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What's in City Press, July 17 2022
What's in City Press, July 17 2022


Police resources used in Phala Phala cover-up

National police commissioner General Fannie Masemola allegedly authorised the use of a police helicopter, a communication interception device known as grabber, and the spending of thousands of rands in the hunt for the suspects linked to the theft of millions of dollars in cash from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s farm in Limpopo.

Eskom has big power plans

As the country anxiously awaits President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of the emergency plan for South Africa’s power crisis, there is more bad news on the horizon.

Suppliers refuse to fuel Russian Antonov

A giant Antonov AN124 cargo plane registered in Russia was stranded at OR Tambo International Airport this week after the fuel suppliers there refused to fill it up it for the flight back to that country.

Regulator ‘wasted millions’ on software app

Two forensic investigations into the affairs of the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority have found that it spent millions of rands on a software app that never functioned, and that the suspended CEO, Mamodupi Mohlala, flouted supply chain management processes.

Mpofu’s strategy: Discredit! Discredit! Discredit!

The parliamentary impeachment inquiry into suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane might not be taking place in a court of law, but her legal team has shown that it will discredit any witness who testifies against her.

AmaNdebele leaders lose radio bid

The fight taken up by amaNdebele traditional leaders to nullify the SABC’s endeavour to relocate popular radio station Ikwekwezi FM to the public broadcaster’s headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, was upset by the Johannesburg High Court, which dismissed their bid this week.

Unisa’s top brass get bodyguards

The top brass at Unisa, referred to as VIPs in internal emails, are set to get bodyguards amid allegations of mounting threats against them made on social media.

Analysis shows that in Africa, SA has most cancer deaths

“Will I be sick and die like my daddy?” This was the heart- wrenching question Bulelani Koyo’s 12-year-old daughter asked a relative after the popular radio host succumbed to liver cancer last week.

Child-headed household crisis in SA

A group of teenaged brothers kick a ball outside a one-bedroomed house in Phase 5 in Verulam, outside Durban. However, nobody will call them in for lunch, as they have lost both of their parents.

Phumla says no to Real Housewives of Durban

Overnight sensation Phumla M has allegedly turned down a lucrative offer to join the cast of The Real Housewives of Durban season 3.

Is Lerato Kganyago the real owner of luxury R50 000/night hotel?

Metro FM presenter Lerato Kganyago has allegedly been caught in a lie after sources told City Press that she was not the real owner of the luxury boutique hotel she had unveiled on Valentine’s Day.

‘I don’t take you to be my lawfully wedded...’

There will be no wedding bells for Johannesburg’s most notorious bachelor, Edwin Sodi, at the end of this month. Social media was abuzz this week after an invitation to a traditional wedding for Sodi and his on again, off again girlfriend Karen Zulu did the rounds.

Blade: I did my best

Outgoing SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande’s 23-year journey in this influential position officially ended yesterday after he stepped down.

Two health officials demoted in Digital Vibes fallout

The national health department has recommended that its suspended spokesperson, Popo Maja, and deputy director-general of health regulation and compliance Anban Pillay be demoted from their posts for a year, following a disciplinary process that probed their roles in the R150 million Digital Vibes communications contract that sunk former health minister Zweli Mkhize.

Proposed deal between SABC and Primedia questioned

The much-talked about sales deal between the SABC and Primedia broadcasting has raised serious eyebrows within the media and advertising space.

Drama right before ANC’s KZN conference

The KwaZulu-Natal ANC provincial conference this coming weekend is probably the best yardstick against which to measure how the governing party’s leadership succession race will pan out in December.

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