What’s in City Press: ANC veterans to rule on Ace; Why is SA paying so much for Covid-19 vaccine?

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ANC veterans to rule on Ace stepping aside

The ANC is edging closer to making a final decision on its “step-aside” policy after a committee of ANC veterans, led by former treasurer-general Mathews Phosa and former president Kgalema Motlanthe, reports back to Luthuli House after being tasked to assist the top six with working out the guidelines for the implementation of the contentious policy regarding ANC members who face criminal charges.

EFF defends its call to open up SA borders

EFF leader Julius Malema has vowed to defend his party’s Pan-Africanist stance on a borderless Africa should he be hauled before Parliament’s ethics committee.

Why is SA paying so much for Covid-19 vaccine?

As the country readies itself to receive the first consignment of the Covid-19 vaccine from India this week, questions still abound on whether South Africa has drawn the shortest straw in a “suppliers’ game” that’s seen the country pay almost double what European countries are paying for the doses

Hawks gun for looters

The elite Hawks police unit is aiming its sights at those who looted funds meant for the procurement of personal protective equipment related to Covid-19.

Hamba kahle, Mvelase

Jackson Mthembu has been described as a role model and self-driven minister who mingled easily with the people without the pretensions of his office. Mthembu, who was the minister in the presidency, died on Thursday from Covid-19 complications after being hospitalised more than a week ago.

‘I think it’s time to hang up the gloves’ – DJ Sbu

With more than 3 million YouTube views of his latest single, Nakupenda, radio pioneer DJ Sbu Leope is charged up. He is returning to making music full time.

Mother deliberately drove into the sea with kids

His mother did not want to live any more and drove into the sea with his two-year-old sister. This was what an eight-year-old boy said in tears on Thursday, after stopping a passer-by near the R404 between Herolds Bay and the N2 highway to George.

Reckless actress ruins life

Four years after a fateful motor vehicle accident, a family in Vosloorus, Gauteng, is still fuming about the collision involving Isibaya actress Zinhle Mabena that allegedly left their son mentally challenged.

Thebe Mogane in hot water

Musician Thebe Mogane has angered a businessperson after he allegedly missed an event that he was booked to perform in Maseru, Lesotho, three weeks ago.

Holomisa takes on Nzimande

The office of the chief state law adviser has criticised Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande’s instruction to officials not to approve a request made by United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa to access certain information.

Officials’ land claim blunder leaves family fuming

An error by land claims officials in Mpumalanga has left a deserving family out of multimillion-rand prime agricultural and development land and, more than a decade later, the family is still seeking redress.

Ntombi Mfunzi: The race to life

Just 12 hours after she had been repeatedly beaten with a hammer and raped twice on November 12 2016, Ntombesintu Mfunzi (39) won a 21km race she had considered abandoning.

Union’s new approach to salary demands

One of the trade unions negotiating a wage agreement with government will first propose a number of cost-cutting measures.

‘State will afford vaccine’ – Gore

Chairperson of the Covid-19 vaccine acquisition task team and Discovery founder Adrian Gore allayed any fears that South Africa would not be able to afford the required number of vaccines as per government’s targets.

‘Party funding law will end corruption’ – Cyril Ramaphosa

The ability to exercise one’s political rights from an informed position is set to be exponentially improved following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on Friday that the much-anticipated Political Party Funding Act will come into effect on April 1.

A giant has been called to rest

The family of trumpeter Jonas Gwangwa has been dealt a double blow as the legend died two weeks after the passing of his wife. Gwangwa was 83.


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