Latest articles on Nelspruit

Fintech fills the funding gap

New companies are plugging the funding gap for small businesses, especially in townships

ANC manifesto: Zuma’s big promises

We break down the ANC's manifesto launch in Nelspruit - the highlights, logistical issues and the crowd’s reception of President Jacob Zuma.

The ANC’s 2014 trials and tribulations

At the ANC gala dinner in Nelspruit, ministers share what aspects of the ANC's 2014 manifesto most excites them and what challenges the party faces.

Nelspruit mayor does Disney World

A R250 000 overseas jaunt by Mbombela municipal mayor Cathy Dlamini and others has come under heavy fire from the Democratic Alliance in Mpumalanga.

Meanwhile, back in the bush

From far and wide, tens of thousands of South Africans have poured into Nelspruit for Innibos, an event that has become one of SA's premier festivals.

Two charged with ‘political’ killing

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of the head of communications of Mpumalanga's department of sports, culture and recreation.

Missing documents stall Mbombela deal

Nelspruit's Mataffin community has accused its board of trustees of skulduggery after court documents went missing over the Mbombela Stadium land.

Nelspruit’s playful stadium a source of so much trouble

The roof of the World Cup stadium in Nelspruit is supported by 18 huge iron giraffes that look as is they were designed by a gifted pre-schooler.

Nelspruit: Nightlife

When it comes to nightlife, football fans coming to this host city won't be left twiddling their thumbs between games.

Will the pitch Mbomb?

Fears grow that the pitch at Mbombela Stadium will not be ready in time for the start of the World Cup. David Smith reports.

Stadium show must go on

Mpumalanga provincial authorities started building the province's 2010 stadium on the 118ha piece of land two years ago without actually owning it.

Fighter jet crashes into highway

Two Impala MK1 fighter pilots died almost instantly on Wednesday morning when their jet crashed 10m from the N4 highway in Mpumalanga's notorious Crocodile Gorge. One of the pilots was flung through the roof of a passing truck after an apparent attempt to eject from his burning plane.

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Construction sites are a ‘death trap’

Four children died at Pretoria sites in just two weeks, but companies deny they’re to blame

Koko claims bias before Zondo commission

In a lawyer’s letter, the former Eskom chief executive says the commission is not being fair to him

ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

Press Releases

World Aids Day

Huge strides have been made, but the fight against HIV is far from over, and Covid-19 has disrupted testing and treatments

How to get the most money for your old iPhone towards a new one

Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story