What’s in City Press: Stabbed, burnt and discarded; Confidential report exposes irregular appointments at Nsfas; Expulsion of DA member Nkele Molapo sparks unease

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Stabbed, burnt and discarded

“She was the most responsible among all of us.” 

This was how Phola Nkani Sakawuli, a close friend of the late Bathabile Colleen Phohlo (40), described her yesterday, following the discovery of her lifeless body at a dumpsite in Randburg, Johannesburg, last month. 

SA to privatise lucrative train routes in metros 

President Cyril Rampahosa wants to privatise some of the country’s most lucrative commuter train routes to improve access for nearly a million people. 

During his speech in Parliament on the economic recovery plan on Thursday, Ramaphosa said government would “advance greater participation in the rail industry by giving third parties access to the network and renewing sidings”. 

Donkey business

Those who think they are nothing but slog animals should think again, says a farmer who’s selling their milk and singing their praises 

Appreciated by the queer community

Nominees for the fun and celebratory Feather Awards were announced earlier this week. 

According to co-founder Thami “Dish” Kotlolo, the 12th edition, which will be held next month under the theme Turn Up The Love, is about educating people on the struggles faced by the LGBTIQ+ community. 

ANCYL offers military training 

The ANC Youth League’s controversial attempt to offer military training has caused an uproar again, but this time the organisers are determined to go ahead with the programme. A poster used to recruit young people says the camp will offer basic military training, as well as instruction in gun-handling, guerrilla tactics and political education, among others. 

Another investigation into fruitless expenditure 

An explosive confidential section 106 investigation report into allegations of impropriety concerning supply chain management processes in the appointment of service providers at the Sol Plaatje Municipality in the Northern Cape has revealed how the municipality wasted millions of rands on an Audi Q7 and deviation contracts. 

Wealthy nations do little about harmful carbon emissions 

While the world has been experiencing climate disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis and, more recently, Covid-19 over the past 20 years, wealthy nations have done little to tackle the harmful emissions that cause climate threats. 

DA expulsion sparks discontent

The termination of DA Gauteng member of the provincial legislature Nkele Molapo’s party membership and how the party handled her sexual harassment claim against a provincial leader have left some DA members unhappy. 

ANC to have final say on Masuku 

Former Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku will know this weekend whether the ANC’s provincial executive committee (PEC) endorses his removal from his post. 

The art of Covid

In a world that has been upended by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic this year – as livelihoods were thrashed in mere weeks, health systems put on the line, and societies thrust into fear and desperation – it may be hard to put into words the totality of its impact. 

Moriarty promises to grow the DA 

DA Gauteng provincial chairperson Mike Moriarty says that, while the party’s federal chairperson, Helen Zille, is capable of doing the job, he has more to offer. 

Free State education partnership was irregular

The Kagiso Shanduka Trust was awarded an irregular tender in the Free State for rural education development and related infrastructure project that should have gone out for competitive bidding, leaving the provincial education department R500 million in the red. 

Money wasted in two Mpumalanga municipalities 

A contractor allegedly manhandled and threatened an official who refused to pay for a miniature substation that was not supplied in one Mpumalanga municipality, while, in another, a polygamous councillor employed his two wives. 

Babes in label squabble

 After the record company failed to meet their demands, the beat producers have now approached a Durban lawyer to launch a lawsuit 

What’s in store for Miss SA this year? 

Reigning Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi is returning to South Africa to act as a judge at this year’s Miss SA competition next week. 

Irregular appointments at Nsfas

A confidential report filed by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) in Parliament has confirmed that irregular appointments have been made under the watch of administrator Dr Randall 


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