What’s in City Press: Cyril versus Busi battle in overdrive | Bok star in hotel tryst | DA’s desperate bid to hold on to Joburg

Cyril versus Busi battle in overdrive

Multiple hurdles have been put in the way of suspended Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, who cannot return to work yet, even though the Cape Town High Court set aside her suspension by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Bok star in hotel tryst

Expensive sparkling wine, romantic meals and five-star guest houses, but also an argument and unpaid bills. The run-up to the Springboks’ test against the All Blacks in Mbombela at the beginning of last month was a week of excitement for the bad boy of Bok rugby, Elton Jantjies (32).

DA’s desperate bid to hold on to Joburg

The DA’s hold on power in the City of Johannesburg is hanging by a thread following Cope councillor and “acting Speaker” Colleen Makhubele’s notice for the council sitting on Tuesday to elect the new Speaker and discuss the motion of no confidence against mayor Mpho Phalatse.

Sadness, glee and controversy

The death of Queen Elizabeth II of England this week sparked a range of emotions – from sadness to glee; from expressions of a deep sense of loss, to howls of “good riddance”.

Staff members at the BBC for example, wore black, the colour of mourning, in honour and respect for the fallen royal. A loud counterpoint to this were celebratory, and sometimes downright vulgar, comments and memes posted on so-called black Twitter and Irish Twitter.

Zinhle briefly in the clear

Former Isibaya actress Zinhle Mabena can breathe a sigh of relief – at least for now – after a two-year-long case of assault against her was withdrawn for the second time at the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court this week.

Working for the world

Growing up in Duthuni village near Thohoyandou in Limpopo, Professor Tshilidzi Marwala dreamt big – but he never thought he would one day “work for the world”, as he describes his latest job.

ANC big shot fights for her millions

Luthuli House-based ANC national executive committee member Gwen Ramokgopa wants to enforce a settlement agreement with a Pretoria-based investment entity following an alleged breach of a partnership contract that saw her inject R5.7 million into potential investment opportunities. She allegedly got nothing in return.

Mabuza’s hopes for support hinge on Msibi

Deputy President David Mabuza may yet get a share of Mpumalanga delegates to vote for him in his quest to retain his position or challenge President Cyril Ramaphosa for the ANC presidency.

Mpumalanga cabinet purge on the cards

A cabinet reshuffle in Mpumalanga, which has been rumoured to have been in the works for months, will now certainly take place – the only question is when.

Don’t blindly trust that ‘doctor’ title

Fraudsters who practise as doctors, without qualifications, using fake names or involved in the business of illegal abortions or so-called baby factories for human trafficking – these are some of the challenges faced by the medical fraternity.

Pupils failed by ‘broken system’

Pupils at Fred Norman Secondary School in Ennerdale, in the south of Johannesburg, are forced to sit on the floor or on tables, or to stand during class due to a shortage of furniture. One of the Grade 8 classes only has three chairs and, in a number of classes, three pupils have to crowd around one desk.

Is the SANDF making up its own rules?

Obstruction of justice, private vehicles repaired by army and Cuban auto mechanics, and Military Police Division dockets simply “disappearing” on orders of a higher authority are allegedly the order of the day at the military’s law enforcement agency.

Ncwanes plead to see Sfiso’s kids

The family of the late gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane have appealed to his wife, a reality television star, to let them see his children.

The Ncwanes say they last saw the two children at Sfiso’s funeral six years ago.

‘I just want my car back’

Afrobeats musician Moneoa Moshesh-Sowazi’s ex-boyfriend, businessperson Phiwe Maphanga, has allegedly contacted the star to engage in settlement talks in an effort to have her drop a case that she opened against him.

Cosatu prepares for life outside ANC alliance

The prospect of the ANC losing power in the 2024 general elections is a cause for concern for its alliance partners, trade union federation Cosatu and the SA Communist Party.

SA has no way of blacklisting deadbeat dads

The Pretoria High Court recently dismissed, with costs, applications made by fathers who had defaulted on paying maintenance and wanted the court to rule in their favour.

Attorney facing a disciplinary hearing gets shortlisted for top job

An attorney facing a disciplinary hearing at the council that regulates the conduct of legal practitioners has been shortlisted to be a commissioner for the Commission for Gender Equality.

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