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Somizi’s all lovey dovey

Troubled media personality Somizi Mhlongo has scored a new TV gig on DStv channel Moja Love. City Press has learnt that Mhlongo started filming a new dating show called Lovey Dovey, which is set to premiere in February.

Cyril is ANC’s last hope

The ANC will go into the November 1 local government election riding on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s popularity, while the DA’s performance will be hampered by its heading to the polls with a leader who has not gripped the imagination of the electorate.

This is according to a poll commissioned by Media 24 into political trends among registered voters.

Final push: ANC targets 11 million voters

As the final week before the election begins, political parties are stopping everything else they are doing to focus on the final push of persuading South Africans to vote for them.

Terry: I don’t owe anyone

A bitter court battle is gradually unfolding in the Johannesburg High Court, involving renowned actress Terry Pheto and children’s toys retailer Greenbean Learning Resources for more than R500 000 that was allegedly leant to her and a business associate four years ago.

Battle over fibre leads to the torching of ANC councillor’s home

The installation of fibre was the spark that led to the torching of an ANC councillor’s house recently in Geluksdal, Tsakane, in Ekurhuleni.

Desmond Buitendacht’s home was torched in the early hours of Thursday last week.

Lesufi retracts assassination allegations

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has admitted that AfriForum did not pursue him and his children, nor had it planned to assassinate them. This comes after Lesufi two years ago said during a media conference on the application and placement process for Grade 1 and Grade 8 pupils that: “They [AfriForum] are following me, they are following my family, they are following my children, they are trying to attack me, they are try to kill me. They are trying to go through all my bank accounts, they are trying to see who my friends are.”

Child rape cover-up: Mother vows to fight

A woman in North West whose child was allegedly raped by a school caretaker six years ago is taking her fight to court because no action has been taken against the man, who also allegedly sexually assaulted her other minor daughter.

Herman Mashaba’s Green Mambas plan to run Jozi

This week, ActionSA president Herman Mashaba took his campaign to the Johannesburg city centre, where he preached the message of “revitalising our inner cities” and decisively handling immigration.

Boity wants R1m to settle with Bujy

Media personality Boity Thulo has allegedly asked former Metro FM host Bujy Bikwa for R1 million as part of a settlement agreement relating to an assault charge she laid against him.

Charges pile up for ‘fraudulent’ forex trader

Five more charges of fraud have been opened against cryptocurrency trader and self-proclaimed youngest South African millionaire Sandile Shezi.

‘Covid or not, we are ready for matric exams’

Even though they are bemoaning not having a matric dance, this year’s matric pupils are eagerly waiting to begin writing their final examinations next week after a long year of studying under stressful Covid-19 conditions.

‘I have always been a target’ – Mandla Msibi

Former Mpumalanga MEC for agriculture, rural development, land and environmental affairs Mandla Msibi claims there was a plot to assassinate him before he was arrested for double murder and attempted murder.

The real epidemic of our time? A science knowledge crisis

From a fundamental lack of understanding of what viruses are and how they infect their hosts and cause disease to misconceptions about how vaccines work, herd immunity and generally bad ideas about medicine and science, our generation is faced with a medical and scientific knowledge crisis and a progress void – with no hope in sight.

Al Jama-Ah uneasy about smaller parties

The emergence of new political parties in KwaZulu-Natal will make it a little more difficult for existing smaller ones to gain support in communities there.

Corruption the focal point in eThekwini

Unlike other metros that the ANC either lost to the opposition or still retains by virtue of a coalition agreement with other parties, eThekwini is still under its control – at least until November 1.

IFP campaign a ‘tribute’ to Buthelezi

The IFP, which once dominated in KwaZulu-Natal, is determined to use the upcoming local government elections as a building block to resurrect the province and ensure that it can surpass the governing party in the next general election.

Ace tries to quash oversight charge

Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule this week mounted two key legal challenges that are likely to trigger a showdown when his fraud, corruption and money laundering case returns to the Bloemfontein High Court for the pre-trial hearing on Wednesday.

DA vows to do better in final bid to run Jozi

The DA has used its daily polling system to improve its visibility in the City of Johannesburg after an initial dip that the party experienced in early results.

Pharmacies at risk as state fails to pay for vaccines

Some independent pharmacies are reportedly at risk of going out of business due to nonpayment by the national department of health for the Covid-19 vaccines they have been administering.


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