ICYMI Best of City Press: Maimane feels pressure over 'white privilege' | Supra remains 'defiant'

2018-05-06 20:12
DA leader Mmusi Maimane. (Beeld)

DA leader Mmusi Maimane. (Beeld)

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In case you missed it, here are the highlights from City Press on Sunday, May 6.

Mmusi Maimane feels pressure as 'white privilege' race row rocks DA

Another race row has rocked the DA after senior party leaders took Mmusi Maimane to task over his comments on “white privilege”.

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Supra Mahumapelo 'defiant' as talks over his exit reach boiling point

With less than 48 hours before Luthuli House announces Supra Mahumapelo's fate as North West premier and head of the ANC in the province, he is said to have been “dismissive” during the tense meeting with the inter-ministerial committee on Friday.

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Fresh row over Busi's hiring of Mahlangu

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found herself in the line of fire again, with her latest appointment raising eyebrows in her office.

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Why was intelligence inspector hounded?

Sometime in March this year, author Jacques Pauw received a call from inspector-general of intelligence Setlhomamaru Dintwe, unaware that the spooks were listening in.

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Blade casts doubt on SACP contesting elections

SA Communist Party (SACP) boss Blade Nzimande has for the first time admitted that contesting elections separately from the ANC will wreak havoc for the party, and may even cause a split.

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R500m wasted where it is most needed

They allegedly awarded tenders to close relatives, municipal employees and state officials, and broke rules designed to make tender processes fair and competitive.

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Take back our proud brand

It was in the week that news had been confirmed: Jacob Zuma was about to take Bongi Ngema as a fourth current wife, writes Mondli Makhanya.

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Land is a real issue

Our quest for land justice is not a pet issue for liberals, including their apologists and the hypersensitive, but an exigent national question that demands rational, cool heads. Like many, I hate the rising political noise and populist postures around the seemingly intractable land conundrum. But, I have a greater fear for silence or reckless pronouncements. Let me explain.

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We need to relook at how referees and TMOs are trained

Referees were once the law on a rugby field, not the addled lap poodles they are becoming in Super Rugby. Paddy O’Brien, Andre Watson, Jonathan Kaplan, Alain Rolland and even Wayne Barnes were all sole arbiters on the pitch, their confidence bordering on cocky even when they were clearly wrong.

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