• Independent Online

    Are these ministers updating their CVs?

    CAPE TOWN - A number of media outlets have speculated that there are a few cabinet ministers that may be feeling the pinch when it comes to their job security. Ministers that have been linked to the Gupta family will undoubtedly have some anxious feelings. Newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa has yet to say if in fact he will have a cabinet reshuffle but some media houses are reporting that a change is imminent. Ramaphosa made it very clear in his State of the Nation speech that he will be looking to reorganise government. Scaling down cabinet will most certainly be a priority, according to the City Press/News24. South Africa currently has 76 ministers and deputy ministers under former President

  • Independent Online

    James Rodriguez - Bayern Munich's 'godsend'

    BERLIN - Unloved at Real Madrid, yet declared a "godsend" by Bayern Munich, James Rodriguez has rebooted his stuttering career in Bavaria and is set to shine again in the Champions League. In his preferred attacking midfield role, Rodriguez is set to face Besiktas on Tuesday in the first leg of the last-16 tie at Munich's Allianz Arena.  In Germany, the Colombia international has rediscovered the form which saw him light up the 2014 World Cup and finish as the competition's top scorer. Working alongside veteran head coach Jupp Heynckes has rejuvenated the 26-year-old after three challenging seasons at Real, where he fell out of favour under Zinedine Zidane. Real paid Monaco 75 million euros ($93

  • AllAfrica.com

    Zimbabwe: Harare Bans Taxis From CBD

    Harare City Council has banned commuter omnibuses from the central business district (CBD) and is ordering them to operate from new ranks with effect from Wednesday. In a statement yesterday, Harare City Council corporate communications manager Mr Michael Chideme said the new development will be implemented tomorrow. "City of Harare advises residents, the commuting public and commuter omnibus operators that with effect from Wednesday 21 February 2018, no commuter omnibuses will be allowed in the central business district," he said. The commuter omnibuses will terminate their journeys at the new peripheral ranks, from Charge Office to Seke Road and Dieppe Road (Coca-Cola), From Copa Cabana and

  • Independent Online

    Malema sinks yet another ANC president

    You must give it to the young man from Seshego. When he gets time to write his memoirs he will not be exaggerating when he makes the claim to have disposed of two South African presidents. Who will ever forget that historic moment when, after the ANC NEC had taken the decision to recall Thabo Mbeki, Julius Malema rushed to the media and proclaimed that “Mbeki is gone” before the ANC had issued a statement about Mbeki’s recall? That’s how the young man wrote his name in the annals of history. It must be remembered that although Fikile Mbalula was the president of the ANC Youth League before the Polokwane conference, Malema, a mere secretary of the ANCYL in Limpopo, was campaigner-in-chief for

  • Independent Online

    Man killed at his brother's funeral

    Cape Town - A man was shot dead while attending his murdered brother’s funeral in Kraaifontein on Saturday. Mourners ran for cover when shots were fired outside the Assembly of God Church in Scottsville. Witnesses say Clint Lesch, 30, was leaving the church, got in his car and put on his seatbelt when the unidentified gunman pumped his body full of bullets. Lesch was rushed to hospital but died before he could be treated. A woman who attended the funeral says Lesch had been released from jail two weeks ago and lost his brothers to gang violence He had been the “last man standing”, according to the woman who asked to remain anonymous. “We don’t know where the gunmen came from and suddenly shots

  • Huffington Post South Africa

    Local Black Women Breaking Down Barriers In Medicine

    From the youngest black female hospital CEO to the country's first black female neurosurgeon - young women in medicine are trailblazing. These mbokodos, all in their thirties, are as inspirational as they are aspirational. And today we're celebrating four of them, because it doesn't have to be a "Woman Crush Wednesday" to recognise greatness. 1. Dr Nokwethemba Mtshali-Hadebe In 2016, she became the youngest hospital chief executive at 31. The University of KwaZulu-Natal graduate heads up Bertha Gxowa Hospital in Germiston, a district hospital with 767 staff members. Dr Mtshali-Hadebe also has an MBA from Wits University. 2. Dr Viwe Mtwesi At 32, she is the country's youngest black female cardiologist.

  • dailymaverick.co.za

    Black Panther: Shining a light onto Africans’ self-belief and aspirations

    Genuine and enduring revolutions might not be the big cataclysmic event that we might expect. The movie Black Panther has brought a protest film to the continent. It seems also that though life may be long and wearisome, there is justice and therefore there must be hope, which the film so brilliantly portrays, with such terrifying euphoria, that one would scarcely believe it is true. Marvel Cinematic Universe brings to the screen a much anticipated movie about a black superhero, with a mostly black cast, set in a technologically advanced city in Africa. It is the making of a hit blockbuster which has garnered widespread and substantial support that has caused it to break pre-sale box office records,