The dirty money behind Moti’s kidnapping
Shady money transfers. Suspected tax evasion. sibling rivalry. Removal. A ransom of several million rand. Double crossing. Murder. A dramatic escape from South Africa to Dubai.
The Many Lives of Danny Msiza
He’s back to climb even higher. Just as his opponents were about to write his political obituary, ANC Limpopo treasurer Danny Msiza bounced back and took center stage in the party’s provincial plans.
Somizi back, Unathi out?
Media personality Unathi Nkayi is unlikely to be part of the next season of popular singing contest Idols SA.
According to sources close to the production, Nkayi’s hiatus from the show will coincide with the dramatic return of controversial judge and fan favorite Somizi Mhlongo.
The succession struggle begins
The race for each of the ANC’s six most important posts affects succession in the party’s provincial structures, which also go through their own leadership transitions.
Leaders who currently sit on provincial executive committees (PECs) are positioning themselves to take over as presidents and various provinces are pushing to place their own leaders in the highest ranks of the party.
‘Mr Fix’ didn’t fix much – Outa boss
As Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula continues to make empty promises, the Aarto law on administrative arbitration of traffic offenses has been declared unconstitutional, new driver’s license cards cannot be printed, the rail service country is in shambles, rail infrastructure has been looted and road deaths are on the rise, critics say.
The Limpopo royal family supports Cyril
Royal Limpopo leaders have backed ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa for a second term as leader of the party as they place their faith in his abilities to foster unity within the organisation.
Battle royale throws KZN legislature into disarray
KwaZulu-Natal legislature officials are in disarray as they prepare for the official opening of provincial government.
The source of their confusion is the ongoing dispute over the succession to the Zulu throne.
Teachers win ‘incentive’ court battle
The Johannesburg Labor Court ruled that the head of the Limpopo education department had no legal right to end the teachers’ rural allowance. Judge André van Niekerk ruled on Friday that the termination of the inducement was invalid.
What about Aarto’s money?
Johannesburg and Tshwane Metro Police are planning to reclaim billions of rand in traffic fines they have had to hand over to the Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) over the past decade.
The race for student education
Provincial education departments are racing against time to ensure that students are placed in schools before the end of the first term.
Inland schools opened this week and those on the coast will follow on Wednesday.
Goatskin Armband opposed to Sandton School
The parents of a former pupil of a private Christian school in Sandton are taking the school to Johannesburg Equality Court after their minor child was banned from wearing a traditional Zulu armband more than two years ago year.
Cracks in the Joburg Coalitions
Two months after the election of a new mayor to lead the city of Johannesburg, the task has not been easy for the multiparty government led by the DA.
The ANC found itself with eggs in its face after the Patriotic Alliance (PA), which had worked with it in several municipalities, decided to work with the DA in the Johannesburg Metro Council.
Lady Zamar back in the studio, after two years
Award-winning musician Lady Zamar is back in the studio after undergoing throat surgery late last year.
Yamikani Janet Banda, popularly known as Lady Zamar, underwent surgery in November, after developing throat problems, which affected her voice.
Union accuses Unisa VC of ‘anarchy’
The National Union of Education, Health and Allied Workers has accused Unisa Vice-Chancellor Professor Puleng LenkaBula of “lawlessness” and not following university procedures.
Those allegations are contained in a statement, seen by City Press, that the union wrote to its members on Tuesday.
Leadership race heats up in Zuma’s stronghold
Former Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has been on a roll since leaving Cabinet, and the planned ANC conference in the Musa Dladla area of KwaZulu-Natal in Empangeni marks a crucial test in his lobby group’s plans to establish him as a formidable force ahead of the ruling party’s elective conference in December.
The dad, the prince and the palace: the royal family misbehaves
A dispute over the occupation of the great place of Bumbane near Mthatha in the Eastern Cape has led to the abrupt end of the peace agreement between King abaThembu Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo and his son Prince Azenathi.
The SABC feud opens a Pandora’s box
The ongoing battle between the SABC hierarchy and its editor, Phathiswa Magopeni, has caused a storm in the public broadcaster, and there are indications of deep political interference.
Healthcare workers take their fight to Ramaphosa
Viwe Rula is one of more than 30 healthcare workers who left their homes in the Eastern Cape this week to camp outside the National Health Department offices in Pretoria in a bid to be employed.
The sumptuous blesser Cabonge clashes with the police
Self-proclaimed “international blessing” Serge Cabonge is at odds with the law after being arrested on Monday for reckless and negligent driving.
Parliament backs ‘sexually harassed’ academic
A parliamentary committee has come to the defense of an academic who was fired from her job at the University of Venda and later filed a sexual harassment complaint against a vice-chancellor a decade ago.
Big year ahead for the ANC and the alliance
In a rare event, the ANC and its alliance partners, trade union federation Cosatu, the South African Communist Party (SACP) and their youth structures, will hold elective conferences in the same year.
The PSC ravaged by dissent
The former vice-president of the Ben Mthembu entity files a file in Parliament concerning the president lawyer Richard Sizani
SAPS: Too many sheriffs and not enough cops
South Africa has fewer police than ever before on the streets to fight crime, while salaries for office-bound police leadership teams now stand at around R1 billion.