Latest News in South Africa – Monday, 26 September 2022

  • Ramaphosa asks South Africans to persevere during load shedding.
  • Rihanna is expected to headline the 2023 Super Bowl halftime performance.
  • South Africa captain Siya Kolisi regrets missed chance to beat the All Blacks.

Ramaphosa asks SA to ‘persevere’ amid load shedding crisis – EWN

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged tolerance during load shedding times, stating that he is aware of the misery it has created.

Saturday’s Heritage Day festivities at the Union buildings in Tshwane were utilised by the president to address some of the country’s ongoing issues, EWN reports. 

“As South Africans, as we have done in the past, we have persevered, and I ask once again let us persevere, the challenge is being addressed, it’s a complex one,” said Ramaphosa. Read more here

Rihanna to perform at Super Bowl LVII – Daily Maverick

Rihanna is expected to perform at Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona on February 12.

According to the Daily Maverick, the nine-time Grammy winner uploaded a picture of her arm clutching a football on social media on Sunday, and the NFL retweeted the same image with the remark “Let’s Go!” with the hashtag SBLVII. Read more here

Kolisi looks back on Springboks’ Rugby Championship: ‘We had some great moments’ – News24

Siya Kolisi, the captain of the Springboks, expressed regret about the team’s failure to capitalise on the first All Blacks victory going into the Rugby Championship, News24 reports.

“We managed and dictated that game, but in the second game, the All Blacks had a different plan that involved fewer kicks and we only really figured that out later.” Read more here

Here are the top trending stories of the day. 

Headline: Mother of children shot in robbery afraid to return to rented back room in Olievenhoutbosch – TimesLIVE

Headline: Jagersfontein disaster: Free State government to build houses for residents affected by dam burst – News24

Headline: Faith Nketsi accuses gardener of theft: ‘Treated them like our own’ – The South African

Headline: Iran vows ‘no leniency’ against wave of protest over Mahsa Amini’s death – EWN

Headline: Hit or miss? On the ground at the DStv Delicious festival – TimesLIVE

Weather: SA Weather: 26 September 2022 – SABC

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