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In City Press, May 1, 2022
Death threats won’t deter me – Teffo
Death threats, arrests and murder plots. These are some of the controversial allegations police officer-turned-lawyer Malesela Teffo has made against senior police officials who he says want to derail him from his job.
How Eskom’s board helped the Guptas buy a mining company
An advance payment of R659 million that electricity utility Eskom made to Gupta-owned Tegeta Exploration and Resources was not for coal supplies, but to allow the Gupta family to acquire shares in Optimum Coal Holdings.
Faith Nketsi’s husband faces fraud charges
Media personality Faith Nketsi-Njilo’s husband, Nzuzo Njilo, is in hot water for allegedly defrauding Johannesburg business owners out of nearly R1million a month before their wedding.
Face-to-face workplace is more creative
At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of employees had to work from home and collaborate virtually using video conferencing technologies such as Zoom. A new study suggests that this abandonment of face-to-face interactions could have a negative effect on people’s ability to think effectively
Zondo report: ANC failed to address service delivery failure
Recommendations given by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo in Part Four of the Report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture Allegations Suggests Money Be Legally Recovered From Former Free State Settlements MEC Mosebenzi Zwane and then department head Moses Mpho Mokoena, along with other officials involved in the debacle of the billion-rand housing project.
Mamkhize lends a hand
Flamboyant businesswoman and socialite Shauwn “MaMkhize” Mkhize wants to give back to the KwaZulu-Natal community by building 20 homes for some of the families displaced and made homeless by the devastating floods.
Coalitions are more precarious
Municipal council politicians abuse their powers in the appointment of municipal managers for their financial advantage, leading to the collapse of many municipal government coalitions. So says a recent policy paper from the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Thinking (Mistra), a think tank advocating a change in local government legislation to allow appointments to be made outside the advice and managed by independent professional bodies.
43.5 million rand spent, but the retirement home is still empty
Almost R45 million has been spent on Mohlakeng Old People’s Home in Randfontein, Gauteng – a project that has been a white elephant since its completion in 2016. Gauteng’s Social Development Department has spent R43.5 million on build the facility and spent 1 rand. 3 million on salaries.
Why are more young people dying of caress
Siphamandla Boyce’s life has never been the same since he spent 2017 in and out of hospital, suffering multiple seizures, headaches and two strokes.
Icon’s family takes legal action to stop film
The family of Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) agent Stephen Mafoko says Silverton Siege will destroy his legacy and portray him as a serial bank robber who was a career criminal and gang member.
More trouble for Zahara as bank aims to auction her townhouse
After having awards stolen from her townhouse in a recent burglary, Afropop sensation Zahara, whose first name is Bulelwa Mkutukana, faces another hurdle as creditors of the Roodepoort residence, on the west of Johannesburg, could put it up for auction on May 7. This follows a writ of execution obtained from the Johannesburg High Court.
The law falls on illegal miners
The scene looked like something out of an action movie, as helicopters, cars and motorbikes descended on a large organized hijacking syndicate at a chrome mine in the Northwest, which stole more than a million rands of chromium per day for about a year. .
The power struggle between the ANC and the EFF turns sour in the North West
The power struggle between the ANC and the EFF in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality in the North West turns sour, with red berets being ousted from power.
Pule Mabe: partying with friends
A spokesperson for the ruling party must have enthusiasm and zeal, but must also be prepared to sometimes speak against his own comrades. This is the lesson ANC spokesman Pule Mabe has had to learn over the past four years.
Updated step-by-step guidelines got mixed reactions
The ANC’s national executive committee’s decision to change withdrawal guidelines at a special meeting this week has drawn mixed reactions from ANC members in Limpopo, some of whom want provincial president Stan Mathabatha retains his post and others who want his rival, Dickson Masemola, to replace him.
Floods prompt ANC to act on climate crisis
Recent floods that have hit parts of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape have prompted the ANC to propose the establishment of an ad hoc parliamentary committee on building resilience to climate change.
Poaching War: Police and Courts Record Successes
Heavy sentences, the dismantling of a rhino poaching syndicate and the arrest of armed trespassers in Kruger National Park have been some of the successes that indicate that South Africa’s national parks and the forces of order control crimes related to wildlife trafficking.
“There will be no reshuffle in the government of Mpumalanga”
The ANC’s provincial executive committee in Mpumalanga has allayed fears of a massive disengagement within the government after deciding that it would not implement a general reshuffle after its recent conference, but would only place its President, Mandla Ndlovu, to the Legislative Assembly.
Bank guns for Babalwa Mneno’s luxury whip
Media personality Babalwa Mneno has to give up his million rand car after failing to pay for it. It comes just months after Mneno threw himself a lavish party at Konka – an upscale restaurant and nightclub in Soweto known for its expensive food and drink – for his 44th birthday in November.
Is South Africa ready for the fifth wave? of Covid-19?
Professor Mosa Moshabela, deputy vice-chancellor for research and innovation at the University of KwaZulu Natal, has warned South Africans to prepare for the fifth wave of Covid-19 infections.
Playing Wordle and Crosswords Can Help Reduce Cognitive Decline
Playing that daily round of Wordle or doing the daily crossword isn’t just a fun way to start your morning, it can also have huge positive effects on your brain health, experts say.
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