Buthelezi slams ANC over calls to expropriate land under traditional leadership

(Gemma Ritchie/M&G)

(Gemma Ritchie/M&G)

Stories making headlines locally:

Business Day

  • JSE queries Wiese’s Shoprite share deal

The JSE is engaging the sponsors of Christo Wiese’s Titan Group to estbalsih the facts behind the reported placement of 17-million Shoprite shares with institutional investors, JSE ADM Andre Visser said on Wednesday.

  • Lebashe warns Holomisa it will sue over PIC allegations

Black-owned investment group Lebashe plans to sue UDM leader Bantu Holomisa for what it called a “defamatory” and “malicious” open letter he wrote to the Presidency.

The Star

  • Double blow for DA

The DA yesterday suffered a double whammy when the main opposition party failed to get rid of two of their controversial mayors in the Western Cape, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille and Knysna mayor Mark Willemse.

READ MORE: She’s back: De Lille triumphs over DA

  • Have say on school sex policy changes

The department of basic education has extended the deadline for the public to comment on changes to school sex education.

  • Buthelezi slams expropriation ‘disempowerment’

Veteran politician Mangosuthu Buthelezi has described the call to expropriate land that falls under traditional leadership as the “final nail in the coffin” by the ANC-led government in efforts to disempower traditional leaders.

READ MORE: Cosatu’s new KZN leaders take on Ingonyama


  • Nurses force hospital to hire staff after death

The death of a patient in a maternity ward of a troubled Free State hospital resulted in nurses downing tools, as they demanded more staff to be hired. The woman died after a delay to take her into theatre due to staff shortages.

  • ‘Mashaba dances to EFF tune’

The EFF publicly brags about Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba being their own which has not gone down well with Mashaba’s fellow DA councillors and opposition parties who accuse him of dancing to every tune of the red brigade.

  • Unions reject new 5% Eskom offer

Cash-strapped Eskom is expected to table its final salary increase offer today after unions unanimously rejected its revised proposal of 5% yesterday.

READ MORE: Eskom to reopen negotiations with trade unions, as it warns of constrained supply

Court orders state to provide classes for Limpopo school

A Limpopo high court judgment ordering the provincial department of education to build classrooms for a school which has been holding classes under a tree has been hailed as a major victory for learners.

READ MORE: Section27 calls for end to #EndTreeSchools in Limpopo

The Citizen

  • Limpopo health critical

The cash-strapped Limpopo department of health has tried – and failed – to have nearly R100-million worth of irregular expenditure written off by the provincial treasury earlier this year.

  • Tax exec slams Moyane

The former head of Sars Large Business Centre believes fraud, and a desire to have access to the money her unit handled, was why suspended tax boss Tom Moyane’s “broke” her unit.

READ MORE: Employees claim that fear stalked Sars during Moyane’s reign

IAAF won’t budge on ‘Caster’ rule

Both sides have stood their ground following an apparently futile meeting between Athletics South Africa (ASA) and the International Association of Athletics Federations to discuss international rule changes which affect star athlete Caster Semenya.

READ MORE: IAAF, ASA agree court must rule on female classification

Daily Sun

  • Iron lady still calls the shots

Confusion is the order of the day at Gauteng’s provincial cop shops but it appears Lieutenant-General Deliwe de Lange is definitely staying out.

  • Workers return to airwaves

Alex FM staff members are back at work after the Johannesburg high court overturned the interdict against the staff and ordered them to return to work yesterday.

Stories making headlines across the world:

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced that he would retire, setting the stage for a furious fight over the future direction of the Supreme Court. His retirement gives President Trump the opportunity to help create a solid five-member conservative majority. (The New York Times)

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