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The ANC blocks the Cyril probe… again

The ANC told Ombudsperson Busisiwe Mkhwebane in no uncertain terms that she had no jurisdiction to investigate leaked comments by President Cyril Ramaphosa that public funds were being used to fund internal ANC election campaigns.

Mlambo-Ngcuka reluctant to join ANC top six

Former vice-president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says she is flattered to have been approached to run for ANC vice-president at the party’s elective conference later this year, but does not want to stand in the way of younger or more experienced people.

Want to impress your boss? Avoid using emoticons

Whether it’s a friendly smiley face or a cheeky wink, many of us regularly include emojis in our work emails. But if you want to be taken seriously in the office, a new study suggests you should master it.

Wedding bells for Lebo Gunguluza?

Businessman Lebo Gunguluza has reportedly found new love less than a year after announcing his divorce from Real Housewives of Johannesburg star Lebo Jojo Mokoena.

Anti-Revival Activist Goes Viral

A video of a British activist, who is lobbying against ‘woke’ policies on transgender people, has gone viral after an argument in the stands at American Lia Thomas’ swimming meet, where she told a spectator: “It’s not a woman”.

Sex made Sodi ‘go bananas’

Controversial businessman Edwin Sodi allegedly tried to shoot his estranged wife Nthateng Lerata in the head but his gun jammed during their confrontation last week at the home they shared in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Cabinet ‘approved’ irregular CEO appointment

Cabinet has approved the irregular appointment of the CEO of the embattled Amatola Water Board in the Eastern Cape. However, in a recording obtained by City Press, Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu could be heard backtracking on his appointment this month.

ANC adviser hassled officials into approving bidder’s invoices

A councilor from Emalahleni local municipality in Mpumalanga allegedly carried invoices from a company owned by a politically linked businessman and bulldozed officials to speed up payments.

Mbali warning sent to DA members

Former DA KwaZulu-Natal member of the provincial legislature, Mbali Ntuli, advised her former colleagues to protect their mental health and speak out against unfair treatment within the party.

The next wave of Covid could be coming soon

The next surge in Covid-19 cases could be imminent, the World Health Organization has warned, just as the world begins to recover from the winter-fuelled Omicron variant in the northern hemisphere.

Russian-born tycoon plans smart boxing against South Africa‘s biggest bank

Russian-born coal mining magnate Lyudmila Roytblat has unleashed heavy artillery in her fight against FNB over the “unfair” termination of its banking services, enlisting lawyers Dali Mpofu SC and Ben Stoop SC.

Patel to appoint new lotto board

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel is to respond if he fails to ensure the National Lotteries Commission has a quorum board or extend the term of the current board pending appointment of a new board by the end of this month.

Outrage as university appoints council president as vice-chancellor

Northwestern University announced this week that it had appointed its chairman of the board, Bismark Tyobeka, as vice-chancellor. Tyobeka only stepped down as president on Thursday, when his appointment as the new principal and vice-chancellor was announced.

“Tony Kgoroge refuses to return my car”

Veteran actor Tony Kgoroge is embroiled in an ugly war of words with Portia Thothela, a lecturer and dancer based in Bloemfontein in the Free State, after he allegedly borrowed her car last year and refused to return it.

‘Pastor Wama Roll-on’ takes on the SABC

Gateway International Church leader Themba Sibiya is seeking R8 million from the SABC in a libel suit brought in the Johannesburg High Court over allegations he was branded a sexual predator and false prophet during of a segment of SABC1’s Izindaba program.

Creecy ordered to clear the air of the Highveld

Forestry, Fisheries and Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has been ordered to dust off and implement a 15-year-old plan that was drawn up to eliminate harmful air pollutants in the Highveld region of Mpumalanga and save lives.

babies having babies

The Eastern Cape Health Department has said it is gravely concerned about the number of girls under the age of 14 who gave birth between July and December last year. During its policy speech this week, Health MEC Nomakhosazana Meth said there were approximately 319 girls aged 10 to 14 and around 9,396 girls aged 15 to 19 who had given birth in hospitals across the region. province.

Rhino poacher sentenced to 53 years in prison

A 39-year-old rhino poacher who fled court after being arrested for the first time has been sentenced to 53 years in prison. The Skukuza Regional Court on Friday convicted Mike Nyathi, a Mozambican with South African nationality, of 12 of 14 rhino poaching cases and related charges.

Mkhize attacks the conclusions of the SIU

The gloves are off in the fight between the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and former health minister Zweli Mkhize, who has filed documents holed up in the unit’s investigation into him.

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