• Huffington Post South Africa

    Cyril's Cabinet: Who'll Be In And Who'll Be Out?

    Buoyed by global and domestic reception of his presidency, President Cyril Ramaphosa is planning to drop "a series of bombs" when he announces his new Cabinet. For Ramaphosa, there are five Cabinet power positions that are vital: these are state security (intelligence), public enterprises, safety and security, finance and the department of international relations and cooperation. "[For the new president], everything centres on taking the state because then everything reconfigures. The power to appoint Cabinet is the single greatest power [the president possesses]," said an adviser. "But he will have to keep balances. These balances refer to the ANC tradition of ensuring geographic, racial, gender,

  • 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

  • More 'bombs' coming from state capture investigation: Mbalula

    More “bombs” are coming in the state capture investigations. That is what police minister Fikile Mbalula said on Sunday in an interview with the SABC. “By bombs I mean the unexpected‚” Mbalula said. “We are investigating more than 17 cases in the so-called state of capture. Some of those cases‚ I will not tell you how many‚ are ready for prosecution.” He said the lawyers of Ajay Gupta initially offered to cooperate with the Hawks and hand Ajay over‚ but played “cat and mouse”. Gupta has since been declared a fugitive. “You don’t do that with the law.” Mbalula said three of the five suspects still being sought in relation to the Estina Dairy Project in Vrede are suspected to have left the country.

  • Independent Online

    How a 9-year-old pupil became a published author

    Pretoria - At just 9 years old, Reabetswe Kungwane is living her dream of being an author, as she has already had her first book published. The Grade 4 pupil at Crawford Preparatory School in Pretoria launched her book on Saturday. Titled Stories you’ve never heard before, it is a collection of 10 short stories based on her everyday experiences, each with a different moral, which Reabetswe hopes will inspire children her age. The book also incorporates her own illustrations. Her natural ability to express her thoughts on paper and love for words was the reason she wrote, she said. Her first story was written when she was 7. It was titled Vanessa the sad seahorse. It forms part of the 10 stories.

  • ewn.co.za

    Atul Gupta challenges freezing of R10m linked to Estina dairy farm probe

    JOHANNESBURG - The NPA has confirmed Atul Gupta has filed an application to challenge the preservation order that was used to freeze R10 million linked to the controversial Estina diary farm scandal. The Hawks are also searching for Ajay Gupta who is on the run, it is alleged that he unlawfully netted more than R100 million of state funds from the project that was meant to benefit the poor. Last week, eight people appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court in connection with the Vrede dairy farm investigation.

  • Independent Online

    Isuzu looking to bring SUV's to SA

    JOHANNESBURG - ISUZU Motors of Japan, which has had a presence in the South African and African vehicle market for the past 40 years, is set to make an assault on the special utility market (SUV) in the region. Dominic Rimmer, the executive technical services at Isuzu Motors South Africa, said on Friday the company would be introducing the popular Isuzu mu-X SUV into the South African and sub Saharan Africa market in the second half of this year. Michael Sacke, the chief executive and managing director of Isuzu Motors SA, said the mu-X would be introduced into the market as a fully built up imported vehicle and they were expecting annual sales of 20 000 units a year. They were speaking at the

  • The Citizen

    EC premier faces the chop as ANC chairman is sworn in

    Eastern Cape African National Congress (ANC) chairman Oscar Mabuyane and his deputy Mlungisi Mvoko are to be sworn in at the provincial legislature on Monday in Bisho amidst speculations of a looming legislature reshuffle. Mabuyane was elected chairman at the party provincial conference in October last year, despite the outbreak of violence inside the venue that saw a number of delegates backing Premier Phumulo Masualle to retain the provincial chairmanship storming out of the conference. Mabuyane and his faction backed President Cyril Ramaphosa to take over from Jacob Zuma. Masualle was also nominated for chairman, but was not present. ANC national executive committee members deployed to oversee