What’s in City Press: Cyril leads ANC race by a mile | Bank pursues Real Housewives star over house | O’Sullivan goes to war with Fraser

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What's in City Press November 20 2022
What's in City Press November 20 2022

Cyril leads ANC race by a mile

If the nomination list is anything to go by, the only thing standing between ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa and his re-election for a second term is a parliamentary committee report on the Phala Phala farm theft.

Gordhan ‘violated’ laws and Constitution

Suspended public enterprises director-general Kgathatso Tlhakudi has taken his fight with Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan to the Competition Commission, where he alleges that his principal pushed the sale of state-owned airline SAA to his favoured bidders.

FF Plus gets first black council rep

Next week, Manicks Mpunwana will become the first black representative of the Freedom Front Plus (FF+) on a city council.

Mpunwana, a member of the FF+ in Limpopo, is being appointed as a proportional representation councillor on the Bela-Bela city council after the previous councillor was elected as a ward councillor last week.

Actress ‘steps out’, interferes in another relationship

A former 7de Laan actress’ marriage is allegedly on the rocks only a year after officially tying the knot with her husband.

The actress is allegedly involved in a love triangle with a woman from Durban and her fiancé, who is a radio presenter.

O’Sullivan goes to war with Fraser

Forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan has laid criminal charges of defeating the ends of justice against former spy boss Arthur Fraser and has requested that the police take another look at how former presidential head of security Wally Rhoode escaped prosecution in the multimillion-rand corruption scandal he was previously involved in.

Hawks close in on Carol Bouwer

The net is tightening around media mogul Carol Bouwer, as the Hawks’ investigation of her involvement in alleged fraud relating to a R40 million tender that she was awarded in 2013 is at an advanced stage.

Amatola Water goes two years without a CEO

Bulk water supply and sanitation services utility Amatola Water has been without a permanent CEO for the past seven months because Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu allegedly prefers an engineer for the top post.

Sars targets Trevor’s mom

Patricia Noah, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah’s mother, was issued with a final letter of demand by the SA Revenue Service (Sars), which is threatening to obtain an execution order to sell her assets if she fails to use methods stipulated by the revenue collector for her to pay more than R24 million in tax debt.

Dreams shattered by cruel bungle

A hard of hearing graduate from the Durban University of Technology says she is unable to fulfil her dream of becoming an arts teacher for deaf students because the National Student Financial Aid Scheme has not yet settled her pending fees of R276 344.

Lack of SA Sign Language interpreters compromises victims of sexual violence

There are nine permanently employed and 20 casual SA Sign Language interpreters in all 864 courts in South Africa to interpret for deaf people during court proceedings.

This is despite reports showing that there are approximately 4 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the country.

Deaf pastor is winning souls

The deaths of his father and grandparents in quick succession caused Jaco van Wyk, who is hard of hearing, to be angry with God. At the time, the 18-year-old did not know that God had big plans for him.

Sexual misconduct rife in SA schools

The safety of pupils in South African schools has come under the spotlight after it emerged that close to 100 teachers had been dismissed over the past five years for sexual misconduct.

Bank pursues Real Housewives star over house

Real Housewives of Johannesburg star Mpho Merriweather’s divorce from her first husband, Moganetsi Mabe, has come back to haunt her after she found out that she allegedly owes a bank and the City of Johannesburg more than R1.7 million.

ANC will fix itself before 2024 – Mashatile

Money issues have been outgoing ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile’s biggest headache in the five years he has been in the post. Empty coffers have meant that, for months, ANC staff have not been paid on time, causing them to halt their work and frustrate ANC processes.

Eastern Cape ANC to lose out at Nasrec

The ANC in the Eastern Cape runs the risk of not featuring in the governing party’s top six positions if current readings in the battle for power are anything to go by.

This comes as the provincial bloc insists that it will not back those who were part of the push for a leadership change, even as its preferred candidates stand little chance of emerging under President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ticket.

Court scolds premier for bias

Limpopo Premier Stanley Mathabatha has been criticised by a court for showing favouritism to relatives of his ANC comrade and MP Joseph Maswanganyi in 2020, when he recognised them as a traditional community and issued a certificate to Maswanganyi as senior traditional leader.

ANC starts the process of vetting top candidates

With the nominations and submissions of candidates for the ANC’s leadership structure concluded, the party’s electoral committee has begun enforcing the rules before announcing the 18 individuals who are vying for the top positions.

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