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August 30, 2016

No skills audit for Ekurhuleni

Newly elected Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina says unlike other metros where the DA is taking over, he sees staff as capable and will not subject them to skills audits.
August 29, 2016

School protest: ‘We have failed our girls by relaxing our hair to please whites’

Birds nests, static hair, Afros that are too long - pupils at Pretoria High School for Girls are tired of these insults when they wear their hair naturally, and they are receiving support from others who have been through the same thing.
August 28, 2016

‘Curb Zuma’s powers’ – SACP

The SACP has called for President Jacob Zuma’s power to hire and fire Cabinet ministers to be reviewed if he continues to use it for “factional reasons”.
August 28, 2016

NPA to charge Pravin Gordhan

More than 30 witnesses have been lined up to testify in the case against Gordhan and his former Sars colleagues.
August 28, 2016

Meet Mayor Mashaba’s A-team

Freshly elected City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has opted for a team of qualified professionals as his mayoral committee. Although many are inexperienced in running local government, they each boast a string of qualifications.
August 28, 2016

Guptas sell up ‘for country’s sake’

The Gupta family have put their shares up for sale as they prepare to exit all their South African operations by the end of the year.
August 28, 2016

‘I hear terrifying screams after military bus crash’

The all-female group of soldiers and civilians working for the military were in a good mood, taking selfies against the beautiful backdrop as they drove up the winding road of the Maluti mountains near Clarens in the Free State.
August 28, 2016

Murdered for being a witness?

Political murders in KwaZulu-Natal continue well after the August 3 elections, with two local politicians mowed down this week
August 28, 2016

Zuma lashed over Pravin

As the Hawks turn up the pressure on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, the president is travelling abroad and refusing to interfere
August 28, 2016

Mugabe blames ‘the West’ for protests

President Robert Mugabe has blamed “the West” for the outbreak of protests and violence in Harare on Friday, warning that he would not tolerate an Arab Spring.
August 28, 2016

Thandi Modise in fight with Indian cop

National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chair Thandi Modise was involved in “a minor protocol misunderstanding” during her visit to Jaipur, India last weekend.
August 28, 2016

ANC looking for ‘new friends’ in lost municipalities

The “soft coup d’état” that saw the ANC lose control of key municipalities to the opposition in the recent municipal elections has sent the party on a listening and reconciliation drive this weekend in bid to prevent future electoral losses.
July 31, 2016

Malema ‘never scared of anything’

Julius Malema is late for every meeting but his supporters stay put, even as the sun beats down on them and they are forced to tuck Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) posters into their doeks and beanies to create makeshift caps.
August 27, 2016

Black female engineer runs a tight ship

She has broken through the glass ceiling to become one of only two black South African female marine engineers and now she is working on the Jewel of the Seas cruise ship belonging to Royal Caribbean Cruises.
August 26, 2016

Conspiracy theories abound as MPs ponder ANC losses

ANC MPs – clearly still in shock over the party's loss of three big metros to coalitions led by the DA – came up with conspiracy theories during a meeting with police management in Parliament on how the party may have lost the votes.
August 26, 2016

We’re just doing our job, says Hawks about Pravin

We are just doing our job, the Hawks said on Friday in reaction to the political turmoil that has erupted following its investigation into Finance Minister Pravin Grodhan.
August 26, 2016

Newsmaker: Doctor Dedication

Driven by her passion to save lives, Dr Nomlindo Makubalo goes beyond the call of duty by crisscrossing the Eastern Cape to train healthcare workers on how to improve children’s health and, in so doing, reduce the province’s child mortality rate.
August 25, 2016

Ramaphosa supports Gordhan, warns against state at ‘war with itself’

It was worrying to have a state that seemed to be at war with itself, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has said in reference to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s possible arrest by the Hawks.
August 26, 2016

Pityana slams 'untrustworthy' Zuma, says he should step down

The funeral of former sports minister, Reverend Makhenkesi Stofile, became a political battlefield as one of his close family friends lambasted President Jacob Zuma, calling for him to step down.
August 25, 2016

Sars Wars: More officials summoned to the Hawks for warning statements

City Press has learnt that former Sars commissioner Oupa Magashula has also been summoned by the Hawks to make a warning statement along with former acting Sars commissioner Ivan Pillay and former High Risk Investigation Unit head Johann van Loggerenberg.
August 25, 2016

EFF to deputy minister: ‘Did Guptas pay for your suit?’

“Have you met the Guptas? Did you ever visit their home? Did they pay for that suit you’re wearing? Did you get money from them?”
August 25, 2016

Tutu becomes 1000th face of LGBTI rights campaign

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has become the 1000th face of the Let’s Face It Campaign.
August 25, 2016

EFF councillors to forfeit 50% of salary

The Economic Freedom Fighters’ 761 councillors will forfeit 50% of their salaries for the first three months on the job to help the party service its election campaign debt.
August 24, 2016

Busisiwe Mkhwebane ... ‘The closest thing we have to Thuli Madonsela’

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane is two steps away from being South Africa’s next Public Protector.
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August 28 2016