Comeback king: Plato returns as Cape Town mayor

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Daily Sun

  • Travel made easier

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba met his Lesotho counterpart Tsukutla Au to discuss introducing free movement between the countries.

  • Student activist kept in jail

#FeesMustFall activist Sapho Mahilihili was yesterday denied bail by the Bellville magistrate’s court in Cape Town.

The Star

  • Marijuana ruling: South Africa lights up

Marijuana substance abuse policies are set for a major shake up following the Constitutional Court’s landmark ruling decriminalising use of dagga in private spaces

READ MORE: #Dagga: ConCourt says yes to getting high in private

Gauteng losing crime war

Major crimes, including murder and rape, in Gauteng have a low conviction rate, the provincial crime statistics have revealed.

  • Capture tweet links JJ Tabane

Popular PowerFM talk-show host Onkgopotse JJ Tabane has been axed as host of Power Perspective

READ MORE: ‘Tabane used station to air personal state capture links’ – Power FM

Business Day

  • Court hands Gordhan a win in Transnet case

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has scored another victory in his project to clean up the country’s state-owned enterprise (SOEs) after nearly a decade of looting and maladministration under Jacob Zuma’s presidency.

READ MORE: Former Transnet board member fails to prove Gordhan was racist to dismiss him

FNB, Absa refused to meet ministers

Two of the country’s big four banks – FNB and Absa – refused to meet with the interministerial committee set up by the Cabinet to intervene on the Gupta family’s behalf when its bank accounts closed in 2016.

READ MORE: #StateCaptureInquiry: Banks expose ANC intervention in Gupta account closures

The Citizen

  • Pregnancy at schools ‘alarming’

The list of girls falling pregnant in South African schools includes children as young as 10, the DA said yesterday.

  • Plato to return as Cape Town mayor

The man who was mayor of Cape Town before Patricia de Lille took over in 2011 will return to the position.

READ MORE: Maimane out of running for Western Cape premier

Sowetan

  • Thidiela’s ethnic slur condemned

Human rights authorities in Limpopo have launched an investigation into Black Leopards FC boss David Thidiela’s tribal outburst.

  • ‘Politicians must not get free land’

Politicians should not be allowed to get free land from the expropriation of land without compensation policy. Instead, the land should be given to the poor and workers. 

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