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What’s in Metropolis Press: Bushiri escapes once more; Hlongwa faces the legislation; Shalapo Kaunda

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Bushiri escapes SA once more

South Africa’s safety companies are investigating credible claims that fugitive preacher Shepherd Bushiri has been within the nation a number of occasions since his dramatic escape final yr – the newest go to being simply two months in the past.

Hlongwa faces the legislation

Virtually a decade after a Particular Investigating Unit report uncovered corruption value greater than R1 billion on the Gauteng well being division, legislation enforcement companies are lastly gearing as much as go to former well being MEC Brian Hlongwa and his spouse Joeline.

Rowdy youth demand jabs earlier than ‘end-of-life’ elders

The Bojanala Platinum District Municipality in North West has strongly condemned an incident through which a gaggle of younger folks reportedly disrupted a Covid-19 vaccination programme, arguing that they deserve the jab first as a result of the aged individuals who have been receiving it have been on the verge of dying.

Part 2B! However when will the vaccines arrive?

Regardless of uncertainty about precisely when the subsequent batch of Covid-19 vaccines will arrive in South Africa, the well being division has already introduced plans to vaccinate cops, jail guards, troopers, mine employees and taxi drivers subsequent month.

Motshekga needs everybody again within the classroom

Lecturers with comorbidities – who’ve been working from house for months – could have no purpose to proceed doing so when faculties reopen in late July, as nearly everybody within the training sector is anticipated to have been vaccinated by then.

It’s a disaster on the market

Sars-Cov-2 infections are spreading like wildfire by way of Gauteng and there are already extra Covid-19 sufferers in intensive care items within the province than there have been on the second wave’s peak.

Covid grant – little, however useful

Becoming a member of the queues at midnight and spending the entire day ready for his or her flip, at occasions going again house empty-handed and owing transport cash, was a part of the wrestle for a lot of attempting to gather their R350 Covid-19 social reduction grant.

Implicated officers get their jobs again

Mpumalanga officers who have been implicated in a forensic report associated to Covid-19 malfeasance value about R15.6 million have been reinstated, and one among them has been appointed as appearing CEO.

Disagreement between Usaasa board members

A contemporary dispute has damaged out between former Common Service and Entry Company of SA (Usaasa) board chairperson Mawethu Cawe and the company’s erstwhile chief govt Lumko Mtimde.

‘Dr Pretend’ nailed by college investigation into her grasp’s

She is named “Dr Pretend” by a few of her colleagues at Walter Sisulu College within the Jap Cape.

Dr Neziwe Alicia Mbebe Mapangwana heads a division throughout the college’s school of instructional sciences on the Mthatha campus.

Lotteries beneficiary tries to cease SIU investigation

The powers of President Cyril Ramaphosa and people of Justice and Correctional Companies Minister Ronald Lamola to order the Particular Investigating Unit (SIU) to look into the nonprofit organisations that allegedly obtained illegal funding from the Nationwide Lotteries Fee have been challenged in courtroom.

Ingonyama Belief faces new risk

The Ingonyama Belief Board, whose residential lease programme was simply final week deemed illegal by the Durban Excessive Courtroom and ordered to pay again thousands and thousands of rands that it illegally obtained from folks dwelling on belief land, is ready to face yet one more authorized problem, this time within the Worldwide Felony Courtroom in The Hague within the Netherlands.

ANC will crowdfund to pay wages

The workplace of ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile is on a mission to seek out revolutionary methods to cope with the social gathering’s monetary woes, together with the potential for crowdfunding. The Luthuli Home staffing discussion board can be assembly with ANC nationwide officers this week with the hope of discovering an appropriate decision.

The ANC stands by SAA deal

Authorities’s latest transfer to privatise SAA flips the script on the governing ANC’s longstanding ideological place to make use of state-owned enterprises as the important thing drivers of financial development, with the state taking part in a dominant position.

Somebody is out to get me – Emtee

Lyrically flamboyant rapper Mthembeni Ndevu, popularly often called Emtee, may lose his double-cab Ford Ranger after it emerged in courtroom paperwork that he owes FFS Finance SA nearly R200 000 in arrears for the automotive.

SABC sued for R260m

Former SABC head of authorized affairs Mafika Sihlali is suing the general public broadcaster and three different former senior executives for greater than R250 million in damages for a “bogus” 12-year felony trial and deterioration of his capability to earn an revenue.

Tenders for buddies claims flooring ECSA boss

The Engineering Council of SA (ECSA) has suspended CEO Sipho Madonsela after it allegedly picked up a suspicious IT tender value thousands and thousands of rands that was to be awarded to an organization linked to a former official.

Sars weapons for wrestle veteran Shope

Former ANC Ladies’s League president and commerce unionist Gertrude Shope seems to be in bother with the taxman after the SA Income Service (Sars) issued a remaining letter of demand in opposition to her for a R423 606 unpaid invoice.

Shalapo Kaunda

With the passing of Kenneth Kaunda this week, one of the absorbing chapters in African politics has been closed. Whereas many African freedom fighters resorted to the armed wrestle in opposition to colonialism – everybody from Muammar Gaddafi in Libya right down to the Mau Mau freedom fighters in Kenya – Kaunda opted for peace as a substitute of violence.


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