Cyril cuts short London trip over Mahikeng chaos

The president is expected to return to Pretoria tonight ahead of his visit to the province tomorrow with ANC leaders.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for calm in North West capital Mahikeng after residents looted Lonely Park for the second day running, calling for Premier Supra Mahumapelo to resign.

Cyril cuts short London trip over Mahikeng chaos

Cyril cuts short London trip over Mahikeng chaos

The president is expected to return to Pretoria tonight ahead of his visit to the province tomorrow with ANC leaders.

Transnet CFO Garry Pita resigns

Transnet CFO Garry Pita resigns

Pita’s resignation comes as public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan is seemingly engaged in a clean-up of state-owned enterprises.
BLSA vows to aid transformation, land issues

BLSA vows to aid transformation, land issues

BLSA chief executive Bonang Mohale said transformation is a vitally important issue for South Africa and their members.
AfriForum will have to wait for Malema prosecution decision – NPA

AfriForum will have to wait for Malema prosecution decision – NPA

The prosecutions body says AfriForum is jumping the gun by declaring they are in any position to privately prosecute the EFF leader.
Karabo was violent and addicted to ‘high life’ – Mantsoe

Karabo was violent and addicted to ‘high life’ – Mantsoe

Murder accused Sandile Mantsoe also told a police captain he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and Karabo had committed suicide.
Warders foil majority of escape attempts, MPs told

Warders foil majority of escape attempts, MPs told

There were 1 244 escapes in 1995 but the number had dropped to 50 during the 2016/17 financial year, a parliamentary committee heard.
Violence, looting continue unabated in Mahikeng

Violence, looting continue unabated in Mahikeng

Residents of Mahikeng and surrounding villages shut down the North West capital demanding that premier Supra Mahumapelo resign.

Gupta-owned mines funds again feature in court

All the stakeholders, including the taxpayer, had major interests in the outcome of the proceedings which had been delayed, the court said.

Police intercept smugglers on SA – Zim border

One of the vehicles, a BMW X3, was abandoned by the culprits in the Limpopo River.

Black mamba caught in Centurion woman’s yard

The snake might have come from Limpopo, as the woman had visitors from Limpopo over the weekend.

Gauteng govt streamlining projects to boost investment

A commissioned study found that delays in environmental impact assessments impeded potential investors in infrastructure projects.

Activists, sportspeople lead National Orders awards

The Orders are awarded to individuals who have dedicated their lives to making a difference.

Full list: National Orders recipients to be honoured

The Orders are awarded to individuals who have dedicated their lives to making a difference.

WATCH: R50k bail for former SABC DJ facing R2.6m-drug charges

Dino Michael and wife were allegedly found in possession of drugs worth R2.6m.

SBV partners with Yusuf Abramjee to fight cash-in-transit heists

Abramjee is currently the global communications director of Crime Stoppers International (CSI) and also chair of its media committee.

lifestyle

Record-breaking travel destinations to visit around the world

If you’re in need of a holiday so momentous it will be talked about for years to come, consider visiting a few destinations that boast their own record-breaking achievements.

Recipe: Brandy cocktail

The perfect autumn drink to give you that warm and fuzzy feeling.

3 easy tips for cleaning an oven

Make this dreaded household chore much simpler by using these tips.

5 ways to get the most out of your fruits and veggies

Increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables is the best way to kick off your healthy lifestyle.

phakaaathi

Safa CEO fires back at ‘clown’ Ace Ncobo

The South African Football Association (Safa) CEO Dennis Mumble has hit back at Andile “Ace” Ncobo.

Arrows midfielder survives car accident

Golden Arrows midfielder Siphelele Magubane survived a horror car crash in Durban on Thursday.

Sundowns defender reveals talks with Belgium club

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca has revealed that he has been talking to a coach in Belgium about possibly moving back to Europe.

Rayon fans come to the club’s rescue in Maputo

The Diaspora Fan Club of Rayon Sport FC did their bit to ensure that their team was ready to take on Clube de Desportos da Costa do Sol of Mozambique.

sport

Groom(ed) for Lions success

Set to make his Lions Super Rugby debut off the bench on Friday in Sydney scrumhalf Nic Groom is fully aware of the key role he has to play against the Waratahs.

Newly hurt Whiteley to stay behind as Lions fly out

The captain may still recover in time for this weekend’s Super Rugby clash in Sydney.

Cricket SA sad to hear about death of Colin Bland

Cricket SA (CSA) said on Tuesday it had heard with sadness of the passing of Colin Bland in London at the age of 80 after a long battle against colon cancer.

Springboks invite 15 Sharks players to Durban camp

The Springboks start their international commitments with a clash against Wales in Washington DC on June 2.

business

Absa denies role in Steinhoff shareholders’ losses

The bank says it has not received any notification from VEB regarding its liability for damages incurred by Steinhoff shareholders.

Youth chamber threatens govt entities with court over failure to comply with BEE

The YCCSA says government entities in Mpumalanga are reluctant to implement the provisions of the PPPFA.

Whipped investment funds are sticking with Resilient

Despite nervousness about whether market regulators will find the property group guilty of share price manipulation.

Investors still heading offshore – Glacier International

Flows suggest breakdown in relationship between rand weakness and externalisation.

world

Queen puts foward son as next head of Commonwealth

Queen Elizabeth II, the Head of the Commonwealth, opened the Commonwealth summit for what may be the last time on Thursday voicing hope that her son would be allowed to carry on her role.

German police smash Thai forced prostitution ring in ‘biggest’ raids

German federal police said they carried out the biggest raids in their history Wednesday against an alleged organised crime ring suspected of trafficking hundreds of women and transsexuals from Thailand for prostitution.

Trump says CIA chief met Kim in North Korea, as peace deal mooted

US President Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday that his CIA chief has held secret talks with North Korea’s leader in Pyongyang, as the South said it was exploring paths to a peace deal with the nuclear-armed North.

Seoul to seek deal on formally ending war with N Korea

South Korea is seeking to open discussions about formally declaring an end to the war with the nuclear-armed North at a rare inter-Korean summit next week, officials said Wednesday.

opinion

Sometimes it seems a bit too obvious that the media may be protecting Cyril

Are we still so drunk on ‘Ramaphoria’ that it’s necessary to edit and sanitise the president’s son’s quotes now?

How to reduce the carnage on our roads

There needs to be basic traffic education, beginning in primary school, which will help reduce the huge numbers of pedestrians killed every year.

Ultra-woke hordes spreading ignorance, intolerance

It seems like the Ultra-woke are the future of our species. This likely means our species has no future.

Ramaphosa in UK for good of SA, not to take orders

He is there to tell everybody who will listen that SA is open for business – and that the era of Zuma and state capture has been left behind.
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