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Gauteng bosses ordered to pay back R30 million

Gauteng officials implicated in the province’s Covid-19 personal protective equipment looting scandal have been ordered to pay back nearly R30 million to the state. In addition, their pensions have been frozen. This is the latest development in the saga that has stalled the careers of suspended health MEC Bandile Masuku and presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko.

Slick home affairs investigator stepped on toes of minister and deputy minister

A home affairs official who was central to exposing the false nationalities of several prominent people has incurred the wrath of Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, Deputy Home Affairs Minister Njabulo Nzuza and home affairs deputy director-general Modiri Matthews. The official has since been suspended.

Kodwa admits getting money from ‘dodgy’ company

Deputy State Security Minister Zizi Kodwa says the R180 000 he received from Blackhead Consulting, a company implicated in the alleged asbestos looting scheme in the Free State and Gauteng, was a matter between “friends”.

Generations stars end ‘toxic’ affair

The Generations: The Legacy actress Zoe Mthiyane has confirmed that she and The Queen star Rapulana Seiphemo have broken up. “It’s over between the two of us. I am content,” she told City Press yesterday.

Ndaba back on set and behind the scenes

The past two years have been a roller coaster ride for TV actress Sophie Ndaba, who has had to deal with rumours that she had died, fighting diabetic and losing business, which led to her falling into a. Today, the 48-year-old has rebuilt herself and now graces our TV screens as the alluring Shanice Moore on SABC1’s new 13-part drama series called Family Secrets, which airs on Sundays at 7.30pm.

‘Zwane did not come clean’

Free State officials are no longer willing to fall on their swords to protect former Free State premier and ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule and former Free State human settlements MEC Mosebenzi Zwane.

New mothers left to their own devices in Eastern Cape hospital

Mothers who have just undergone Caesarean sections at Frere Hospital in East London have to sleep on mattresses on the floor while they wait for their babies in ICU. Instead of recovering comfortably on hospital beds, the mothers are made to sleep on the floor on mattresses in a small hospital room where it is impossible to practice social distancing.

Why Gauteng ANC rejected Masuku findings

The ANC in Gauteng says it has sent back the findings of the provincial integrity commission on suspended health MEC Bandile Masuku because of loopholes that made it difficult for them to decide on his future.

Covid-19 hits local NPOs hard

Nonprofit organisations (NPOs) are a critical component in most informal townships or rural settlements, offering empowering services that either upskill, educate or provide nutrition for those with no other source of assistance. However, if the Covid-19 pandemic has proven anything, it’s that no sector has been left unaffected, least of all the NPOs destitute communities rely on.

NPA wants woman charged for ‘extorting’ Masondo

A senior National Prosecuting Authority official reviewed the evidence in the criminal case between Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo and the woman who accused him of abuse of state power and bullying, Palesa Lebitse, and recommended that she should answer to “a common law offence of extortion”.

Dispute over prime land leads to fear and assassinations

A chief in Mpumalanga is under heavy 24-hour security and her mother is in hiding after seven associates, including two royal family members, were killed as tensions flared over the control of prime agricultural and mining land worth R261.4 million.


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