Sars ‘accidental hero’ under renewed pressure from the Hawks – report

A confession allegedly made by a Hawks officer shows that the fraud charges against the finance minister were without legal foundation and baseless.

South African Revenue Service (Sars) officials caught in a political “crossfire” between the tax collection agency’s head Tom Moyane and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will reportedly be questioned on Monday during an internal grievance process probing an alleged “hostage drama” that took place at Sars’ headquarters on October 18.

Sars ‘accidental hero’ under renewed pressure from the Hawks – report

Sars ‘accidental hero’ under renewed pressure from the Hawks – report

A confession allegedly made by a Hawks officer shows that the fraud charges against the finance minister were without legal foundation and baseless.

‘Shocked’ Ayanda Ncwane can now speak after Sfiso’s unexpected death

‘Shocked’ Ayanda Ncwane can now speak after Sfiso’s unexpected death

The family rep said despite the shock of the singer’s sudden death, Ayanda was holding up much better.
Blitzbok stalwarts channel disappointments postively

Blitzbok stalwarts channel disappointments postively

Instead of sulking, Branco du Preez and Chris Dry used their bad Olympic experiences to come back stronger.
SABC mourns death of gospel star Sfiso Ncwane

SABC mourns death of gospel star Sfiso Ncwane

Ncwane died from suspected kidney failure at the age of 37 on Monday.
Zuma approves 0% increase for top government earners

Zuma approves 0% increase for top government earners

This also applies to premiers, mayors, judges and royalty.
Pay dispute between Limpopo MEC, Zuma supporter escalates

Pay dispute between Limpopo MEC, Zuma supporter escalates

This after Sefofa accused Makhurepetje of booking him for an event and not paying him.
Op-ed: Madiba broke ranks when necessary

Op-ed: Madiba broke ranks when necessary

Following the third anniversary of former President Nelson Mandela’s death, Ahmed Kathrada reflects on Madiba’s leadership lessons, and its relevance in today’s political climate.

Two new role players surface in Jayde murder plot

Zolani Sibeko and Khuselo Vandala were allegedly asked to organise a firearm to kill Jayde.

Police seize jamming devices, IT equipment worth R10m

This after the suspects cracked and redirected police to a storage facility containing the stolen goods.

North West Hawks clamp down on 30 illegal gambling sites

The Hawks also confiscated 198 computers worth about R3.9 million and money.

KZN govt unveils R85bn smelter park investment plan

The CS Smelter Park investment is earmarked to develop a privately owned coal-fired power station.

Makhura’s multimillion-rand mansion to be auctioned off

The house was acquired by the state in 2004 for R11.4m and was renovated for a further R4m.

Farm attacker threatens to rape wife after killing husband

Prior to the attack, the couple had enjoyed a pleasant evening with friends at a festival in town.

Mahamutsa training with Stars

Former Orlando Pirates defender Rooi Mahamutsa is training with Free State Stars as he tries to earn a contract.

Schools not allowed to withhold report cards

There have been numerous complaints of Pretoria schools threatening learners to withhold their reports due to nonpayment.

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Trevor Noah’s bae finally opens up about their ‘magic’

Taylor has also shared how proud she is of her dimply-faced boyfriend comedian.

We’ll always protect mommy for you, say Sfiso Ncwane’s sons

The two boys have also promised their father to follow in his footsteps.

Isthunzi actress joins cast of MTV’s Shuga

Mbedu will be playing the role of Ipeleng, an ambitious schoolgirl bringing up her younger brother after her mother’s death.

Ayanda rejects the Xulus this week on ‘Uzalo’

Here’s what to expect this week on ‘Uzalo’.

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Middendorp joins Bangkok United

Former Maritzburg United coach Ernst Middendorp has been appointed as a technical director of Bangkok United FC.

Zamalek show sportsmanship towards Sundowns

Zamalek have sent Caf Champions League victors Mamelodi Sundowns their well wishes ahead of the Fifa Club World Cup in Japan.

Mahamutsa training with Stars

Former Orlando Pirates defender Rooi Mahamutsa is training with Free State Stars as he tries to earn a contract.

Mosimane confident of defending league title

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is confident of his side’s chances of defending their league title amid a packed fixture schedule.

sport

Sachin Tendulkar reveals an unexpected foe

Guess who was the most difficult bowler the “little master” had to face? Hint: It’s not who you think it is.

William Longsword to strike

He clearly has talent and will no doubt enjoy this drop in class when he runs in Race 6 at Kenilworth on Wednesday.

Miracle Bureau to provide good value

Soma’s charge has been putting up very good work in blinkers

SA’s Jordy Smith finally tames the Hawaiian waves

Durbanite says he unburdened himself of pressure and finally made a “career dream” come true.

business

‘Disappointing’ GDP figures a cause for concern, says expert

This follows the country’s GDP growth rate slowing to 0.2% in the third quarter.

Cap for employment tax incentive abandoned

After concerns were raised about the possible negative impact the cap would have.

Gold shares hammered by post-Trump blues

It appears many pre-election commentators overlooked the effect of US dollar strength on gold prices.

Resist festive urge to overspend, rather pay debt – expert

Roets also urged consumers to rather save their Christmas bonus and use it to pay school fees and other accounts.

world

Nude selfies used as collateral for Chinese loans

Lenders told female borrowers that if they failed to repay the loans, their nude photos would be sent to their families and friends.

Five questions about Trump and China

Beijing was caught off guard this week by Donald Trump’s Twitter tirade against its currency, trade, and South China Sea policies.

Sick abandoned as crippling Kenyan doctors’ strike endures

Several patients are reported to have died as a result of lack of care in public hospitals, many of which are completely unstaffed.

Polanski child sex case: a timeline

US authorities want Polanski to face sentencing there in a case of statutory rape that dates back to 1977.

opinion

Op-ed: Madiba broke ranks when necessary

Following the third anniversary of former President Nelson Mandela’s death, Ahmed Kathrada reflects on Madiba’s leadership lessons, and its relevance in today’s political climate.

Despite hard lessons to learn, there is hope with democracy

We can’t pick and choose elements of the democratic process we like and toss out those we don’t.

PetroSA bosses must repay undeserved bonuses

We stand fully behind the DA’s call that the R17.3 million awarded to 11 executives at the entity be repaid immediately.

Zuma continues to make society’s blood boil

Zuma’s recent antics earned him the ire of both the SACP as well as Anglican theologian Barney Pityana.
 

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Oh boy, Americans are not happy with Trevor Noah

In a piece he wrote for the New York Times, Trevor Noah decries racial and ideological divisions in America following Donald Trump’s election victory last month.

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