What’s in City Press: Business warns Ramaphosa | Joburg mayor goes awol | City Press

What’s in City Press: Business warns Ramaphosa | Joburg mayor goes awol | City Press

What’s in City Press: Business warns Ramaphosa | Joburg mayor goes awol | City Press

Business leaders warn Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa was cautioned at a high-level meeting this past week that South Africa’s strained relationship with the US could have disastrous economic consequences. A group of prominent business leaders met with the president on Thursday to express their concerns about government’s handling of the uproar surrounding Russian cargo ship Lady R.

Mayor and his team are missing in action

Barely a month after his election as executive mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Kabelo Gwamanda and members of his mayoral committee are seemingly missing in action, abandoning the public they ought to serve.

Londie London and her new alleged ‘scammer’ beau

As if The Real Housewives franchise were not dramatic enough, there seems to be more drama off-camera for the women in the cast. The latest one making headlines is none other than musician, model, songwriter and businessperson Londie London (given name Londile Siphiwokuhle Zulu), whose stint in the Real Housewives of Durban seems to be her biggest claim to fame at present.

The time is right for a rolex

In Uganda, almost everyone adores a rolex. No, not the luxury Swiss watch brand, but rather that country’s omelette and chapati signature sandwich. Like an egg wrap, but better, the name of this nutritious and deeply delicious street food is a play on words, referencing the cooking method: the omelette and bread are laid on top of one other and then rolled up into a portable street food.

Cops’ racket exposed

Rogue elements operating within the police are allegedly using Pakistani nationals to conduct business transactions involving illicit trade. City Press understands that high-profile SA Police Service (SAPS) officers are alleged to have been involved in contraband and kidnapping deals in which officers facilitate ransom payments.

Government slated for arbitrarily ending tender

The department of sport, arts and culture has come under criticism after awarding an R18 million tender to a company to re-pilot a project that had already been piloted for almost R15 million to another company. The project in question is the Silapha Wellness Intervention Programme, which was introduced by former sport, arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa in February 2021 to help athletes and creatives maintain their health following the outbreak of Covid-19.

ANC expected to discipline its MECs over unspent budgets in their departments

The Limpopo ANC’s provincial executive committee will have its hands full as it takes disciplinary action against its MECs and other members deployed in government’s managerial positions for failing to spend allocated service delivery budgets in the 2022/23 financial year and forfeiting them to National Treasury.

‘Electoral law is just malicious compliance’

Organisations that remain opposed to the current electoral regime are continuing their legal fight to ensure increased representation of independent candidates through constituency-based elections, despite President Cyril Ramaphosa’s signing of the Electoral Amendment Act.

Gomora: The fall of Alex

Good shows are being canned in droves over there at Mzansi Magic, only to be replaced by underwhelming ones such as Gqeberha: The Empire. The channel’s number one show, Gomora, which is set in Alexandra township in Johannesburg, is set to wrap up shooting in July and will air its last episode in October.

Roodewal: From despair to hope

Long after the sun has set behind the mountains in the evening and the sky above Worcester has turned pink, Roodewal’s pink-painted apartments appear ghostly in the dim street lights.

ANC, DA move on small parties to curb their powers

Opposition parties have indicated that they will resist plans by the ANC and the DA to clip the powers of smaller parties that are coalition partners in various municipalities.

Behind the scenes of Shaka iLembe

In the past few decades, we have seen many dramatic iterations of the story of King Shaka, who is revered as the true founder of what came to be known as the Zulu empire.

A quick chat with Naima Kay ahead of new release

Naima Kay’s upcoming album draws heavily on South African heritage and is rooted in Afro-jazz, and she believes the offering frames her voice marvellously.

Get superior features on your phone for less

Three new mid-range smartphones came out this month, which are worth considering if you’re looking to get more phone for your money.

Moja love rips off hopeful creatives

Three aspiring content producers have come forward to claim that they sent proposals to the channel, only for their ideas to be commissioned without their knowledge or involvement.

‘I’m not a slay queen’ – Unisa vice-chancellor

Under-fire Unisa principal and vice-chancellor Professor Puleng LenkaBula this week allegedly went on a tirade, telling members of the senate that she is “not a slay queen, devil and has never misused the university’s money”.

Failures offer a chance to innovate

Trustees of medical schemes in South Africa are faced with an overwhelming burden of political and economic uncertainties and risks.

Teen escapes from initiation school after assault

A Mpumalanga teenager who sneaked out of an initiation school after he was reportedly assaulted for refusing to eat the vomit of a caregiver says he is still in pain, as some of the wounds sustained during the beating have not yet healed.

‘Fists of Fury’ Morolong strikes again: Inno goes to ground after assault

A night out with friends at the Maracanà club in Sandton, Johannesburg, turned into a nightmare for 25-year-old socialite and club host Olwethu Magudumana.

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