• TimesLIVE

    First-class travel - flights and hotels - for Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

    The item that stands out in this table is the travel expenditure: R113.6 million in 2017/18. It is on this figure that most of our questions were based. The interview below is very slightly edited and interspersed with explanatory comments. GroundUp: According to the OCJ vote goods and services expenditure, R113.6 million was spent on travel and subsistence in 2017/18. The average travel and subsistence expenditure in the past few financial years was 40.2% of the vote. Mncube: Inaccurate: 2017/18 it was 11.17%; 2016/17 it was 9.71%; 2015/16 it was 11.36%. GroundUp note to readers: The percentages Mncube gives are for the entire OCJ expenditure, which includes, for example, judges' salaries. But

  • SowetanLIVE & Sunday World

    Fikile Mbalula slams Bonang Matheba over inauguration champagne claims

    “Comrades we are in a good space, we have emerged victorious but comrades we must be humble in victory. We must be filled with humility. We will not be the ones who will be going on rooftops popping champagne bottles, No! We are humble and we've been humbled by our people and we thank them for the investment of their confidence that they have made to us,” Ramaphosa said. Speaking to SowetanLIVE, Mbalula reiterated that the Presidency had not made any endorsement of House of BNG. He however did not deny that the brand may be sending some bottles for the celebration.  “There is no such endorsement. People are fast-forward.  We are dealing with serious issues here that affect our people. This is

  • Independent Online

    Family shocked as teen son implicated in Pietermaritzburg man's murder

    Durban - The teenage son of slain Pietermaritzburg businessman Farhaad Moosa has appeared in court for his father's murder. Arif Moosa, 19, was taken in for questioning at the weekend and on Monday, police said, he appeared in the New Hanover Magistrate's Court with two other suspects. Moosa, 46, the owner of Ideal Sands, a building materials supplier, was killed at his Albert Falls farm, in Cramond, last month. He was shot while fixing his truck at his smallholding. His uncle, Mohammed Ebrahim Moosa, said of the son's arrest “it really is a shocking thing because he was with his father all the time. They worked together on the farm.” The uncle earlier described the mood in the family as “tense”

  • TimesLIVE

    Disband ANC Youth League's NEC 'by next Friday', demands member

    "This, we are instructed, renders the current mandate of the ANCYL NEC null and void, and infringes on the rights of our client as there is no mandate on the current NEC to advance any interests of our client. "Accordingly we are instructed to demand that the ANC disband the ANCYL national structure and appoint the task team that will ensure that the national conference is held. Secondly, we demand that the president and secretary-general of the ANCYL are to be prohibited from participating in any NEC meetings of the ANC on their representative capacity of the ANCYL. "Should the ANC fail to adhere to our client's well-founded demands within seven days of your receipt of the letter, our client

  • Independent Online

    LOOK: #JacobZuma warns corruption case 'may yield another Bosasa'

    Pietermaritzburg - A bullish Jacob Zuma has emerged out of a four day legal battle with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to warn those itching for his prosecution that they will regret harbouring those wishes as people they hold in high regards may emerge as the corrupt ones who benefitted from the controversial arms purchase deal. Speaking in isiZulu to his over 3000 supporters outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday afternoon, an occasionally sarcastic Zuma said his prosecution "may yield another Bosasa" where people who are thought to be holy might be implicated.  The former president insisted that he cannot be prosecuted as he has done nothing wrong, claiming that this case

  • Independent Online

    #PeoplesInauguration: Malema warns Ramaphosa and Cabinet to respect Constitution

    Pretoria - EFF leader Julius Malema has warned Cyril Ramaphosa that he and his Cabinet should respect the Constitution and that no one is above the law.  Malema was speaking at the sidelines of the President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.  In what could be described as a message for Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan who on Friday was found by the public protector to have violated the Constitution when he approved the early retirement of former acting SARS commissioner Ivan Pillay.  Gordhan said he would challenge the public protector's finding.  The EFF has been calling for Gordhan to be held accountable for his involvement in awarding the

  • AllAfrica.com

    South Africa: A Woman Was Taking Selfies On a Sea Point Bench. She Was Arrested and Locked in a Cell Overnight

    A 23-year-old Blue Downs woman is considering suing the police after being arrested while sitting on a bench in Sea Point and then being locked in a cell for the night. Esethu Mcinjana was in Sea Point on Sunday 19 May for a job interview at a hotel at 10:45am. She arrived early for the interview and went to sit on a bench on the promenade to wait. "I pressed the buzzer when I arrived but no one responded so I went to sit on a bench overlooking the beach." She said she was taking selfies at about 9:20am when she was approached by a police officer who asked her what she was doing there. "Her tone was aggressive. I explained to her that I was there for an interview but was early. She didn't believe