Court rejects Zuma’s bid to review state capture report

Judge Mlambo has shot down Zuma’s grounds on which to review all the remedial action contained in Madonsela’s report.

President Jacob Zuma was today not only saddled with personally paying legal costs amounting to millions of rands, but was given 30 days to appoint a commission of inquiry into state capture, headed by a judge selected by the chief justice.

Court rejects Zuma’s bid to review state capture report

Court rejects Zuma’s bid to review state capture report

Judge Mlambo has shot down Zuma’s grounds on which to review all the remedial action contained in Madonsela’s report.

Sneak peek at the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Sneak peek at the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

More than three million have been sold, which makes it Mercedes’ commercial flagship.
262 journalists imprisoned by ‘world’s worst jailers’, CPJ reports

262 journalists imprisoned by ‘world’s worst jailers’, CPJ reports

The organisation has accused the US and ‘Western powers’ of failing to pressure the world’s worst jailers – Turkey, China, and Egypt – into improving the bleak climate for press freedom.
Mashaba implicates minister and deputy minister in R1.7bn MTC scandal

Mashaba implicates minister and deputy minister in R1.7bn MTC scandal

An unnamed minister and a deputy minister are reportedly implicated in a decision taken by the then ANC-led council to purchase a fibre network for almost R200m.
WATCH: Siya Kolisi hurting over Springbok comments

WATCH: Siya Kolisi hurting over Springbok comments

The reliable flanker believes debate over the national team’s performance isn’t constructive and that the team never go out to lose.
Hanekom blasts Mbalula over links to Guptas, urges him to ‘come clean’

Hanekom blasts Mbalula over links to Guptas, urges him to ‘come clean’

Mbalula should come clean and break away from the Guptas, says Hanekom.
Zuma must personally pay costs for failed bid to stop state capture report  

Zuma must personally pay costs for failed bid to stop state capture report  

The judge says the president’s persistence to continue with his application amounts to objectionable conduct and a clear abuse of the judicial process.

INFOGRAPHIC: Online application service to help you get into varsity

Services are also applicable to students who missed the application window period.

ANC branch irregularities do not affect regional conference, NW court hears

According to Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, the conference is attended by many branches that do not have irregularity.

Living with HIV for 26 years: ‘It’s possible’

Aids awareness falls in the month of December, when the virus is highlighted.

21 cases of listeriosis reported in Mpumalanga

The community can prevent the disease by avoiding eating raw food, unpasteurised milk or dairy products and to avoid processed foods.

Woolworths recalls children’s T-shirts over animal fur

The retailer says it takes its responsibility to animal welfare ‘incredibly seriously’.

Mogoeng calls for ‘brutal introspection’ in public discourse

The chief justice says the narratives being peddled in public discourse can ‘only serve as further entrenching divisions in South Africa’.

Going to Cape Town on Friday? Bring your own bottle

This Friday, everybody heading to Cape Town International Airport is encouraged to replace 5kg of their baggage allowance for 5l of water.

TUT cuts ties with Israel

Israel’s deputy ambassador to SA Ayallet Black says the university’s move is surprising.

lifestyle

Going to Cape Town on Friday? Bring your own bottle

This Friday, everybody heading to Cape Town International Airport is encouraged to replace 5kg of their baggage allowance for 5l of water.

Recipe: Waffles with mature cheddar and truffle

A cheesy, savoury spin on waffles.

Keeping your healthy balance over the holidays

For some, the legendary lavishness of the holidays is an excuse to let go, despite the stated aspirations to achieve that bikini body this summer.

Spike in Listeria infections in SA: why it matters

Health authorities in South Africa have launched an investigation to find the food source that has resulted in an unprecedented increase in listeria cases across the country.

phakaaathi

Cape Town City to face PSL axe

Cape Town City could be kicked out for the Absa Premiership for signing a sports betting-company as their shirt sponsor.

Easy draw for SA teams in Caf cups

Bidvest Wits have been drawn against Pamplemousses of Mauritius in the preliminary round of the 2018 Caf Champions League.

 Fans react to Pirates’ ‘mistake’ on player’s age

Orlando Pirates were accused of hiding the real age of defender Innocent Maela.

Egyptian clubs join race for Billiat’s signature  

Egyptian clubs Al Ahly and Zamalek are interested in signing want-away Mamelodi Sundowns star Khama Billiat.

sport

WATCH: Siya Kolisi hurting over Springbok comments

The reliable flanker believes debate over the national team’s performance isn’t constructive and that the team never go out to lose.

Drama as Tour de France winner Froome fails drug test

The test will raise new questions about cycling over the use of so-called therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs).

Protea bowling hotshots’ returns go just swimmingly

Titans coach Mark Boucher raves over how the returns of Steyn, Morkel, Morris and Ngidi couldn’t have gone better in the Ram Slam.

Stretching competition into realms of insanity

The challenges organisers of endurance sports come up with never cease to amaze me.

business

Woolworths recalls children’s T-shirts over animal fur

The retailer says it takes its responsibility to animal welfare ‘incredibly seriously’.

Inflation eases to 4.6 percent year-on-year in November – Stats SA

The consumer price index increased by 0.1 percent month-on-month in November, Stats SA said.

Bitcoin, blockchain, valuations and bubbles

Cutting through the hype with Citadel investment analyst Nishlen Govender.

Steinhoff has cost investors almost R300 billion

When one calculates the impact across related companies.

world

Q&A: Tillerson changes tune on North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may have opened the way to negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear programme, saying Washington was ready to talk “without preconditions”.

Six Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambushes

At least six soldiers died in two separate Boko Haram ambushes in northeast Nigeria, military and civilian militia sources said on Monday.

Worst recent attack on UN kills 15 peacekeepers in DRCongo

The United Nations suffered its worst attack on a peacekeeping mission in nearly a quarter of a century when suspected Ugandan rebels attacked a base in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 15 peacekeepers.

Over 60 killed in South Sudan cattle battles: officials

At least 60 people have been killed and dozens wounded in battles over livestock in South Sudan, local officials said Friday, the latest in a series of attacks between rival communities.

opinion

Zuma’s ‘alien’ ANC practices still continue to this today

In the buildup to the national conference, which will see President Jacob Zuma hand over the party reins to a new leader, it is interesting to note his political observations in 2012 about the state of the governing party then.

Little hope and empty dreams

Readers are aware I’ve been watching live broadcasts of parliamentary sessions.

SA engulfed by sexual violence

The danger then is that even at times of heightened public awareness, as in the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children just ended, we become desensitised and switch off.

A bright side to tornado tragedy

In mere minutes, the winds destroyed more than 500 shacks and houses and left 1 100 people homeless, with 50 people injured.
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