​Nene tells Ramaphosa: Relieve me of my duties

In local headlines:

Business Day

  • Nene tells Ramaphosa: relieve me of my duties

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to relieve him of his duties following public pressure over his testimony at the commission of inquiry into state capture at which he admitted to meetings with the Guptas. 

READ MORE: Nene asks to be relieved of his duties — report

  • Council urges mines to testify on Zwane’s role

The Minerals Council SA has urged its members to approach state-capture commission to reveal any underhand or irregular approaches or dealings with former mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane and his department officials.

  • Steinhoff’s Mattress Firm files for bankruptcy

Steinhoff’s cash-strapped US operation, Mattress Firm, has filed for a voluntary bankruptcy as part of a restructuring that will result in 20% of its 3 400 stores closing and the sale of 49.9% of the business to funders who are providing $525-million to support the restructuring. 

The Star

  • Amaberete night of terror in Westbury 

Westbury residents have lashed out at the “bullying” tactics of the infamous Amaberete who are patrolling the area that after protests in the area against drug lords and other criminals.

  • Tutu’s a jolly good fellow as he clocks up 87

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu celebrated his 87th birthday yesterday with his family at his bedside in a Cape Town hospital.

De Lille vows to sue detractors

As the time for Cape Twon mayor Patricia de Lille to vacate her office draws closer, she has fired one last salvo at her detractors, announcing that she will sue those who accused her of bribery.

The Citizen

  • Prasa goes off the rails

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has narrowly avoiced leaving millions of commuters high and dry after being shut down by the Rail Safety Regulator who refused to issue a safety permit. 

  • Dim hope for Eskom plans

The power utility wants to sell off core assets — but an expert says this new plan is nothing but a pipe dream, and it is clutching at straws.


  • ‘Let me go’

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene feels the heat after public outcry over his Gupta meetings.

In global headlines:

Mukwege, a doctor based in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has helped thousands of victims of the country’s long war. Murad, a member of Iraq’s Yazidi tribe who suffered at the hands of Islamic State, has been recognised for her work with the United Nations. (The Conversation)

  • Huge risk if global warming passes 1.5°C, warns landmark UN reportThe world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5°C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. (The Guardian)

The far-right Brazilian populist Jair Bolsonaro has secured a resounding victory in the first-round of his country’s presidential election, but fallen just short of the majority required to avoid a second-round run-off. (The Guardian)


‘There were no marks on his neck’, Neil Aggett inquest...

The trade unionist’s partner at the time he was detained at John Vorster Square says she now believes his death was not a suicide

The death of Enoch Mpianzi at Parktown Boys is a...

Ignore the language used in brochures and on open days and be vigilant about the details

Study unpacks the ‘hidden racism’ at Stellenbosch

Students say they feel unseen and unheard at the university because of their skin colour

Ramaphosa enters the fray in fight between Gordhan and Mkhwebane

The president said his court case is “unfortunate” and a “measure of last resort”

Press Releases

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.