Simbongile Makanda

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Simbongile Makanda is a writer at Portal Publishing. Before Simbongile started working at Portal Publishing, she completed her BA degree at UCT majoring in Politics, Media Writing and Gender Studies.

In her spare time, Simbongile enjoys creating a host of written and video content on various platforms.

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trump
President Donald Trump has been ducking paying taxes for years. This is according to a report released by the New York Times.
Cyril Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a plan to better Eskom's ability to supply electricity. The power utility has been facing instability for years.
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The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) has been demanding to meet with the president to discuss a wage increase and the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE).
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A former Absa employee was sentenced by the Port Elizabeth Specialised Commercial Crimes Court for defrauding Absa. She managed to defraud the bank of more than R1 million.
Zendaya
Zendaya has become the youngest person to win an Emmy award for best lead actress in a drama. The 24-year-old "Euphoria" star was taken by surprise when Emmys host, Jimmy Kimmel announced her as the winner of the category.
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After 6 months of lockdown restrictions, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the whole country will be moving to lockdown alert level 1. This is the lowest alert level, allowing for more industries to reopen in an effort to save the economy.
India has reached 5 million coronavirus cases on Wednesday. In just 11 days, the country has recorded an increase of 1 million cases since it last reached the 4 million mark on September 5.
cyril ramaphosa
The British government has announced that it is making a donation to South Africa to support its relief efforts after the Covid-19 pandemic. The R50 million from the United Kingdom will go towards projects that promote women's empowerment.
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The Department of Health said it is open to engaging in talks with undertakers taking part in the protests. This comes after undertakers decided to embark on a funeral industry shutdown for three days.
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Three suspects have been arrested after they were found transporting heroin worth R87.5 million in KwaZulu-Natal. Officers from the Richards Bay Serious Organised Investigation collaborated with Mpumalanga Crime Intelligence and they managed to seize 342 kg of heroin during the arrest.