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

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Business Day

  • Sibanye takeover is do-or-die for Lommin

Lonmin’s management stands to lose control of the company to administrators if a proposed R5-billionn takeover by Sibanye-Stillwater fails.

  • Procedural row threatens Moyane hearing

A dispute over procedure threatens to derail the disciplinary hearing of suspended South African Revenue Service (Sars) boss Tom Moyane.

  • Minister tells board to fix standards bureau

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is concerned about the state of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and has instructed the agency’s board to urgently oversee the development of a turnaround strategy.

Daily Sun

  • ‘We Lied!’

Worshippers flock to Kingdom Prayer Ministry to ask for divine intervention.

  • DA acting mayor postpones naming his committee

Cape Town’s acting mayor, Ian Nielson, has postponed the appointment of mayoral committee members until today.

  • We must calm down

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged supporters of murdered Councillor Musawenkosi “Maqatha” Mchunu to remain calm as the matter is investigated.


  • Limpopo faces R7.6-billion in claims

One of the poorest provinces in the country is facing billions of rands in legal claims against it, with the administration facing more than 1 000 pending civil suits.

  • Murders ‘a way of life’

The high number of politically connected killings in KwaZulu-Natal are nothing new and may even escalate, as politics of principle have made way for politics of subsistence.

  • Verulam mosque bomb scare

The so-called bomb – made out of a PVC pipe, an old Nokia cellphone, and some wires – found inside the Imam Hussein Mosque on Sunday night was not a bomb and probably would not have worked.


  • Nats didn’t kill enough

Afri-Forum CEO says only 600 people were murdered by the racist apartheid regime.

  • SA recalls envoy as Israel strikes

Government has pulled its ambassador to Israel out after an attack that resulted in more than 50 people reportedly killed and over 1 000 injured.

  • Mbalula warns lazy officials of the chop

ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula has warned ministers, premiers and councillors who are lazy that they will be fired by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration.

The Star

  • Mother’s Day rape ordeal

An Orkney, North West woman had a hellish Mother’s Day when a group of about 15 illegal miners gang-raped her.

  • Bus strike ends with 9% pay hike

Buses countrywide should run as normal this morning, as the protracted bus strike is finally over.

  • Negligence blamed for child’s electrocution

The death of a nine-year-old Winterveld, Tshwane child, who was electrocuted on Saturday, might have been caused by negligence on the part of a contractor assigned to electrify part of the informal settlement. 


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