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:

Wed, 08/09/2021 - 16:20

The Groote Schuur hospital has recently released a report which highlighted that a significant number of its Covid-19 patients are unvaccinated. Reports said about 156 were hospitalised and 153 of those patients were not vaccinated. 

Fri, 27/08/2021 - 14:05

The Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula has given the motorists more time for the renewal of driving licences. Keep reading to find out all the details.

Thu, 26/08/2021 - 13:57

Reports by Bloomberg Rankings confirm that South Africa's unemployment rate is the highest in the world out of 82 countries.

Thu, 26/08/2021 - 11:41

An Afrobarometer survey found that more than 60% of South African citizens do not have faith in Cyril Ramaphosa's leadership. Read further for more.

Tue, 24/08/2021 - 04:59

United States President, Joe Biden has announced a new offering to its vaccinated citizens as they will be receiving a booster vaccine shot in September for more protection against Covid-19. Read further for more details.

Mon, 23/08/2021 - 13:06

Officials are on high alert in some provinces after rumours of a national shutdown made waves on social platforms. Read further for more details.

Fri, 20/08/2021 - 10:37

The South African Health Products Regulator (SAHPRA) has released a report which shows that South Africa has recorded no deaths as a result of Covid-19 vaccine. Read further for more details.

Thu, 19/08/2021 - 15:00

The new Bafana Bafana coach, Hugo Broos, has today announced a team of 31 players that will be participating in the 2022 World Cup qualifying games. 

Thu, 19/08/2021 - 10:59

It's been revealed that the overwhelming number of Johnson & Johnson vaccines produced in South Africa are being exported to European Countries. Read further for more details.

Wed, 18/08/2021 - 12:55

The Health Regulator in the United Kingdom (UK) has approved the Moderna vaccine for 12 to 17 year olds. 

Wed, 18/08/2021 - 10:54

The outgoing North West Premier, Job Mokgoro, is reported to have not handed his resignation despite there already being a newly elected candidate to replace him. Read further for more details.

Tue, 17/08/2021 - 16:05

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympics Committee (SASCOC) released an official post on its social media platform today in search of a new CEO.

Tue, 17/08/2021 - 13:59

The former president, Jacob Zuma, who is currently serving his 15 months sentence at the Estcourt Correctional Centre, was admitted to hospital outside the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) facilities. Read further for more.

Mon, 16/08/2021 - 11:33

The new Health Minister, Joe Phaahla, has expressed his disappointment about the country’s vaccination slow pace and low turnout at vaccination centres. The Minister also said that vaccine registrations for the over 18 age group might open earlier than expected.

Thu, 12/08/2021 - 13:29

The Democratic Alliance (DA), which is the official opposition party to the governing ANC, has shared its intentions to take Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to court for postponing the upcoming elections.

Thu, 12/08/2021 - 10:57

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) is reported to be lacking funds to pay bonuses to Tokyo medal winners. South Africans are now taking it upon themselves to raise the funds to pay the athletes.

Fri, 06/08/2021 - 16:01

The Congress of South African Trade Union (COSATU) released a statement yesterday noting the changes made by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his cabinet. News Portal had a chat with the Union on their reaction to the President's announcement so keep reading for more.


Fri, 06/08/2021 - 13:05

After financial and structural challenges, Barcelona has announced that they were not able to renew Lionel Messi’s contract. Read further for details.

Fri, 06/08/2021 - 10:41

South Africa woke up to new cabinet changes this morning as President Cyril Ramaphosa finally made the move to have a Cabinet reshuffle following weeks of speculation. He also made an announcement many have been waiting for.

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.