​Sars drops claim against former spokesperson

In local headlines:

Business Day

  • NDP’s 6% jobless rate by 2030 ‘impossible’

The National Planning Commission has slashed its most optimistic forecast of SA’s unemployment rate by 2030 in half, warning of slow progress across the board in reaching the targets of the National Development Plan.

  • Zuma uses Khwezi case in his battle against NPA

Former president Jacob Zuma’s lawyers are taking the National Prosecuting Authority to court to force them to reveal, among other things, if the authority or anyone else made payments to his rape accuser. 

  • Sars drops claim against former spokesperson

The South African Revenue Service has withdrawn civil proceedings it brought against its spokesperson Adrian Lackay for speaking to committees about problems at the organisation.

READ MORE: SARS, Moyane withdraw R12m defamation suit against former spokesperson

The Star

  • Inside the NSFAS mess

Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu has made damning findings against the embattled National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) which made over-payments to students totalling more than R303-million above the amounts stipulated in the loan agreements. 

  • AA slams huge fuel price hike

Motorists have been warned to brace themselves for the highest petrol price increase to date.


  • Zuma asks NPA: Did you pay Khwezi

Former president Jacob Zuma’s lawyers are taking the National Prosecuting Authority to court to force them to reveal, among others, if the authority or anyone else made payments to his rape accuser. 

The Citizen

  • Moyane drops Lackay lawsuit

Sars and its suspended commissioner, Tom Moyane, have ditched a R12-million suit for defamation against the organisation’s former spokesperson, Adrian Lackay, although no reasons have been given for the change of heart. 

  • Anxious Proteas

South Africa had some anxious moments before beating Zimbabwe by five wickets in the first one-day international at the Diamond Oval on Sunday.

In global headlines:

The FBI will not interview Julie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, according to multiple reports and Republican senator Lindsey Graham, highlighting the narrow scope of the agency’s supplemental investigation into Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee. (The Guardian)

Deep divisions over Brexit overshadowed the opening day of the Conservative party conference on Sunday as Theresa May attempted to wrestle back the focus on to her domestic agenda.

The bitter infighting that has crippled the Conservative party was laid bare as Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg laid into the prime minister’s Brexit plans as thousands of delegates gathered in Birmingham. (The Guardian)

Three days after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and 3-meter-high waves crashed onto the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the provincial capital of Palu, a city of 350 000, is in ruins. (CNN)


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Strike-off case pulls in judge

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Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

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NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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Social entrepreneurship means business

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