What’s in City Press: ANC heavyweight fights state capture report | SA is now a ‘mafia state’ | Maimane returns to politics with Bosa

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What's in City Press, September 25, 2022
What's in City Press, September 25, 2022


Kgalema warns provinces on ANC nominations

ANC electoral committee chairperson Kgalema Motlanthe warned provincial and regional structures that they were wrong to announce their preferred candidates for leadership of the party before the nomination and consolidation processes had been concluded.

Brand SA faces R300 000 pay disparity dispute

A state-owned entity entrusted with promoting South Africa’s image has been taken to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration for dismissing a senior manager who opposed salary disparities.

NDA internal conflict woes

The National Development Agency (NDA) has been rocked by claims that it’s acting CEO unilaterally reinstated a suspended senior executive and deployed her to sit on a committee investigating the agency’s auditing irregularities.

ANC heavyweight fights state capture report

KwaZulu-Natal ANC political heavyweight Michael Mabuyakhulu wants to review and set aside the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, which connect him to numerous beneficiaries of alleged dubious donations to the party in that province from controversial businessperson Gaston Savoi, after his company Intaka secured a water purification project in 2007.

Luxury diamond ring maker goes bust

Nungu Diamonds, the company that designed the two-carat wedding rings for estranged celebrity couple Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung, is facing possible liquidation following a breach of the credit agreement it had with financers Anglo American Zimele, to the tune of R1.6 million. This is after numerous calls for repayment allegedly fell on deaf ears.

SA is now a ‘mafia state’

South Africa is a hotbed of well-organised crime and a haven for the heads of these criminal networks. A shocking 216-page report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime paints a grim picture of how these networks operate in at least 15 sectors in the country.

Magashule’s allies team up against Dukwana

Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule’s control of the Free State could be renewed, as his allies and foes are said to have reconciled and joined forces to take on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s proxies in the party’s provincial conference.

Ramaphosa and ANC unpopularity worse than Zuma’s

The level of trust in President Cyril Ramaphosa has sunk to levels lower than those during former president Jacob Zuma’s era.

Minister threatens to declare SABC board delinquent

Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni and the two trade unions representing thousands of workers at the SABC are turning up the heat on the public broadcaster’s executive and board.

Queen B is young, famous and African

Fans of talented media personality Bonang Matheba will have their wishes granted, as she is rumoured to have joined the cast of the hit Netflix show Young, Famous & African.

Three sources close to the production told City Press that Queen B, as Matheba is affectionately known to her legion of fans, had started filming.

Maimane returns to politics with Bosa

Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane has finally answered the call to return to active politics by launching his own political party, called Build One SA (Bosa), in Naledi, Soweto, yesterday.

Organ donor failure in SA

It has been eight years since Zodwa* was diagnosed with kidney failure and, in the past four years, she has been waiting for an organ donor. Zodwa (32), who lives in Johannesburg, is one of 2 780 patients currently on the waiting list for organ transplants in South Africa – which include kidneys, livers, hearts and lungs.

Set visit: Shaka Ilembe and the saga of the seven Zulu kingdoms

Valiant strides are being made in the local television industry with the inception of more enterprising productions than we have seen in years.

Phumlani S Langa tours the set of a show that will be the toast of the town in 2023.

How City Press was able to lead SA conversation over the years

With a look of nostalgia, former City Press marketing and brand manager Siphokazi Mabo reminisces of the many marketing campaigns, national conversations and competitions that were driven by the newspaper over the decades, which played an integral part in the paper’s history.

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