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‘Marcus exit no surprise, Zuma spoilt for choice’

@City_Press 18 September 2014 17:47

Gill Marcus, who was about to be announced as the new Reserve Bank governor, walked into the conference looking, as she always did, slightly out of place among the well heeled dignitaries.

TB Joshua among richest pastors in the world – Forbes

18 September 2014 9:29

“Prophet” TB Joshua was named the third richest pastor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of between $10 million and $15 million (about R110 million to R165 million) according to a list compiled by Forbes.

Get rid of Kebby Maphatsoe, Zuma told

18 September 2014 8:32

Corruption Watch has called on President Jacob Zuma to remove Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe, following his claim that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela works for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Friends & Friction: SA will be nothing without white skills?

18 September 2014 6:45

Listen up, you black boys and girls: they’re gonna be coming at you. Remember every inch of success you gain tears at their hearts, so they’re going to fight hard to keep you where you are, and they’re going to be relentless.

Hot or Not

  • This Week


    School kids are not sex objects for teachers. This is the message ­Gauteng and Free State education MECs ­Panyaza Lesufi and Tate Makgoe, ­respectively, are sending out. The ­politicians have axed several teachers found guilty of having sex with schoolchildren. Such brave action means ­culprits cannot hide behind their ­profession while abusing our children.


    It’s obvious. No words necessary. Bleddie agent!

  • Previous Weeks


    South Africans are closer to knowing the contents of the spy tapes that saw President Jacob
    Zuma evading criminal prosecution. For years, the DA has gone to the courts to force the National Prosecuting Authority to hand over the recordings. In it, we can only hope, are the answers the country has been waiting for.


    Mpumalanga culture, sport and recreation MEC Norah Mahlangu-Mabena seems not to know how to divide her duties between the party and the government.
    Addressing a Women’s Day event, she lashed the Public Protector for being sent to destroy Zuma. Really. Clearly, the MEC knows more than we know. We’re listening...

  • Previous Weeks


    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.


    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.

  • Previous Weeks


    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.


    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.

  • Previous Weeks


    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.


    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.

Floyd Shivambu gives Cyril Ramaphosa the finger

17 September 2014 16:28

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and his chief whip, Floyd Shivambu, were booted from the National Assembly today after accusing Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa of “murdering” 34 Marikana mine workers.

TB Joshua must continue to inspire hope – Julius Malema

17 September 2014 10:24

Elders from the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria have been helping search for missing people following a building collapse that also claimed the lives of 67 South Africans, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has said.

Building collapse was the 4th disaster to hit Nigeria church

17 September 2014 9:14

A building collapse at The Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria that killed 67 South Africans on Friday was not the first of the church’s structures to have some sort of disaster befall it.

67 South Africans killed in Nigeria church collapse

16 September 2014 22:15

Sixty-seven South Africans have died in the building collapse that occurred at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria, President Jacob Zuma said in a statement.

Ellen Tshabalala: I’m not deflecting qualifications probe

@City_Press 16 September 2014 15:15

She managed to dodge questions on her qualifications today, but next week SABC board chairperson Ellen Tshabalala will have to answer on her “qualifications” to an inquiry set up by the parliamentary portfolio committee on communication.



I realise that raising the middle finger was not necessary because there are platforms to express the utter disgust for Mr [Cyril] Ramaphosa’s role in Marikana and everywhere else he is involved.
Economic Freedom Fighters chief whip Floyd Shivambu

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