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‘Corrupt’ list: ANC cadres reject it

The ANC appears to be losing the opening round in its fight to clean up its image as hundreds of its members challenge their inclusion on the lists of members with outstanding issues, and are defying the party’s requirement that they step aside.

Masuku faces the axe

The ANC, particularly Gauteng chairperson and Premier David Makhura, has a difficult decision to make regarding whether or not to axe suspended Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku.

CSA board fights back

Cricket SA (CSA) board member John Mogodi this week went against the grain by claiming the organisation’s much-maligned board of directors were the right people to take the game forward and out of its current crisis-a-week existence.

After the murder of Dr Munshi, professor believes he’s a target

The SA Police Service is believed to be planning protective custody for the safety of paediatric surgeon Professor Peter Beale, as they fear he might be the next target of assassins, two highly placed sources have revealed.

Cele vows heads will roll after top Cape Town cop killed

Heads are set to roll in the police force because the country’s number three investigating officer and his family did not get the protection they needed when they were threatened by figures enmeshed in Cape Town’s dark underworld.

Ntuli’s battle to uproot DA’s status quo

Would-be DA leader Mbali Ntuli has been so robust and forthright in her criticism of the party she belongs to that her detractors have concluded that her true intentions are to collapse it, rather than build it.

Double celebration for Cassper

Cassper Nyovest’s latest album is evidence that he has evolved as a hip-hop artist – this is the best album of his music career, judging by how it has been received by his fans.

Chakela not paid, despite court ruling

The three-year legal battle surrounding outstanding payments by the Limpopo department of arts, sports and culture for services provided by Mapungubwe Arts, Culture and Heritage Festival organiser Joe Chakela has finally been resolved, with the department being ordered to pay up.

IEC set to hold ‘mass’ polls on November 11

With national lockdown restrictions lowered to alert level 1, the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) is set to resume by-elections, which were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, following consultations with Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, as well as the represented political parties, via a special national party liaison committee meeting that was held on Thursday.

Exercise leads to better problem-solving

Even two minutes of exercise per day could be enough to improve your brain health and memory, a new study has found. Researchers looking at past studies found that any amount of exercise, even if it is just a short walk, was good for the brains of people aged between 18 and 35.

Xenophobia and hate of migrants in SA

A Human Rights Watch report titled They Have Robbed Me of My Life: Xenophobic Violence against Non-Nationals in South Africa says denials of xenophobia and indifference in dealing with incidents related to it are still prevalent across the country.

Look back, see the future

In an article in the latest South African Medical Journal issue titled Challenges around Covid-19 at a tertiary-level healthcare facility in South Africa and strategies implemented for improvement, six of some of the country’s top medical specialists at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg detail their experiences with a virus that has upended even the most sophisticated first world healthcare systems.

Abuse, finance and unemployment lockdown blues

The annual SweepSouth Report on Pay and Working Conditions for Domestic Work in South Africa “paints a stark picture of the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on the lives of the women who clean our homes and offices”.

‘Interference’ delays laptops for students

The shadow of ministerial adviser Nqaba Nqandela looms large over the R3.75 billion laptop tender sponsored by the department of higher education, science and technology to mitigate the impact of the national lockdown on the academic progress of poor students under government’s financial aid scheme.

Winning Women: Poetry is about telling stories to the world

Poetry is subjective. It’s not just about words, but also about having the ability to tell a story in a way that enables the reader to visualise the pictures the poem paints.

Airport name change irks leaders

The proposed renaming of the East London Airport to King Phalo Airport has been met with resistance from some traditional leaders in the province, who claim it was flawed and undermined them.

Speaker’s ‘yellow overall gang’ terrorising Delmas

Complaints about vigilante-style attacks, allegedly masterminded by a council speaker in the farming and mining town of Delmas in Mpumalanga are piling up, but the police in the area have not acted against him.

Lebo M comes home

The personal life of controversial The Lion King producer Lebo M is being captured on camera in a 10-part reality show. Lebo M, whose real name is Lebohang Morake (56), will give viewers a glimpse into his life as he rekindles his love with third wife, Angela Ngani-Casara. The series reveals how he has overcome alcohol addiction, and delves into his journey to mending his relationship with his children.

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