What’s in City Press: ‘Sangoma’ stole my pension | Minister asked to set the Hawks and SIU on Unisa | Nandipha and the church: The battle continues | City Press

What’s in City Press: ‘Sangoma’ stole my pension | Minister asked to set the Hawks and SIU on Unisa | Nandipha and the church: The battle continues | City Press

President Cyril Ramaphosa lifts The Webb Ellis Cup as South Africa celebrate winning the world cup final.

President Cyril Ramaphosa lifts The Webb Ellis Cup as South Africa celebrate winning the world cup final.

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Several Unisa employees have written to Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Blade Nzimande, urging him to ask the Hawks and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate the alleged corruption, malfeasance and serious manipulation of tender processes which they claim benefited a few individuals within the senior management of Unisa.

New details have emerged of how well-known South African businessperson Malcolm X allegedly extorted R1 million from an affluent Zambian businessperson.

She firmly believed that the colleague who was making her life hell had “bewitched” her with the help of a sangoma. Then Rita Muller (50) decided she had to go and see her own sangoma to get her life back on track.

Gunshots, violent protests and the police’s response with teargas in Diepsloot in northern Johannesburg have disrupted the evening studies for pupils aiming to raise the matric pass rate at the Diepsloot Secondary School Number 2/3.

A potential lawsuit and the prospect of losing in court due to irregularities in the awarding of the R1.2 billion Western Cape internet tender have forced Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Mondli Gungubele to crack the whip at the State Information Technology Agency (Sita).

The EFF is “proto-fascist”, “anti-establishment” and uses its coalitions with the ANC to undermine ANC support, the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) heard during a presentation. Therefore, the NEC, the ANC’s highest decision-making body, must consider ending its coalitions in local governments with the EFF.

West Rand municipality misspent more than R1bn

From leasing vehicles to a company that did not own the fleet, to being charged more than R10 million in interest due to late payments – these are some of the spending at the Rand West City Local Municipality, which led to the municipality irregularly spending more than R1 billion.

Internationally acclaimed actress and TV producer Nomzamo Mbatha was her humble and ever-smiling self at The View in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, this week, exuding happiness and optimism.

The bid of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to review and set aside contracts for the supply of various items of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the national department of transport failed when the Special Tribunal Court ruled against the unit this week.

There appears to be no end in sight to the conflict between reality TV star Nandipha Mlombi and the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. The two parties’ dispute has been compounded by a recent legal onslaught from senior Bishop Purity Malinga seeking to bar Mlombi from negatively portraying the church on her social media accounts.

As political tension rises and calls for government to take responsibility for the devastation that has befallen our nation through its leadership become stronger, iconic producer, musician and writer Sello “Chicco” Twala is resorting to the old mode of using art as a weapon against injustice.

If you’re a content creator or keen to try your hand at vlogging, the micro-sized new Insta360 Go 3 action-cam could very well be what you’re looking for.

While they have released albums such as You Will Not Die and Brave Confusion, singer and actor Nakhane has cemented their place in showbiz as one of the most sought-after stars. Now they are gearing up to serenade audiences at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg next month.

The South African queer community gathered at the Wanderers Stadium in yesterday for this year’s edition of Johannesburg Pride, the country’s biggest gay pride parade.

Stunningly written, without feeling like an academic voyage, How to be a Revolutionary is a cross-continental and cultural novel set mainly in South Africa and China. The book’s intricate structure keeps a reader peeling away at the pages with unrelenting interest.

In my part of the world, the issue of gender is simple. If you are born with a vagina, then you are a girl. Hanging around with boys, dressing like a boy, playing sports with boys, having muscles, etc, didn’t change your gender. Even if was I occasionally mistaken for a boy when I was growing up.

By necessity, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s Medium-term Budget Policy Statement on 1 November will be a balance of prudence and extreme prudence.

South Africa’s bank account is almost empty. Higher government spending and lower revenue collection mean that the country’s fiscal position is weak and many of the assumptions made in the budget speech in February are no longer relevant.

When we were living in the valley of darkness, burdened by the yoke of the National Party’s apartheid laws, there was always the knowledge that, one day, this country would be free. Note, not belief; knowledge.

Our daily existence on the perilous streets of Jozi, the so-called City of Gold, is a near-encounter with moral temptations and ethical dilemmas of unimaginable proportions.

By the time you read this, the Springboks might have made history by winning two rugby finals – back-to-back. South Africa took on New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final last night.

In fact, depending on which perspective you look at their historic run of form, in this year’s tournament which ended in France last night, if they beat their opponents, they would have set the record for playing two World Cup finals back-to-back, aside from having beaten England in the 2007 and 2019 finals.

Our Social Justice Walk on 29 September, with the Stellenbosch University alumni community in Dublin, Ireland, began in Henry St in front of Dunnes Stores.

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