Paper review: What's making the headlines in today's papers?

(Delwyn Verasamy/M&G)

(Delwyn Verasamy/M&G)

The Citizen:

  • Gigaba ducks and dives

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has done himself no favours with his vague testimony to Parliament’s state capture inquiry, say political commentators.

  • DA marketing is unethical

The Direct Marketing Association of South Africa has called the DA’s latest SMS campaign unethical and said their request for one’s ID to opt out was not standard practice.

Business Day:

  • Orphans’ fund has R385m stuck in VBS

A fund, the beneficiaries of which are children of deceased mine workers, has about R385m on deposit with VBS Mutual Bank, which the Reserve Bank placed under curatorship on Sunday. 

  • Ratings agencies happy― Nene

All three major sovereign credit ratings agencies had given SA’s February budget a positive reception, while also welcoming the recent political changes.

The Star:

  • Cyril’s Zuma legal bill nightmare

Former president Jacob Zuma could be forced to pay back R15-million the state incurred in his almost decade-long fight against reinstatement of corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges against him. 

  • Nine kids fell ill with listeriosis at creche

The owner of a creche where listeriosis was first detected in Joburg has spoken of the trauma of having nine children falling violently ill in one go. 

The New Age:

  • Train drivers’s hell ride

Driving on South Africa’s rail tracks is a ride to hell for many of the country’s train drivers.


  • Officer ‘molests’ assaulted pupils

A police officer tasked with investigating allegations of sexual abuse at a Soweto school allegedly forced two of the 87 victims to undress in a classroom and molested them.

  • Hlaudi not qualified for any top jons at public broadcaster

Controversial former SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng is not qualified to hold any top position at the public broadcaster.

  • Birthday bill for caterers, taxi owners haunts ANC

The ANC still owes catering firms R1-million after they supplied food to the party’s 106th birthday bash in East London two months ago.

Daily Sun:

  • ‘Jordan is raping SAFA!’

Safa presidential candidate Andile ‘Ace’ Ncobo had nothing nice to say about Danny Jordaan at the launch of his manifesto at FNB Stadium.

  • Bushiri wins first round in unholy war

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has won his first legal battle. A judge has ordered marchers not to make false remarks about Bushiri. 

  • They came to sell us dreams!

Residents say abandoned containers were supposed to be for people tasked with building houses for people of KwaZenzele squatter camp in Springs.


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