Zuma’s latest Cabinet reshuffle came as a ‘surprise’, says Mkhize

The governing party’s treasurer-general says the frequency of Cabinet reshuffles enforced by the president are out of the control of the ANC’s top six leaders.

African National Congress treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize says he was surprised by President Jacob Zuma’s latest Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, which saw the general secretary of the South African Communist Party’s (SACP), Blade Nzimande, axed from his post as the minister of higher education and training.

Zuma’s latest Cabinet reshuffle came as a ‘surprise’, says Mkhize

Zuma’s latest Cabinet reshuffle came as a ‘surprise’, says Mkhize

The governing party’s treasurer-general says the frequency of Cabinet reshuffles enforced by the president are out of the control of the ANC’s top six leaders.

Musician details how prominent football administrator allegedly raped her 24 years ago

Musician details how prominent football administrator allegedly raped her 24 years ago

Ferguson says he followed her to her suite after inviting her for drinks at a bar following a sports event.
Live report: Orlando Pirates vs Platinum Stars

Live report: Orlando Pirates vs Platinum Stars

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic is wary of a Platinum Stars side ‘looking to turn the corner’ in tonight’s league encounter at the FNB Stadium.
Finance committee maintains R3bn SAA bailout was necessary

Finance committee maintains R3bn SAA bailout was necessary

Parliamentary legal advisor found that the bailout approved by finance minister Malusi Gigaba in September may have been unlawful.
Brutal AB de Villiers leads Proteas to early series win

Brutal AB de Villiers leads Proteas to early series win

The Proteas’ gifted hitter whacks a magnificent 176 against a shell shocked Bangladesh attack before Andile Phehlukwayo impresses with ball.
Qedani Mahlangu said patients can sleep under a stove – Life Esidimeni mananger

Qedani Mahlangu said patients can sleep under a stove – Life Esidimeni mananger

The former Gauteng health MEC resigned after the emergence of the Esidimeni tragedy that saw 141 patients die at ill-equipped NGOs.
17 children died after removal from Esidimeni 10 years ago, arbitration hears

17 children died after removal from Esidimeni 10 years ago, arbitration hears

Life Esidimineni manager says those who survived were returned to their care by the Gauteng health department.

Tanzania arrests 12 for “homosexuality” in Dar es Salaam

Tanzanian police said Wednesday they had arrested 12 men, including two South Africans and a Ugandan, for presumed homosexuality as part of an ongoing crackdown against gays.

Kenya election chief casts doubt on ‘free, fair’ poll

Kenya’s polls chief cast doubt Wednesday on his organisation’s ability to hold a credible vote next week, as opposition leader Raila Odinga vowed to disrupt the election with mass protests.

US gymnast Maroney reveals abuse by team doctor

Olympic gold medal-winning US gymnast McKayla Maroney, inspired by the “Me Too” movement, revealed on Wednesday that she was molested for years by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.

Wrong bodies cause pandemonium at funeral ceremony

The family says it is traumatised as they were unable to find closure due to the blunder.

ANC demolished homes with residents’ furniture in EC – DA

The party alleged that residents watched as their furniture and homes were destroyed, unable to do anything as they were ‘threatened with firearms’.

Ahmed Timol inquest: why uncovering apartheid crimes remains so important

The recent, reopened inquest into the death of teacher and anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Timol, was different in many ways from a traditional court case.

Tumisho Masha to appear in court for domestic abuse

The former Top Billing presenter says he trusts the legal system and whatever course it chooses for him.

Mugabe’s wife sues over $1.35m diamond ring: report

The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has sued a Lebanese businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35-million diamond ring she ordered for her wedding anniversary, state media reported Wednesday.

lifestyle

The real reason some people become addicted to drugs

Why do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted.

Recipe: Organic butternut and Mozambican cashew curry

We cannot get enough of the flavour combinations and smells of this heartwarming dish!

This is the best time of day to work out

Getting in an early morning work out can be a great way to get the calories burning.

Why parents who pay their kids for chores are getting it wrong

Pocket money should be for learning – not for earning.

phakaaathi

Live report: Orlando Pirates vs Platinum Stars

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic is wary of a Platinum Stars side ‘looking to turn the corner’ in tonight’s league encounter at the FNB Stadium.

Fans say Steve Komphela can keep his job at Chiefs

Football fans seem to think coach Steve Komphela has done enough to have his contract extended at the end of the season.

WATCH: Komphela changes tune on Molangoane

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela found himself having to again address questions around his feud with Joseph Molangoane.

Senegal name Sadio Mane in squad to face Bafana Bafana

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse sprung a surprise on Wednesday, naming Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane in his 25-man squad for next month’s two crucial 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Bafana Bafana.

sport

Brutal AB de Villiers leads Proteas to early series win

The Proteas’ gifted hitter whacks a magnificent 176 against a shell shocked Bangladesh attack before Andile Phehlukwayo impresses with ball.

US gymnast Maroney reveals abuse by team doctor

Olympic gold medal-winning US gymnast McKayla Maroney, inspired by the “Me Too” movement, revealed on Wednesday that she was molested for years by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.

Baby Bok Ruben van Heerden grows up fast for Blue Bulls

The 19-year-old lock has been granted a lot of faith in him from coach John Mitchell and he’s responding well.

WATCH: Ouch! NBA star suffers horrific ankle injury

Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward’s cruel fate overshadows the start of a highly anticipated new season of US basketball.

business

Mining industry says Mining Charter has wiped R50bn off value of shares

The Chamber further argues that the Charter has contributed to negative credit outlook for South Africa, which may further hurt the country’s credit rating.

African Bank CEO Brian Riley announces planned exit for 2018

Riley says he is delighted with the progress the bank has made so far.

Understanding South African consumer behaviour to advance your eCommerce store

For your eCommerce business to be profitable, you need to connect with the right consumers in the right way at the right time.

Activist applies for interdict to stop proposed Nova listing

‘It is an attempt by directors to conceal their failure to repay debenture holders’ – Pienaar.

world

Kenya election chief casts doubt on ‘free, fair’ poll

Kenya’s polls chief cast doubt Wednesday on his organisation’s ability to hold a credible vote next week, as opposition leader Raila Odinga vowed to disrupt the election with mass protests.

Calls for fresh Catalan elections as deadline looms

Spain appeared to offer Catalonia’s separatists a last-minute way out of their standoff with the central government on Wednesday, suggesting fresh elections in the region could resolve the country’s worst political crisis in decades.

Wildfire toll hits 45 in Portugal-Spain but rain brings respite

Overnight rain and calmer winds have helped firefighters tame a spate of deadly wildfires that broke out over the weekend, devouring homes and killing 41 people in Portugal and another four in northern Spain.

Air attack may have caused UN chief’s plane crash: study

A new UN report on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold in central Africa has concluded it appears “plausible” the aircraft came under attack.

opinion

Those found guilty of sexually assaulting pupils should be locked up for a long time

We must improve security at schools and the vetting of those people who work with children.

All that counts to Zuma is his agenda

He has been impervious to all threats which have confronted him.

Don’t Somali lives matter?

We all know that if more than 300 people are killed in explosions in Paris, London, New York, or any First World city, there will be wall-to-wall coverage. Why is that?

Bad things do come in threes

I became a believer of this when three nasty incidents hit me in one morning.
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