What’s in City Press: Eskom targets whistleblowers of the R500 million security contract | Jantjies fails steriod test | Slap contest giants traction | City Press

What’s in City Press: Eskom targets whistleblowers of the R500 million security contract | Jantjies fails steriod test | Slap contest giants traction | City Press

Eskom targets whistleblowers

Eskom is launching a full-scale investigation aimed at exposing whistleblowers who revealed damning information surrounding a controversial R500 million emergency security and guarding contract awarded to Fidelity Services Group over a three-month period at the behest of the power utility’s now-suspended head of security, Karen Pillay.

Jantjies fails steroid test

A “bottle of nasal spray” probably meant the end of Elton Jantjies’ rugby career, but at least he has a new love by his side to help him deal with the disappointment.

Lebo M calls it quits in nuptials

Renowned producer and composer Lebohang Morake, famously known as Lebo M, has lashed out at his estranged wife Pretty Samuels’ family, pointing fingers at her brother whom he accuses of insulting him during their turbulent marriage which only lasted a year.

Ngcobo-Mzolo opens up about being a mother to two angels

Despite losing two children in a frightening manner, media personality Ntombi Ngcobo-Mzolo remains in good spirit and says there was nothing she could have done to prevent fate.

How the six new Brics members were chosen

A careful balancing act allowing Brics founding countries to motivate for the inclusion of new members led to the first phase of the expansion of group which concluded with six new countries being invited to join the bloc.

Fraudsters target Bafana legend

Police are on the heels of a Johannesburg-based cybercrime syndicate which swindled more than R100 000 from the bank account of Bafana Bafana legend Lucas Radebe while he was relaxing at his Sandton home.

AfriForum tackles SABC over Malema comments

The SABC refuses to broadcast an advert from AfriForum in which the lobby group calls for donations to sue Julius Malema for singing of Kill the Boer.

Chinese angry about Afrikaans singer’s comments

Singer and artist Nataniël says he understands that people “want to hang him in a tree” and condemn him for his statements about the Chinese people.

Wedding debts mount after King Misuzulu’s umembeso

Despite a budget of R79.5 million allocated to the Royal Household Trust for Zulu King Misuzulu KwaZwelithini and his wife Queen Ntokozo kaMayisela Zulu, they are accused of failing to pay the service providers – more than a year after their umembeso ceremony in April last year. The ceremony marks the union of two families and is also part of the lobola negotiations.

BEE partner tackles Karpowership

A black company has gone to court seeking an urgent interdict against its Turkish partner after it took steps to kick it out of a R200 billion offshore liquefied natural gas deal.

ANC’s plan to stop losses to IFP

Shortly after Mike Mabuyakhulu was acquitted on corruption charges, Luthuli House called him in to lead his provincial electoral campaign in KwaZulu-Natal.

Fraud accused donates scanners to SANDF

The court case against former SAA cabin attendant Nombasa Ntsondwa-Ndhlovu and her company, Umkhombe Marine – a supplier and service provider to the SA National Defence Force – has stalled for more than two years since she was charged with fraud and corruption amounting to more than R100 million..

R200m and no oil found

The Petroleum Oil and Gas Corporation of SA (PetroSA) and the Eastern Cape government spent close to R200 million on a gas and fuel refinery that never materialised.

Weather service in tender storm

The decision of the SA Weather Service (SAWS) to cancel a R50 million tender for the procurement of a high-performance computing (HPC) system has lifted the lid on how the National Treasury bidding processes were compromised.

Unlocking the power of women

Empowering women in entrepreneurship is not just a matter of gender equality, it is an economic imperative. As a nation, we must recognise the untapped potential of our women entrepreneurs.

As Women’s Month draws to a close, it is essential to shine a spotlight on the invaluable contributions of women entrepreneurs in the country, they play a pivotal role in South Africa’s economic landscape.

Brian Temba returns to theatre with a new show

His album, It’s All You, released two years ago, earned him a best R&B gong at the SA Music Awards. Now singer and actor Brian Temba is celebrating 25 years in the cut-throat music industry.

Although he doubles as an actor, Temba told City Press that his first love has always been music.

Dr Tom’s fresh, new sound set to take Mzansi by storm

They say it’s never too late to chase your dreams, and Dr Tommy Mariba is proof of that. Dr Tom, as he is affectionately known, is based in Pretoria, where he practises as an orthopaedic and spine surgeon.

In conversation with Fred Khumalo: German tour and his award-winning book

On Thursday, InterKontinental, a German publisher of African and Afrodiasporic literature, launched the German translation of journalist, novelist, short-story writer and biographer Fred Khumalo’s popular novel, Dancing the Death Drill. Based on the sinking of the SS Mendi during World War 1, the novel won the 2019 Humanities and Social Sciences Award.

Can bras for girls buy us peace?

If we want peace, one of the things we must invest in is bras for girls. This is the call from Thuli Madonsela’s the Thuma Foundation in support of the Impilo Collection Foundation’s bra collection. This initiative is a contribution to combating violence against women and girls and the pursuit of social justice and peace.

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