Zuma met Russians, was ‘warned’ before Cabinet reshuffle – report

The surprise Cabinet reshuffle which took place last week was the result of President Jacob Zuma ceding to pressure from a Russian group of police, officials and intelligence operatives.

Former state security minister and now head of the energy portfolio, David Mahlobo is understood to be the 'eyes and ears' of the Russian government.

Zuma met Russians, was ‘warned’ before Cabinet reshuffle – report

Zuma met Russians, was ‘warned’ before Cabinet reshuffle – report

The surprise Cabinet reshuffle which took place last week was the result of President Jacob Zuma ceding to pressure from a Russian group of police, officials and intelligence operatives.

Proteas pile on the runs but Faf’s back has all worried

Proteas pile on the runs but Faf’s back has all worried

South Africa’s captain leads them to a record total before he has to retire with what looks like a serious injury.
Gauteng education department facing financial difficulties – MEC

Gauteng education department facing financial difficulties – MEC

The Gauteng education department is facing a severe financial crisis, education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Sunday.
This is what former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is now doing after Esidimeni tragedy

This is what former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is now doing after Esidimeni tragedy

Former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu can now by subpoenaed to appear before the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings the DA says.
Why threats to the PIC are a concern for all South Africans

Why threats to the PIC are a concern for all South Africans

Taxpayers will have to foot the bill for government to cover any shortfall in funds in the PIC.
ANC deliberately sabotaged Western Cape drought for cheap politicking – DA

ANC deliberately sabotaged Western Cape drought for cheap politicking – DA

The ANC has ignored the DA’s pleas to assist in managing the drought crisis in the Western Cape, the DA alleges.
The real reason why Zwai and Mel Bala are divorcing – report

The real reason why Zwai and Mel Bala are divorcing – report

The former couple are still living together for the sake of their children.

Nomvethe sets new PSL scoring record

Veteran striker Siyabonga ‘Bhele’ Nomvethe has become the new Premier Soccer League’s record goalscorer.

‘Good morning’ Facebook post leads to arrest of Palestinian

Israeli police have mistakenly arrested then released a Palestinian who posted “good morning” in Arabic on Facebook after software mistranslated it as “attack them,” police and a media report said Sunday.

Two pastors arrested in two separate incidents of rape involving minor girls in Limpopo

Two pastors have been arrested in two separate incidents of rape involving minor girls in the Phalaborwa area, Limpopo police said on Sunday.

Five (good) reasons the Migos concert was a hot mess according to Twitter

The hip hop trio is one of the best trap acts at the moment but Twitter was less than impressed with their concert at the Dome last night.

Deadliest ever bombing highlights Somalia’s weakness

Last weekend’s truck bombing in Mogadishu killed at least 358 people, making it the deadliest in Somalia’s history, an attack that analysts say underscores the fragility of the internationally-backed government.

Kidnapped Pretoria businessman still missing – Abramjee

Anti-crime activists have appealed to the kidnappers of Pretoria businessman Omar Carrim, 76, to release him immediately on “humanitarian” grounds.

Surviving ‘the corridor’ – CAR’s treacherous road of bandits

“Finally in Bangui, and without incident,” said Evelin Bokassa, a truck driver from the Central African Republic (CAR) who has just arrived in the landlocked capital city after completing a treacherous five-day journey from the west coast of Cameroon.

SuperSport looking for victory in Tunisia

SuperSport United are chasing a victory or a high-scoring draw in Tunisia today against Club Africain that will be enough to see them into the 2017 Caf Confederation Cup final.

lifestyle

Recipe: Spiced baby spinach and ricotta filo parcels

Creamy, salty and flaky, spiced baby spinach and ricotta filo parcels are delicious starters.

4 simple ways to nurture closeness in your family

Creating memories and enjoying time together should definitely be a priority for families.

‘Czech Trump’ clinches election victory, eurosceptics boosted

With voters upset over traditional parties and orders from Brussels, billionaire populist Andrej Babis, dubbed the “Czech Trump”, clinched victory in the Czech Republic’s election on Saturday, while eurosceptics and an anti-Islam group backed by France’s National Front made strong gains.

World Osteoporosis Day: 3 ways to boost bone health

By the time of menopause — often around age 50 — many women discover they have reduced bone density due to a condition called osteoporosis.

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Nomvethe sets new PSL scoring record

Veteran striker Siyabonga ‘Bhele’ Nomvethe has become the new Premier Soccer League’s record goalscorer.

SuperSport looking for victory in Tunisia

SuperSport United are chasing a victory or a high-scoring draw in Tunisia today against Club Africain that will be enough to see them into the 2017 Caf Confederation Cup final.

AmaZulu stun Sundowns

Inspired second half substitutions by AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson proved to be the difference for Usuthu.

Jordaan aware of rape allegations, says he will respond soon

With a week of silence having passed since Jordaan was accused of rape 24-years ago, he says he will respond and that the media can ‘write whatever they like.’

sport

Proteas pile on the runs but Faf’s back has all worried

South Africa’s captain leads them to a record total before he has to retire with what looks like a serious injury.

Whistleblower makes claims of systematic doping in China

Chinese doctor Xue Yinxian claims more than 10,000 athletes in different sports were involved in a state-backed doping programme.

92-year-old Johannesburg lady finishes 20km race walk!

Cecily Rootenberg is thought to have created history in her age category at ASA’s race walking championship, showing that age is no barrier.

Currie Cup: WP power wins the day in a scrappy Newlands semi

Supreme defence and physicality from the Capetonians knock the Lions out of their stride in a poor game of rugby.

business

Get ready to fork out 71% more on license renewals

The Minister of Transport has announced that motorists can expect a massive increase on all license disc renewals in 2018. We find out why.

Koko and Eskom evidence leader have business links – report

When asked if the transaction was a conflict of interest, Matsaung reportedly said the media should stop distracting black lawyers who struggle to get business from government.

FBI probe into the Guptas could have extensive reach

‘You can’t escape the long arm of the US Department of Justice.’

A billion-rand development for CT city

The mixed-use precinct will transform a windy waste into a village.

world

Catalan leader blasts Spain move to sack separatists

Spain took drastic measures Saturday to stop Catalonia from breaking away, announcing plans to dismiss its separatist government and call fresh elections in a move the region’s leader compared to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

Mugabe WHO appointment ‘unacceptable’: Canada PM

The appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization is “absolutely unacceptable” and “ridiculous,” Canada’s premier said Saturday.

France charges eight over plot targeting politicians

France has charged eight men, including three minors, following an investigation into far-right activists allegedly plotting to target politicians and mosques, prosecutors announced Saturday in Paris.

Smell of death permeates Kabul mosque hit by suicide bomber

The smell of death permeated the Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul on Saturday hours after dozens of Shiite worshippers were slaughtered by a suicide bomber during evening prayers.

opinion

Love Kulula’s #TravelHater ad – or do I?

The ad is funny and connects with its target audience to make the point that one should go out and make their own travel stories instead of hating on others.

Proteas must play their young guns

Having a look at what fringe players can bring to the table can benefit South African cricket.

Hope for more than a derby draw

Chiefs have some momentum after their amazing win over Sundowns, with Bernard Parker reminding everyone of his class with a brilliant goal.

Zuma dishes up the Last Supper

He is a shameless, unscrupulous opportunist. The ease with which a leader can surround himself with indentured sycophants is not a novel.
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