhabela, pursuing a career in the fashion industry. According to the gorgeous Mkhabela, while growing up she had always aspired to be an economist and looking back she realised that it was only because of the love of an idea of looking professional in a suit and carrying a laptop bag and working in an office environment. “I would however always find myself creating and recreating images of people’s outfits in my head,…

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Minister commends 2020 matric performance

Despite a challenging academic year, the National Senior Certificate (NSC) overall pass rate for 2020 is 76.2%. Although the 76.2% is a decline of 5.1% from the record pass of 81.3% achieved by the class of 2019, Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga said the class of 2020 must be commended for maintaining the trend of above 70%. “The high quality passes we have achieved this year, especially the number of Bachelor and Diploma passes, the overall pass mark, and the passes with distinctions, even in critical subjects, are the hallmarks…

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Two Mpumalanga health facilities receive vaccines

BOTH Rob Ferreira and Witbank hospitals are set to receive the first batch of the much anticipated Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. These two hospitals were identified by the Medical Research Council (MRC) after the number of healthcare workers who were affected. Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane said 2 000 doses had been delivered to the Rob Ferreira Hospital in Mbombela. Another 1640 doses would be delivered to the Witbank Hospital. “Rob Ferreira Hospital is far from Middelburg and it will not be feasible to transport them daily, so it will be…

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Economic recovery, defeating Coronavirus top agenda for SONA 2021

In a year where the economy took a huge knock as the COVID-19 pandemic halted production, President Cyril Ramaphosa says defeating the health crisis and rebuilding the economy are among the key priorities for the year ahead. He said this as government also announced that it has secured nine million jabs of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine being confirmed for South Africa. The President was delivering the much anticipated State of the Nation Address during a hybrid sitting at the National Assembly on Thursday. The President said the time ahead…

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Braille aims to add value in school syllabus through life skills

An award-winning entrepreneur’s book, mastering entrepreneurship, is now available in IsiXhosa and in Braille. Speaking to NewsHorn, King Thandisizwe Madzikane II Diko, said that due to the concerning levels of poverty within some communities there is therefore a need for empowerment with knowledge through education and other services to provide opportunities in life to break this chain of poverty. “This project is about making sure that this part of our community is not side-lined because of their circumstances and their quality of life is also improved through entrepreneurship. He added:…

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Teenage multi-talented artist aims to bring hope and joy

A TWELVE year-old multi-talented artist aims to bring hope and joy through her personal achievements. This comes as young model and singer, Mbali Sidell, is set to take part in New York in July at the 2021 International Model and Talent Association (IMTA) Convention. She was selected together with another 15-year-old. The pair would be showcasing their singing and modelling talents in the United States (SA). Nelspruit-born Sidell, also known as MaJJ, told NewsHorn that her best traits are being kind, passionate, loving children and outgoing. She started talking at…

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Businesswoman takes over industry

NewsHorn recently met up with Nolubabalo Mcinga, a powerhouse businesswoman and a philanthropist, to tell us more about her journey to reach the apex in the business world and her love of helping people. NewsHorn(NH): Who is Babsi Mcinga? Nolubabalo Mcinga (NM): Nolubabalo Mcinga is well known by her nickname Babsi, born in Graaff-Reinet the fourth-oldest town in South Africa. “I was born into the Thembu Clan – Amangxongo and mothered by the Xhosa Clan – Amatshawe.” She is a global business woman and author of “The Sum of Life,”…

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Latest SA soccer news

Kaizer Chiefs Football Club in DStv Premiership

Mamelodi Sundowns are back in action as they meet the Black Leopards at the Thohoyandou stadium in the DStv Premiership. Despite being on a three game winless streak in the DStv Premiership, Mamelodi Sundowns are still leading the log standings albeit on goal difference. SuperSport United and Swallows FC are breathing down the Brazilian’s necks and a win today will be vital. Black Leopards on the other hand find themselves in the relegation zone. To add to their misery, they’ve been dealt yet another coaching blow after Dylan Kerr was sacked…

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