Step aside: Fight to the end
The resolve of ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa will be tested this week following the expiry of the 30-day deadline for members facing court charges to step aside, this as he prepares to face a national executive committee divided between him and his nemesis Ace Magashule.
Free State Finance MEC Gadija Brown has declined the provincial education department’s request to condone the R500 million spent in an “irregular” partnership with the Kagiso Trust (KT) and the Kagiso Shanduka Trust (KST) through a deviation, instead of going for a competitive tender.
Threats of a massive public sector strike next month are being undermined by disunity in the public sector trade unions. The Public Servants Association of SA, trade unions affiliated to Cosatu and the Federation of Unions of SA declared a deadlock last week.
Government’s ill-considered decision to pay only R60 per Covid-19 vaccination will jeopardise its plans for a mass vaccination roll-out, doctors say.
Mzansi Magic hit drama series Mzali Wam actress Lungelo Mpangase is traumatised after she was allegedly physically attacked by a fellow actress on the set of her new movie in Vosloorus, Gauteng, on Monday.
Self-proclaimed millionaire Jabulani “Cashflow” Ngcobo paid lobola to the family of his girlfriend at a star-studded private affair yesterday. The traditional ceremony came just six days after Ngcobo reserved the Four Seasons Hotel in Johannesburg for an exclusive, surprise engagement to his long-term social media blogger girlfriend Boitumelo Links.
As the water crisis in the Eastern Cape deepens daily, a legal showdown is looming between some of the province’s traditional leaders and government over the proposed multibillion-rand Umzimvubu Water Project, which has been in the pipeline for decades.
On Freedom Day, Mvezo chief Nkosi Mandla Mandela wrote an open letter to his grandfather Nelson Mandela in which he reflected on the rampant corruption in the country and factionalism within the governing ANC
A blunder caused by a miscalculation of the dollar-rand exchange rate will result in government digging deeper into national coffers this year to fund tuition fees for medical students in Cuba.
The battle for power and control of municipalities is escalating in North West amid deepening factionalism in the ANC, while the line on the poor service delivery graph continues to soar in a province known for pothole-ridden roads and acute water challenges, among other problems.
A businessperson in Mpumalanga, who is charged alongside ANC politician Bongani Bongo and nine others in relation to dodgy land sales worth R123.9 million, is in hot water again after a case was opened against him for illegally mining coal.
A mother whose daughter was allegedly raped by the teenage son of a Johannesburg-based Ugandan socialite and businessperson claimed that a man purporting to be a policeman tried to extort money from her to ensure the offender was punished.
The National Lotteries Commission, which has been at loggerheads with Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel over his appointment of Zandile Brown as the board’s acting chairperson, this week lodged an urgent application in the Pretoria High Court, challenging the minister’s “irrational” appointment.
Following the vicious battle for the DA Cape Town mayorship, which resulted in Bonginkosi Madikizela losing his position as an MEC and provincial leader, the focus has shifted to DA mayoral candidates in Gauteng, who are hoping to lead the two big cities, Tshwane and Johannesburg.