Melikhaya Zagagana


Melikhaya Zagagana experienced writing through sketches of poetry and short stories while growing up. His love for writing and inquisitive nature grew into aspirations to become a journalist. He is currently serving as an intern at Portal Publishing to complete his diploma in Journalism at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

His philosophy in life is to show up and believing that everything else will follow suit. Melikhaya's aim through his journalism career is to inspire change for the better and become a mouthpiece for those who can’t speak for themselves. He believes that the journalism landscape has improved for the better with more exciting tools and endless options to tell stories - which has left the world in a better place.

Articles by Melikhaya:

Mon, 29/11/2021 - 11:36

Despite the efforts made by the medical specialists and government in suppressing the spread and the replication of new covid-19 variants, the pandemic keeps showing its head. President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Sunday evening to discuss new developments around the Covid-19 virus.

Fri, 26/11/2021 - 14:30

South Africa has been one cautious country when it comes to Covid-19 new variants and acted with utmost urgency to put protective protocols in place.  The Department of Health has moved from predictions to new developments that might get every Southern African country worried.

Thu, 25/11/2021 - 16:21

Alcohol businesses were among the most impacted in the previous Covid-19 strict restrictions. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has predicted the resurgence of Covid-19 Fourth wave in December.   

Wed, 24/11/2021 - 13:47

There are many misconceptions and confusion around the reasons for heightened child pregnancy in South Africa. Experts in the field seek to examine the real reasons for teenage pregnancy in schools and communities.

Fri, 12/11/2021 - 10:53

The passing of the former state president F.W. de Klerk on Thursday morning rocked social media with mixed reactions. While everyone else had a lot to say about the last apartheid president, he also had one last thing to say after his death. 

Thu, 11/11/2021 - 11:17

When the shocking news of the four Moti brothers became public knowledge three weeks ago, South Africa came to a standstill. After a long search by the police without success, new developments have come to light.

Mon, 08/11/2021 - 10:05

Power struggles continue as Eskom plans to implement stage 2 of loadshedding throughout the country. The power utility has released an update explaining how outages will work throughout the week.  


Fri, 05/11/2021 - 10:37

South Africans took to the polls on 1 November for the local government elections led by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and three days later, elections have officially been declared free and fair. Elections have brought a new outlook in the country’s running of local government. 

Wed, 20/10/2021 - 11:49

Since the administering of Covid-19 vaccines started in South Africa, people have been told that they have a choice, and the process is voluntary. However, experts have advised for people to get vaccinated as this could help boost herd immunity. 

Mon, 18/10/2021 - 15:38

The Presidential Employment Stimulus was launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa in October last year in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on employment. The Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, confirmed in a media briefing that more opportunities are being considered. 

Tue, 12/10/2021 - 13:41

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to give every South African an opportunity to vote on election day. Therefore, it looks like another long weekend is on the cards in the next two weeks, as political parties improve their efforts to win over as many votes as possible at the upcoming municipal elections. 

Fri, 08/10/2021 - 13:34

South Africans travelling to the United Kindom (UK) have been met with travel ban restrictions due to Covid-19 concerns. President Cyril Ramaphosa was subsequently advised to speak to the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to remove the country from its red list and new developments have emerged since then. 

Wed, 06/10/2021 - 13:10

President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his last Covid-19 address, said further information would still be provided on how vaccine passports can be used as evidence of vaccination for various purposes and events. New developments have since emerged regarding the issue of vaccine certificates. 

Tue, 05/10/2021 - 16:20

In an effort to promote transparency and give the public an opportunity to participate on selecting the new Chief Justice, President Cyril Ramaphosa invited the public to get involved and nominate a suitable qualified candidate for the Head of Judiciary in South Africa, a process which started on 16 September 2021. 

Mon, 04/10/2021 - 11:26

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has finally agreed to allow soccer fans entry into stadiums to watch matches. New guidelines have been however set for those who want to attend games at stadiums due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Wed, 29/09/2021 - 15:09

The Clicks and Unilever brands have been reportedly taken to court over an alleged controversial advert which caused public outcry in 2019. The Clicks advertisement had made a comparison which appeared to be discriminant of natural hair.

Thu, 23/09/2021 - 16:21

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has once again made a finding on the former Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize. The SIU has found that over R1 million on the Digital Vibes account was spent on shopping and home upgrades. 

Wed, 15/09/2021 - 12:17

A police officer in the North West has been reportedly dismissed from work for allegedly impregnating a prisoner. It is also alleged that the pregnant inmate was awaiting trial for murder and expected to be sentenced to 30 years in jail. 

Tue, 14/09/2021 - 10:59

There are looming concerns that elections could become a super spreader event as South Africans prepare to go to the polls on October 2021. The fourth-wave has already been predicted by health expects in December, and going to the polls could be confirming the possibility of the fourth-wave. 

Fri, 10/09/2021 - 11:11

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has advised that vaccination must be normalised annually as it fades away overtime and the immune system weakens once more against Covid-19.