• Independent Online

    Kwesta calls out Anele over R500k interview

    Local rapper Kwesta has called the 'Real Talk With Anele' host Anele Mdoda after the R500 000 interview scandal with the Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini. In a heated exchange between the 'Spirit' rapper and Ms Mdoda, Kwesta commented on an article where the 'Real Talk With Anele' executive producer Yusuf Stevens stated that "it is not uncommon for people to pay for exposure on Real Talk". In the quote tweet, Kwesta implied that this is the reason that he has not been able to appear on the popular talk show.  Mdoda did not take these claims lightly responding to his accusations stating that he was "lying to people" and the show had invited him two times and that he didn't pitch

  • Nhlanhla Nene is new Eskom chairman

    Nhlanhla Nene‚ fired as finance minister by President Jacob Zuma in December 2015‚ is the new Eskom chair. Nene was controversially fired from the Treasury to make way for Des van Rooyen‚ who was quickly replaced by Pravin Gordhan after an outcry. Eskom has been at the heart of state capture allegations and Nene's appointment as board chairman was heavily linked on Saturday to the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC president. • This is a developing story

  • The Citizen

    Motshekga horrified by fatal stabbing of teacher from Zimbabwe

    Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Friday condemned in the “strongest possible terms” the fatal stabbing of a teacher allegedly by a 15-year-old pupil. Zimbabwe national Kingston Vhiya, who was a teacher at Bosele Middle School in Manyeding Village near Kuruman, Northern Cape, was stabbed to death at his home at the weekend. The deceased was from Masvingo and had only been at the school since last year. A Grade 8 pupil has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing to death the teacher he accused of failing him. The 15-year-old allegedly went to the teacher’s home in the early hours of Saturday and started breaking all the windows with stones. When Vhiya went outside, the boy

  • South Africa: #GuptaLeaks

    The Guptas chartered Cricket World Cup flights and bankrolled a luxury hotel stay for the family of Kapil Sibal. By AMABHUNGANE and SCORPIO. Former Indian government minister and leading Congress Party politician Kapil Sibal has refused to explain a business deal with Worlds Window, a firm that apparently helped the South African Guptas to launder hundreds of millions around the world. The suspicious money flows are explained in a new investigation by amaBhungane and Scorpio, based mainly on the #GuptaLeaks. There is no evidence that Sibal was party to money laundering or corruption, but it is worth noting his refusal to explain a deal with Worlds Window, an Indian scrap metal and logistics conglomerate.

  • South Africa: Dept of Sport Inquiry Reddy's Last Chance?

    A national inquiry by the Department of Sport and Recreation into alleged maladministration at the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) could be Tubby Reddy's last chance to save his job. The disgraced former SASCOC CEO was sacked after a controversial board vote at the beginning of the year following the independent investigation that found him guilty on sexual harassment charges as well as the dishonest mismanagement of funds. Reddy was axed alongside Chief Finance Officer Vinesh Maharaj and Executive Manager Jean Kelly with charges of dishonesty and collusion forming part of the latter two's dismissals. Having vowed to fight back against the decision, claiming

  • The Citizen

    Thuli has every reason to smile

    It is one of those supreme ironies which only the South African political climate seems to engender that it has taken more than a calendar year for former public protector Thuli Madonsela to finally be vindicated. “Perhaps vindicated is the right word,” conceded the softly spoken Madonsela, “to the extent that the law enforcement agencies appear to have verified the prima facie evidence presented by the report.” Madonsela’s State of Capture report, delivered the day her term as independent defender of what constitutes what is right and just within the framework of our constitution, was roundly criticised and her recommendation one she was well within her rights to make was obstructed at virtually

  • Independent Online

    Full list of South Africans attending the WEF, Davos 2018

    CAPE TOWN - The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting is scheduled to take place from January 23-26, 2018 with this year's theme of "creating a shared future in a fractured world".  The forum, which engages business and political leaders of society to shape agendas will host its 48th Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland - is set to host 3 000 participants across all stakeholder groups.  "The global context has changed dramatically: geostrategic fissures have re-emerged on multiple fronts with wide-ranging political, economic and social consequences", the group said. "Realpolitik is no longer just a relic of the Cold War. Economic prosperity and social cohesion are not one and the same.