It's D-day for Duduzani and the IFP accuses the ANC of electioneering over land
- It’s electioneering — IFP
The IFP has cried electioneering and has suggested that the ANC cannot be trusted after President Ramaphosa’s move to placate King Zwelithini over the latter’s threat to protect the land he controls in the Ingonyama Trust.
- It’s D-day for Duduzani
Today’s appearance of Duduzani Zuma in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime court is of great significance for the fight against corruption in the country according to Corruption Watch executive director David Lewis.
- Union upbeat on wage hike talks
The Communications Workers Union (CWU), which is leading a countrywide strike at Telkom and the South African Post Office, is confident about breaking the deadlock with Sapo over wage increases.
- Eskom gives McKinsey fee – without interest
McKinsey will on Monday pay back R902-million of the R1.6-billion that Eskom awarded it in 2016, but will keep millions in interest earned on the fee
- VBS curator aims to secure assets
The Reserve Bank and the curator of VBS Mutual Bank are expected to announce on Monday that the Limpopo-based bank cannot be saved.
The Bank will also present a plan outlining how some of the victims of the alleged fraud and corruption that has felled VBS can access part of their deposits.
- Safely back home as men
As every mother knows, two months is a long time to wait for news about your son on the mountain. But for parents in Mpumalanga, the news was all good. It was everything they were hoping for.
- A picture of health
Tears of joy flowed at OR Tambo International Airport when a group of South Africans who have been studying in Cuba since 2012 returned home.
- State’s R7bn debt headache
National and provincial government departments have failed to pay their suppliers more than R7-billion on time, and Gauteng – and its broke health department – account for most of the debt.
Millions wasted as Zuma’s artisan project flops
Hundreds of aspiring artisans failed by the department of water and sanitation – under its former minister Nomvula Mokonyane – fear they will leave the bungled skills project empty next month.
- Bribery shenanigans force institute to withdraw exams
The gross corruption by Financial Planning Institute employees who take bribes from exam candidates has forced the institution to withdraw exams temporarily.
- Farmworker family faces eviction
A Free State farmworker and his family face eviction from a farm they have lived and worked on for nearly 50 years.
- 30 years without water for villagers
Broken pipes that were supposed provide water to Dipere/Nong village in Bakenberg outside Mokopane, Limpopo, bear testimony to a dream deferred while villagers form snaking queues near a makeshift well.
Stories making headlines globally:
Nearly 100 have perished following torrential rains that have caused sudden landslides and flash floods, particularly across central and western parts of the country. Prime minister Shinzo Abe has described efforts to reach residents awaiting rescue as a “race against time.” (Quartz)
Disarmament talks between the US and North Korea ended in Pyongyang on Saturday with the North Korean regime accusing Washington of a “gangster-like mindset” and warning of “yet another tragedy” if negotiations collapse. (The Guardian)
On Sunday, divers rescued four boys who had been trapped inside the Tham Luang cave complex with their soccer team for more than two weeks. Eight additional boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach are still stranded. Rescue operations resumed at 8am local time. (Quartz)