How the SAPS abuse their power amidst student protests

Photo Courtesy Of: seeklogo.com 17  October 2016 Johannesburg – The past few weeks have seen an increase in student protests calling for the decrease or demolishing of academic fees. The protests have been characterised by violent stand offs between students and members of law enforcement. Police have been characterised as being agents of control over … Continue reading How the SAPS abuse their power amidst student protests

Mandoza – “I need to perform to the people I love”

Photo: @Mandozaoriginal (Twitter) On Sunday (18 September 2016), South Africa bid farewell to kwaito legend Thembinkosi Mduduzi Edmund Tshabalala, better known by his stage name Mandoza. The 38-year old star is said to have been receiving cancer treatment since late 2015 and the disease had later spread to his brain where a cancerous tumor developed. … Continue reading Mandoza – “I need to perform to the people I love”

Breaking News: Mandoza takes his final bow on the world stage

Photo: @Mandozaoriginal (Twitter) Singer/Songwriter Mduduzi Tshabalala better known by his stage name Mandoza has passed away. The Nkalakatha hit- maker was hospitalised earlier this month with what his family confirmed to be a brain-tumor that has developed to its later stages. The family pled with fans to put Mandoza in their prayers as he fought his … Continue reading Breaking News: Mandoza takes his final bow on the world stage

Not yet uhuru(freedom) for #UJ16

Photo: Ndipiwe Eric Madiba Makaula (Facebook) On Tuesday, the 13th of September, 5 of the 16 suspended students, implicated in the burning of the University of Johannesburg’s Sanlam Auditorium, won their motion in court to be allowed back on institutional premises. In early August, 17 students of the University of Johannesburg received suspension letters confirming … Continue reading Not yet uhuru(freedom) for #UJ16

UJ FIRE: “They used the police to try and scare us into a confession”

Photo: Emma Phetla – A group of students protesting for their fellow students’ suspensions to be lifted, outside UJ’s Kingsway Campus In a quest to uncover developments in the case of the burning of the UJ Sanlam Auditorium, OTR spoke to a group of students who were suspiciously interdicted from entering the institution, after the … Continue reading UJ FIRE: “They used the police to try and scare us into a confession”