The day Pravin Gordhan took on big (illegal) tobacco

Gordhan and his colleagues’ investigations of the illicit tobacco trade – which appears to involve top politicians and businessmen – is possibly the reason they’re being targeted now.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan must be wondering whether one of his old plans while he was in charge of the SA Revenue Service (Sars) – combating the illegal tobacco trade in South Africa – was worth it.

The day Pravin Gordhan took on big (illegal) tobacco

The day Pravin Gordhan took on big (illegal) tobacco

Gordhan and his colleagues’ investigations of the illicit tobacco trade – which appears to involve top politicians and businessmen – is possibly the reason they’re being targeted now.

Mbalula locks horns with ‘heartbroken’ athlete

Mbalula locks horns with ‘heartbroken’ athlete

The minister dismissed the athlete as ‘abusive’.
EFF asks Pravin to prove his innocence, not ‘do a Zuma’

EFF asks Pravin to prove his innocence, not ‘do a Zuma’

However, a delegation of church and civil society leaders are standing with the finance minister’s decision to defy what he calls a criminal investigation with no merit.
N West ANC rejects early elective conference call

N West ANC rejects early elective conference call

The North West deputy provincial secretary says they do not see how an early conference can solve the party’s problems.
Lufuno Gogoro fearing for his life – again

Lufuno Gogoro fearing for his life – again

He said the last time he was as scared as this was when Malema allegedly accused him of trying to destroy the EFF.
CWU accuses ‘fleeing’ Mantashe of being ‘arrogant’

CWU accuses ‘fleeing’ Mantashe of being ‘arrogant’

The accusations come in the wake of a strike by CWU members employed at Telkom.
Gauteng to roll out open tender system

Gauteng to roll out open tender system

The move forms part of efforts by Gauteng provincial government to discourage fraud and corruption.

Car disappears from driveway in a flash

‘Even passers-by said they did not see where the thieves came from.’

WATCH: Durban shooting caught on camera

The video shows a man pulling over at the parking lot while being accosted by three armed men.

Komphela defends decision to field old guard

Steve Komphela has defended his decision to keep faith in his old guard after Kaizer Chiefs were humbled 2-1 by Bidvest Wits in Tuesday’s Absa Premiership opener.

Picketers call for fair bail for Thulsie twins

An NGO representing the family of the twins has criticised the manner in which the brothers were arrested, which they have claim was conducted unlawfully.

Cops looking for potential witness in Weenen murder case

Sithole was at home gardening when an assailant approached him and fired a rifle at him.

Safe haven for blind children

The initiative is part of the city’s non-motorised transport programme, which aims to improve pedestrian facilities across Cape Town.

‘AngloGold Ashanti illegally terminated my employment’

Several medical reports show that although Shasha Mohoto was diagnosed with early silicosis, he could still continue with his normal duties.

Gold mining: Chronicle of 100 years of abuse

Some of the key aspects captured are the retrenchment of mineworkers after being diagnosed with silicosis.

your life

‘Exhausted’ Black Coffee takes a break, goes on holiday

Popular DJ Black Coffee took to instagram a few weeks back complaining about how much he misses his family while on tour, and how exhausted he was despite being passionate about his job.

This is when you’re likely to get divorced

A study suggests that divorce filings may be driven by a ‘domestic ritual’ calendar governing family behaviour.

Babes Wodumo’s ‘Wololo’ has a gospel version

This is enough to get you speaking in tongues.

Tumi Morake: I was raped. I’m speaking up after #RememberKhwezi

The First Lady of Comedy told The Citizen she decided to turn the crippling incident into something that’s made her fearless.

sport

Komphela defends decision to field old guard

Steve Komphela has defended his decision to keep faith in his old guard after Kaizer Chiefs were humbled 2-1 by Bidvest Wits in Tuesday’s Absa Premiership opener.

Zakri arrives in SA to complete Sundowns move – reports

ASEC Mimosas star Yannick Zakri has arrived in South Africa ahead of his move to Mamelodi Sundowns, according to reports in Egypt.

Chiefs closes in on Chicken Inn’s Hadebe

Kaizer Chiefs are reportedly close to signing Chicken Inn defender Teenage Hadebe after the Zimbabwean defender underwent a successful trial at Amakhosi.

Khune admits Wits were good in the air

Following his side’s loss to Bidvest Wits, Kaizer Chiefs skipper Itumeleng Khune admitted the Clever Boys were good at playing high balls.

business

Gold price increase sends Sibanye profits past R5bn

Sibanye chief executive Neal Froneman said the first half of 2016 had been very positive for mining companies and gold producers in particular.

Shoprite trading profit up 15% to R7.2bn

Shoprite chief executive Whitey Basson ascribed the overall achievement to the Group’s strengthening of its price advantage.

world

Saudi police foil mosque suicide bombing: ministry

Saudi police shot dead a would-be suicide bomber targeting a mosque in the Shiite-dominated district of Qatif, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.

India moves to ban booming commercial surrogacy business

Foreign couples, along with all single or gay prospective parents, would be barred from surrogacy services in India if parliament passed the bill.

Italy quake leaves 73 dead

The deadly earthquake that struck central Italy before dawn Wednesday occurred in a notorious seismic hotspot, and dangerous aftershocks are possible, scientists said.

Two killed by machete near scene of DR Congo massacre

Two people were killed in a machete attack in an eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo late Monday where rebels have been blamed for a series of civilian massacres, the army said.

opinion

Blatter muddies soccer’s water

Sepp Blatter, the discredited former head of football’s world controlling body Fifa, cannot be faulted for a lack of tenacity.

Women the ‘rocks’ of the nation

Water is life and women are doing everything possible, even putting their lives at risk, to ensure their families have access to the source of life.

New DA mayors must be wary

The newly established mayors will have to be doubly wary of making any empty promises and delivering on those they believe can come to fruition.

We must support our athletes

They are expected to perform to the best of their abilities, but government lets them down.

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