What’s in City Press: Why Pravin axed his DG | Court finds against Cassper Nyovest | Shadrack Sibiya quits Gauteng Hawks and rejoins SAPS

Why Pravin axed his DG

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s tendency to micromanage and a dispute over the valuation of the SAA prior to its partial sale to a private consortium are among the reasons for the dramatic fallout between the two men who are responsible for South Africa’s bleeding state-owned enterprises.

Zizi Kodwa drawn into Phala Phala investigation

Deputy State Security Minister Zizi Kodwa has become a person of interest as more details of the alleged robbery of an estimated $4 million (R60 million) in cash from a farm owned by President Cyril Ramaphosa in Limpopo in 2020 come to light.

Eskom has missed its own deadlines

Eskom has missed its own deadlines for putting unit 2 at Koeberg Nuclear Power Station back into operation, and this is contributing to the stage 4 load shedding that is being implemented across the country.

Jacob Zuma lambasts Justice Zondo

Former president Jacob Zuma has instructed his lawyers to take the Zondo commission’s findings against him on judicial review.

Mzwanele Manyi, spokesperson for the Jacob Zuma Foundation, told a media briefing in Sandton yesterday that the findings by the state capture commission, chaired by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, were not based on any “concrete” evidence.

Battle to place graduate teachers

Provincial departments of education are yet to place more than 2 000 graduate teachers funded by the basic education department’s Funza Lushaka bursary.

Judgment question: Why Maya wrote in isiXhosa

Questions about the decision that Supreme Court of Appeal president Mandisa Maya made to write a judgment in isiXhosa three years ago dominated her interview for the job of deputy chief justice on Monday.

Unisa VC in hot water over spending

Unisa vice-chancellor Professor Puleng LenkaBula could face a disciplinary hearing if the university’s council decides to implement recommendations made after a forensic investigation.

Municipality given hefty fine for water pollution

Mpumalanga’s Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, which has been fined R10 million for allowing sewage to spill into a river and leaving refuse uncollected, is not the only one breaching the country’s environmental laws.

Namibian branch of EFF keeps theft at Phala Phala top of mind

Namibian President Hage Geingob has avoided criminal charges over his alleged involvement in the unlawful rendition of the suspects who allegedly stole millions of dollars in cash from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala farm in Limpopo.

Shadrack Sibiya quits Gauteng Hawks and rejoins SAPS

In a dramatic turn of events, the former boss of the Gauteng Hawks, Major General Shadrack Sibiya, has resigned as the group head of forensic and investigating services in the City of Joburg, with his future well secured in the SA Police Service (SAPS).

The Zondo script on how to repair SA

In his final part of the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo offered not only a devastating critique of how South Africa was captured, but also practical suggestions on how malfeasance can be prevented in the different layers of government.

Skhumba and Thomas move to 10pm

Kaya FM breakfast show presenters Thomas Msengana and Skhumba Hlophe left their fans worried after saying goodbye to the morning show on Friday.

‘Cadre deployment is illegal’ – Zondo

The ANC’s policy of cadre deployment is illegal and unconstitutional.

This is what Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said in the last report from the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture.

Court finds against Cassper Nyovest

House music guru DJ Sumbody, whose given name is Oupa Sefoka, has obtained a court order instructing renowned rapper and television presenter Cassper Nyovest to implement a settlement agreement worth about R147 000 in unpaid royalties.

Delegate interdict application mars Gauteng ANC conference

The second day of the much-anticipated Gauteng ANC provincial conference was upset by delays and uncertainty following an urgent court interdict application in the Johannesburg High Court.

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