London – Neville Neville, the father of former England footballers Gary and Phil Neville, has been charged with sexual assault.
Mamelodi Sundowns Head coach Pitso Mosimane dedicated his award to his players after he was named Absa Premiership Coach of Quarter Four (Q4). While the Brazilians finished outside the top eight in the league, Mosimane, who replaced Johan Neeskens at the helm of the struggling team in December, was rewarded for his side’s consistent showing during the fourth quarter. “We coaches come here and receive awards, but we don’t play,”…
Kaizer Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung wants the club to take their league form to next year’s CAF Champions League. Motaung has revealed that Chiefs will take part in the tournament after several years’ absence and want to represent the country very well.
Although he said it was not easy to single out certain individuals, he paid tribute to his goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, central defender Tefu Mashamaite, midfielder Willard Katsande and striker Bernard Parker as having made the difference.
League-winning Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter believes his achievement will change perceptions that South Africans had about him.
Many South Africans are still seething at the way Orlando Pirates, and the media contingent who accompanied them, were treated in Lubumbashi during a CAF Champions League
Carlo Ancelotti, who wants to quit Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and succeed Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid, has found his escape route blocked by the French champions’ Qatari owners.
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City Press readers. This week, your newspaper won a clutch of awards at the Sikuvile ceremony. The awards were won for our work on finding the stories of the lives of the miners who died at Marikana and for our investigation into the splurging of R206 million on the president’s estate at Nkandla. Thank you for supporting City Press and our work.Not:
Instructors at the Army Infantry School in Oudtshoorn, who were suspended this week after assaulting 10 recruits who sneaked out for a drink. The recruits were hit with broomsticks on their kidneys while they were forced to carry poles while naked. The military ombudsman is investigating the disgusting incident.
Gwede Mantashe. The ANC secretary-general called time this week on the cronyism and influence-peddling in South Africa that has been the practice of the entrepreneurial Gupta family for years now. Late on Tuesday night he said enough following reports of a chartered wedding jet landing at Waterkloof. He should blow the whistle more often.Not:
Banana republics are places where the rule of law is a slippery thing that can be evaded by backhanders and the politically connected. Sometimes South Africa can feel like one when impunity rules, despite serious allegations of corruption. When a foreign jet landed sans permission and its passengers walked unchecked into Mzansi, we felt like one. It must not happen again.
Incidents of shack fires increase every winter. As reported in Daily Sun this week, four-year-old Spelele Mzizane of Katlehong, Ekurhuleni, became a hero when his family shack caught fire. The young boy woke his older sister, who in turn screamed for help to save a nine-year-old brother who was still trapped inside the house. A neighbour went into the house and saved him.Not:
One can always count on conservative lobby group AfriForum for a good laugh – like painting themselves black. But their latest antic – of selling coffee at different prices for different races to mock affirmative action policies – smacks of a complete lack of historical context and ignorance of recent studies showing how well white people have been doing since 1994.
Smartphones. For the second time in the past two months, major human rights violations were recorded by a citizen on a smartphone. Last month, Mido Macia was dragged by a police van and tortured to death; and this week, Esther Mankge was brutally beaten. The only way we know about these incidents is because of amateur video footage taken on smartphones.Not:
Tukwini Mandela (don’t worry, we hadn’t heard about her either) continued to heap opprobrium on her revered family name this week. The daughter of Makaziwe (last seen launching a wine label in Nelson Mandela’s name) wrote an open letter to 84-year-old George Bizos, accusing him of bringing the Mandela family name into disrepute. Pot. Kettle. Black.
Maggie Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died this week. Thatcher completely overhauled the British economy, yanking it into the 21st century. She knew that legacy industries had to end, she made the City a key node on a new global economy and reversed a three-decade long decline in Britain. Good leaders are not scared of tough decisions.Not:
Maggie Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died this week. Thatcher was no friend of the trade unions and in mining towns across Britain, her death was celebrated. Milk snatcher Maggie, as she was called, withdrew rations of milk from school as she eroded the welfare state. Bad leaders are not humanists.
Arsenal won the race for fourth place in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory at Newcastle, while Alex Ferguson’s extraordinary career ended in remarkable fashion as Manchester United drew 5-5 at West Bromwich Albion today.
It’s been a memorable PSL season for some outstanding players. City Press picks a team of individuals who stood out in their respective league campaign.
Russell Domingo knows he won’t be able to satisfy everyone, but he’s going to try.
SuperSport United captain Thabo September has been ruled offside by the Randburg Magistrates’ Court in a custody battle.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has given the thumbs up to the start of the much-anticipated men’s Basketball National League (BNL) in South Africa.
Here’s a look at the life and career of former England captain David Beckham, who announced his retirement this week.
South Africa’s female golf sensation Lee-Anne Pace says she is delighted to snatch a title on the Ladies European Tour after a drought of almost three years.
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