Banks face R60bn claim for selling defaulters’ homes too cheaply

More than 200 people want courts to refuse execution orders if loans can be rescheduled.

South Africa’s largest banks could be facing a R60 billion claim related to their conduct in attaching and selling the homes of defaulting debtors at prices below market value.

Banks face R60bn claim for selling defaulters’ homes too cheaply

Banks face R60bn claim for selling defaulters’ homes too cheaply

More than 200 people want courts to refuse execution orders if loans can be rescheduled.

What Marikana teaches us about Zuma’s government

What Marikana teaches us about Zuma’s government

The police seemed to think they lived in a society where deadly force was the best option. That says a lot about government.
No more camera fines for Joburg speedsters

No more camera fines for Joburg speedsters

Tender intervention impacts law enforcement, costs city millions.
SACP rejects ANC’s plan to discipline defiant MPs

SACP rejects ANC’s plan to discipline defiant MPs

The party says the campaign to discipline MPs is nothing but a ‘factionally charged agenda’.
Meter taxi drivers claim they live in fear of the ‘EFF’

Meter taxi drivers claim they live in fear of the ‘EFF’

The drivers allege men in ‘EFF regalia’ have threatened those who won’t attack Uber drivers. The party says they’re imposters.
Stop using Marikana for point-scoring, says ANC

Stop using Marikana for point-scoring, says ANC

The opposition has not pulled its punches over the lack of consequence for state officials involved in the massacre.
Grace ‘has immunity’ now that Bob is in town

Grace ‘has immunity’ now that Bob is in town

A South African government source has confirmed to The Citizen that Grace Mugabe will be granted immunity.

New Audi RS 3 Sedan, Sportback now in SA

Engine produces almost 300kW and catapults the Audi from 0-100 in 4.1s.

Leeke, Kohne out to consolidate lead

Saturday’s action will get underway at 7.45am with three groups of two stages, all within 16km of the town.

Red Star is the place to be

Top billing will belong to the Bridgestone BMW Car Club Brigade.

Expat tax could be ‘final straw’

Risk of multinationals, individuals exiting SA, experts warn.

Lack of dagga research rebounds on expert

Advocate for Doctors For Life International asked expert witness how could his evidence be provided as factual if there was insufficient data on cannabis.

Taxi drivers want fines scrapped

The drivers refused a 50% fines discount that was put on the table by the city.

High court judge warns Mkhwebane about rule of law

The strong words may not constitute a reason to remove the current public protector from office, but they are a clear warning to her.

Act now to avoid another Marikana

People living in the area today are reported to be ‘as poor as ever’ and many are angry they have been offered no real cash compensation.

lifestyle

Will DStv soon be a thing of the past?

With emerging alternatives, is DStv set to lose popularity among South Africans?

Fed up with mass tourism, Europe’s hotspots take away the welcome mat

“Never again a summer like this”: Exasperated with the hordes of visitors they blame for making their city unliveable, Barcelona residents have risen in protest.

Emma Stone tops list of best paid actresses

Oscar-winning Emma Stone capped a perfect 12 months on Wednesday as she knocked Jennifer Lawrence off the top spot on Forbes’ 2017 list of the world’s highest-paid actresses.

Two lung diseases killed 3.6 million in 2015: study

The two most common chronic lung diseases claimed 3.6 million lives worldwide in 2015, according to a tally published Thursday in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

phakaaathi

Raging Ronaldo ‘persecuted’ as appeal against ban rejected

Cristiano Ronaldo blasted his treatment by the Spanish Football Federation as “persecution” after his appeal against a five-game ban was rejected on Wednesday.

Fortune to accompany Senong for Zambia trip 

Former Manchester United star Quinton Fortune will travel with the Bafana Bafana squad to Zambia.

Shabba, Yeye and Gould set for Bafana return – report

Bafana coach Stuart Baxter is set to call up Siphiwe Tshabalala‚ Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Morgan Gould for next month’s 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Orlando Pirates: No Under17 trials at the club

Orlando Pirates have warned parents and players not to entertain reports that the club will host U17 trials this weekend.

sport

McGregor vows fast finish against Mayweather

Conor McGregor believes he will knock out Floyd Mayweather inside two rounds but is ready for all scenarios when the two fighters clash in their eagerly anticipated superfight next week.

Embattled Bulls finally hit the target with Marnitz Boshoff

The men from Pretoria have made some dodgy signings the last year or so but the former Lions and Bok pivot could compensate for that.

The Springboks’ juggler wants to leave his mark at all levels

It’s not easy being backline guru Franco Smith, who also acts as the Cheetahs director of rugby. But he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Don’t celebrate Junior Dala’s SA A spell as some breakthrough

The Titans quick won’t suddenly become a Proteas Test player but his selection does show the hidden value of creative thinking.

business

Saica responds to allegations of members implicated in state capture

Disciplinary processes will hinge on available evidence.

Tencent clobbers estimates with 70% profit surge

Chinese tech giant Tencent on Wednesday reported second-quarter results that handily beat analyst estimates in an apparent validation of the company’s push to build up its entertainment and gaming businesses.

Dudu Myeni’s 30% policy walks legal tightrope – report

It is reported that while the advice did not recommend cancelling contracts, SAA was told to bring them in line with current legislation.

world

US in ‘economic war’ with China, says Trump strategist Bannon

White House strategist Steve Bannon argued forcefully in an interview published Wednesday that the United States is in an “economic war” with China, and the confrontation with nuclear-armed North Korea is just “a sideshow.”

Defiant Trump isolated after defense of hard right

Barely 200 days into his already chaotic presidency, Donald Trump found himself an isolated figure on Wednesday after his extraordinary defense of white nationalist protesters sent business leaders and political allies scurrying for cover.

UN chief urges political solution on Venezuela

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged the Venezuelan government and opposition on Wednesday to re-start negotiations, calling for a brokered solution to the country’s economic and political crisis.

Portugal arsonists feed wildfire destruction

Portugal’s police said Wednesday they had arrested 61 suspected arsonists so far this year, with fires on the rise and figures showing the largest number of people killed in forest blazes since 2003.

opinion

High court judge warns Mkhwebane about rule of law

The strong words may not constitute a reason to remove the current public protector from office, but they are a clear warning to her.

Act now to avoid another Marikana

People living in the area today are reported to be ‘as poor as ever’ and many are angry they have been offered no real cash compensation.

A letter to Jan van Riebeeck

I’m not sure he would have the time to read my letter; from his diaries he was a furious worker.

Our leaders turn themselves into a joke every other week

They don’t seem to get tired of being the faces on memes and the losers of the week.
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