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:

Thu, 05/08/2021 - 16:06

Following the recent looting unrest in parts of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Gauteng , numbers calling for the government to introduce a Basic Income Grant are growing.

Thu, 05/08/2021 - 13:52

The National Union of Metalworkers in South Africa (NUMSA) is threatening the biggest strike for increase in their members pay. The strike raises many concerns as the country’s economy is already weakened.

Thu, 05/08/2021 - 11:49

President Cyril Ramaphosa was asked by the media on Thursday last week about his plans to act on Dr Zweli Mkhize in response to SIU report findings. The President played it safe which lead many to question whether the country is faced with leadership crisis.

Wed, 04/08/2021 - 12:38

Concerns are now being raised as Western Cape Province now becomes the new hotspot of the third wave infections overtaking Gauteng's case numbers. Read further for me.

Wed, 04/08/2021 - 10:58

The long-running trial of the former President Jacob Zuma, who is currently serving a 15-months sentence on a related separated charge, was postponed to 10 August 2021. New developments by the National Prosecuting Authority have come up as Zuma wants to stand trial in person.

Tue, 03/08/2021 - 13:33

Motorists expected to dig deeper once more into their pockets as petrol price is due to increase on Wednesday midnight. Read further for more.

Tue, 03/08/2021 - 11:06

The taxi route disputes connected to the B97 connecting Paarl, Bellville and Mbekweni in Cape Town has been reopened to the two rival taxi associations, Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA ) and Congress for Democratic Taxi Association (CODETA). Read further for more.

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 14:50

After winning a silver medal in the 100m swimming breaststroke two days ago, Tatjana Schoenmaker continues to make South Africa proud in the pool as she wins gold. Read further for more.

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 13:25

President Cyril Ramaphosa decides to break his silence about the arrest of the former President Jacob Zuma. Zuma is currently serving his 15 months sentence for contempt of court. Read further for more.

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 11:49

The Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, and his Police Commissioner, Khehla Sithole’s working relationship is reported to have been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Read further for more details.

Thu, 29/07/2021 - 13:05

South Africa will receive a donation of Pfizer vaccines on Saturday from the United States of America (USA). The Department of Health has confirmed the arrival of the vaccines this week. Read further for more details.

Thu, 29/07/2021 - 10:57

Over 20 South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) offices were burnt and vandalised during the looting unrest across KwaZulu-Natal. SASSA says the damage will cost billions of rands to fully resume it operations

Wed, 28/07/2021 - 16:49

South Africa celebrates the two first silver medals won in swimming and Surfing codes at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Read further for more.

Wed, 28/07/2021 - 14:45

The Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula’s, grace with the 2020 driving license extension is coming to an end. The cut off date for when drivers should renew their licenses has now been issued. Read further for more details.

Wed, 28/07/2021 - 10:10

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the return of the unemployed relief grant in his speech last Sunday. The R350 grant is announced to resume on a date that will still be communicated up until March 2022.

Tue, 27/07/2021 - 14:11

The Restaurant Association of South Africa has called for the curfew hours to be lifted, citing that they can’t operate effectively with curfew restrictions standing in the way. Read further for more.

Tue, 27/07/2021 - 12:48

Over three thousand people were arrested during the looting unrest which took place in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces in the past weeks. The Department of Correctional Services has said that prisons are now overcrowded. 

Tue, 27/07/2021 - 09:36

A group of protestors gathered outside Verulam Magistrate Court in Durban singing struggle songs. They carried posters written 'no bail for Phoenix murder suspects', as the suspects appeared in court on Monday.

Mon, 26/07/2021 - 14:10

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced measures that are set to address the recovery of businesses which were looted in the past few weeks. The issue of the unemployment relief fund is also set to continue. 

Mon, 26/07/2021 - 10:46

Last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the move to alert level 3 of lockdown with new regulations in place. This comes after the country was placed on alert level 4 lockdown rules on 28 June 2021 due to rising infections under third wave of Covid-19 pandemic.