Death threats won’t deter me – Teffo
Death threats, arrests and murder plots. These are some of the allegations controversial policeman-turned-advocate Malesela Teffo has made against high-ranking police officials he believes are out to derail him from his job.
How Eskom’s board helped the Guptas buy a mining company
A prepayment of R659 million that power utility Eskom made to Gupta-owned company Tegeta Exploration and Resources was not intended for coal supplies, but to enable the Gupta family to acquire shares in Optimum Coal Holdings.
Faith Nketsi’s husband faces fraud charge
Media personality Faith Nketsi-Njilo’s husband, Nzuzo Njilo, is in hot water for allegedly defrauding Johannesburg business owners of close to R1 million a month before their wedding.
Face-to-face workplace is more creative
At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of employees were required to work from home and collaborate virtually using videoconferencing technologies such as Zoom. A new study suggests that this shift away from in-person interactions could have a negative effect on people’s ability to brainstorm effectively
Zondo report: ANC did not deal with failure of service delivery
Recommendations given by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo in the fourth part of the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture suggest that money be lawfully recovered from former Free State human settlements MEC Mosebenzi Zwane and the department’s then head of department Moses Mpho Mokoena, as well as other officials who were involved in the R1 billion housing project debacle.
Flamboyant businesswoman and socialite Shauwn “MaMkhize” Mkhize wants to give back to the community of KwaZulu-Natal by building 20 houses for some of the families left displaced and homeless by the devastating floods.
Coalitions are more precarious
Politicians in municipal councils are abusing their powers in the appointment of municipal managers for their financial benefit, resulting in the collapse of many municipality governing coalitions. This is according to a recent policy paper by the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (Mistra), a think tank advocating a change in local government legislation to allow for appointments to be taken outside council and be handled by independent professional bodies.
R43.5 million spent, but old age home is still empty
Almost R45 million has been spent on the Mohlakeng Old Age Home in Randfontein, Gauteng – a project that has been a white elephant since its completion in 2016. The Gauteng social development department spent R43.5 million to build the facility and has spent R1.3 million on salaries.
Why more young people are dying from stroke
Siphamandla Boyce’s life has never been the same since he spent 2017 in and out of hospital, suffering from multiple seizures, headaches and two strokes.
Icon’s family turns to court to stop film
The family of Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) operative Stephen Mafoko says that Silverton Siege will destroy his legacy and portray him as a serial bank robber who was a career criminal and gang member.
More trouble for Zahara as bank aims to auction her townhouse
After having awards stolen from her townhouse in a recent break-in, Afropop sensation Zahara, whose given name is Bulelwa Mkutukana, faces another hurdle as creditors of the residence in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg, could put it up for auction on May 7. This follows a writ of execution obtained from the Johannesburg High Court.
The scene was like something out of an action movie, when helicopters, cars and motorcycles descended on a large, organised hijacking syndicate at a chrome mine in the North West, which has stolen more than R1 million worth of chrome a day for about a year.
ANC, EFF power struggle turns nasty in North West
The power struggle between the ANC and EFF in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati district municipality in North West is turning nasty, with the red berets being toppled from power.
Pule Mabe: Party over comrades
A spokesperson of the governing party must have enthusiasm and zeal, but must also be prepared to speak against his own comrades sometimes. This is the lesson ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe has had to learn over the past four years.
Step-aside guidelines update met with mixed reactions
The decision by the ANC national executive committee to amend the step-aside guidelines at a special meeting this week was met with mixed reactions by Limpopo ANC members, some of whom want provincial chairperson Stan Mathabatha to retain his position and others who want his rival, Dickson Masemola, to replace him.
Floods prompt ANC to act on climate crisis
The recent floods that hit parts of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape have prompted the ANC to propose that a parliamentary ad hoc committee on building climate change resilience be established.
Poaching war: Police, courts record successes
Heavy sentences, dismantling of a rhino poaching syndicate and arrests of armed intruders in the Kruger National Park have been some of the successes which indicate that SA National Parks and law enforcement agencies are in control of wildlife trafficking crimes.
‘There will be no reshuffle in Mpumalanga government’
The ANC provincial executive committee in Mpumalanga has allayed fears of a mass clear-out in government after resolving that it would not implement a wholesale reshuffle after its recent conference, but would only place its chairperson, Mandla Ndlovu, in the legislature.
Bank guns for Babalwa Mneno’s luxury whip
Media personality Babalwa Mneno has to give up her R1 million car after failing to make payment for it. This comes just months after Mneno threw herself a lavish party at Konka – a premium Soweto restaurant and nightclub known for its expensive food and beverages – for her 44th birthday in November.
Is South Africa ready for fifth wave of Covid-19?
Professor Mosa Moshabela, the deputy vice-chancellor of research and innovation at the University of KwaZulu Natal, has warned South Africans to brace themselves for the fifth wave of Covid-19 infections.
Playing Wordle and crosswords may help reduce cognitive decline
Playing that daily round of Wordle or doing the daily crossword is not only a fun way to start your morning, it can also have extensive positive effects on your brain health, experts say.
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