Ministerial houses back in the spotlight

Sowetan

  • Suspect ‘list’ used to net Sars spoils

A list of preferred empowerment partners at Sars which was used to persuade global consultancy firm Gartner to share its spoils with a company linked to Tom Moyane’s close friend, does not exist.

  • Ministerial houses in the spotlight

Parliament has heard that some ministerial houses have remained empty for as long as eight years while millions have been spent on their upkeep.

  • Gauteng’s R20bn litigation bill

The cash-strapped Gauteng health department is facing litigation worth a staggering R20bn for medical negligence claims.

The Citizen

  • Life expectancy in SA on the up

If recent health trends continue, South Africa’s life expectancy could move up to 169th out of 195 nations by 2040, according to a survey by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

  • Disarming the nation

A 2017 version of the draft Firearms Control Act will, if passed, make it a lot more difficult to buy a firearm, or even renew a license.

The Star

  • Rapes, abuse at illegal hospice

Workers at an NGO apparently operating illegally have told harrowing tales of youngsters being raped and abused at the facility.

  • Government mulls capping some petrol prices

There are mixed views on whether the proposed maximum cap on 93 unleaded and lead by the department of energy will bring relief to cash-strapped consumers.

Business Day

  • Sars official: Gartner contract unethical

International advisory firm Gartner, along with a family friend of suspended Sars commissioner Tom Moyane received a tax agency tender amounting to nearly R200-million in a manner described by a witness as “unethical and improper”.

READ MORE: Sars IT infrastructure will need R2bn to work

Mediclinic plunges on Swiss, UK weakness

The share price of South Africa’s biggest private hospital group Mediclinic International nose-dived on Wednesday after the company warned of poor performances in Switzerland and the UK.


Daily Sun

  • Outrage at leaked ANC list

Tension is brewing between the ANC KZN’s factions after the party’s nomination list for provincial legislature members was leaked over the weekend.

Global headlines:

Audio contains gruesome details of Khashoggi killing, Turkish official says

A Turkish official confirmed descriptions of an audio recording revealing that Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and dismembered. The reports contradict statements from Saudi officials, who have repeatedly denied any involvement in his disappearance. (The New York Times)

Brexit: UK ‘may consider longer transition period’

Brexit-backing MPs have reacted angrily to the idea that the UK’s transition out of the EU could be extended for another year, to the end of 2021. (BBC)

Exxon Mobil bets big on China LNG, sidesteps trade war

In the middle of a Sino-U.S. trade war, the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company is turning toward Beijing for business at a time when most of Corporate America is looking elsewhere to avoid the threat of tariffs. (Reuters)

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