What’s in City Press: Cyril’s Eskom plan faces blowback, Pule Mabe gets off scot-free, government wants to regulate university fees

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City Press, 17 February 2019
City Press, 17 February 2019

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

Cyril’s Eskom plan faces blowback

Ramaphosa faces accusations by some in the ANC of bowing to the dictates of global superpowers, which want the involvement of independent power producers (IPPs) to be accelerated and want to see the power utility ultimately privatised.

Load shedding: Hell no, we won’t pay

Some defiant Soweto residents say they won't pay a cent. City Press asks residents why they don’t pay for their electricity and how they could help Eskom to recoup the R17 billion owed by the people who live in SA’s largest township.

ANC spokesperson found not guilty of sexual harassment allegations

ANC has closed its sexual harassment case against spokesperson Pule Mabe after the ruling that the complainant’s version was not supported by evidence.

Accused Maskandi star says he shot man in self-defence

Fans rally round a maskandi star who shot band mate who later died in hospital.

MiWay or highway – Insurance companies in row over pay-out claim

Insurance firm insists driver was drunk, even though a sergeant at the scene said the passengers were drunk but he was not.

Government plans to cap university fees

Citing costs having escalated to the point of unaffordability, education minister pledges to change the institutional autonomy decree.

Drink scandal hits Zambia

A leaked letter shows that Zambia’s medicines regulator knew of potentially dangerous levels of anti-impotence drug Viagra in a Zambian-made energy drink.

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