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What’s in City Press: R180m army tender scandal, inside Public Protector's poison mystery, Communications minister still at war with SABC

2019-07-07 07:03

What’s in City Press: Army finds itself in a R180m tender scandal, Inside the Public Protector’s poison mystery, Communications minister still at war with SABC, All the fashion hits and misses from the Durban July…

Here are some of the highlights in the news pages of City Press this weekend:

The general, his wife and the dodgy tenders

A top military general and his wife are under investigation following allegations of tender rigging, which saw her company receive two contracts worth more than R180 million from the SA National Defence Force

Mkhwebane ‘warned’ of plot to kill her as Gordhan criticises report

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane told City Press about being tipped off that there could be a plot to take her out and that she should watch what she eats. But how much veracity is there to her claims? Meanwhile, her Sars ‘rogue unit’ report comes under attack

Stella still at war with SABC

SABC bosses have been left shaking their heads after Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams questioned the effectiveness of their turnaround plan in Parliament, unveiling a simmering war for control of the broadcaster ­ where insiders fear for the lives of their workers as their buildings fall into disrepair

Sithole must go, say Samro members

Controversial board member of the Southern African Music Rights Organisation and of the Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition, Sipho Sithole, is under fire from composers and publishers as Prasa finds him guilty but suspends his sentence, allowing him to serve out his contract as chief strategy officer

Med students take on Wits ­

The assessment method being used by the Wits health sciences faculty has raised the ire of students, who are demanding it be investigated. And, in a separate story, one student is suing his mum for maintenance

Rare new jazz photos unveiled

A music historian this week revealed powerful and until now unseen 1964 photographs of iconic SA jazz outfit The Blue Notes. See them in City Press

How the EFF-DA marriage collapsed

What caused the opposition coalition to hit the rocks?

Will the church ever accept LGBTIQ Christians?

A conference in Durban has unpacked the realities facing queer Christians inside their churches

Behind that itchy winter scalp

Dermatologists, stylists and hair bloggers offer tips on cheap pretreatments to reduce an itching scalp in winter

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