Paper review: What's making the headlines in today's papers?
- Watchdog fingers top public officials
Expensive whisky, pens, cash, traditional outfits, tickets and hotel stays for jazz festivals are among undeclared gifts valued at R6.3-million senior state managers received as possible kickbacks.
- Road rage attacker loses appeal after assault ruling
Bite your tongue and refrain from road rage. This was once again the message from the high court in Pretoria, which turned down the appeal of a man who swore at a fellow motorist and grabbed him by the collar, simply because he had accidentally driven against traffic in a one-way road in a parking lot.
- Eskom in R25m copyright wrangle
A cartoonist is hellbent on taking the fight to Eskom over the power utility’s alleged copyright infringement worth more than R25-million.
- KPMG woes deepen on VBS scandal
KPMG will face renewed pressure from its banking clients after it emerged that the two partners who quit the firm at the weekend – facing disciplinary charges relating to its audit of failed VBS Mutual Bank – both also worked on the audits of large commercial banks.
- Returned Gupta jet grounded at Lanseria Airport
The Guptas have returned their Bombardier jet to SA after the Canadian bank that financed the aircraft asked the court to hold them in contempt for failing to deliver the aircraft on time.
- Watchdog considers break-up of auditors
The South African audit profession’s watchdog is considering forcing firms to split their audit and advisory arms in an effort to enhance their independence and improve audit quality.
- Mourners bite the dust
Cops were ready at the weekend when people at a funeral decided to celebrate with gunfire.
- EFF: claims of talks are just rubbish
The EFF has rubbished claims that they’re in talks with the ANC about a possible coalition. Party spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi yesterday said the claims made in the Sunday Times were completely untrue.
- Nurses left dead baby in my womb
Woman discovers on her due date that the foetus died when she was four months pregnant.
- Yes, airport will be renamed… after Mandela
Cape Town International Airport is set to be renamed after late former president Nelson Mandela.
- MEC lays into Nehawu
North West health MEC Magome Masike has blamed the increasing number of deaths of patients and defaults on treatment on the ongoing strike by health workers in the province.
- Betrayal of trust
For years, she kept it bottled up inside her – ongoing sexual abuse by men she should have been able to trust and in places she should have been safe. Then, she couldn’t take it any more and went to the police last week.
- Praise for Juju’s speech
Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has defended Julius Malema’s words at the funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the weekend.
- Legal warrior for abused women and kids steps down
The National Prosecuting Authority has bid farewell to one of its fiercest fighters for justice for abused women and children.