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City Press | October 03
City Press | October 03

Zulu king goes rogue

A faction of the Zulu royal family has vowed to continue contesting Prince Misuzulu kaZwelithini’s recognition as their a king, insisting he is simply not a suitable candidate to lead the Zulu nation.

Ace witness grilled by Hawks and the FBI

Hawks and FBI investigators allegedly used tough questioning methods in their interview with the star witness in the fraud, corruption and money laundering case against suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule.

Eskom slams Nersa

A decision by the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) to reject Eskom’s tariff application will “completely destroy” the electricity industry, including in municipalities.

Suspended, fired, reinstated

SABC radio and TV presenter Rams Mabote was reinstated as the host of popular Sunday morning talk show Media and Society this week, after a legal tug-of-war ensued with the public broadcaster after it terminated his contract without following the proper processes.

Three’s a crowd: The businessman, the wife and the actress

The validity of a former Isibaya actress’s marriage to a businessman will be challenged in court by his first wife. The first wife, who cannot be named for legal reasons, alleges that the actress has been her husband’s mistress for more than five years and that their civil marriage is invalid.

Former EFF employee demands job back

This week a former employee of the EFF will plead his case at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and demand that he be reinstated as support staff for the red berets.

Bogus resignations surge as scores claim retirement cash

Ever more South Africans are resigning from their jobs to gain access to their retirement money, only to be re-employed at the same workplace a few months later. Nashalin Portrag, head of FundsAtWork, an umbrella fund at Momentum Corporate, says they are seeing this trend in their membership data.

Celebrity presenter spends weekend in jail for assault

Former Metro FM deejay Bujy Bikwa ushered in the new month behind bars after his bail application was postponed at the Midrand Magistrates’ Court on Friday. He is accused of assaulting Boity Thulo.

Battle for the bay as residents lament poor service delivery

The residents of the Chris Hani informal settlement near New Brighton township in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape can wait for up to two weeks for their bucket toilets to be emptied by the municipality.

Sars after Euphonik for R11m

High-flying musician and radio personality Themba Mbongeni, popularly known as DJ Euphonik, was served with a final letter of demand by the taxman for failing to pay more than R11 million in personal income taxes.

Khusta: ‘I can do this job’

Businessperson and former anti-apartheid activist Mkhuseli “Khusta” Jack saw the collapse and deteriorating state of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality and felt compelled to do something.

Get ready for unusual weather and extreme heat

Within 10 years, what is today considered to be extreme heat and unusual weather will most likely be regarded as mild – and that will be very bad news for today’s youngsters. This is according to one of two reports on the climate crisis commissioned by the Centre for Environmental Rights, which further reveal that all future generations will be faced with the “probability of severe harm from a range of increasingly severe impacts caused by climate change”.

UDM will be kingmaker in Nelson Mandela Bay

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) will not be making any promises to the residents of Nelson Mandela Bay as it campaigns ahead of the local government elections, but will rather do as they mandate it.

Makhadzi on making royal music

A shining jewel from Venda in Limpopo, singer and songwriter Makhadzi seems to grab the attention of the nation with every move she makes.

Mamusa municipality service delivery problems show no sign of recovery

On an ordinary spring morning, the parched environment bears all the signs of desperation for rain. A green meadow along what looks like a calm stream provides refuge for cattle looking to nibble on something. But, on closer inspection, it is clear that the cattle are only there because they do not mind the noxious smell in the air on the outskirts of Ipelegeng township in Schweizer-Reneke in North West.

IFP peeved at Ramaphosa’s manifesto ‘sabotage’

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) believes the decision by President Cyril Ramaphosa to call a “family meeting” on Thursday night that coincided with its manifesto launch will not stop it from dethroning the governing party in the local government elections, especially in KwaZulu-Natal.

Food prices squeeze the poor

A worker earning a national minimum wage of R3 643.92 a month is unable to feed their family at even the minimum level, as they can only provide an amount 38% below the food poverty line of R624 per person per month for each family member.

Shudufhadzo Musida: Thick skin helps her cope with criticism

She was bullied for seven years as a child, but, while this experience was a traumatic one, it helped her develop a thick skin, which helped her cope when she experienced bullying and criticism at the hands of South Africans.

IEC races against time to deliver smooth elections

With less than four weeks remaining before the local government elections, the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) finds itself running short of hours to prepare. To try to make up for lost time, the commission has decided to erase the term ‘weekends’ from its calendar and triple its efforts to ensure that it delivers free and fair elections.


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