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6 True ways which SA has grown in the last 15 years

28 minutes ago

While South Africa grapples with various social and political injustices and is one of the most unequal countries in the world, there have been some improvements to the plight of ordinary South Africans over the last 15 years.

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South Africans have grown used to government incompetence, lack of service delivery and general doom and gloom which is reported in the media.

READ ALSO: Julius Malema’s racist Indian comments spark fear and panic among Indian communities

Thanks to the General Household Survey (GHS) which is conducted and released by Statistics South Africa each year it’s possible to report on some good news, the general improvement of certain key areas in the country over the last decade and a half.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the survey has been running every year since 2002 and is conducted between January and December. The survey points out that while South Africans still grapple with numerous challenges there is progress being made in improving the lives of ordinary people.

1. Education

The survey indicates that the national average of people who have no formal education has dropped by 6.7% since 2002.

2. Literacy

The national average for literacy among people aged 20 and over has increased from 91.9% in 2002 to 94.3% in 2017. The Western Cape has the highest literacy rate at 98.1% while Gauteng comes a close second at 97.8%.

3. Health

A huge majority of those surveyed reported that they were in better health in 2017 as compared to 2002. 30.9% of South Africans said they were in excellent or above average health, 21.5% of those surveyed said their health was very good and 39.9% said their health was good.

4. Electricity

EWN.co.za reported that more South Africans than ever are currently connected to the electrical grid. The survey shows that 84.4% of households are connected to the grid as compared to 76.7% of households in 2002.

5. Sanitation

The number of South African households with access to sanitation has jumped by 20.5% in the last 15 years, while the number of homes with no access to toilets has decreased from 12.6% in 2002 to 3.1% in 2017.

6. Food security

The number of households who are vulnerable to hunger as decreased from 24.2% to 10.4% since 2002.

READ ALSO: SAA CEO bets 100k of own money on successfully turning around company

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6 True ways which SA has grown in the last 15 years

58 minutes ago

While South Africa grapples with various social and political injustices and is one of the most unequal countries in the world, there have been some improvements to the plight of ordinary South Africans over the last 15 years.

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South Africans have grown used to government incompetence, lack of service delivery and general doom and gloom which is reported in the media.

READ ALSO: Julius Malema’s racist Indian comments spark fear and panic among Indian communities

Thanks to the General Household Survey (GHS) which is conducted and released by Statistics South Africa each year it’s possible to report on some good news, the general improvement of certain key areas in the country over the last decade and a half.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the survey has been running every year since 2002 and is conducted between January and December. The survey points out that while South Africans still grapple with numerous challenges there is progress being made in improving the lives of ordinary people.

1. Education

The survey indicates that the national average of people who have no formal education has dropped by 6.7% since 2002.

2. Literacy

The national average for literacy among people aged 20 and over has increased from 91.9% in 2002 to 94.3% in 2017. The Western Cape has the highest literacy rate at 98.1% while Gauteng comes a close second at 97.8%.

3. Health

A huge majority of those surveyed reported that they were in better health in 2017 as compared to 2002. 30.9% of South Africans said they were in excellent or above average health, 21.5% of those surveyed said their health was very good and 39.9% said their health was good.

4. Electricity

EWN.co.za reported that more South Africans than ever are currently connected to the electrical grid. The survey shows that 84.4% of households are connected to the grid as compared to 76.7% of households in 2002.

5. Sanitation

The number of South African households with access to sanitation has jumped by 20.5% in the last 15 years, while the number of homes with no access to toilets has decreased from 12.6% in 2002 to 3.1% in 2017.

6. Food security

The number of households who are vulnerable to hunger as decreased from 24.2% to 10.4% since 2002.

READ ALSO: SAA CEO bets 100k of own money on successfully turning around company

For more amazing, funny and informative videos, please visit Briefly South Africa's YouTube Channel.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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6 True ways which SA has grown in the last 15 years

an hour ago

While South Africa grapples with various social and political injustices and is one of the most unequal countries in the world, there have been some improvements to the plight of ordinary South Africans over the last 15 years.

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See First" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly news on your News Feed!

South Africans have grown used to government incompetence, lack of service delivery and general doom and gloom which is reported in the media.

READ ALSO: Julius Malema’s racist Indian comments spark fear and panic among Indian communities

Thanks to the General Household Survey (GHS) which is conducted and released by Statistics South Africa each year it’s possible to report on some good news, the general improvement of certain key areas in the country over the last decade and a half.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the survey has been running every year since 2002 and is conducted between January and December. The survey points out that while South Africans still grapple with numerous challenges there is progress being made in improving the lives of ordinary people.

1. Education

The survey indicates that the national average of people who have no formal education has dropped by 6.7% since 2002.

2. Literacy

The national average for literacy among people aged 20 and over has increased from 91.9% in 2002 to 94.3% in 2017. The Western Cape has the highest literacy rate at 98.1% while Gauteng comes a close second at 97.8%.

3. Health

A huge majority of those surveyed reported that they were in better health in 2017 as compared to 2002. 30.9% of South Africans said they were in excellent or above average health, 21.5% of those surveyed said their health was very good and 39.9% said their health was good.

4. Electricity

EWN.co.za reported that more South Africans than ever are currently connected to the electrical grid. The survey shows that 84.4% of households are connected to the grid as compared to 76.7% of households in 2002.

5. Sanitation

The number of South African households with access to sanitation has jumped by 20.5% in the last 15 years, while the number of homes with no access to toilets has decreased from 12.6% in 2002 to 3.1% in 2017.

6. Food security

The number of households who are vulnerable to hunger as decreased from 24.2% to 10.4% since 2002.

READ ALSO: SAA CEO bets 100k of own money on successfully turning around company

For more amazing, funny and informative videos, please visit Briefly South Africa's YouTube Channel.

Do you have a story to share with Briefly? Visit our Facebook page where you can send us a message or leave us a comment. Your story could be shared online.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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6 True ways which SA has grown in the last 15 years

an hour ago

While South Africa grapples with various social and political injustices and is one of the most unequal countries in the world, there have been some improvements to the plight of ordinary South Africans over the last 15 years.

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See First" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly news on your News Feed!

South Africans have grown used to government incompetence, lack of service delivery and general doom and gloom which is reported in the media.

READ ALSO: Julius Malema’s racist Indian comments spark fear and panic among Indian communities

Thanks to the General Household Survey (GHS) which is conducted and released by Statistics South Africa each year it’s possible to report on some good news, the general improvement of certain key areas in the country over the last decade and a half.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the survey has been running every year since 2002 and is conducted between January and December. The survey points out that while South Africans still grapple with numerous challenges there is progress being made in improving the lives of ordinary people.

1. Education

The survey indicates that the national average of people who have no formal education has dropped by 6.7% since 2002.

2. Literacy

The national average for literacy among people aged 20 and over has increased from 91.9% in 2002 to 94.3% in 2017. The Western Cape has the highest literacy rate at 98.1% while Gauteng comes a close second at 97.8%.

3. Health

A huge majority of those surveyed reported that they were in better health in 2017 as compared to 2002. 30.9% of South Africans said they were in excellent or above average health, 21.5% of those surveyed said their health was very good and 39.9% said their health was good.

4. Electricity

EWN.co.za reported that more South Africans than ever are currently connected to the electrical grid. The survey shows that 84.4% of households are connected to the grid as compared to 76.7% of households in 2002.

5. Sanitation

The number of South African households with access to sanitation has jumped by 20.5% in the last 15 years, while the number of homes with no access to toilets has decreased from 12.6% in 2002 to 3.1% in 2017.

6. Food security

The number of households who are vulnerable to hunger as decreased from 24.2% to 10.4% since 2002.

READ ALSO: SAA CEO bets 100k of own money on successfully turning around company

For more amazing, funny and informative videos, please visit Briefly South Africa's YouTube Channel.

Do you have a story to share with Briefly? Visit our Facebook page where you can send us a message or leave us a comment. Your story could be shared online.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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6 True ways which SA has grown in the last 15 years

2 hours ago

While South Africa grapples with various social and political injustices and is one of the most unequal countries in the world, there have been some improvements to the plight of ordinary South Africans over the last 15 years.

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See First" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly news on your News Feed!

South Africans have grown used to government incompetence, lack of service delivery and general doom and gloom which is reported in the media.

READ ALSO: Julius Malema’s racist Indian comments spark fear and panic among Indian communities

Thanks to the General Household Survey (GHS) which is conducted and released by Statistics South Africa each year it’s possible to report on some good news, the general improvement of certain key areas in the country over the last decade and a half.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the survey has been running every year since 2002 and is conducted between January and December. The survey points out that while South Africans still grapple with numerous challenges there is progress being made in improving the lives of ordinary people.

1. Education

The survey indicates that the national average of people who have no formal education has dropped by 6.7% since 2002.

2. Literacy

The national average for literacy among people aged 20 and over has increased from 91.9% in 2002 to 94.3% in 2017. The Western Cape has the highest literacy rate at 98.1% while Gauteng comes a close second at 97.8%.

3. Health

A huge majority of those surveyed reported that they were in better health in 2017 as compared to 2002. 30.9% of South Africans said they were in excellent or above average health, 21.5% of those surveyed said their health was very good and 39.9% said their health was good.

4. Electricity

EWN.co.za reported that more South Africans than ever are currently connected to the electrical grid. The survey shows that 84.4% of households are connected to the grid as compared to 76.7% of households in 2002.

5. Sanitation

The number of South African households with access to sanitation has jumped by 20.5% in the last 15 years, while the number of homes with no access to toilets has decreased from 12.6% in 2002 to 3.1% in 2017.

6. Food security

The number of households who are vulnerable to hunger as decreased from 24.2% to 10.4% since 2002.

READ ALSO: SAA CEO bets 100k of own money on successfully turning around company

For more amazing, funny and informative videos, please visit Briefly South Africa's YouTube Channel.

Do you have a story to share with Briefly? Visit our Facebook page where you can send us a message or leave us a comment. Your story could be shared online.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on iTunes or GooglePlay today.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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6 True ways which SA has grown in the last 15 years

2 hours ago

While South Africa grapples with various social and political injustices and is one of the most unequal countries in the world, there have been some improvements to the plight of ordinary South Africans over the last 15 years.

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See First" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly news on your News Feed!

South Africans have grown used to government incompetence, lack of service delivery and general doom and gloom which is reported in the media.

READ ALSO: Julius Malema’s racist Indian comments spark fear and panic among Indian communities

Thanks to the General Household Survey (GHS) which is conducted and released by Statistics South Africa each year it’s possible to report on some good news, the general improvement of certain key areas in the country over the last decade and a half.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the survey has been running every year since 2002 and is conducted between January and December. The survey points out that while South Africans still grapple with numerous challenges there is progress being made in improving the lives of ordinary people.

1. Education

The survey indicates that the national average of people who have no formal education has dropped by 6.7% since 2002.

2. Literacy

The national average for literacy among people aged 20 and over has increased from 91.9% in 2002 to 94.3% in 2017. The Western Cape has the highest literacy rate at 98.1% while Gauteng comes a close second at 97.8%.

3. Health

A huge majority of those surveyed reported that they were in better health in 2017 as compared to 2002. 30.9% of South Africans said they were in excellent or above average health, 21.5% of those surveyed said their health was very good and 39.9% said their health was good.

4. Electricity

EWN.co.za reported that more South Africans than ever are currently connected to the electrical grid. The survey shows that 84.4% of households are connected to the grid as compared to 76.7% of households in 2002.

5. Sanitation

The number of South African households with access to sanitation has jumped by 20.5% in the last 15 years, while the number of homes with no access to toilets has decreased from 12.6% in 2002 to 3.1% in 2017.

6. Food security

The number of households who are vulnerable to hunger as decreased from 24.2% to 10.4% since 2002.

READ ALSO: SAA CEO bets 100k of own money on successfully turning around company

For more amazing, funny and informative videos, please visit Briefly South Africa's YouTube Channel.

Do you have a story to share with Briefly? Visit our Facebook page where you can send us a message or leave us a comment. Your story could be shared online.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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6 True ways which SA has grown in the last 15 years

3 hours ago

While South Africa grapples with various social and political injustices and is one of the most unequal countries in the world, there have been some improvements to the plight of ordinary South Africans over the last 15 years.

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See First" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly news on your News Feed!

South Africans have grown used to government incompetence, lack of service delivery and general doom and gloom which is reported in the media.

READ ALSO: Julius Malema’s racist Indian comments spark fear and panic among Indian communities

Thanks to the General Household Survey (GHS) which is conducted and released by Statistics South Africa each year it’s possible to report on some good news, the general improvement of certain key areas in the country over the last decade and a half.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the survey has been running every year since 2002 and is conducted between January and December. The survey points out that while South Africans still grapple with numerous challenges there is progress being made in improving the lives of ordinary people.

1. Education

The survey indicates that the national average of people who have no formal education has dropped by 6.7% since 2002.

2. Literacy

The national average for literacy among people aged 20 and over has increased from 91.9% in 2002 to 94.3% in 2017. The Western Cape has the highest literacy rate at 98.1% while Gauteng comes a close second at 97.8%.

3. Health

A huge majority of those surveyed reported that they were in better health in 2017 as compared to 2002. 30.9% of South Africans said they were in excellent or above average health, 21.5% of those surveyed said their health was very good and 39.9% said their health was good.

4. Electricity

EWN.co.za reported that more South Africans than ever are currently connected to the electrical grid. The survey shows that 84.4% of households are connected to the grid as compared to 76.7% of households in 2002.

5. Sanitation

The number of South African households with access to sanitation has jumped by 20.5% in the last 15 years, while the number of homes with no access to toilets has decreased from 12.6% in 2002 to 3.1% in 2017.

6. Food security

The number of households who are vulnerable to hunger as decreased from 24.2% to 10.4% since 2002.

READ ALSO: SAA CEO bets 100k of own money on successfully turning around company

For more amazing, funny and informative videos, please visit Briefly South Africa's YouTube Channel.

Do you have a story to share with Briefly? Visit our Facebook page where you can send us a message or leave us a comment. Your story could be shared online.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on iTunes or GooglePlay today.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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My boyfriend can never complain, I cook, clean and pay my own bills - Lady says on social media

3 hours ago

- A young lady has taken to social media to show off about her relationship.

- The young lady who was simply identified as Herlean stated that her boyfriend would never have a reason to complain about her.

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The beautiful lady who made the revelation on Twitter also noted the reasons why her boyfriend would never complain about her.

Herlean stated that she does everything for him and for herself. She revealed that she cooks, cleans, does his laundry and pay her own bills.

According to young Herlean, she does all that's needed despite the fact that she satisfies him in bed whenever he pleases. She asked her followers and friend on Twitter to name anyone who does all she listed better.

READ ALSO: An unapologetic Juju repeats statement that ‘most’ Indians are racist

She wrote: “My nigga could never complain about me. I don’t only bring food to the table but I do his laundry; give him "sexy times" when he pleases; pay for my own bills; I don’t ever go out; & clean. Name someone who does it better!!!”

READ ALSO: Bonang Matheba hosted a party fit for a queen celebrating her big 31

Relationships and responsibilities while you are dating are different for everyone, some couples share every responsibility equally others stick to the man provides woman takes care of the rest belief while some so things the other way around.

Meanwhile, there are some people who just go with the flow whatever happens. To have a good relationship, couples do what is best for them and it seems like this is working for Herlean.

How do you feel about this lady's comments? Let us know on our Facebook page and we could be sharing your thoughts and views.

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My boyfriend can never complain, I cook, clean and pay my own bills - Lady says on social media

4 hours ago

- A young lady has taken to social media to show off about her relationship.

- The young lady who was simply identified as Herlean stated that her boyfriend would never have a reason to complain about her.

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!

The beautiful lady who made the revelation on Twitter also noted the reasons why her boyfriend would never complain about her.

Herlean stated that she does everything for him and for herself. She revealed that she cooks, cleans, does his laundry and pay her own bills.

According to young Herlean, she does all that's needed despite the fact that she satisfies him in bed whenever he pleases. She asked her followers and friend on Twitter to name anyone who does all she listed better.

READ ALSO: An unapologetic Juju repeats statement that ‘most’ Indians are racist

She wrote: “My nigga could never complain about me. I don’t only bring food to the table but I do his laundry; give him "sexy times" when he pleases; pay for my own bills; I don’t ever go out; & clean. Name someone who does it better!!!”

READ ALSO: Bonang Matheba hosted a party fit for a queen celebrating her big 31

Relationships and responsibilities while you are dating are different for everyone, some couples share every responsibility equally others stick to the man provides woman takes care of the rest belief while some so things the other way around.

Meanwhile, there are some people who just go with the flow whatever happens. To have a good relationship, couples do what is best for them and it seems like this is working for Herlean.

How do you feel about this lady's comments? Let us know on our Facebook page and we could be sharing your thoughts and views.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.

Watch the funny Animated Joke: Why Do Men Lie? and head over to Briefly South Africa's YouTube channel for more funny videos.

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An unapologetic Juju repeats statement that ‘most’ Indians are racist

4 hours ago

On Monday, Julius Malema repeated the statement he made about Indians, which outlined all of them as racists.

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Speaking outside the Newcastle Magistrate's Court on 25 June, the Economic Freedom Fighters' leader restated the controversial statement he made on Youth Day, adding those who were enraged by the comment were racists.

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“Indeed‚ the majority of Indians are racist‚” he told the crowd outside the court room, continueing by saying, “We did not say all Indians are racist. If you are Indian and you are racist‚ you know we are talking to you - that’s why you get angry".

As Briefly.co.za reported previously, Juju said during a Youth Day speech at Matlosana Stadium in Klerksdorp in the North West that Indians had it better during apartheid than black people.

He further went to on to accuse the majority of Indians of being racist. Malema went on to attack Indian journalists who came to Ismail Momoniat's defense after the EFF's Floyd Shivambu questioned Momoniat's presence as a "non-African" at a committee meeting in June.

He has since received a lot of backlash for his remarks and according to the Indian community, Juju's recent comments about Indians has sparked fear and panic among the communities.

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Top 5 richest men in South Africa on Briefly. Everyone, quick: off the top of your head, name a billionaire. Now, think hard and name two or three South African billionaires. How about more? Don’t worry, we have gathered this extremely interesting information for you!

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Explainer: Why are Johannesburg taxis striking again leaving commuters stranded?

5 hours ago

- Commuters in Alexandra, Johannesburg were left stranded on Monday after 500 taxis were impounded

- This led two taxi associations to announce a one-day strike on Monday

- The associations cited the impoundment of vehicles, petrol price increases and the removal of license disks as reasons for the one-day strike

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Hundreds of early morning commuters were left angry and frustrated on Monday morning when they were left stranded by yet another taxi strike. Commuters in Alexandra, Johannesburg were left scratching their heads after around 500 taxis were impounded, this led to two taxi associations announcing a one-day strike scheduled for Monday.

The Alexandra Randburg, Midrand and Sandton Taxi Association (ARMSTA), and the Alexandra Taxi Association (ATA) released a statement early on Monday morning announcing that it would embark on a one-day shutdown on Monday to protest certain unfair treatment of the industry.

READ ALSO: Julius Malema’s racist Indian comments spark fear and panic among Indian communities

The associations said it hoped that by pulling all its vehicles from service for a day it would alert Transport Minister Blade Nzimande to the plight and blatantly unfair treatment of members of the taxi industry.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the association cited the impoundment of vehicles, the dramatic rise in petrol price and the removal of license disks as its main concerns.

Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson chief superintendent Wayne Minnaar rubbished claims that the JMPD unfairly targeted the taxi industry and said the reason the JMPD impounded vehicles was to protect the safety of commuters.

IOL.co.za reported that Minnaar confirmed that more than 500 taxis had been impounded by the JMPD. He said multiple reports had indicated that some taxi drivers did not comply with the rules of the road and often times drove in the emergency lanes and operated their vehicles erratically.

He also said many taxis were operated without the proper license disks and paperwork. Minnaar said JMPD officers would be keeping a close eye on taxis at all times to ensure they fully complied with the law and operated in a safe manner.

Commuters travelling from Alexandra to Randburg, Midrand, Woodmead, Sandton and Modderfontein were hardest hit by the sudden strike.

Some commuters such as Mbuyiseni Zulu are in support of the action taken by the JMP. He said he grew up using taxis which were obviously not roadworthy and or safe and said the time for action was now. Zulu said, unfortunately, the JMPD’s action led to inconvenience for him and his fellow commuters, but he said it would be worth it if his children did not have to travel in unsafe vehicles.

Another commuter was spitting fire at the taxi association’s lack of communications. Nompumelelo Nkosi said she had no idea about the planned strike and now faced the difficult task of phoning her employer and explaining why she could not come to work.

READ ALSO: Percy Tau and Mamelodi Sundowns in public spat over European move

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Group from Lesotho to Queen Elizabeth: 'Give back the land'

5 hours ago

- A group from Lesotho call themselves the Basotho Petitioners and have turned to the queen of England for help in returning their land

- The group has written and sent a petition to the queen explaining that they need her assistance

- The queen has not responded to the petition yet

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The Basotho Petitioners from Limpopo has sent a petition to the Queen of England to ask her help in returning land that was taken from them in 1854.

The Citizen reported that the group want Queen Elizabeth II to clear the way for them to get back land that they feel belong to them.

The coordinator of the group, Mpho Serobanyane, stated that the petition was given to the British Embassy in Pretoria last Tuesday.

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The petition will be given to the British high commissioner and make its way to the queen.

According to Serobanyane, they decided to turn to the queen rather than involve the South African government because they do not want it to become political.

The petition is aimed at getting back land in Lesotho. The group is hoping for the queen's assistance.

The group stated that it was the British that gave permission for their land to be given away in 1854.

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The land was given to the Orange River convention - also known as the Bloemfontein convention. The land that the group believes belong to them are located in the Eastern Cape, Free State, and KwaZulu-Natal.

The queen has not responded yet and Serobanyane stated that if they failed to get a response they would turn to Boris Johnson, the British Foreign Minister.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the Basotho Petitioners asked to be able to personally hand the petition to her majesty and explain the matter to her.

This is an issue of the nation at large, the person we think should engage with the South African government should be Queen Elizabeth, because we have directed our petition to her since it was the Britain Monarchy that in 1854 gave South Africa right over our boundaries.

While the British High Commission confirmed receiving the petition, their spokesperson stated that it is not a matter for the British government to address.

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Julius Malema’s racist Indian comments spark fear and panic among Indian communities

6 hours ago

- EFF leader Julius Malema’s recent remarks about Indians being racists has sparked fear and panic among Indian communities

- Indian leaders said Malema’s statement had led to Indians worrying whether they would be thrown out of the country as had happened in Uganda

- Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota slammed Malema’s comments and said he should be thrown in jail until he repents and apologises to Indians

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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema’s recent comments about Indians has sparked fear and panic among Indian communities. Indian community leaders in Durban said people in the community were worried that they would be thrown out of the country by the government.

One community leader, Zain Suliman, said people in Chatsworth, Durban were concerned that Malema’s remarks would lead to similar scenes as those in Uganda where the government ejected Indian residents from the country.

READ ALSO: Julius Malema due in court for his landgrab comments

Suliman slammed Malema’s Youth Day remarks in which he said the majority of Indians hated Africans and were racist as reckless. He said this combined with Malema’s call for land expropriation without compensation had caused mass concern in his community.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Suliman and other Chatsworth residents attended a meeting hosted by COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota. Lekota tore into Malema and cautioned South Africans not to vote for the populist young leader.

Lekota said South Africa could not afford to have Malema and his cronies voted into positions of real power. He said Malema and his followers had dangerous and narrow-minded thoughts on how to run the country.

Lekota added that he believed Malema should be jailed until he repents and apologises to the Indian community.

IOL.co.za reported that leaders from across the political spectrum have called for Malema to be punished following his remarks on Youth Day.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willis Mchunu hit-out at a growing trend in South Africa of using social media to propagate racism. Mchunu said his cabinet was committed to promoting social cohesion and moral regeneration.

KwaZulu Natal MEC for Human Settlements and social cohesion advocate Ravi Pillay slammed Malema’s comments as reckless and said the EFF leader’s speech had undone painful gains which had been made in eradicating racial tensions in KwaZulu-Natal.

Other Indian leaders said Malema had taken a populist view on a sensitive subject and had selectively ignored the historical significance which the Indian community had played in liberating South Africa from the apartheid regime.

Ram Maharaj, president of the SA Hindu Dharma Sabha, lodged a complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) regarding Malema. Briefly.co.za recently reported that the Democratic Alliance (DA) already lodged a complaint with the SAHRC against Malema and EFF deputy leader Floyd Shivambu.

Meanwhile, Lekota promised Chatsworth residents that he would use the Constitution to protect their homes and properties.

Residents had expressed fears that they could lose their land or homes if Malema’s version of land expropriation without compensation was passed into law.

READ ALSO: Parliament gets more than 700 000 submission forms on land expropriation

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Kaizer Chiefs set to unveil understudy for Itumeleng Khune

6 hours ago

- Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung is expected to announce a new goalkeeper for the club later today

- Kaizer Chiefs wants a seasoned campaigner to serve as an understudy to Itumeleng Khune

- The club wants to provide cover for its number one goalkeeper after the departure of Brilliant Khuzwayo

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Kaizer Chiefs will unveil a new goalkeeper on Monday. The club’s football manager Bobby Motaung said the club wanted to bring in a seasoned campaigner to serve as an understudy to the current number one goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.

Motaung said the departure of Brilliant Khuzwayo for Orlando Pirates has forced the Kaizer Chiefs to look outside of its own ranks for someone to provide cover for Khune.

READ ALSO: SAFA slams reports of Stuart Baxter joining Kaizer Chiefs as rumours

Motaung said he hoped to make an announcement later on Monday. He noted that while the club had multiple young goalkeepers in its ranks, he felt the club needed a seasoned campaigner to provide cover for Khune.

Briefly.co.za gathered that former Baroka FC goalkeeper Virgil Vries is the front-runner to fill the position.

Kickoff.co.za reported that Chiefs count talented youngsters such as Bruce Bavuma and Brylon Petersen among its ranks of up and coming goalkeepers.

Motaung was speaking at the Shell Ultra Helix Cup brunch earlier on Monday.

He said while the club was proud of the young talent it had produced it wanted to ensure that there was at least one experienced PSL goalkeeper to provide cover for Khune should the need arise.

Meanwhile, Petersen has advised young players of the importance of obtaining a degree or a tertiary education.

Petersen is currently studying mechanical engineering and says his studies have helped him to better implement the instructions of the coaching staff.

He said his studies had enabled him to better grasp tactical concepts. Petersen said the old saying that an educated player is a better player was definitely true.

Petersen said professional footballers had to make sure they had an education to fall back on because their careers were by nature very short and players always face the risk of suffering a career-ending injury.

READ ALSO: Steven Pienaar reveals why players returning from Europe fail in the PSL

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Kaizer Chiefs set to unveil understudy for Itumeleng Khune

7 hours ago

- Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung is expected to announce a new goalkeeper for the club later today

- Kaizer Chiefs wants a seasoned campaigner to serve as an understudy to Itumeleng Khune

- The club wants to provide cover for its number one goalkeeper after the departure of Brilliant Khuzwayo

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Kaizer Chiefs will unveil a new goalkeeper on Monday. The club’s football manager Bobby Motaung said the club wanted to bring in a seasoned campaigner to serve as an understudy to the current number one goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.

Motaung said the departure of Brilliant Khuzwayo for Orlando Pirates has forced the Kaizer Chiefs to look outside of its own ranks for someone to provide cover for Khune.

READ ALSO: SAFA slams reports of Stuart Baxter joining Kaizer Chiefs as rumours

Motaung said he hoped to make an announcement later on Monday. He noted that while the club had multiple young goalkeepers in its ranks, he felt the club needed a seasoned campaigner to provide cover for Khune.

Briefly.co.za gathered that former Baroka FC goalkeeper Virgil Vries is the front-runner to fill the position.

Kickoff.co.za reported that Chiefs count talented youngsters such as Bruce Bavuma and Brylon Petersen among its ranks of up and coming goalkeepers.

Motaung was speaking at the Shell Ultra Helix Cup brunch earlier on Monday.

He said while the club was proud of the young talent it had produced it wanted to ensure that there was at least one experienced PSL goalkeeper to provide cover for Khune should the need arise.

Meanwhile, Petersen has advised young players of the importance of obtaining a degree or a tertiary education.

Petersen is currently studying mechanical engineering and says his studies have helped him to better implement the instructions of the coaching staff.

He said his studies had enabled him to better grasp tactical concepts. Petersen said the old saying that an educated player is a better player was definitely true.

Petersen said professional footballers had to make sure they had an education to fall back on because their careers were by nature very short and players always face the risk of suffering a career-ending injury.

READ ALSO: Steven Pienaar reveals why players returning from Europe fail in the PSL

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SAFA slams reports of Stuart Baxter joining Kaizer Chiefs as rumours

7 hours ago

- The South African Football Association has slammed reports that Stuart Baxter has signed for Kaizer Chiefs as nothing more than rumours

- Baxter has been linked to a return to Kaizer Chiefs as the club looks for a new coach

- Baxter denied and the reports and said he was still employed by SAFA to coach the national side

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The South African Football Association (SAFA) has slammed recent reports linking Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter with a return to his former club Kaizer Chiefs. SAFA and Bafana officials have dismissed the reports as nothing more than rumours.

Baxter has been heavily linked with a return to Kaizer Chiefs where he enjoyed a successful stint with the glamour side between 2012 and 2015. Baxter led the team to three campaign successes, including the domestic double.

READ ALSO: Percy Tau and Mamelodi Sundowns in public spat over European move

Baxter has denied the reports and said he was currently employed by SAFA to coach the national side and as far as he was concerned nothing had changed on that front. He said he was focused and committed to his role with Bafana.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Kaizer Chiefs are still looking for a replacement head coach to fill the vacancy left by Steve Komphela who quit following the team’s Nedbank Cup semi-final loss in Durban.

The club is looking to strengthen its technical and player squads after suffering three years without winning a major local trophy. The last time the club won any silverware was under the leadership of Baxter.

KickOff.co.za reported that Kaizer Chiefs recently announced it had signed Mamelodi Sundowns star Khama Billiat to bolster its attack.

Last week Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung said he hoped to make an announcement regarding the coaching vacancy by Monday 25 June, the same day that the club starts its pre-season training camp.

Baxter’s agent said he had not been engaged in talks with Kaizer Chiefs or any other PSL club.

Baxter is currently on holiday in Sweden and has a contract with SAFA to coach Bafana Bafana until 2022.

READ ALSO: Steven Pienaar reveals why players returning from Europe fail in the PSL

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SAFA slams reports of Stuart Baxter joining Kaizer Chiefs as rumours

8 hours ago

- The South African Football Association has slammed reports that Stuart Baxter has signed for Kaizer Chiefs as nothing more than rumours

- Baxter has been linked to a return to Kaizer Chiefs as the club looks for a new coach

- Baxter denied and the reports and said he was still employed by SAFA to coach the national side

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The South African Football Association (SAFA) has slammed recent reports linking Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter with a return to his former club Kaizer Chiefs. SAFA and Bafana officials have dismissed the reports as nothing more than rumours.

Baxter has been heavily linked with a return to Kaizer Chiefs where he enjoyed a successful stint with the glamour side between 2012 and 2015. Baxter led the team to three campaign successes, including the domestic double.

READ ALSO: Percy Tau and Mamelodi Sundowns in public spat over European move

Baxter has denied the reports and said he was currently employed by SAFA to coach the national side and as far as he was concerned nothing had changed on that front. He said he was focused and committed to his role with Bafana.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Kaizer Chiefs are still looking for a replacement head coach to fill the vacancy left by Steve Komphela who quit following the team’s Nedbank Cup semi-final loss in Durban.

The club is looking to strengthen its technical and player squads after suffering three years without winning a major local trophy. The last time the club won any silverware was under the leadership of Baxter.

KickOff.co.za reported that Kaizer Chiefs recently announced it had signed Mamelodi Sundowns star Khama Billiat to bolster its attack.

Last week Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung said he hoped to make an announcement regarding the coaching vacancy by Monday 25 June, the same day that the club starts its pre-season training camp.

Baxter’s agent said he had not been engaged in talks with Kaizer Chiefs or any other PSL club.

Baxter is currently on holiday in Sweden and has a contract with SAFA to coach Bafana Bafana until 2022.

READ ALSO: Steven Pienaar reveals why players returning from Europe fail in the PSL

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SAFA slams reports of Stuart Baxter joining Kaizer Chiefs as rumours

8 hours ago

- The South African Football Association has slammed reports that Stuart Baxter has signed for Kaizer Chiefs as nothing more than rumours

- Baxter has been linked to a return to Kaizer Chiefs as the club looks for a new coach

- Baxter denied and the reports and said he was still employed by SAFA to coach the national side

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See First" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly news on your News Feed!

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has slammed recent reports linking Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter with a return to his former club Kaizer Chiefs. SAFA and Bafana officials have dismissed the reports as nothing more than rumours.

Baxter has been heavily linked with a return to Kaizer Chiefs where he enjoyed a successful stint with the glamour side between 2012 and 2015. Baxter led the team to three campaign successes, including the domestic double.

READ ALSO: Percy Tau and Mamelodi Sundowns in public spat over European move

Baxter has denied the reports and said he was currently employed by SAFA to coach the national side and as far as he was concerned nothing had changed on that front. He said he was focused and committed to his role with Bafana.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Kaizer Chiefs are still looking for a replacement head coach to fill the vacancy left by Steve Komphela who quit following the team’s Nedbank Cup semi-final loss in Durban.

The club is looking to strengthen its technical and player squads after suffering three years without winning a major local trophy. The last time the club won any silverware was under the leadership of Baxter.

KickOff.co.za reported that Kaizer Chiefs recently announced it had signed Mamelodi Sundowns star Khama Billiat to bolster its attack.

Last week Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung said he hoped to make an announcement regarding the coaching vacancy by Monday 25 June, the same day that the club starts its pre-season training camp.

Baxter’s agent said he had not been engaged in talks with Kaizer Chiefs or any other PSL club.

Baxter is currently on holiday in Sweden and has a contract with SAFA to coach Bafana Bafana until 2022.

READ ALSO: Steven Pienaar reveals why players returning from Europe fail in the PSL

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Parliament gets more than 700 000 submission forms on land expropriation

9 hours ago

- The Joint Constitutional Review Committee asked South Africans to fill in and submit forms on land expropriation to be reviewed

- The committee announced that it received more than 700 000 forms from the public

- However, only forms with clear details will be considered and accepted

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Moloto Mothapo stated that the Joint Constitutional Review Committee has received more than 700 000 submission forms from the South African public.

The committee was established to review the Constitution. It will review section 25 that addresses the right of property ownership.

The committee asked South Africans to send in submission forms for review to enable land expropriation without compensation.

READ ALSO: Thando Thebethe struts her style with great success on the red carpet

Because of this large number of submissions, the committee is supplementing its capacity by appointing a service provider to help analyse the submissions.

One important requirement for a submission to be acknowledged is that it contains complete and clear details.

If a submission form does not contain a valid email address, name and cellphone number, it will be disregarded.

South Africans made use of online platforms that were made available for filling in the submission forms, according to a report by allAfrica.

READ ALSO: Good Samaritans rally to hunt for owner of wallet found in taxi

A report by OFM stated that the committee will be travelling to the nine provinces to hold hearings to involve the public in the land expropriation without compensation matter.

The hearings will start on the 26th of June. Mothapo hopes the public will attend these hearings with a positive attitude.

Our main objective remains to ensure that as many citizens as possible are provided with an opportunity to raise their views in the interest of participatory democracy.

Mothapo stated that the final draft of the committee's report will be submitted at around the 3rd of August. By then the committee would have finished its public hearings in the provinces.

The committee will then take in oral submissions from South Africans until the 17th of August.

Briefly.co.za learned that the hearings will be broadcast on Parliament TV.

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Parliament gets more than 700 000 submission forms on land expropriation

9 hours ago

- The Joint Constitutional Review Committee asked South Africans to fill in and submit forms on land expropriation to be reviewed

- The committee announced that it received more than 700 000 forms from the public

- However, only forms with clear details will be considered and accepted

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Moloto Mothapo stated that the Joint Constitutional Review Committee has received more than 700 000 submission forms from the South African public.

The committee was established to review the Constitution. It will review section 25 that addresses the right of property ownership.

The committee asked South Africans to send in submission forms for review to enable land expropriation without compensation.

READ ALSO: Thando Thebethe struts her style with great success on the red carpet

Because of this large number of submissions, the committee is supplementing its capacity by appointing a service provider to help analyse the submissions.

One important requirement for a submission to be acknowledged is that it contains complete and clear details.

If a submission form does not contain a valid email address, name and cellphone number, it will be disregarded.

South Africans made use of online platforms that were made available for filling in the submission forms, according to a report by allAfrica.

READ ALSO: Good Samaritans rally to hunt for owner of wallet found in taxi

A report by OFM stated that the committee will be travelling to the nine provinces to hold hearings to involve the public in the land expropriation without compensation matter.

The hearings will start on the 26th of June. Mothapo hopes the public will attend these hearings with a positive attitude.

Our main objective remains to ensure that as many citizens as possible are provided with an opportunity to raise their views in the interest of participatory democracy.

Mothapo stated that the final draft of the committee's report will be submitted at around the 3rd of August. By then the committee would have finished its public hearings in the provinces.

The committee will then take in oral submissions from South Africans until the 17th of August.

Briefly.co.za learned that the hearings will be broadcast on Parliament TV.

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