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Fuel levy to replace Gauteng's e-tolls? Forget it, say other provinces

@City_Press 21 September 2014 7:00

Gauteng’s e-tolls will not be replaced with a fuel levy after the country’s other eight provinces overwhelmingly rejected this idea, saying they will not be made to pay for excellent roads when theirs are in a bad state.

No go: A screen displays the results of the Scottish vote on independence, in Edinburgh, Scotland on Friday (September 19 2014). Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond conceded defeat on Friday over his bid to win independence and demanded that the British government rapidly meet its promise of more powers for Edinburgh.

Picture: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Sierra Leone complies with Ebola lockdown

20 September 2014 15:40

Officials say thousands of healthcare workers successfully fanned out across Sierra Leone on the first day of an unprecedented three-day anti-Ebola lockdown despite some logistical blunders.

Nigerian president promises to probe collapsed building

20 September 2014 15:36

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan visited the collapsed guesthouse at a mega-church in Lagos, promising to investigate the cause of the tragedy as the death toll hit 86, rescuers said.

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  • This Week

    Hot:

    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.

    Not:

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

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    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.

    Not:

    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

    Hot:

    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.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    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.

  • Previous Weeks

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    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.

4-year-old SA girl found alive in Nigeria

20 September 2014 9:24

A four-year-old South African girl was found alive at the collapsed Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, the Gift of the Givers (GOTG) has said.

Anxious mother awaits daughter’s return from Nigeria

@City_Press #TBJoshua 20 September 2014 4:21

As the confirmed death toll reached 84 after the building collapse in Nigeria, sleepless nights have become the order of the day for family members of the deceased and unaccounted-for South Africans.

SA hard at work on Nigeria building collapse – Radebe

@mbanjwax #NigeriaCollapse 19 September 2014 18:10

Victims and relatives of the Nigeria building collapse deserve justice and government hopes an investigation into the cause of the tragedy will do just that, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

‘Malema is landless, Maimane owns 3 properties’

@City_Press 19 September 2014 15:51

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane moonlights as a preacher, is director of a communication and training company and owns three properties.

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I miss her.
Nomathemba Muholi who has not heard from her daughter who was in Nigeria during the church collapse

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