Some of the headlines in your City Press newspaper today:
Social grants bleed Post Office:
The SA Post Office is losing at least R60 million a month from distributing social grants to millions of citizens, who rely on government’s welfare net for survival.
The situation is so dire that the Post Office is considering shutting down many cash paypoints around the country.
Steenhuisen scores major boost:
The bid by interim DA leader John Steenhuisen to secure the top job has received an early boost, with five provincial leaders throwing their weight behind him ahead of the party’s elective conference, set to take place in May.
ANC councillors go rogue as conference nears
The upcoming Mpumalanga ANC conference is causing pandemonium on the ground as the party’s councillors collude with the opposition to oust mayors and speakers.
Put nationalisation of the Reserve Bank on hold – Mashatile
ANC leaders are likely to tell members at the upcoming national general council that the party resolution on nationalising the Reserve Bank will have to take a back seat in the face of the dire economic conditions in the country.
Returning Chinese cause panic in Lesotho
The outbreak of the coronavirus has caused scare-mongering in Lesotho, where some textile workers downed tools last week in protest of the return of Chinese workers who had gone home for the holidays.
Wits about-turn blame on Old Boys’ Club
In a twist of events, Wits University has reinstated a professor who was previously accused of sexual harassment. But this has not gone down well with some at the university who labelled the decision as “controversial”.
EFF leader in KZN going nowhere
Vusumuzi Khoza, the EFF’s chairperson in KwaZulu-Natal, finally broke his silence this week and addressed rumours that had been circulating about him having been forced out of the party.
Seven years in a Turkish prison
She never thought that going to a Benoni-based church with a man she met through friends would end up with her being imprisoned in a Turkish prison for seven years.
But this is exactly what happened to a 48-year-old woman from Durban, who arrived back in South Africa two weeks ago after serving more than seven years in prison.
Conditions before pension bailout
Organised labour has given the presidency, the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) and Eskom more than 70 conditions that “have to be adhered to” before the unions can give government the go-ahead to tap into the Government Employees’ Pension Fund (GEPF) to help reduce the power utility’s debt.
Killing giants is legal in Africa’s paradise
Should we rather kill people and leave elephants to run Botswana? We have to look at wildlife against people’s livelihoods. Hunting ... protects human life and wildlife’
Rebels against extinction
Four SA teens, concerned about the climate crisis, have taken to boycotting classes on Fridays in an effort to get government to heed their call to action
Free and loving it
Two men she loved abused her, one physically and the other emotionally, but acting legend Nandi Nyembe found the strength to walk away and she is still breathing
Acting abaThembu king ‘should step down’
It’s a “a coup d’état”. That’s how a senior abaThembu traditional leader described acting king Azenathi Dalindyebo’s continued reign without the blessing of his father king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo.
Copied stitch for stitch
Popular fashion designer Quiteria Kekana (36) has accused Nigerian-based designer Abiodun Folashade Tokunbo of replicating a recent design of his.
Isithembiso actress Nandi Mbatha sported a structured mustard Quiteria Atelier dress to the Sun Met at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town earlier this month.
Isibaya kills off Nomzamo
TV darling Nomzamo Mbatha has bid farewell to popular Mzansi Magic telenovela Isibaya.