What's in City Press: Why Mabuza jumped ship; No new staff or flashy events for freshly frugal ANC; Is it over between DJ Zinhle and AKA?

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Why Mabuza jumped ship

Former Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza may have jumped before he was pushed as sentiment grew strong in Cabinet that the board might be out of its depth in running the national power utility.

No new staff or flashy events for freshly frugal ANC

If ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile has his way, the ANC will not employ more staff, and it will cut back on bling events and ditch some of its expensive programmes.

Beautiful people, bubbles and chic ... oh, horses too

It was an exceptionally hot day for the horses at yesterday’s L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town, but that didn’t deter the approximately 7 000 guests who arrived in their breeziest summertime outfits for what turned out to be a rather classy occasion to kick off this year’s social calendar.

Is it over between DJ Zinhle and AKA?

Rapper AKA allegedly ended his relationship with DJ Zinhle on the eve of her birthday last year. City Press has reliably learnt that AKA broke up with the Umlilo hit-maker because he felt "there were too many people involved in their relationship."

State mining boss faces axe for bidding R1bn

Sizwe Madondo, the chief executive officer of state mining company African Exploration Mining and Finance Company (AEMFC), allegedly went behind his board’s back and committed the company to buying a Gupta-owned coal mine for R1 billion.

Mkhize slams NHI “fearmongering”

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says he does not understand fear mongering when it comes to the National Health Insurance (NHI) system because it will be managed in the same way as institutions such as the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas).

ANC kicks off the year with call to heal divisions

The governing party once again started a new year with renewed calls to heal the divisions within the organisation and its affiliate structures, as President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the party’s January 8 statement this weekend in Kimberley, Northern Cape.

King vs King

A group belonging to the abaThembu nation based in Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), has thrown its weight behind acting King Azenathi Dalindyebo to continue as head of the kingdom.

The psychological effects on kids who repeat a grade

Repeating a grade could have long-term psychological effects on children if the parents and teachers fail to handle their trauma well.

0% pass rate schools to be shut down

An inquiry is the channel that could ultimately shut down poorly performing independent schools in Gauteng.

The 81.3% was a team effort

The man behind the country’s historic 81.3% matric pass rate is in the dark about whether his contract, which expires in August, will be renewed or not. But Mathanzima Mweli, the director-general of the department of basic education, says it’s business as usual.

Single or not? Charlize keeps mum

Charlize Theron refused to reveal her relationship status as she spoke about the #MeToo movement after her Golden Globe nomination last month for her role in the movie Bombshell.

“Why must I vote when I still have to queue for water”

Residents of the small farming town of Schweizer-Reneke and surrounding areas in the Mamusa Local Municipality, North West, wish that municipal by-elections happened more often.

Governing party takes merchandising to the next level

The ANC’s 108th anniversary celebration was not only a political event, but it also gave members an opportunity to show their true colours

Harry takes his royal time

Prince Harry is still in London as he attempts to negotiate a favourable exit deal from his front-line royal duties, aides revealed this week.

Politicians need to cool off before they get any land

Politicians and state bureaucrats might not be left out of government’s plans for the redistribution of state land, and they could be eligible to receive such land after a “cooling off” period of two years or less, a new policy document reveals.

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