It’s been five months, and the defence department has failed to hand over documents regarding an investigation into its former minister’s R11 million bill for chartered flights.
The state will provide free medical care and hospitalisation for all, President Jacob Zuma has said.
Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula referred to “a cabal”, “conniving” and “collusion” as he expressed frustration about delays in getting to the bottom of football match-fixing allegations.
The National Prosecuting Authority is looking into the criticism from the Supreme Court of Appeal against a top official.
Lesotho’s prime minister has asked southern African states to send peacekeepers into his mountain kingdom to restore order after an apparent coup over the weekend, his aide said.
The state has asked for a postponement in the matter between King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo of the abaThembu and President Jacob Zuma, the presidency has said.
Remember the slogan “ANC Lives, ANC Leads”? It was displayed boldly on T-shirts, caps and posters during the defiance campaign of 1989.
Hot or Not
Beyoncé. And no, she is not hot because of that rhinestone bodysuit alone. We salute the singer for proudly proclaiming herself a feminist at the MTV Video Music Awards and for so beautifully sampling Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s thoughts on what it means to be a feminist today.Not:
Marikana strike leader Xolani Nzuza. This week he told the Marikana Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of 44 people two years ago that he bore no culpability and would not apologise for the brutal deaths of security guards Hassan Fundi and Frans Mabelani at Lonmin.
When it’s your time, it’s really your time. Fresh from a gold in triple jump at the Commonwealth Games, Khotso Mokoena led the South African contingent with a solid victory in the men’s long jump event at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm this week. This could prove to be Mokoena’s year to capture the world stage and make it his own.Not:
Ratings agencies have become one of those things we love to hate. Whether anyone agrees with the downgrades or not, the minute they declare a company or country junk, a whole lot of investment protocols kick in, ensuring that the rating is proven correct. We have felt their scorn, and we want them to go away and pick on someone else.
Laughter is the best medicine, but it wasn’t enough to cure actor Robin Williams of his deep depression. He made us weep with laughter and, in his darker roles, just weep – and hid his own demons behind a wide smile and sad eyes. His suicide this week left the world a little emptier.
Thanks for the memories, Robin – we’re sorry for your pain.Not:
President Jacob Zuma has mastered the art of passing the buck. After keeping us waiting for months for a response to the Public Protector’s Nkandla report, he delivered what was essentially two pages of a reply as most of the 20 pages were a regurgitation of other reports. And the substance was: Ask the police minister.
When science is cool, it’s really cool. European spacecraft Rosetta caught up with a comet this week. It will attach a probe to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – Chury to its friends – and gather data from its surface. This will offer a peek into what reports call a kind of “astronomical time capsule” to see what things were like when our solar system was born.Not:
Lending money to poor people at high interest rates is bad enough. Springing one of the biggest shockers in South Africa’s corporate
history is not hot either. Not long ago, African Bank’s management indicated it was at rock bottom. Almost R10 billion got burnt this week once the extent of its problems became clear.
Team SA for their 37-medal haul with three days to go at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, getting closer to the target of 43 set by Sascoc and already surpassing the 33 from the 2010 Games. The SA lawn bowls (five gold medals), judo (one) and Rugby Sevens teams proved that the nation should not only always rely on swimming and athletics for gold medals.Not:
What will it take for the US to finally ditch its “softly, softly” approach to Israel? Not even the bombing of a UN-run school in Gaza by Israeli forces could do it. The US called the act “indefensible” and called on Israel to “live up to their own standards” of protecting civilians. That’ll show ’em, Obama. Or not.
The decision not to immediately proceed with plans to suspend EFF MPs vindicates the party, says its MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.
Parliamentary meetings should only be held in-camera in exceptional circumstances and this should not become the norm, says the DA.
The Democratic Alliance has called on Justice Minister Michael Masutha to make the necessary recommendations to remove deputy National Prosecuting Authority head Nomgcobo Jiba from office.
President Jacob Zuma would like Jesus to return to earth to cleanse everybody’s sins.
After the Public Protector called for an end to hostilities with the ANC this week, City Press sat down with her to ask how she keeps up.
- Public Protector to begin new probe into Hlaudi Motsoeneng
- I did not insult ANC voters – Public Protector
- Public Protector to question Gupta plane team
- Full statement – Public Protector’s Nkandla report: Security cluster heads for court
- Opposition only offers Public Protector reports – Blade Nzimande
Every year, taxpayers spend about R250 million – a full round of upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home – on constituency offices for MPs.
Parliament is reviewing its security policy following the disruption last week by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs, but there won’t be any amendment of its rules to protect President Jacob Zuma.
- Floyd Shivambu challenges Baleka Mbete for being ‘biased’
- Stats SA gives municipalities mixed service-delivery scorecard
- New hospital shows the state is ‘working to deliver services for all’
- Nurse raped, stabbed at Helen Joseph hospital
- Another bus set alight in Cape Town, driver treated for shock
Fifa is not a small federation from Gugulethu, it is a big, powerful international body.
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- MT @eldrige4: I just hope this thing with Zuma and the KIng does not lead to Cultural divisions in SA #talkingpoint #dalindyebo 2 hours ago
- MT @_Oscar_lee: As much as #Dalindyebo came clean about DA, I don't think he's a good role model let alone Zuma. #talkingpoint 3 hours ago
- MT @nadinenade: The king has spoken, who are we to argue ;-) #talkingpoint #dalindyebo 3 hours ago
- MT @linkywells: An angry chief-cum politician could say so. He has to say for his own politics. #talkingpoint #dalindyebo 3 hours ago
- MT @Marco_Cahn: Zuma & the ANC r good at calling other people out but they never look at themselves. #talkingpoint #dalindyebo 3 hours ago
If I was the colour red, I’d sue Valentine’s Day for defamation. There’s so much more to red than roses and silly balloons.
Readers react to the EFF’s parliamentary behaviour with more favour than scorn.
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