What’s in City Press: CR17 payments spark rifts; the MEC who assaults people; Ace Magashule ‘driving a wedge’

City Press front page, August 18 2019
City Press front page, August 18 2019

Here are some of the headlines in your City Press newspaper today:

CR17 payments net widens

The president’s lobbyists cry foul as records show transactions made to various dubious accounts.

Sex work is not for sissies

Because there are no laws to protect them, South African sex workers are no strangers to harassment, abuse and rape.

Trompies star vexed by rash decision

A physician gave the kwaito artist shingles medication assuming he was HIV positive.

The MEC who assaults people

Wannabe Mpumalanga ANC chairperson faces a string of criminal charges, including attempted murder and robbery.

Tampering with governance

Former mayor’s administration punctured with ‘high levels of tender irregularities’.

Happy 80th birthday Caiphus

Age is no match for the iconic muso, who is working on his new album and on getting his arts academy off the ground.

Ace Magashule ‘driving a wedge’ in Sanco

The ANC SG is accused of having a hidden hand in Sanco’s deepening leadership squabble.

“What about our loss?”

Relatives of the 10 people killed in the lead-up to the Marikana massacre say they have been sidelined in every way.

Twist in North-West University competition

The decision to award a woman the title of the most handsome man at the Mafikeng Campus at North West University has sparked controversy in some conservative circles.

Defiant in Uganda jail

Prominent feminist academic and queer rights activist convicted for speaking out against Museveni and seeking freedom of expression.

Myth bust in new report

UCL-Lancet Commission says contrary to popular belief, immigrants are not a huge burden on healthcare.

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