/ 7 August 2018

Manyi wins defamation lawsuit against #FeesMustFall activist

Seventy percent of editors are black males
(Oupa Nkosi/M&G)

The Star

  • Storm over invite for woman-abuser Manana

The furore over a fundraising event for gender-based violence with self-confessed women-beater Mduduzi Manana as a keynote speaker has not subsided, despite the former ANC MP distancing himself from it.

READ MORE: Manana withdraws from Parly to focus on his political organisation

Cope urges MPs to pass new law for assisted dying

Cope is pushing for Parliament to pass a law that allows terminally ill patients to have the choice for assisted dying and die with dignity.

  • Students want ‘incompetent’ board chair out of NSFAS

Respected Nsfas board chairperson Sizwe Nxasana has failed to turn the fortunes of the institution around, the South African Union of Students said yesterday.

READ MORE: Can Sizwe Nxasana change the fortunes of NSFAS?

Manyi wins lawsuit case against activist

Businessman Mzwanele Manyi has won a defamation lawsuit against #FeesMustFall activist Mcebo Dlamini, who had called him a “lame, lazy, horny, stinky old donkey.”

Business Day

  • DA’s BEE stance may damage poll prospects

At the weekend, DA leaders clashed over its policy on broad based BEE. The party’s ideological direction is being challenged as it seeks to refine its policy before the 2019 elections.

READ MORE: DA federal council ditches BEE calling it unsustainable

Barclays divorce helps Absa win back lost market share

Absa is beginning to claw back market share lost to its rivals during the Barclays era.

READ MORE: Absa revenue slightly up, Ramos optimistic after Barclays exit

Daily Sun

  • Victory for Mboro!

Pastor Paseka “Mboro” Motsoeneng was over the moon after the high court removed Absa’s case to have his assets repossessed from the court roll.


  • ANC wants high data prices to tumble by October

The ANC wants prices of data to fall by October. It is also pushing for SABC channels, including Parliament TV, to be moved from pay TV platform DStv and be free to air.

  • Samwu leaders face fraud claim

The leadership of the South African Municipal Workers Union has been accused of illegally extending its stay at the helm of the biggest municipal labour union in the country.

The Citizen

  • Large taxi council to appear before lawmakers

The SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) said yesterday it had been summoned to appear before Parliament’s portfolio committee on police next week to engage in talks about why investigations tied with the taxi industry have been inconclusive.

  • Hospitals set to pay out billions

The Gauteng department of health could be facing a raft of malpractice cases after it emerged that as many as 20 000 patients may have suffered due to negligence in the past two years.

Stories making headlines outside of South Africa:

For decades, Mr. Gates was right-hand man to Mr. Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman who is accused of tax and bank fraud. He began testifying in federal court on Monday. Asked by prosecutors whether he was involved in any criminal activity with Mr. Manafort, Mr. Gates responded, “Yes.” (The New York Times)

The US has reimposed blanket sanctions on Iran, hitting the country’s access to dollars, gold and precious metals. (The Guardian)