Ramaphosa's plans to sort out NPA dealt a major blow
- Drawing a line in sand over abuse
Police have been warned against the tendency to poorly handle cases of abuse against women and children. Minister Bheki Cele made the call when he joined hundreds who put their best feet forward during the #100MenMarch through Pretoria yesterday.
- Zuma dodgy lawyer
The new lawyer to former president Jacob Zuma is no stranger to controversy, following revelations that he was once disbarred and is still being probed by the Hawks for state capture allegations.
- One killed, 19 injured in Pretoria plane crash
A charter plane crashed into a factory after take-off yesterday, leaving one person dead and 19 injured.
- Blow to Ramaphosa to sort out NPA
President Ramaphosa’s efforts to sort out the leadership crisis and restore the credibility of the NPA have been dealt a serious blow.
- SAA starts urgent hunt for equity partner
In a policy about-face, state-owned carrier SAA says it will immediately begin seeking a buyer to acquire a stake in the airline as it seeks to cut losses.
Three-quarters of SA’s gold mines are unprofitable or barely making money, says the Minerals Council SA as the sector enters wage talks that some participants hope will reflect the realities bedevilling the sector.
- Sister blames herself for sibling’s murder
The sister of a 14-year-old girl who was killed and her body dumped in a storm water pipe regrets not being there the night the teenager vanished.
- Minister Shabangu accuses distributor of dishonest and cheating
Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu has accused outgoing grant distributor, Cash Paymaster Services of misinforming Sassa beneficiaries in a desperate effort to hang onto distributing social grants.
- Arthur kicked out of Samro
Arthur Mafokate has been fired from the Southern African Music Rights Organisation after the music rights group finally heeded the call to boot the kwaito king from its board.
- SA’s own ‘miracle rescue’
South Africa has had its own “miracle rescue” – almost 27 years ago, 571 people were brought safely to shore from the sinking cruise liner Oceanos, in what has been described as the greatest maritime rescue in modern history.
With a target of R1.345-trillion to reach in this financial year, Sars is forging ahead with its naming and shaming campaign of people convicted for failure to submit tax returns.
- In honour of struggle icon
Solomon Mahlangu’s legacy lives on. The NYDA unveiled a tombstone for Mahlangu in Mamelodi, Tshwane.
- How I beat drugs
When Nolufefe Jojo’s son told her he didn’t want to be a drug addict anymore, she knew she would have to take drastic action. Jojo decided to chain him to a 48kg gas cylinder.
Stories making headlines internationally:
Britain plans to fine Facebook over data protection breaches. Information commissioner Elizabeth Denham said she’ll fine the company £500,000 ($663,850)—paltry, but the maximum amount allowed—following an investigation into the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Her office also warned political parties to audit their data protection practices. (Reuters)
A tense NATO summit begins. European Council president Donald Tusk has warned Donald Trump to “appreciate your allies” in Europe after Trump hinted he would play agitator (paywall) at the meeting, which comes just days before he meets with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. (BBC)
Badly wounded and yet limping along, May seems condemned to govern in interesting times. (The Conversation)