Mantashe plays down concerns over councillors list

The protesting Northern Cape ANC members ‘are just sensationalising their issues, which are being looked at’.

The protest by members from the Francis Baard region in the Northern Cape over the list process for ward councillors ahead of the August 3 municipal polls contains an element of mischief, according to ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Mantashe plays down concerns over councillors list

Mantashe plays down concerns over councillors list

The protesting Northern Cape ANC members ‘are just sensationalising their issues, which are being looked at’.

Tribalism makes you stupid

Tribalism makes you stupid

The Vuwani violence brought to light just how deeply divided we still are by what are meant to be the withered old policies of apartheid.
DJ Zinhle hits back at AKA

DJ Zinhle hits back at AKA

She threw some very sharp sarcastic barbs AKA’s way today.
Five-star fun for Van Rooyen

Five-star fun for Van Rooyen

The man whose brief appointment as finance minister devastated the economy has been living in style for the past six months at an expensive boutique hotel at taxpayer expense.

Hawks swoop on Sassa official, 17 others

The Hawks, after arresting the suspect at her Sassa office in the Krugersdorp CBD, also ransacked her home.

Teacher ‘extorting’ sex for better marks faces probe

The teacher is suspected of having had numerous affairs with schoolgirls in return for inflating their marks, according to sources.

A third of software in SA is pirated

Despite drop, the value of unlicensed software in use is R4.3 billion.

Why Uber ‘competitor’ should have consumers rejoicing

And three things it needs to do to compete properly….

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DJ Zinhle hits back at AKA

She threw some very sharp sarcastic barbs AKA’s way today.

More than 1,500 ‘Mad Men’ props up for auction

Feel like slipping between the floral bedsheets on which Don Draper had a threesome? Fancy taking a spin in his convertible or popping the question with Betty’s “silver-colored” engagement ring?

AKA breaks silence on DJ Zinhle

Rapper AKA has finally broken his silence on his much publicised break-up with DJ Zinhle

Twitter lashes out at DJ Zinhle for being ‘spicy’

Euphonik’s #NONKE T-shirt was not such a bad idea until DJ Zinhle bought it, according to Twitter.

Take your soccer skills to the next level

To participate in the talent search, all hopefuls will need to showcase their soccer skills by uploading their videos on vodacomnxtlvl.co.za.

Should Zahara get help?

When you’re famous, you may need a helping hand when it comes to social media.

Assisting your in-laws to get along

When you don’t agree with their suggestions, be respectful and let them know that you and your spouse will discuss it.

Zakes Bantwini turns 35 years young!

Celebrations abound for the ‘Clap your hands’ hit-maker.

sport

Cook misses out but England press on against Sri Lanka

England captain Alastair Cook was still left searching for his 10,000th run in Test cricket as fellow opener Alex Hales, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow all missed out on contrasting landmarks at the Riverside on Friday.

Waratahs on the warpath against Chiefs

Wallabies Israel Folau and Michael Hooper scored try doubles as the NSW Waratahs crushed Super Rugby leaders Waikato Chiefs 45-25 in Sydney on Friday.

Formula One duel picks up in Principality

After the drama in Spain a fortnight ago, the Formula One circus moves on to one of the marquee events in motor racing with this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.

England’s Cook still waiting for 10,00th Test run

Cook’s exit left England 39 for one in the 14th over.

French star Cornet in Roland Garros cheating storm

Frenchwoman Alize Cornet was at the centre of a Roland Garros cheating storm Friday after she was accused of faking injury by an opponent.

Twitter reaction to Mourinho signing as Man United manager

Twitter reaction to the news that Jose Mourinho has been appointed manager of Manchester United on Friday.

Scrums will be huge at Loftus

After the Bulls got the upperhand over the Stormers last week the scrum-battle for the Lions at Loftus will be decisive on Saturday in their Super Rugby clash.

Highveld neighbours in crunch Loftus clash

In the other fixture featuring local teams on Saturday, the DHL Stormers host the Toyota Cheetahs at DHL Newlands in Cape Town.

business

Vukile Property Fund boosts retail clout

After a year of rousing retail property deals, it shifts focus to offshore markets.

Should money market investors be afraid of a downgrade?

In this advice column Robin Gibson from Harvard House answers a question from a reader who is concerned about the effects of a credit downgrade on her savings.

Business Leadership. Kgalema Mothlante: eliminating the trust deficit

Former president says South Africa can learn lessons from codetermination in Germany.

We need economic cohesion

One of the things that still works quite well in South Africa is the pursuit of individual enterprise.

A third of software in SA is pirated

Despite drop, the value of unlicensed software in use is R4.3 billion.

SA is deindustrialising prematurely – expert

South Africa was one of the poorest performing emerging market countries between 2000 and 2014

DMR found wanting in Mpumalanga

Report says SA’s environmental resources neglected.

Why Uber ‘competitor’ should have consumers rejoicing

And three things it needs to do to compete properly….

world

Gang-rape internet video shocks Brazil

Brazilian police on Friday were investigating the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers boasted about it by posting an online video of her that has horrified the country.

Kampala bombings mastermind gets life term

A Ugandan court on Friday handed down a life sentence for the mastermind of twin bombings targeting football fans in Kampala that killed 76 people.

Blast inside stone quarry kills 4 in India

Four labourers were killed and another injured seriously following a blast inside a stone quarry on Friday in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

Japan’s oldest elephant dies, aged 69

Japanese animal lovers were mourning the death of the country’s oldest elephant, Hanako, on Friday, who passed away “quietly” aged 69 after triggering protests over her captivity.

Trump lays claim to Republican presidential nomination

White House hopeful Donald Trump claimed victory in the Republican nomination race, while shrugging off criticism from the man he aims to replace, President Barack Obama, who blasted the billionaire’s ignorance and arrogant attitude.

Over 100 feared dead in new migrant boat tragedies in Mediterranean

Over 100 migrants were feared dead Thursday after two crowded boats capsized off Libya in separate incidents, with one of the tragedies captured on video that shows dramatic rescues and desperate final moments.

Uganda bombing mastermind and six accomplices found guilty

The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab that killed 76 people in Kampala was found guilty along with six accomplices on Thursday of masterminding one of the region’s worst attacks in decades.

Up to 30 dead in shipwreck off Libya: EU naval force

Up to 30 people are feared dead after a shipwreck off Libya, while about 50 migrants have been rescued from the waves, the EU’s naval force said Thursday.

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