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City Press | March 19
City Press | March 19

State of panic

The South African security cluster has prepared an unprecedented plan for tomorrow’s EFF “national shutdown”, the planned protest that has sown fear, confusion and panic in communities, business and government.

Ayanda Thabethe’s bae in court drama

Popular TV presenter Ayanda Thabethe’s boyfriend Peter Matsimbe is embroiled in allegations of fraud involving 10 luxury cars that went missing while in his care.

Gauteng health’s ‘mass exodus’

The resignation of the head of the Gauteng health department, Nomonde Nolutshungu, has thrown into sharp focus the mass exodus of skilled senior officials, as five others will also be leaving.

Gender commission’s huge legal bill questioned

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has blown more than R6 million over the past three years in legal fees to pay top lawyers acting against its own officials. Insiders fear this amount could rise to about R10 million this year.

Home affairs money man in hot water

The chief financial officer in the department of home affairs, Gordon Hollamby, is facing charges of misconduct relating to an irregular biometric tender worth more than R400 million that was awarded to EOH Mthombo four years ago.

Is the Facebook rapist still alive?

The SA Police Service is officially looking for convicted murderer and rapist Thabo Bester (35). This means the police also suspect that Bester did not die in a fire last year in his cell in the prison where he was serving a life sentence.

Let’s talk about sex openly

When she hears that adults are watching her TV sex show with their elderly parents and then talking openly about this “taboo” subject for the first time, Romantha Botha feels immense satisfaction.

She is one of the presenters of Sex and Pleasure, a series of eight episodes streaming on Showmax.

From village boy to visionary

Professor Letlhokwa Mpedi, who grew up in a largely unknown village in the North West, believes his elevation to the University of Johannesburg’s top post will inspire other South Africans to believe that anything is possible,

Sign language opens international doors for Soweto woman

A Soweto woman is breaking boundaries in the untapped world of sign language, earning herself international recognition for her work in the deaf community.

Award-winning hospital dilapidated after decades of neglect

This hospital used to be one of the best in the country, a place where medical students wanted to do their training. However, after decades of neglect and lack of maintenance, its infrastructure is crumbling.

Road construction turns into a nightmare

The North West department of public works and roads’ decision to award a R50 million tender for the refurbishment and maintenance of Nelson Mandela Drive in Mahikeng has turned into a nightmare for residents and the department.

ANC to act on divided youth task team

As the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) prepares for its long-awaited national conference in June, all eyes are on the mother body as it moves to reconfigure the current national youth task team to diffuse infighting.

African countries want secure energy, green or otherwise

If African countries have to choose between energy security and a transition to green energy, they would opt for energy security.

This was the sentiment at a conference that the African Refiners’ and Distributors’ Association held in Cape Town this past week.

ActionSA crushes internal dissent

ActionSA’s leadership is adamant that it will not tolerate internal deceit, amid simmering dissent among a number of its senior members who either had their membership immediately terminated or are dumping the party over accusations of dictatorship.

‘Sputla’ prepares to end load shedding

As City Press was interviewing new Electricity Minister Kgosientso “Sputla” Ramokgopa on Friday, Eskom was announcing the reduction of load shedding from stage 5 to stage 2, and later to stage 1, for the first time in what frustrated South Africans feels like an age.

Umkhokha filming a curse on residents

The second season of Mzansi Magic’s drama series Umkhokha premiered to cheers from viewers early this month, but those who live in the Durban suburb where it is filmed are unhappy with the disruptions.

The Ramokgopas have a duty to perform

The ANC’s new “political dynasty” has the backing of the elders but the clan acknowledges that the three will work for the whole country not just their community.

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