What’s in City Press: Gwede invokes the Bible; SABC loses R1.5bn; Why Transnet does not have a CEO

City Press, January 19
City Press, January 19

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

“I am the way and the truth”

This is what Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe told Nuclear Energy Corporation of SA (Necsa) board members in a meeting in which he also warned them not to treat him like a “small boy.

SABC loses R1.5 billion

Employees irregularly gave huge discounts, sometimes up to 80%, to big corporate clients, resulting in the public broadcaster losing at least R1.5 billion in much-needed revenue.

One senior manager has been fired while others face disciplinary action. 

Conflict delays appointment of Transnet CEO

Six months since interviews were concluded, Transnet still does not have a permanent chief executive officer.

This is because of a disagreement between the board and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan over a suitable candidate.

EFF fails to find common ground with dismissed employee

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has failed at the first hurdle to find conciliation between the EFF and its former employee Frans James.

The case is primarily about James contesting his dismissal as well as about a salary dispute.

Pupils back to mud school

Parents, learners and teachers are disappointed that the Eastern Cape department of education has not kept a promise to build new classrooms by the time schools reopened this week.

Mampintsha and Babes Wodumo bare all in documentary

Drinking, fighting, and accusations of infidelity are all part of the first episode of a new reality TV series documenting the life of the controversial music couple.

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