• Minnie Dlamini and wedding planner fight over cash - Newlywed couple pleads poverty

    2017-10-16 09:24:51.0 | Aubrey Mothombeni | TV presenter and model Minnie Dlamini and her husband Quinton Jones' dream wedding has been soiled after their wedding planner cried foul over payments. Sunday World has learned that Dlamini and her husband were allegedly at loggerheads with wedding planner Mizana Qata of Wellseated over a R500000 wedding bill. The legal dispute between the two parties is said to be informed by disagreements over payments of services rendered by Wellseated, which Dlamini was allegedly disputing saying the agreement was that they would be paid through exposure, which will be equivalent to R6-million. So intense is the dispute that the wedding planner elevated the matter

  • Kgalema Motlanthe Raises Alarm Bells Over Cabinet Reshuffle

    Former president Kgalema Motlanthe said citizens should be concerned about cabinet reshuffles as they could have harsh consequences for the country, according to a News24 report. He said that changing ministers means new senior management is brought into a department by an incoming minister and they are expected to quickly learn what is happening in that particular sector. "It shouldn't happen that way, we should be very very very worried each time there is a reshuffle, it means the entire experienced team is set aside and a new team is brought in, because the state must always be stable," he said. Motlanthe was speaking at the launch of the Olof Palme Youth Education Initiative at Midrand High

  • Runaway flames of greed roar at SA

    Just a few months ago, Luthuli House accused its former MP Makhosi Khoza of behaving like “a runaway fire” for her sustained, stinging criticism of the party, especially under President Jacob Zuma’s leadership. ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa sounded in a rather mean, uncompromising mood as he laid into the party’s former chairperson of the the portfolio committee on public service and administration. “If you are a loyal member of the ANC, you would raise some of your concerns internally in the organisation. You can’t behave like a runaway fire,” he said. You see, a person of Kodwa’s calibre would have known that he wasn’t using the phrase “runaway fire” in a literal sense. He knew its eerie connotations,

  • South Africa's Gupta Family Under FBI Investigation

    As probes into the Gupta family intensify in South Africa, the FBI is reportedly also investigating the Guptas in relation to suspicious cash flows between South Africa, Dubai and the US, according to a newspaper report. The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) probe, which has been reported by UK daily Financial Times, comes at a time when the South African special crime investigation unit, the Hawks, has said that the Guptas are part of its investigations into "state capture" - the raiding of taxpayers' funds by outside interests. South Africa's parliament has already started grilling ministers and leaders of state enterprises regarding allegations that they have helped the Gupta family

  • CPUT students threaten to strike back violently

    Some Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) students have vowed to “show flames” following the reopening of the institution's campuses on Wednesday. Two weeks ago, activities at the university's campuses were suspended indefinitely after more than a month of disruptions student protests arson attacks and clashes with police and private security. A strong police contingent and private security were present during the celebrations of the National Health Education and Allied Workers Union's (Nehawu) 30th birthday where Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was the main speaker at the Bellville campus on Friday.  The Cape Town campus remains fenced by barbed wire.  According to the university,

  • Analysis: A Trillion Rand man, David Mahlobo

    When writing about politicians it is important to be fair, to include both the perceived positives and negatives about a person. Someone like Manto Tshabalala-Msimang allowed hundreds of thousands of people to die through her attitude to ARVs, yet devoted her life to helping liberate her fellow South Africans. With Mahlobo, it is hard to think of positives. Consider just a selection of his recent actions. In Parliament he oversaw the jamming of cellphones in 2015. A month later he claimed that then Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela might be a spy for the CIA. He then claimed that a leader of the student #FeesMustFall protests, Mcebo Dlamini, had been to his house several times. Then he

  • Zimbabwe: Outrage As UN Honours Medical Tourist Mugabe

    THE appointment of President Robert Mugabe as United Nations (UN) goodwill ambassador for health has stoked anger as the near-centenarian is charged with overseeing the collapse of his country's health system and then flying abroad for treatment. Mugabe, now 93, spends millions regularly flying to Singapore for even for minor medical attention, spurning crisis-hit local hospitals which opponents say are themselves in need of intensive care due to the incompetence of his four-decade rule. And yet the Zanu PF leader was this week appointed goodwill ambassador for the UN's World Health Organisation (WHO) at a conference underway in Uruguay. The role is largely symbolic, but the symbolism of giving