What’s in City Press: Is Diko a con and a tenderpreneur?; Death plot against Gigaba?; Disciplinary findings rock ANC

City Press August 2 2020
City Press August 2 2020


Disciplinary findings rock ANC

The ANC integrity committee’s findings are again at the centre of divisions in the leadership of the party, with some accusing it of being used as an axe to deal with leaders

Death plot against Gigaba?

Was there an assassination plot against former finance minister and ANC Youth League leader Malusi Gigaba? That’s the mystery the police are trying to unravel after information came to light that hitmen had been hired to kill him

Mandelas battle SABC for rights

The SABC’s limited coverage of Zindzi Mandela’s funeral two weeks ago has been blamed for the collapsed negotiations between the public broadcaster and the Mandela family, which made an unprecedented demand to retain copyright and ownership of the broadcast footage, City Press has learnt

EC probes R1.2 billion in PPE contracts

The Eastern Cape provincial treasury, which is investigating R1.2 billion worth of Covid-19-related tenders that were awarded to 562 suppliers, has declined to make its consolidated report public. This after the Western Cape provincial treasury became the first in the country to release a procurement disclosure report

DA is becoming an ‘English Freedom Front’

Former Tshwane DA leader Abel Tau, who has joined Herman Mashaba’s new party, has accused DA federal chairperson Helen Zille of turning the party into an English Freedom Front Plus, which will alienate more people from it

Skywalk project hangs in contentious balance

A lofty skywalk project that was intended for adventurous tourists in Mpumalanga may collapse due to a dispute regarding copyright issues

Non-medical staff fear Covid exposure

A public hospital administration worker is recovering in a private hospital after contracting the Covid-19 coronavirus at her workplace

Historic book brought to life

Abridged version tells a gripping story of survivors of the Eole shipwreck in 1829 and their journey through the Eastern Cape. Their journey by foot, wagon and ship included many defining events

Idea for single poll gains momentum

The idea of postponing next year’s local government elections and synchronising them with the 2024 national and provincial polls is looking more likely after two of Parliament’s three biggest parties floated it

Is Diko a con and a tenderpreneur?

Nkosi Thandisizwe Diko is an “impostor” who misrepresents the AmaBhaca nation and lies about being a king to amass wealth for himself through political connections. This is according to the AmaBhaca royal family, which has distanced itself from the 41-year-old

Make paying women less a crime

Women constitute 51.2% of the South African population, but the labour market and business funding agencies still favour men over them

Graft batters healthcare

As the country enters a new month and braces for the projected peak of Covid-19 coronavirus infections, healthcare experts fear that swirling allegations and investigations into Covid-19 tender corruption may deal the national response to the pandemic its heaviest blow yet

Party politics, the Nomvula Mokonyane way

ANC heavyweight and former cabinet minister Nomvula Mokonyane’s 40th birthday was held at the Victorian Guest House in 2003, according to its owner, Frederik Hendrik Coetzee

Bonang launches a new app to protect women

Media darling Bonang Matheba is celebrating Women’s Month in style by launching an exciting project to help combat the scourge of gender-based violence in South Africa

Plans to revive VBS Bank continues

Following numerous calls for a revival of the looted VBS Mutual Bank, the SA Reserve Bank this week confirmed that it was not possible to give the licence to another individual or another entity

Tempers flare as bribes block border crossing

Tempers are raging at the Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe, where truck drivers claim that bribes of up to R1 000 are being extorted from those who want to cross the border

‘Voetsek, ANC!’ Lesufi laments party’s disgrace

ANC Gauteng deputy chairperson Panyaza Lesufi has spoken about the pain of his party being ridiculed and told to “voetsek” on social media this week

‘I’ve been blessed with good scripts’

This week, social media was abuzz after the announcement that actress Jo-Anne Reyneke would be joining Generations: The Legacy in the role of Refilwe Zungu, the stepdaughter of Walter Nkaba, who is played by Nimrod Nkosi. Speaking to City Press on Thursday, the 32-year-old described how excited she was to be working on one of the most loved shows in the country

Mokgoro is pushing to reshuffle his cabinet

North West Premier Job Mokgoro is working hard to reshuffle his cabinet by Friday, having failed to do it the first time around due to non-compliance with internal ANC processes.

However, in an interview on Friday, Mokgoro could neither confirm nor deny that the reshuffle was imminent


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