Ramaphosa: South Africans don’t commit crime

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africans aren't involved with crime or corruption. Uhm, that's a bit of an awkward claim to make, Mr President...

Ramaphosa: South Africans don’t commit crime

Well, we’re not too sure about this one. And we doubt you’ll be too if you’ve ever dealt with your fair share of crime.

While delivering his heritage day message to the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa made some rather eyebrow-raising comments. One of the standouts? That we South African’s aren’t that big on committing crime.

Ramaphosa’s Heritage Day message: South Africans reject crime and corruption

First, he praised our diversity as a nation. Then the president went on to ask a very important question. In the aftermath of the violence, looting, and unrest seen in KZN and Gauteng in July: Who are we really as people?

And According to the convenor of all our Family Meetings, despite our issues and rather shocking crime stats, we’re pretty great people.

Maybe even a bit greater than we actually are?

“What is it that defines our national character? What is it that defines our identity? What is it that we stand for?
As South Africans we are an honourable people….

We reject dishonourable conduct. 

We are not involved in crime and we report those who are. 

We do not engage in acts of corruption, especially as public servants or representatives who have been entrusted with the welfare of our beloved country’s citizens.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa on Heritage Day: Unity in our diversity

But it wasn’t all head-scratching moments from Ramaphosa though.
The president took the time to celebrate a major milestone with the publication of the first-ever Afrikaaps dictionary.
Afrikaaps as a language is synonymous with Cape Town. And draws on the languages of the Khoi and San, Dutch, Portuguese, English and Arabic.
Ramaphosa says that the historic dictionary will not only contribute to our heritage, but is also a beacon of pride for the many residents of Cape Town who speak Afrikaaps.

Watch: ‘Barakat’: About South Africa’s first Muslim film in Afrikaaps

You can check out Ramaphosa and the rest of Government’s Heritage Day celebration event below.

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Pumpkin risotto – A mouth-watering vegetarian dish

Meatless Monday never tasted this good!

Pumpkin risotto – A mouth-watering vegetarian dish

Meatless Monday has started to become quite a trend among some people. This pumpkin risotto recipe is the perfect dish for your next Meatless Monday. Not only does it have health benefits to cut away on your meat intake, but it also helps to save a few bucks every month.

If you ever travel to Wilde’s Restaurant at The Lodge at Ashford Castle in the UK, you will be delighted at the vast variety of great vegan and vegetarian dishes available. Executive Chef Jonathan Keane continuously develop lip-smackingly delicious meatless recipes for guests.

Now, you can prepare a five-star vegetarian recipe for your family right at home. This pumpkin risotto is a very delicious recipe perfect to start off the new week. The addition of different cheeses includes another dimension of flavour and taste to this recipe. The rice makes this dish filling to keep you satisfied for longer. And finally, the pumpkin adds that much-needed vitamins and minerals to this dish.

This recipe serves one person, so make sure you increase the ingredient quantities according to the number of people you need to serve.

Pumpkin risotto recipe

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Recipe by Dirnise Britz Course: MainCuisine: VegetarianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 100 g risotto rice

  • 100 g pumpkin flesh

  • 300 ml vegetable stock

  • 1 shallot, chopped

  • 20 g parmesan

  • Belper knolle cheese (if available or use a good white cheddar)

  • 30 g butter

  • 1 tablespoon mascarpone

  • pumpkin puree

  • pumpkin seeds

  • olive oil


  • Fry the risotto and shallots in butter gently for 2 minutes until there is no colour.
  • Gradually add the stock, stirring as you do so.
  • Begin adding the puree, mascarpone, parmesan and seasoning to taste.
  • The risotto should be stirred/cooked until al dente.
  • To finish, top the risotto with oil, seeds and belper knolle cheese to your desired taste.


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