The Guptas might be up to tricks, says Blade

‘There is a strong possibility that the Guptas simply intend to sell their South African interests to themselves through their foreign-based investment venture capital operations.’

The stand-off between finance minister Pravin Gordhan and Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza took another turn today, when the SA Communist Party (SACP) warned of attempts to capture Treasury.

The Guptas might be up to tricks, says Blade

The Guptas might be up to tricks, says Blade

‘There is a strong possibility that the Guptas simply intend to sell their South African interests to themselves through their foreign-based investment venture capital operations.’

Cyril says he’s not pacifying the Chinese

Cyril says he’s not pacifying the Chinese

The presidency has dismissed a report in the Sunday Times that the Chinese government is concerned SA’s economy might be about to implode.
Whale says ‘thanks’ before swimming off

Whale says ‘thanks’ before swimming off

A humpback whale appeared to show his gratitude to the SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers who freed him from entanglement in rope and fishing equipment off Cape Point on Sunday.
Thulas Nxesi: ANC government is extremely reckless

Thulas Nxesi: ANC government is extremely reckless

The SACP leader says ‘money-driven factionalism’ is on naked display as never before.
Leave Gordhan alone, says SACP

Leave Gordhan alone, says SACP

‘The real question in this matter is what did the so-called ‘rogue unit’ in Sars uncover that has made some forces so desperate to dismantle its capacity?’
Gupta ‘rats’ are abandoning their ‘sinking ship’

Gupta ‘rats’ are abandoning their ‘sinking ship’

The DA is questioning the timing of the family’s decision to extricate themselves from all shareholding in SA, at the height of various investigations into their business dealings.
EFF ‘sellout’ debate continues

EFF ‘sellout’ debate continues

The EFF’s Dali Mpofu has continued to remind the ANC that, when it comes to selling out, he and his party consider them the masters at it.

Cops foil Bloemfontein armed robbery

Bloemfontein flying squad officers followed up on intelligence-driven information regarding a planned armed robbery by four men in the city on Sunday afternoon.

SACP urges ANC to convene non-elective consultative conference

The SACP believed there was great merit in considering the possibility of a national ANC consultative, or special conference prior to the ANC’s national conference.

Sundowns too strong for Super Sport United

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions saw-off neighbors in the MTN8 quarterfinal on Sunday afternoon.

Two killed as bakkie crashes into bridge in Sasolburg

It was believed that the driver lost control of the bakkie and it smashed into the bridge, ejecting both occupants, Meiring said.

Two injured as sports car crashes into barrier in Durban

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found the car in the middle of the lane, ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said.

Youth are rising at this year’s Jozi Book Fair

The Jozi Book Fair is back for four packed days of literary events from Thursday to Sunday featuring established and rising stars. The best part is it’s still free to attend.

Proteas firmly in charge after day two

New Zealand are staring down the barrel at the Proteas’ fortress in Centurion.

SuperSport United crash out of the MTN8

Mamelodi Sundowns scored three goals to kick SuperSport United out of the MTN8 cup.

your life

Somizi feels ‘betrayed’ by Drum

Somizi was fuming because of a journalist he claims betrayed him and his trust.

Boobs, legs! Lerato Kganyago is sizzling in this photoshoot

The ‘Drive Time Queen’ as she is popularly known as posted videos of her looking hot on a photo shoot.

Boity is serving serious slayage on Bona’s new cover

To celebrate their 60th birthday, the magazine enlisted Boity Thulo to celebrate with them. Can anyone say slay?

Meet SA’s first black, female winemaker

We chat to Ntsiki Biyela, the owner of Aslina Wines and South Africa’s first black, female winemaker, about the art of winemaking.

sport

Century-maker Faf equips himself with patience

Tim Southee, the leader of the Black Caps attack, also praised the Pretoria-born and educated left-arm seamer.

SA 437/6 at tea, no sign of declaration

Captain Faf du Plessis ramped up the run rate and was on the brink of another century.

Determined 50 for Faf in a record-equalling top-order display

Du Plessis was on 57 not out at the break, a morale-boosting second half-century for him in his last 16 innings, the captain having dug in for nearly three-and-a-half hours, facing 138 balls.

Combrinck ruled out, Mohoje cited

Elton Jantjies may also be out injured, while a citing commissioner warning will count as a yellow card on Mohoje’s record for the tournament.

business

DEA sets strict measures for Durban ‘toxic air’ company

Thompson said a toxicological assessment of potential health hazards associated with odours emanating from the site would be done and consultations with the relevant local authorities were under way.

Could an economic turnaround happen as soon as next year?

Independent economist says SA has already bottomed out.

South Africans won’t pay tax if it’s wasted, ombud warns

‘There is a view that state institutions are being used as political tools.’

Zimbabwe energy distributor scales up debt recovery rate

The parent energy company says it needs to pay for power imports from regional countries such as South Africa and Mozambique.

world

Pilots arrested for alleged drinking before UK-US flight

Two pilots were arrested in Scotland on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol as they prepared to fly a passenger plane to the United States, police said Sunday.

May to trigger EU pull-out ‘without parliamentary vote’

May’s government already faces a legal challenge to stop it beginning the process of leaving the EU without an act of parliament

Tunisia sows in the youngest premier since independence

Chahed, at 40, is the country’s youngest prime minister since independence from France in 1956.

US urges all donated blood undergo tests for Zika

As new scientific and epidemiological information regarding Zika virus has become available, additional precautionary measures are necessary

opinion

Long-term input will turn to gold

If SA, who had their best Olympics since readmission with 10 medals, wants to take these quadrennial games seriously, we have to invest in our athletes properly.

No 1 will go if he shirks his duty

Zuma needs to know that ‘when we replace a sense of service and gratitude with a sense of entitlement and expectation, we quickly see the demise of our relationships, society, and economy’.

Protector: Horatius or lackey?

If it turns out that Busisiwe Mkhwebane does lack the courage and fortitude of her predecessor, our democracy will have taken a blow that, while it will not incapacitate it, will undoubtedly weaken it.

Hey Trevor Noah, you might be wrong about Marikana

I used to feel the same way about the slain miners as you do, but watching ‘Miners Shot Down’ changed my mind.

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