What’s in City Press: Mkhwebane’s impeachment inquiry on shaky ground | Mandela caught stealing sweets | How top tech probe nabbed insurrectionists

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What's in City Press, August 14, 2022
What's in City Press, August 14, 2022

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How top tech probe nabbed insurrectionists

A massive hi-tech investigation that involved the cooperation of global digital giants resulted in the breakthrough arrests of 20 alleged instigators of last July’s riots that left nearly 350 people dead and caused untold damage to the South African economy.

Backlash against varsity changes

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande’s proposed policy, which could see some universities being downgraded for failing to meet high standards, is unlikely to be adopted.

Kubayi joins ANC race for deputy president

Human Settlements Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi will accept a nomination for the ANC deputy president’s position.

Talking on the sidelines of a Women’s Day commemoration event hosted by her branch, Moloto Tambane, in Protea South in Soweto yesterday, Kubayi said no branch had formally nominated her for the post.

Mkhwebane’s impeachment inquiry on shaky ground

It has been more than a month since the parliamentary inquiry into the fitness of suspended Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, to hold office commenced, and the section 194 committee is edging closer to concluding its work.

SA National Defence Force in dire straits

Amid calls for the SA National Defence Force to be deployed to riot-stricken areas, the harsh reality is that the army barely has the capacity to get helicopters into the air or fill vehicles with fuel.

‘She missed a shoot and was told not to come back’

Actress Bukiwe Keva was allegedly fired from the popular Mzansi Magic drama Gomora through a WhatsApp text message.

Close friends of the actress, who is known for her role as high school bully Asanda on the Alexandra township-based series, claimed that she had missed a shoot on set and was given the boot.

Mandela caught stealing sweets

One of former president Nelson Mandela’s grandsons, Andile Mandela, is facing possible shoplifting charges after he was allegedly caught on camera stealing a packet of sweets from a grocery store in the Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg.

Massacre aftermath

Ten years after the massacre that claimed the lives of 34 mine workers from Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana, those who survived the massacre are still suffering from flashbacks.

Horror on the koppie: Never forget

Award-winning photojournalist Leon Sadiki was on the ground in Marikana, near Rustenburg in North West, in August 2012, when hundreds of mine workers embarked on a strike to demand R12 500 pay from Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine.

Limpopo’s overpriced digitisation contract

The Limpopo health department has defended its decision to award a tender to Veritas Digital to digitise patient files at an estimated cost of more than R1 billion.

Whistleblower who resisted corruption transferred

The members of the Housing Development Agency board have been served with a sworn affidavit that links chief operating officer Stephen Poya to alleged tender rigging in the Eastern Cape, in which a list of bidding companies associated with the “governing political party” were touted as preferred beneficiaries.

Police mum on Tembe’s death

The police in the Western Cape have wrapped up an investigation into the passing of Anele “Nellie” Tembe, the fiancée of rapper AKA.

Celebration as boy who was an infant when his father was gunned down by police turns 10

Mihle Yona was only nine days old when his father, Bonginkosi Yona, and 33 other mine workers were killed during a strike to demand a wage increase at Lonmin mine in Marikana, North West, in August 2012.

Stuttering start to ANC meeting

An ANC North West conference that was due to start on Friday finally took off yesterday evening, overcoming the late registration of delegates as well as the looming threat of a second interdict.

VIP units threaten strike

A legal battle triggered by the refusal of the SA Police Service to pay its VIP protection unit staff for overtime is threatening to leave ministers, deputy ministers, premiers and MECs without protection at times.

The ANC is on the brink of losing more metros

The ANC is on the verge of losing political control of two more metro councils – eThekwini (Durban) and Nelson Mandela Bay (Gqeberha) – with motions of no confidence expected to be submitted against the two cities’ mayors this week.


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