Mashaba says ANC was behind violent Joburg Council meeting

The mayor says the ‘ANC protestors’ threatened the lives of councillors and City employees.

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba accused the African National Congress (ANC) of orchestrating an attack against the country’s democracy after violence flared up during a meeting of the city council on Thursday.

Mashaba says ANC was behind violent Joburg Council meeting

Mashaba says ANC was behind violent Joburg Council meeting

The mayor says the ‘ANC protestors’ threatened the lives of councillors and City employees.

Motsoaledi says Esidimeni tragedy was ‘a moment of madness’

Motsoaledi says Esidimeni tragedy was ‘a moment of madness’

He said there was no reason for so many vulnerable people to perish on account of money.
City Power MD takes leave while graft probe continues

City Power MD takes leave while graft probe continues

Mashaba said he was declaring war on corruption at the power at the utility.
Cheetahs need to answer just one pressing question

Cheetahs need to answer just one pressing question

Franco Smith’s team isn’t just to receiving so much attention before a Super Rugby campaign but they’re handling it quite well.
Where’s the corrupt bastard? – EFF MPs during Molefe’s first sitting

Where’s the corrupt bastard? – EFF MPs during Molefe’s first sitting

Controversial former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe was attacked during his first sitting in parliament.
My government is faulty, can I please get a refund?

My government is faulty, can I please get a refund?

In the real world (which politicians don’t live in) no one would willingly hand over their money for this. Gordhan must know he’s giving our money to gangsters.
Gordhan speaks out against ‘attacks’ on his department

Gordhan speaks out against ‘attacks’ on his department

The minister says citizens need to ask themselves why Treasury has suddenly come under fire.

Xenophobic attacks reveal atrocities suffered by trafficked girls – commission

Parents and guardians were urged to be very wary when their children started bringing money and valuables home.

People with fake qualifications to be named and shamed, says Nzimande

Minister Nzimande said the department took the matter seriously and had embarked on legislative measures to curb ‘phoney’ qualifications.

Cancellation of Jozi@Work programme irks Gauteng MEC

The cancellation of the Jozi@Work programmes by the DA is a direct attack on the thousands of people who had found jobs through the introduction of the programmes, says Maile.

Tempers flare during eviction of ‘land invaders’ in PE

The residents protested against the eviction, saying they were unhappy with the way it was handled.

MTN urges ‘restraint and calm’ following attacks on foreigners

This after buildings and houses suspected to be drug dens and brothels were burned in Rosettenville.

Labour minister to launch R17m compensation fund skills programme

The department said the skills programme would inject financial, accounting and actuarial skills into the Compensation Fund.

No justification for attacks on foreign nationals, say Anglican bishops

The Synod of bishops said it was deeply concerned by the potential for violence during the planned march against foreign nationals on Friday.

your life

Ultra South Africa back with a bang

Ultra SA also unveiled a new home for its Cape Town chapter, which will be the Cape Town Stadium.

Khanyi Mbau goes nude in new photoshoot

She has even posted a video of the photoshoot, and it’s all sorts of amazing.

Father-to-be Clooney ‘will stop going to war zones’

He said he and his wife Amal Clooney had ‘decided to be a lot more responsible and avoid danger’.

Twitter uproar over Minnie gracing KickOff Magazine cover

What about Carol Tshabalala and Portia Modise? Twitter has asked the magazine.

phakaaathi

Masango ecstatic after scoring a brace

Mandla Masango is happy to have opened his scoring account for Matsatsantsa a Pitori.

Rooney’s agent in China for transfer talks

Wayne Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford held talks in China on Thursday amid mounting speculation over the Manchester United captain’s future, British media said.

Messi happy at Barcelona – Argentina coach

Lionel Messi could not be happier than at Barcelona, and can crown his status as an all time great by winning the World Cup with Argentina, national coach Edgardo Bauza told AFP on Wednesday.

Ertugral has no advice for new Pirates coach

Former Orlando Pirates coach, Muhsin Ertugral has declined to comment or offer any advice to the Soweto giants’ new mentor, Kjell Jonevret.

sport

Little-known Paul Peterson red hot on a damp day

American shoots to the top of the leaderboard on a rain-hit first day of the Joburg Open but young Aaron Rai lurks.

South Africa quickly makes it mark in Abu Dhabi tour

With Mark Cavendish at the heart of the effort, the Dimension Data team win the opening stage of this year’s race.

Lewis Hamilton unveils his ride for 2017

The three-time F1 world champion boasts that Mercedes’ Wo8 is a beast waiting to be unleashed in this year’s campaign.

Stormers ‘solve’ a headache; Kings don’t have local locks

South Africa’s franchises from the Cape spring a few surprises with their teams for the opening weekend of Super Rugby.

business

Standard Bank forex trader remains on the job

Standard Bank said it learnt of the allegations on February 15, engaging with CompCom.

Fitch says 2017 Budget maintains fiscal stance

The ratings agency however, said political and social pressures would test the government’s commitment to fiscal consolidation.

Gordhan speaks out against ‘attacks’ on his department

The minister says citizens need to ask themselves why Treasury has suddenly come under fire.

Acsa faces a hard landing. This is bad news for SA

The state-owned Airports Company of SA is set to be hit by a regulatory own-goal that puts further pressure on the country’s credit rating.

world

Rise in east Europeans leaving UK since Brexit vote

The number of people from these countries leaving Britain rose by 12 000 to an estimated 39 000.

350 Myanmar farmers facing court over land grabs

Few farmers have documents to prove they have any rights to the land they farm.

Swedish citizen jailed for Facebook call to fund IS

Malmo district court judge Lennart Strinas said the case had no precedent in Sweden.

Pakistan on edge as eight killed in fresh Lahore bomb blast

No group has yet claimed responsibility.

opinion

My government is faulty, can I please get a refund?

In the real world (which politicians don’t live in) no one would willingly hand over their money for this. Gordhan must know he’s giving our money to gangsters.

Onslaught on foreign nationals a crime against humanity

Criminality should not be confused with nationality.

Gordhan’s balanced budget strikes the right note

Gordhan’s fiscal rectitude will enable South Africa to retain a degree of policy sovereignty.

People must have their say in ICC withdrawal, not just government

‘We have rights, we have obligations, and we have parliament.’

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