What’s in City Press: North West returns R17 billion to the National Treasury | Busi starts two fresh investigations into Cyril

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North West returns R17 billion to the National Treasury

The North West, which has one of the worst service delivery records in the country, is on the verge of giving back R17 billion of a total budget of R57.4 billion to the National Treasury because the provincial departments were unable to spend the money.

ANC had a tight grip on MPs in parliament

The ANC ran a tight ship in Parliament this week to ensure that not a single party MP would secretly vote in favour of the two opposition motions to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa and Cabinet.

I said what I said’: feuding celebs involve law

Muvhango actress Tebogo Thobejane has laid a defamation charge against her former friend Inno Morolong following a social media spat in which Morolong labelled Thobejane as promiscuous and immoral.

Mpumalanga moves out of David Mabuza’s shadow

With the Ngci faction’s loss at yesterday’s Mpumalanga ANC elective congress, President Cyril Ramaphosa is assured of support from the province because newly elected chairperson Mandla Ndlovu recently pledged it to him.

An estate, a goat and an impala

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. This is what a 70-year-old resident of a leafy estate in Ballito, northern KwaZulu-Natal, has learnt after the trustees rejected her request to domesticate two goats. The estate is teeming with impalas, dogs, cats and other pets.

Busi starts two fresh investigations into Cyril

President Cyril Ramaphosa faces three ongoing investigations by the Public Protector, including two similar complaints on “serious allegations of judicial capture”.

Makhosi Khoza: There are values I will not trade

Former ActionSA eThekwini councillor Makhosi Khoza says her anticorruption stance has convinced organisations wanting to work with her that she is removed from her identity.

North West chief director still in place despite adverse ruling

North West Premier Bushy Maape has retained Sam Mokaila, former chief director for the province’s Ikatisong School of Governance, as his special adviser nearly a year after Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane found that he had been irregularly headhunted and appointed without suitable qualifications.

Limpopo mayors still off the VBS hook – for now

While some Limpopo ANC mayors have bitten the dust for unlawful investments in the defunct Venda Building Society Mutual Bank, their counterparts in the Sekhukhune region have returned stronger.

Minister, SABC board on a collision course

Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni’s final push for analogue television switch-off before the end of last month and the SABC board’s resistance to doing so has put them on a collision course.

Bank wants David Kau’s house

Seasoned comedian and actor David Kau is at loggerheads with his bank, which is demanding that he settle more than R1 million of his mortgage after the 43-year old allegedly missed payments for his home in Kyalami, Johannesburg.

Outwit and outplay: Will your favourite BBM housemate walk away R2 million richer?

After three months of entertainment and drama, the Big Brother Mzansi season 3 finale is here and all eyes are glued to the small screen to see who will be victorious.

Mpumalanga EMS not up to par

If you are involved in a car accident in Mpumalanga today, chances are that you will not only have to wait a long time for an ambulance, but also that the training of the emergency personnel attending to you will only have been a “four-week first aid course”.

South African expat helps Ukrainians escape

He laughs when you call him the “Afrikaans Oskar Schindler”, but thanks to businessperson and philanthropist Johan Oldenburg (52), some Ukrainian refugees are now safe in the Netherlands.

134 000 orphans as Covid-19 ravages SA

Research published in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health journal in February shows that nearly 5.2 million children worldwide – 134 000 of them in South Africa – were orphaned when their parents or caregivers died of Covid-19.

Inspectorate launches a probe into G4S prison conduct

The Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services has launched a probe into the conduct of private guards at the Mangaung Correctional Centre in Bloemfontein.

Meds sidelined as liability claims hit R14bn

With a staggering R14 billion worth of medical negligence lawsuits, Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba is concerned that the department will have to divert funds meant to buy medicines to settle the claims.

Religious intolerance a problem in SA schools

Following the death of yet another pupil as a result of alleged bullying related to spiritual calling, teachers have been called on to do more to protect children with such a calling.

According to the African Traditional Association, “some teachers are to blame for the bullying at schools of pupils with spiritual callings”.

Sisulu is under attack for ‘working with factional groups’

Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu’s political adviser Mphumzi Mdekazi believes there is no basis to the complaint lodged against her by the ANC in the Northern Cape for delivering a political lecture in Kuruman last weekend.

Tycoon takes bank’s complaint to prudential authority

Prudential Authority CEO Fundi Tshazibana this week received a complaint from Russia-born mining tycoon Lyudmila Roytblat about FNB’s decision to terminate her 15-year-old personal and business banking services.

Nsfas waits for funds from National Treasury

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) has not received its funding allocation from the National Treasury for this financial year, and will only be able to release payments for students’ allowances to the tertiary institutions once it receives the funds.

Qhakaza Mohare: Tech and poetry intertwine

After ditching politics, a career path she thought she would pursue until she was exposed to its realities in the first year of university, her passion and drive for youth development and technology in education took over, and today Qhakaza Mohare has both opened and been involved in spaces that play a pivotal role young creatives’ lives.

College rugby festival trip claims young lives

The parents of Malatswa Kgasago (18) from Tembisa on the East Rand, who drowned during a rugby tour in Durban, want to know what really happened to their son before deciding whether to pursue the matter

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