City Press3 мин. чтенияCrime & Violence
SA Post Office Wars Drag On
Axed SA Post Office board member Colleen Makhubele is challenging the decision to remove her from the board, and has instructed her legal team to apply for an urgent court application to set aside the decision. “I have been instructed to file an urge
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‘Complacency’ Leads To New Covid-19 Infections
As emphatic warnings were sounded by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize about increasing new daily cases of Covid-19, igniting fears of a second wave of infections in the country, a recent survey has shown that the population is not only experiencing pande
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Capitec Launches Financial Education On The Internet
Capitec Bank, South Africa’s leading digital bank, announced the launch of the Live Better Academy – a free financial education platform – this week. The courses offer practical tips and strategies to help people make smart financial decisions and ac
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The VAR Is An Assistant
I think that if the video assistant referee (VAR) was a human being, it would have committed suicide by now, or at least been in an asylum for the mentally ill. It was supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread or, as a former boss of mine at W
City Press3 мин. чтенияPsychology
The Benefits Of Trend Analysis
A COMPASS TO UNDERSTAND HOW MARKETS HAVE CHANGED AS A RESULT OF COVID-19 In the unique and colourful South African landscape, it is important for brands and advertisers to understand consumer behaviour concerning their brands and products, along wit
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Correction
Last week (City Press, October 18 2020), we reported on the tussle over the instrumentals for the song titled Intombi Yesgebengu by Babes Wodumo. The ongoing battle over authorisation to use the instrumental is between music production duo Demolition
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Scarred Trying To Save Kids From A Shack Fire
Zikhaya Sithole’s scars go deeper than those visible on his face and limbs. His eyes are sensitive and his hands don’t function properly, so he can no longer work as a welder. But when he plunged into a burning shack to try to save two young children
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RISK COVERAGE: An Umbrella When Dark Clouds Loom
Stage 4 cancer was diagnosed in a family member of Rob Rainier, regional head at Alexander Forbes. He relates: “As somebody who earned commission only and no basic salary, she would have been without an income for almost six months while she had to u
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Skills Awarded
Themba Zwane is the PSL’s footballer of the season, reaffirming what followers of the beautiful game have known for some time. The 31-year-old skilful wizard was the biggest winner at the PSL Awards on Thursday night. This after scoring a hat-trick o
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On Our Finances
It is no surprise that businesses and consumers have been detrimentally impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, with about 50% of businesses considering themselves to be in a make-or-break situation between now and the end of the
City Press4 мин. чтенияCrime & Violence
GODONGWANA Accused Of Mismanagement
Irregularities relating to the writing-off of debt incurred in loans, fronting and the victimisation of board members are among allegations that have rocked the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). At the centre of the uproar is DBSA board cha
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City Press6 мин. чтенияPolitical Ideologies
CIVIL SOCIETY Action Is The Politics Of The Future
The Donald Trump soap opera and America’s election season have overshadowed what may be the most significant lesson for South Africans – the extraordinary resurgence of civil society. The day after Trump was inaugurated as US president in January 201
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Mokoka’s New Record Is Due To The Lockdown
Stephen Mokoka’s improvement of the national half marathon record at the world championships in Poland last weekend came as a surprise for most observers in a year disrupted by Covid-19, but it didn’t exactly come out of left field for the athlete hi
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Why You Should Buy Local
Every year between November and January, South Africa experiences a spike in retail sales, predominantly due to the payment of bonuses that coincide with the December holiday break and, in recent years, the rise of the Black Friday phenomenon, which
City Press3 мин. чтенияPolitics
Crackdown On E-toll Bills
Thousands of Gauteng motorists who refuse to pay their e-tolls could be fined R500 every time they drive under a toll gantry from July next year. In addition, they will have to pay a R100 levy for every one of these fines. In the case of companies, t
City Press3 мин. чтенияPolitics
Former SANDF General Mgwebi Appointed As AmaXhosa King
In a dramatic twist to the amaXhosa kingdom battle, a rival faction appointed retired SA National Defence Force (SANDF) commander General Derrick Daliwonga Mgwebi as acting king on Thursday. This comes exactly a week after the Sigcawu royal family an
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‘The State Is Inexperienced, Ill-equipped And Inept’
There’s panic in the air as warnings of a resurgence of Covid-19 infections become louder each day. To say small businesses are panicking is an understatement. To be frank, we are defecating cement blocks at the prospect of the economy closing down a
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Bok Withdrawal From Rugby Championship The Least Australia And New Zealand Deserve
Years ago, while walking along the esplanade in Durban, I heard a voice randomly insult me from the dark. On closer inspection, said voice came from one of two youngsters in one of the many dark alleys around that promenade. After working out that t
City Press3 мин. чтенияPopular Culture & Media Studies
Choosing The Right Brand Partner
HOW BRANDS CAN BUILD TRUST WITH THE RIGHT PARTNERS Recent research shows that brands can tap into trust faster through partnering with trusted news organisations. The News Trust Halo, a survey released recently by the Interactive Advertising Bureau
City Press4 мин. чтенияCrime & Violence
PAPGELD After A 10-year Hiatus
The niece of a former Cabinet minister and ANC stalwart has taken businessperson Raisaka Masebelanga to court to force him pay papgeld. The applicant, who cannot be named to protect the identity of her son, previously worked for the ANC and in media
City Press3 мин. чтенияCrime & Violence
Ex-wife Gets Half Of Cheating Husband’s Investment
A housewife from Gauteng’s East Rand, who moved out of her matrimonial home in 2007 because of her husband’s infidelity, is set to get half of his living annuity, even though the money was invested years after she left. The couple were married for 22
City Press2 мин. чтенияCrime & Violence
CITY PRESS SAYS: African Leaders Fail Again
If you wondered why Nigeria has been on fire this week, it is best you get the story from Fola Ojo, one of that country’s leading columnists. Writing in Punch magazine, Ojo described Nigeria as a “nation roiling, boiling and burning” as youngsters ta
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Victor Mpitsang ‘Excited’ About New CSA Role
Former Proteas fast bowler Victor Mpitsang was this week named by Cricket SA as the country’s first full-time convenor of selectors. The 40-year-old, who was the convenor of selectors for the South Africa Under-19s, succeeded Linda Zondi, as the Prot
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KATLEGO MABOE AND THAT STD: No Place To Hide For TV Personality
The internet erupted on Friday morning over a video that shows The Expresso Morning Show host and the face of insurance giant OUTsurance, Katlego Maboe, confessing to cheating on his wife, Monique Muller. In it, Muller sets Maboe an ultimatum to tell
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THE Pop Culture LANDSCAPE, 2020
Firstly, how has your year been? This year has been tricky at best. I think I, like many other people, channelled the majority of my energy into surviving ... into getting to the other side alive and unscathed. I’m not really thinking like that any
City Press2 мин. чтенияMedical
Treat The Mentally Ill Humanely
Hospitals are institutions where people who feel unwell or are suffering from ailments go for healing. Patients go to hospitals hoping to come out healed and feeling better. They are not places of murder and rape, or, at least, they should not be. Ho
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‘My Dream Is To Play For Boks’ – Vermeulen
A year ago, he had to get used to playing on the frozen and muddy rugby fields of England every week. And, as an Afrikaans-speaking man from Paarl in the Western Cape, he also had to get used to speaking English all the time – sometimes tying his to
City Press1 мин. чтенияMedical
What You Need To Know About HPV
• HPV is extremely common. It is estimated that every person who is sexually active will get HPV at some point in their life if they don’t get the HPV vaccine. • You should ideally go to your gynaecologist to check once a year for HPV or if you have
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A Book Fit For A Princess
Thursday saw the launch of Professor Thuli Mandonsela’s first foray into children’s literature with a book called Melo’s Kingdom. Held at the Indaba Hotel in Sandton and emceed by Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, the beloved former public protector told the
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