What’s in City Press: Costly strike season on the cards | Boeremag members released from prison, one re-arrested | Has Another beauty claimed Londie London’s beau?

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City Press front page May 22
City Press front page May 22

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BOERMAG MEMBERS RELEASED FROM PRISON,ONE RE-ARRESTED 

A far-right bomb planter who was jailed for life for his part in an explosion in which four people died in the 1990s fled across the border into Namibia on the day he was released on parole three weeks ago.

COSTLY STRIKE SEASON ON THE CARDS

The out-of-control surge in the cost of living and tough trading conditions for companies have seen trade unions and employers taking a hardline in wages negotiations, setting the stage for a costly strike season in South Africa.

COURT MOVES TO RECOVER R1M FROM FAITH NKETSI-NJILO’S HUSBAND

Two entrepreneurs have approached the Johannesburg High Court to force media personality Faith Nketsi-Njilo’s husband Nzuzo Njilo to pay back close to R1 million he allegedly owes them.

Queen B’s CASE AGAINST FORMER BUSINESS ASSOCIATE

Media personality Bonang Matheba’s relationship with a Zimbabwean businessperson who was a former associate ended on a bitter note when she opened a case of theft against him in March.

HAS ANOTHER BEAUTY CLAIMED LONDIE LONDON’S BEAU?

Real Housewives of Durban star Londie London has allegedly moved out of the home she shared with her businessperson partner Hlubi Nkosi amid allegations of “trouble in the relationship”.

IEC SOUNDS ALARM ABOUT VOTER APATHY

The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) has raised serious concerns about the low voter turnout during the local government elections last November.

“We’ve dipped below a 50% rate of participation in the elections. In 2016, we were at about 57% to 58%,” the IEC said.

LEGAL BODY TACKLES DALI MPOFU, MKHWEBANE

The disciplinary hearing of outspoken Advocate Dali Mpofu will commence tomorrow as the Legal Practice Council (LPC), which regulates the conduct of legal practitioners and handles some of the potentially politically explosive matters on its schedule.

This follows the council’s decision to await the outcome of the Parliament process to remove Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane before deciding whether to strike her off the roll.

PUSH TO REVIEW ANC STEP-ASIDE POLICY

The ANC branches in KwaZulu-Natal, the party’s second largest region, have tasked their newly elected leaders with mounting a province-wide lobby for the review of its step-aside resolution, citing shortcomings in its implementation

TOP UKHOZI DJ SUSPENDED ‘FOR PLAYING UNSCHEDULED SONG’

Top Ukhozi FM breakfast show host Sipho “DJ Sgqemeza” Mbatha was allegedly suspended this week for playing a song that was not on the playlist and for missing important events booked by the station.

RENEGADE GROUP ATTEMPTS TO RESURRECT MABUZA’S AMBITIONS

Deputy President David Mabuza’s campaigners for his next term in the presidency are ANC rebels who for months have been suspected of forming a new political party. This is not the first time that Mabuza’s support is seen to be coming from outside the ANC structures.

MEDICATION CRUNCH IN NORTH WEST

The North West health department is experiencing a shortage of chronic medication due to budget constraints and failure to pay suppliers on time.

On Tuesday, Health MEC Madoda Sambatha, in his budget vote speech in the provincial legislature, said the province’s health budget allocation for the 2022/23 financial year was R15.1 billion. Of this, R1.8 billion was earmarked for medicine and medical supplies.

GRADUATES SUFFER INDIGNITY OF DISCRIMINATION

Tankiso* was excited when she finally graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree from Unisa in March. She looked forward to finding a job as a teacher in Bolobedu, Limpopo.

However, her excitement was short-lived. She is now in limbo, not even sure if she will ever be able to put her teaching degree to good use. This is because of a policy put in place by the department of basic education that prioritises the appointment of teacher graduates who were funded by the Funza Lushaka bursary scheme.

WE HAVE NORMALISED THE ABNORMALITY OF TEENAGE PREGNANCY

Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba has voiced concerns about the high number of teenage pregnancies in the province, with 51% of the cases recorded in rural areas.

She said more than 19 000 girls aged between 10 and 17 had given birth in the province last year.

STELLENBOSCH RESIDENCE HAS A CULTURE PROBLEM

“There is a culture problem in Marais House.”

This is what Simeon Boshoff, a house committee member of this now infamous Stellenbosch University residence, admitted in an interview this week.


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