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Screening shows Ellen Tshabalala has no degree

30 October 2014 9:08

A background screening process commissioned by the Democratic Alliance has provided more proof that SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala does not have a degree.

Winning: Supporters of Brazil's President and Workers' Party (PT) presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff, react to the first results of the Brazil general elections in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday (October 26 2014). Rousseff is ahead of opposition candidate Aecio Neves in a nearly complete count of votes in Sunday's runoff election, according to the country's electoral authority.

Picture: Pilar Olivares/Reuters

Renaming highway after Meyiwa opportunistic, says IFP

#SenzoMeyiwa 30 October 2014 9:00

The National Freedom Party’s youth movement’s call to rename Mangosuthu Highway in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, after Senzo Meyiwa, is callous and opportunistic, the Inkatha Freedom Party has said.

Zelda la Grange: I’d work for Thuli Madonsela

@City_Press 29 October 2014 16:11

Zelda la Grange doesn’t have political ambitions – but the one person she would work for is Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Malema has reason to be angry – Zelda la Grange

29 October 2014 15:42

The anger displayed by Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is justifiable, Nelson Mandela’s former private secretary Zelda la Grange has said.

Hot or Not

  • This Week

    Hot:

    Not all of us can deliver bad news in a way that makes it sound positive, or proactive and certain. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene did it this week. He said we were going to pay more tax and told his colleagues in government their belts would be tightened. And no one seemed that angry. This was probably because his speech was not hot potatoes; it was just plain hot.

    Not:

    “Doesn’t it just blow your mind,” CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour asked a guest, “to see a township black judge handing down a sentence?” What is a “township black judge”, Ms Amanpour, and why would Judge Thokozile Masipa’s calm, capable handling of the Oscar Pistorius trial blow anyone’s mind? She’s just doing her job.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    Shakes Mashaba for turning no-hopers Bafana Bafana into a respectable outfit. They are unbeaten in four matches, and are on course to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals after a 3-0 away victory over Sudan, a goalless home draw against Nigeria, a 2-0 away win over Congo Brazzaville and a goalless draw at home. Bafana have yet to concede a goal under Mashaba.

    Not:

    A media monitoring company ­reported on Friday that Brett ­Kebble’s killer, Mikey Schultz, snapped up 30% of the previous day’s media coverage of the Oscar Pistorius trial – just by being in court. This may be the highlight
    of Schultz’s life because his only claim to fame up to now is getting away with murder.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    He was hot as director-general in the Treasury and hotter as deputy governor of the Reserve Bank. But you can’t get much hotter than having your signature on every SA banknote. Lesetja Kganyago will succeed Gill Marcus as Reserve Bank governor next month. It was only a matter of time before someone of his calibre was rewarded with a top post.

    Not:

    Lonmin has failed to show it did all it could to improve labour relations at its Marikana mine, which exploded into mayhem in 2012. Its executives performed dismally at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry when they took the stand. This week, it gagged an NGO that sought to present findings of transfer pricing and tax dodging.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    National Under-17 side Amajimbos for completing a hat-trick of SA soccer teams to qualify for next year’s major continental competitions. It has been a fairy tale for the national teams since Banyana qualified for the African Women’s Championship, followed by Amajita (U-20) and now Amajimbos, who are going to Niger. Bafana have many reasons to follow suit.

    Not:

    Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane attributed the three weeks of water stoppages around Gauteng to “a technical glitch”. Clearly, the minister lives in a bubble. Water is a basic right and being deprived of this for three weeks while officials try to figure out the problem, is just
    not on.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    Since the collapse of the guesthouse at Nigerian preacher TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations, the South African government has been there to lend its hand. Even through a difficult time to get information from its counterpart in Nigeria and from Joshua, our government has looked after the South African victims. A caring government leads from the front.

    Not:

    God comes in different forms and is worshipped differently. First, Pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries in Tshwane made his congregants eat grass. But his latest stunt is really worrying. His church members are now drinking petrol, which he claims he has turned into juice through prayer, all in the name of the lord.

Capital flight a bigger problem than corruption – SACP

29 October 2014 14:42

Capital flight is the biggest impediment to radical economic transformation and is a bigger problem than corruption, SA Communist Party deputy general secretary Jeremy Cronin has said.

Grace Mugabe’s entrance into politics ‘a disaster’

@carienduplessis 29 October 2014 8:27

Former Zimbabwean Finance Minister Tendai Biti has likened the succession battle raging in the ruling Zanu-PF to a civil war and a humourless soap opera.

Woman should take RDP house after divorce – Sisulu

28 October 2014 21:04

A law amendment is in the pipeline to ensure that if a couple in a free government house get divorced the house goes to the wife, says Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

Ramaphosa’s Lesotho task no walk in the park – SADC

@City_Press 28 October 2014 17:29

Southern African Development Community secretary Stergomina Tax has admitted there had been challenges in Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent mediation efforts in Lesotho.

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This has been an incredibly traumatic experience for the Khumalo family.
Kelly Khumalo on the murder of her boyfriend Senzo Meyiwa

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