What’s in City Press: Price hikes are suffocating South Africans | The big lie of Mkhwebane’s lawyers | Cele linked to police housing scandal

Price hikes are suffocating South Africans

This week’s fuel price hike, which has had a domino effect on food and transport costs, is making life unbearable for hundreds of thousands of South Africans, with some giving up jobs because they cannot afford to go to their place of work.

The big lie of Mkhwebane’s lawyers

The fight between the lawyer for the suspended public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and his former deputy, lawyer Kholeka Gcaleka, did not start recently over Mkhwebane’s legal fees, as initially thought.

Cele linked to police housing scandal

Suspended police officer Francinah Vuma allegedly provided the National Prosecuting Authority with evidence that put police minister Bheki Cele at the center of a controversial multi-million rand police housing deal during the FIFA Cup. world 2010.

Football club boss wants baby mama to give DNA test

Royal AM boss Andile Mpisane has reportedly requested a paternity test for two children he shares with DJ and media personality Sithelo Shozi.

ANC bigwigs ‘dodged’ the election bullet debt

Despite losing an appeal to a full High Court bench last week, the ANC is struggling to extricate itself from the R102million campaign debt incurred during the 2019 general election.

Gambling tip blasted for July trip to Durban

Gauteng Gambling Board employees are angry that the board and management spent over R600,000 on accommodation and flights to attend Durban in July but failed to provide raises annual salary, citing financial constraints.

It’s no longer a city of roses

It is not only a home for vagrants, cows and stray dogs, the area has also become a dumping ground for corpses. The Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality South Burial Site in Bloemfontein, Free State, is next to the South Park Cemetery, which is engulfed in filth.

broken african dream

A local businessman used virtual seminars to attract investors during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and allegedly duped them out of their hard-earned money.

Renowned curator goes to war on the arts and Culture

Renowned arts curator and developer Noni Camagwini Ntaka has taken the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture to court to recover millions of rands owed to her.

In court documents, Ntaka claims the department chained her for more than 20 years and failed to fully fund her project, Isizwe Music Museum, after it was approved in 1998.

Pipe dream: Achieving the goal of ending world hunger by 2030

Undernourishment on the planet has been increasing since 2015 and it is estimated that between 702 million and 828 million people suffered from hunger last year.

The stagnation of health care in the country is “fatal”

Budget cuts, job freezes and pressure to increase the number of nurses and doctors are just some of the challenges facing the country’s healthcare system.

‘Provision of services’ of a special type

The Limpopo prosecutor has filed a formal complaint with the Public Protector’s Office to investigate Molemole Mayor Edward Mashilo Paya for abuse of power which could have cost the municipality over R2 million in less than 20 days .

Vacancies abound in state-owned companies

As questions about stability within the public enterprises department begin to pile up, spokesman Richard Mantu said the leaked information was “a distortion and misrepresentation of the facts at hand”.

The actress can get nothing after divorce

Former Isibaya actress Zinhle Mabena may walk away empty-handed after her five-year marriage to prominent businessman Robert Ngwenya.

Unisa Accounting Program torn up a part

A cohort of accounting graduates who graduated from Unisa two years ago may struggle to become chartered accountants due to poor final assessments.

Diko refuses to return the car to WesBank

Former presidential spokeswoman Khusela Diko reportedly has not returned a vehicle bought by her late husband, Thandisizwe, even though creditors say it is in her possession illegally and she still has R584,360 owed to her.

The IFP reads the riot act to its mayors

The IFP’s growing intolerance of the poor performance of its councillors, mayors and the municipalities they lead was the subject of heated debate at the party’s conference in Durban this week.

“Mining companies need to clean up their mess”

The management of Imbabala Coal Mine has offered a paltry R600,000 to rehabilitate the environment at the end of its lifespan.

Plan to install Gumede despite the opt-out rule

The ANC’s largest region in the country will push for its chairperson, Zandile Gumede, to be elected as the party’s new leader in KwaZulu-Natal, despite more than 2,000 fraud charges leveled against her.

What happened in Phoenix should be ‘left in the past’

“As people trying to move forward in an already unequal country, we need to forget the past and forget what happened in July last year.

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