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Sisulu dodges NEC bullet

Several attempts to introduce a debate on Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu’s contentious views on the Constitution and the judiciary hit a snag during the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) meeting this weekend.

Battle to be Cyril’s deputy

ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe believes he is under attack from various forces who are trying to drive a wedge between him and President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Mantashe’s extraordinary claim comes as the race for the ANC’s top six hots up, with the question of who will be Ramaphosa’s deputy if he gets a second term being the most contentious.

Lesbian pupil forced to leave her school

An equality court has to consider a mother’s complaint that a private school sent her daughter home “to be healed”, after she wrote a letter about her lesbian orientation and started a relationship with a girl.

Mahlangu ‘flees’ after crash

Former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana star Jabu Mahlangu is recovering in hospital after he was involved in an accident in the early hours of yesterday morning.

School imposes drug and pregnancy test policy

Pupils at a school in the Eastern Cape will have to undergo drug and pregnancy tests, and then share the results with the school.

Xolilizwe Senior Secondary School in Nqadu, between Willowale and Dutywa, announced this policy on its Facebook page earlier this month.

Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo criticises ANC over cadre minutes

It is in the public’s interest that they should know how the ANC’s cadre deployment committee influences decisions and appointments by state entities or government functionaries.

Ntando Duma sued for copyright infringement

Actress and social media influencer Ntando Duma is embroiled in a dispute involving copyright infringement allegations brought by celebrity photographic agency Pixel Kollective.

Sexy pastor turns heads

Being a member of the clergy does not mean that Farren Watt cannot have long flowing curls and red lips and wear heels that would give other people a fear of heights.

26 025 police guns stolen or ‘missing’

The 158 firearms that disappeared from the evidence room at the Norwood Police Station in Johannesburg are just the tip of the iceberg: critics say the police are also unable to keep their own firearms safe.

Power struggle to rule the Bakgatla

There appears to be no end in sight for the chieftaincy dispute of the platinum-rich Bakgatla ba Kgafela tribe in Moruleng village, North West, where a power struggle is coming to the boil.

ANC councillors threaten to quit over regional leadership

The ANC in Mpumalanga will meet its disgruntled councillors in Msukaligwa next week to avoid the total collapse of the council. This comes after 14 councillors threatened to resign en masse in protest against the regional leadership.

Get ready to be counted – census 2022

South Africans who have no access to technology and are forced to meet Stats SA enumerators in person for the census, which starts next month, will have a choice of participating in the counting in public places such as churches or shops if they fear they could become a victim of crime.

Mangope launches bid to set aside Mkhwebane report

Without backing from the National Arts Council, Rosemary Mangope lodged a court application in a bid to review and set aside Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report.

Mourning a journalist’s journalist

City Press mourns the passing of features writer Poloko Tau, who died at his residence in Mmabatho, Mahikeng, in North West, on Friday afternoon.

Unpaid ANC staff face eviction

The ANC’s failure to pay salaries has had dreadful consequences for its employees, some of whom have been evicted from their homes or are now relying on loan sharks to provide for themselves and their families.

Scopa has mandate to probe Ramaphosa remarks

A parliamentary legal opinion cites Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane as the only authority who can determine whether President Cyril Ramaphosa broke the law by failing to declare his knowledge of state money allegedly stolen by his rivals to pay for their ANC presidential bid in 2017.

Motsepe joins ranks of super-rich luxury wine farm owners

With the exception of a glass of good Cabernet, there is nothing at the moment that gets Stellenbosch wine connoisseurs and lovers talking so fast as the news that billionaire Patrice Motsepe has bought a luxury farm in the Boland in the Western Cape.

Water from the sun

Water shortages and taps constantly running dry are a thing of the past at Ha-Matsila village in Limpopo, thanks to a solar power project.

SABC board chair on his way out

With only nine months remaining on his contract as chairperson of the SABC board, Bongumusa Makhathini seems to have made up his mind about his future at the public broadcaster.

South Africa’s hope for a brighter future

At a breakfast to honour the best-performing matrics on Thursday, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said the matriculants needed to pride themselves on the fact that, out of more than 800 000 candidates who wrote the national senior certificate examinations, they had outperformed everyone.


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