5 key recommendations from leaked SABC inquiry draft report

Here are the key recommendations from the provisional report into the SABC under Hlaudi Motsoeneng, as compiled by parliament’s ad hoc committee.

A forensic audit should be instituted into a controversial deal between the public broadcaster and MultiChoice in exchange for a 24-hour news channel and a review of the feasibility of the Gupta-sponsored TNA breakfast show – these are among the recommendations contained in a provisional report into the fitness of the SABC board (now without any members) to hold office.

5 key recommendations from leaked SABC inquiry draft report

5 key recommendations from leaked SABC inquiry draft report

Here are the key recommendations from the provisional report into the SABC under Hlaudi Motsoeneng, as compiled by parliament’s ad hoc committee.

Mkhwebane’s office fingers culprit behind Absa report leak

Mkhwebane’s office fingers culprit behind Absa report leak

Parties fingered in the Absa bailout are believed to have sent the entire report to the media after an official from the public protector’s office mistakenly emailed it to them.
Live report: Gabon vs Burkina Faso

Live report: Gabon vs Burkina Faso

Hello and welcome to Phakaaathi’s live reporting of the Afcon 2017 Group A match between hosts Gabon and Burkina Faso at Stade de l’Amitie.
Watch: ‘Absa lifeboat’ documentary SABC doesn’t want you to see

Watch: ‘Absa lifeboat’ documentary SABC doesn’t want you to see

Sylvia Vollenhoven’s documentary explored the Bankorp bailout years ago already, but the SABC tried everything to squash its release.
LISTEN: Cape farmer describes witnessing fires being lit on purpose

LISTEN: Cape farmer describes witnessing fires being lit on purpose

‘We see them … we see them burning. You must just pray.’
AB de Villiers apologises for not being clearer on Test future

AB de Villiers apologises for not being clearer on Test future

Proteas one-day skipper will miss Test series against England too because he’s not ‘ready’ yet but still targets comeback.
Senzo Mchunu ‘not happy’ with the ANC’s state

Senzo Mchunu ‘not happy’ with the ANC’s state

Mchunu says the deputy president should take over from Jacob Zuma, as it’s a principle that has guided the party’s leadership succession.

MEC saddened by death of three children in Dobsonville shack fire

The Gauteng MEC for Social Development said the department would send social workers to assess the family’s needs following the incident.

Investment the cure for SA’s unemployment – Fedusa

The trade union federation said investment was the most important ingredient for inclusive growth.

Investigate defaulting North West municipalities, says Cosatu

Cosatu called for decisive action to be taken against defaulting municipalities in the province.

Mineworker dies after rock falls on him at Impala Platinum

This shocking incident happened on the eve of the highly-anticipated release of statistics on the health and safety performance of the mining industry for 2016.

UPDATE: Case withdrawn against alleged abusive child minder

The person who recorded the video must also make a statement before any new leads can be followed.

Gigaba ‘applying his mind’ on Zimbabweans

The minister said he would consider all the necessary factors when deciding the fate of Zimbabwe Special Permit holders.

Durban man bust with stolen bike worth R40k

The suspect had tried to avoid officers who spotted him on the M4 bridge.

Mali suicide attack kills 40 fighters

Fighting broke out following the attack between armed groups, leaving at least one person dead and a dozen injured.

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Justin Bieber requested his own ‘Wololo’ remix – Babes Wodumo

After doing a remix with D’banj, Babes Wodumo says Beliebers will also have a share of the ‘Wololo’ hit song.

Pint-sized Sunny Pawar steals hearts in Lion

Lion is based on the true story of Saroo Brierley, who was separated from his family when he accidentally boarded the wrong train in rural India.

Art takes to Cape Town streets on Sunday

Artists Wayne BKS and Mohamed “Mo” Hassan are set to create an artwork on a large sheet of plastic stretched between two lamp-posts.

Metro FM Music Awards: Full list of nominees

The full list of nominees for this year’s Metros was announced at a nominees’ party in Joburg on Tuesday night.

phakaaathi

Live report: Gabon vs Burkina Faso

Hello and welcome to Phakaaathi’s live reporting of the Afcon 2017 Group A match between hosts Gabon and Burkina Faso at Stade de l’Amitie.

Second chance for Jali at Oostende

KV Oostende coach Yves Vanderhaeghe compared a fully fit Andile Jali to a newly signed player.

Highlands keen on Pirates’ Gcaba

Highlands Park are said to be interested in signing out-of-favour Orlando Pirates defender Ayanda Gcaba.

Mthembu to complete Celtic move today

Exiled Kaizer Chiefs strike is expected to complete his loan move to Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday.

sport

Compilation of copper cables, cover drives

One of the intriguing characteristics that Dave the Silent possesses is that he is able to multi-task in absorbing one subject while taking in another quite different aspect of what is about him.

More bad news for SA rugby as Cheslin Kolbe also leaves

Pocket rocket playmaker of the Stormers, after months of being linked, inks a deal with the French giants Toulouse.

WATCH: Is this the freakiest six ever hit?

It’s not every day that you hit a six with one hand without standing. But Najibullah Zadran is a man that can!

All Blacks in the same boat as SA as they lose another top player

Aaron Cruden, the World Cup-winning flyhalf, decides the lure of the Euro is too much as he ditches the All Blacks for Montpellier.

business

Food prices hike December inflation by 0.2%

Food price growth, in particular, lifted to 12 percent year-on-year in December, from 11.8 percent year-on-year in November.

VAT refund delays: Perception or fact?

Myriad of factors contributing to tax practitioners’ frustration – survey.

IHL buys hotel in Edinburgh city centre for £18m

The hotel consistently trades at a very high occupancy, says management.

Not even Christmas could save SA retailers

Sales updates point to a downbeat sector.

world

Scramble to treat wounded after botched Nigeria air strike

Senior military commanders in charge of the fight against Boko Haram called the latest bombing ‘a mistake.’

Earthquake of 5.4 magnitude strikes central Italy

The quake came in the wake of 36 hours of continuous snowfall.

Ex-US president George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Bush is the patriarch of one of America’s most prominent political dynasties.

Trump: ‘I don’t like tweeting’

The Republican has exploited Twitter to make administrative announcements since winning the presidency in November.

opinion

Thumbs up to ANC on its perfect disintegration plan

The proposal to align the tenure of the ANC presidency with that of the country’s president is a stroke of destructive genius from Zuma.

Ford’s blame game in Kuga scandal is wrong

The motor manufacturer has yet to make a credible apology for vehicles that caught fire on South African roads.

Humble Thuli more than qualified for top job

There’s little doubt most South Africans would vote for her in a heartbeat.

ANC succession debate is everyone’s business

The ANC needs to keep in that it isn’t having a private party somewhere. Who it chooses will determine everyone’s fate.
 

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