Competition Commission spends R15m on protection for senior staff


  • SABC’s soccer blackout likely to affect PSL games

After a weekend in which the SABC blacked-out Bafana-Bafana’s record win on its platforms, soccer fans could be up in arms as they may no longer be able to watch Premier Soccer League on the public broadcaster.

  • Court order keeps trains on tracks

The rail agency has been given a lifeline by the court after it rescinded a a notice to suspend its safety permit that would have seen millions of commuters stranded today.

The Citizen

  • NPA boss move hailed

The legal fraternity and rule-of-law watchdog, Freedom Under Law have expressed excitement at the decision by President Ramaphosa to invite legal organisations to participate in the selection and interviewing of candidates to fill the position of NDPP Shaun Abrahams.

READ MORE: Concourt: Abrahams out, Nxasana to pay back the money

  • Land claims to be prioritised – Ramaphosa

President Ramaphosa has told community members in Kwazulu-Natal that their successful land claims is the first in a pilot programme as government addresses the “land issue” with renewed vigour.

READ MORE: Ramaphosa hands over 4 500 hectares to KZN community

The Star

  • Protecting senior staff cost watchdog R15m

The Competition Commission has spent R14.9-million on protection services after its senior officials were subjected to a spate of criminal acts and breaches of security at its premises from June last year.

  • Listeriosis scare is over

Months after it closed two of its ready-to-eat meat facilities due to the listeriosis outbreak, Tiger Brands announced it was ready to reopen its Germiston branch and would do the same with Polokwane, once its refurbishment had been completed.

  • ANC leaders to thrash out heist answers today

Limpopo ANC leaders will today be meeting with the ruling party’s officials in the wake of the VBS Mutual Bank scandal.

READ MORE: Shivambu blames ‘weapons of mass deception’ for alleged VBS links

Daily Sun

  • Offer was so small, says SAFA

The SABC said SAFA rejected a decent offer for the public broadcaster to air soccer matches but the associations says the offer was too small.

Business Day

  • Court urged to halt Moyane’s challenge

Judge Robert Nugent has urged the highest court in the land to block suspended Sars commissioner Tom Moyane’s bid to challenge the fairness of his tax administration inquiry in the Constitutional Court.

READ MORE: Moyane inquiry must go on — Nugent

Transnet CEO to ask court to save his job

Embattled Transnet Siyabonga Gama will on Tuesday approach the Labour Court to stop the board from firing him.

READ MORE: Embattled Transet CEO Siyabonga Gama fired

Global headlines:

Saudi Arabia and U.S. Clash Over Khashoggi Case

The disappearance of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi is opening a rift between Washington and Saudi Arabia as the kingdom blasted President Trump on Sunday for promising “severe punishment” if the royal court was responsible. (The New York Times)

How chemical weapons have helped bring Assad close to victory

After seven devastating years of civil war in Syria, which have left more than 350,000 people dead, President Bashar al-Assad appears close to victory against the forces trying to overthrow him. (BBC)

Taiwan invites Pope Francis to visit, following landmark China-Vatican pact

Taiwan has invited Pope Francis to visit, its President Tsai Ing-wen said, just weeks after the Vatican reached a milestone deal on the appointment of bishops with China, which claims the self-ruled island as its own. (Reuters)

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