Holomisa demands a probe into PIC dealings and Jomo Sono launches anti-crime device

Stories making headlines locally:

Business Day

  • Gordhan tells of secret agendas

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan was ignored when he asked for information on the new operating model at the South African Revenue Services.

READ MORE: SARS did not need to be restructured ― Gordhan

  • Old Mutual share price no match for vuvuzelas

Old Mutual Ltd’s share price was mostly a sad match for the thunder of vuvuzelas that welcomed the 173-year-old firm’s JSE listing at a ceremony on Tuesday.

  • Holomisa demands probe into PIC dealings

UDM president Bantu Holomisa has written an explosive letter to President Ramaphosa fingering prominent business people as responsible for large scale corruption at the PIC.

Daily Sun

  • Sono launches smart anti-crime device

Soccer legend Jomo Sono has introduced a new device that can track any gun

  • More initiate deaths rock the province

There have been two more initiation deaths in Eastern Cape, bringing the total to seven since the start of the season a week ago.

  • Hope for migrants

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte said he will allow a ship filled with migrants to dock in his country

READ MORE: Spain gives refuge after Italy’s Trump-approved prime minister rejects migrants

The Citizen

  • ‘Build us our own lanes’

Alexandra Taxi Association spokesperson Jabulani Ntshangase says that they have not reached “the mountain top” until they get what they want – their own dedicated taxi lane.

  • Hawks probing VBS investments

The Hawks are hovering above municipal managers and chief financial officers in Gauteng, North West and Limpopo who invested funds to the tune of R1.5-billion with VBS Mutual Bank.

The Star

  • ‘Serial’ killer hunt

The man that the police had pinned their hopes on for information about the spate of killings on the West Rand has died, bringing the death toll to four.

  • Mayor fumes over taxi boss’s dodge

Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba was left seething after a desperate taxi owner escaped arrest when he produced “fraudulent” papers to officials to allow the release of his impounded vehicle.


  • Sithole names ‘collaborators’

A well-known accountant-cum-political commentator Khaya Sithole is fighting back against claims that he cost an organisations millions of rands when he allegedly forged a letter giving bursaries to more than 200 students.

READ MORE: Explosive Khaya Sithole affidavit casts shadow over Saica

  • Patience runs out for Sibanye killer mines

Bodies continue to pile up at Sibanye-Stillwater mining group after another mineworker died yesterday at its Khomanani mine.

Stories making headlines globally:

A California law requiring “crisis pregnancy centers” to supply women with information about abortion was blocked in a 5-4 decision. (The New York Times)

President Trump took aim at one of his favorite American manufacturers, Harley-Davidson, threatening the company with steep punitive taxes. (The New York Times)

Companies, such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft are working together to take down terrorist propaganda. (The Conversation)

Subscribe to the M&G

These are unprecedented times, and the role of media to tell and record the story of South Africa as it develops is more important than ever.

The Mail & Guardian is a proud news publisher with roots stretching back 35 years, and we’ve survived right from day one thanks to the support of readers who value fiercely independent journalism that is beholden to no-one. To help us continue for another 35 future years with the same proud values, please consider taking out a subscription.

Related stories

The best of the M&G’s Africa coverage in 2019

This is a selection of the best stories published in the newspaper’s Africa section this year, in no particular order

LIVESTREAM: Mxolisi Nxasana appears before state capture inquiry

The former NDPP is set to appear before the Zondo commission

LIVESTREAM: Ramaphosa to address the nation on Public Protector Bosasa report

The president will brief the media on the public protector's report

LIVESTREAM: Zuma in the hot seat at the Zondo Commission

Former president Jacob Zuma’s appearance will give him the opportunity to give evidence before the commission

FREE TO READ: Get this week’s M&G

Blurb: Read the July 5 to 11 edition of the Mail & Guardian

LIVESTREAM: Auditor General to report on municipal finances

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu will release the latest audit of the state of municipalities throughout the country

Subscribers only

Covid-19 surges in the Eastern Cape

With people queuing for services, no water, lax enforcement of mask rules and plenty of partying, the virus is flourishing once again, and a quarter of the growth is in the Eastern Cape

Ace prepares ANC branches for battle

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule is ignoring party policy on corruption-charged officials and taking his battle to branch level, where his ‘slate capture’ strategy is expected to leave Ramaphosa on the ropes

More top stories

Journey through anxious Joburg

A new book has collected writing about the condition of living, yes, with a high crime rate, but also other, more pervasive existential urban stresses particular to the Global South

Football legend Maradona dies

The Argentinian icon died at his home on Wednesday, two weeks after having surgery on a blood clot in his brain

Why no vaccine at all is better than a botched...

As Covid vaccines near the manufacturing stage, a look at two polio vaccines provides valuable historical insights

Under cover of Covid, Uganda targets LGBTQ+ shelter

Pandemic rules were used to justify a violent raid on a homeless shelter in Uganda, but a group of victims is pursuing a criminal case against the perpetrators

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…