SABC being sued for over R1m in damages in staff racism case

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The Star

  • K-word racist in dog box

The Joburg businessman who recorded a video using the k-word while on an overseas holiday could evade criminal prosecution as his hosting country might not recognise the racial offence. ‘

  • Court clips Gupta associates’ wings

Two Gupta-associated businesspeople have had their wings clipped after a high court judge found that they were selling off their assets to evade a multimillion-rand lawsuit by the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund.

  • Mashaba accused of favouring outsiders

Hundreds of angry protesters almost derailed Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba’s housing handover over claims that the process was rife with outsiders benefitting ahead of long suffering locals.

Business Day

  • Bain ‘crippled’ the litigation unit at Sars

Consulting firm Bain & Co is said to have failed to consult primary officials when remodeling critical units at Sars.

  • Rate hike unlikely in sluggish economy

The highest inflation rate in 10 months will not be enough for the Reserve Bank to consider raising interest rates any time soon, as a sluggish economy constrains the ability of businesses to pass on extra costs to customers and fuel future price increases.

  • Court to rule on Chamisa poll challenge on Friday

Zimbabwe’s top court would on Friday upload or overturn President Mnangagwa’s July 30 election victory, following a challenge by his main rival, the country’s chief justice said on Wednesday.

READ MORE: Zimbabwe top court to hear appeal against election result


  • Council coughs up millions for no work

Eight companies have milked the embattled Emfuleni local municipality in the Vaal of more than R60-million after they were paid for abandoned or poorly constructed infrastructure projects.

  • EFF official in custody for ‘rape’ of fellow member

The EFF councillor who allegedly raped his colleague handed himself over to police in Mokopane, Limpopo.

  • Protector fights for her survival

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has warned Parliament against instituting a process to have her removed from office.

READ MORE: Parliamentary committee’s displeasure ‘not enough to remove me’ — Mkhwebane

The Citizen

  • Racism row sees SABC sued for over R1m

A freelance rugby commentator who was summarily dismissed after a technical controller allegedly falsely accused him of racism is suing the SABC for over R1-million in damages

  • ‘Filthy hospital to blame’

Severe overcrowding and understaffing have led to a hygiene crisis, which resulted in the superbug outbreak that killed two babies at a hospital in Vosloorus after several infections were reported at the faciloty, the DA has said. 

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