He was described as ‘somebody who was able to reflect the mood of the nation in poetry in a way very few people could’.
The DSL Colloquium in Pretoria centred on ‘disrupting poverty’ and moving towards providing a decent life for all.
Gwala will be laid to rest at Impendle in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.
The couple has now been flooded with support as Total, DJ Fresh, Huawei, and others offer to make their big day even better.
‘They went to war and won’
After a triumphant process through Gauteng, Bok captain Siya Kolisi said in Soweto, ‘we are going to pull together and fight as one to make this country amazing again’.
Everywhere the Springboks went in Gauteng since their arrival on Tuesday, Rasta could be seen in the crowd, waving his painting of Siya Kolisi.

Promising soccer player, 13, hit with brick on Guy Fawkes off life support

‘They took him off life support and he has a heart machine. He is still in a coma,’ his mother said after visiting him at Groote Schuur Hospital.

Ramaphosa to welcome Boks at Union Buildings as Webb Ellis Cup parade starts

The visit to the capital city will mark the start of the Springboks’ national parade of the Webb Ellis Cup.

WATCH: A fitting send-off for legendary broadcaster Xolani Gwala

WATCH: A fitting send-off for legendary broadcaster Xolani Gwala

‘He managed to ignite the fire in me, in my life. He could make people feel important and welcomed,’ Radio 702 colleague Jonathan Fairbairn said.

Gauteng MEC Thuliswa Nkabinde-Khawe to receive category 1 provincial funeral

Her funeral service will take place at the Vereeniging City Hall on Friday at 9am. She will be buried at the Meyerton cemetery afterwards.

Here’s how to score a free Gautrain ride to welcome the Springboks at OR Tambo

This support from Gautrain is to heed president Cyril Ramaphosa’s call to go and welcome the rugby players home.

Ramaphosa appoints Sisi Khampepe as acting deputy chief justice

She will perform the functions of the chief justice as acting chief justice until November 30.

Everything you need to know about Guy Fawkes and fireworks

In South Africa, the tradition of setting off fireworks on Guy Fawkes night has somehow prevailed, and Tuesday night will be no exception, even at the expense of pets and wildlife.

How a cup of rooibos empowers Khoi and San communities

The minister said monies received will be paid into trust accounts opened by the communities to ensure that it is properly managed.

Tributes pour in for the late Xolani Gwala

‘He was a brilliant newsman and an extraordinary human being.’

‘If not for this guitar, I think I would die’: Foreign nationals still in limbo in Cape Town

Under a tree near the art and curio market in Greenmarket Square, a group of Somalians caught up on some sleep.

Refugees in limbo after eviction at UNHCR

Asylum seekers find refuge at the Central Methodist Church.

SAHRC to probe hate speech complaints over use of Diwali fireworks

Brooks said the complaints related to alleged attacks on social media over the use of fireworks by followers of the faith.

Scheepers cliff tragedy: Husband dismisses all the many rumours

Since his wife, daughter and son fell into the sea at Voëlklip, Ettienne Scheepers has faced just about every accusation in the book.

Be prudent with water use at home, there’s a triple squeeze on supply

Be prudent with water use at home, there’s a triple squeeze on supply

Unpredictable rainfall amid stinging heatwaves, maintenance to the Lesotho Highlands Water Project and pollution in the Vaal River are compromising South Africa’s water supply.

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