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Italian referee gets the whistle for Bulls vs Glasgow Warriors URC final

The match official appointments for the weekend’s matches have been made with Italian referee Andrea Piardi taking charge of the United Rugby Championship final. The Bulls will host the Glasgow Warriors in the URC final at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday, 22 June. Kick-off is scheduled for 18:00. MATCH OFFICIALS Referee: Andrea Piardi Assistant Referees: Frank Murphy, Craig Evans Television Match...

Gifted Kaizer Chiefs target missed 18 months of football

Football is a patient game. Kaizer Chiefs target and Bafana Bafana star Oswin Appollis once nearly called it quits. THE OSWIN APPOLLIS STORY According to Football SA, Appollis lost his place at SuperSport United after he was a superstar at the club and previously at Ajax Cape Town. The Bishop Lavis-born star returned home to Cape Town where he started...

WATCH: ‘There is no GNU, it’s a government of selective unity’ − Sooliman

Gift of the Givers founder Dr Imtiaz Sooliman believes the incoming new government of national unity (GNU) has “made a mistake”, saying it’s a “government of selective unity”. Sooliman was speaking to Newzroom Afrika ahead of the inauguration of presidential election Cyril Ramaphosa at the Union Buildings on Wednesday. Ramaphosa will be sworn in under the new GNU by Chief...

LIVE: Chief Justice Zondo has arrived, Ramaphosa on his way to Union Buildings

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who will be administering Cyril Ramaphosa’s oath of office, has arrived at the venue. Raymond Zondo and his wife Sithembile. Image: SABC News Former presidents Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe have taken their seats. Earlier, former deputy president David Mabuza also arrived at the Union Buildings. As reported earlier, former president Jacob Zuma is not in...

OPINION: South Africa has taken European rugby by storm

South Africa has firmly taken the United Rugby Championship (URC) by storm after the Bulls made sure that the country would host its third straight final in just three seasons of the rebranded competition. It is testament to the massive impact that South Africa’s four main franchises have had since making the switch to European competitions. That has included the...

Kaizer Chiefs XI under Nabi: SEVEN dream signings, two sales

Kaizer Chiefs could soon have a new coach, a revamped technical team and several sparkly new signings. How will the side look under Nasreddine Nabi? Is this the dream Kaizer Chiefs XI under Nabi? Depending on which publications you read, Chiefs are interested in several high-profile local players. Although the majority of those rumours won’t bear fruit, incoming boss Nabi will...

Justin Timberlake arrested for driving under the influence – Reports

International superstar Justin Timberlake was reportedly taken into custody in New York for driving under the influence. According to the BBC, the hitmaker was arrested on Tuesday morning in Sag Harbor and has since been formally charged. The publication stated that the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office announced in a statement: “When officers stopped him, Timberlake’s eyes were bloodshot and...

Sundowns’ R40 million signing: ‘It was not easy’

According to SABC Sports’ Mazola Molefe, Mamelodi Sundowns paid R40 million to sign Tashreeq Matthews. So how has the 23-year-old found the move so move? MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STAR TASHREEQ MATTHEWS REVIEWS HIS MOVE TO TSHWANE Matthews left Cape Town as a teenage to test himself in Europe at places like Borrusia Dortmund in Germany. Fast forward a few years and...

‘I’ve got nothing to do with Shebeshxt’s accident’: Jub Jub [video]

Media personality Jub Jub has come out to shut down any rumours or posts linking him to rapper Shebeshxt — real name Lehlogonolo Katlego Chauke. According to the Uyajola 9/9 – real name Molemo Maarohanye — there are fake Facebook accounts scamming people and linking him to Shebeshxt’s car accident. JUB JUB ON FAKE ACCOUNTS LINKING HIM TO SHEBESHXT’S ACCIDENT...

Kaizer Chiefs – FULL LIST: A whole new team worth of targets!

Kaizer Chiefs will be making several big signings this transfer window. Let’s take a look at this red-hot list of targets they have lined up. Kaizer Chiefs are set to undergo wholesale changes. In fact, they will have a new coach, technical team and a new-look. So, expect several player movements in coming weeks. 12 Amakhosi players are linked with...

Modise says Pirates’Mofokeng should learn from Barcelona’s Yamal

Teko Modise wants Orlando Pirates’ young star Relebohile Mofokeng to show more consistency next season, and improve his goals and assists tally for the Buccaneers. Mofokeng is coming off an excellent season with Pirates, which he capped off with a brilliant winning goal in the Nedbank Cup final against Mamelodi Sundowns. The 19 year-old then also made his Bafana Bafana...

Orlando Pirates’ embarrassment of riches but ONE area of clear weakness?

Orlando Pirates have one of the deepest squads in South Africa. Let’s take a closer look at where it might need some fine-tuning. Orlando Pirates depth and squad assessment Goalkeepers After Siyabonga Mpontshane and Richard Ofori left the club, The Sea Robbers are still in rude health in the goalkeeping department. Nedbank Cup final hero Sipho Chaine saved Lucas Ribeiro’s...

Springboks v Wales: Everything you need to know!

The Springboks will take on Wales on Saturday, 22 June in their first Test since being crowned world champions last October. It will be the 42nd meeting between the two sides, with the first having taken place 118 years ago in 1906. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off. DATE Saturday, 22 June VENUE Twickenham in London KICK-OFF...

WATCH LIVE: President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration

Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday be sworn in as President of the Republic of South Africa. Ramaphosa was re-elected president of the country by Members of Parliament (MPs) in the first sitting of the National Assembly on Friday. He was nominated by his party and secured 283 votes to the 44 for Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) president Julius Malema. Foreign...

[WATCH] Mphowabadimo: ‘Themba said he started drugs prior Big Brother’

Big Brother Mzansi season three winner Michelle “Mphowabadimo” Mavundla opens up about her relationship with Themba Mabaso. ‘THEMBA WAS LIVING A DOUBLE LIFE’ Mphowabadimo and Themba who met on the Big Brother Mzansi reality TV show began dating when the show ended in April 2022. TikToker @watchwaveza shares Mavundla’s recent interview where she explains why she ended her relationship with...

Suzuki XL6 1.5 GL review: Where common-sense meets value

The new Suzuki XL6 1.5 GL contends for a top spot in the MPV market in South Africa. As the naming nomenclature suggests, it boasts an extra-long wheelbase (XL) and prides itself on being able to seat six inside. With its ability to seat six full-size adults – with independent captain-style seats with arm rests in three rows – it...

Kaizer Chiefs copying Pirates with European tour plans?

Kaizer Chiefs are planning a pre-season trip to Europe. Rivals Orlando Pirates will be over in Germany and Spain in July. Kaizer Cheifs heading to Belgium and The Netherlands According to SoccerLaduma, Chiefs have plans to tour Belgium and the Netherlands in the coming weeks. Amakhosi will reportedly reach out to clubs in those nations to arrange friendlies and use...

Kaizer Chiefs make progress on Bafana Bafana rising star

Kaizer Chiefs have reportedly made another inquiry on Bafana Bafana star Elias Mokwana. The 24-year-old attacker has impressed last season with Sekhukhune United scoring four goals in the DStv Premiership. His form has seen him called to the Bafana Bafana squad recently and has taken the opportunity with both hands. Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns are believed to...

Second round of T20 World Cup is a ‘fresh start’ for Proteas, says Markram

After getting through a wobbly opening round, captain Aiden Markram says the Proteas are looking at the Super 8 stage of the T20 World Cup as a new beginning. The SA team won four closely contested games in the group stages to progress to the second round of the competition. They will open their Super 8 campaign against tournament co-hosts...

Jacob Zuma snubs Ramaphosa’s presidential inauguration again

Former president and uMkhonto weSizwe leader Jacob Zuma will miss Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidential inauguration for the second time.  Ramaphosa will be inaugurated at the Union Buildings in Tshwane on Wednesday as he was duly elected president of South Africa during the first sitting of the National Assembly last Friday.  JACOB ZUMA TO MISS RAMAPHOSA’S INAUGURATION  In a statement, the MK...

Kaizer Chiefs transfer news: Two strikers, Da Cruz arrival

A latest transfer window is coming. Expectations are on Kaizer Chiefs to make big statements with new players and a new head coach. In this new weekly report, we look at the latest developments. KAIZER CHIEFS TARGET TWO STRIKERS Many pundits said it a while ago. Amakhosi can’t win games and trophies without a goalscorer. Ranga Chivaviro arrived last season but...

What do cats think when you meow at them?

We cat owners often find ourselves engaging in full-blown conversations with our feline companions, complete with meows, purrs, and even baby talk. But have you ever wondered what’s actually going on inside your cat’s head when you meow at them? The truth is, it might not be quite what you imagine. Feline Communication: A Different Language Unlike humans who rely...

Major SOCCER title another casualty in Media24’s plans to cull newspapers

Media24 has announced that a major restructuring at the company could put hundreds of jobs at risk. Last week Moneyweb published an exclusive report about Media24 looking to close several of its mainstream print publications – namely Rapport, City Press, Beeld, and Daily Sun. Moneyweb wrote that four sources at Media24 had independently confirmed that a decision had been taken...

STATEMENT: Kaizer Chiefs in advanced talks to sign prolific Bafana star

Kaizer Chiefs are in advanced negotiations with Bafana Bafana star Lebo Mothiba whose career has hit a crossroads after six years in France. Mothiba needs to kickstart his career Lebo Mothiba is no longer a Strasbourg player after his six-year stint with the Alsace club came to an end. Soccer-Laduma believes negotiations between Mothiba’s representatives and Kaizer Chiefs are moving along nicely;...

Club boss: ‘Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates didn’t bid for him’

Last week this publication reported that Stellenbosch FC beat Kaizer Chefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns to Lehlohonolo Mojela.  Chiefs, Pirates and Sundowns were all interested in signing TS Galaxy winger Lehlohonolo Mojela who has signed for Stellenbosch.  Chiefs, Pirates and Sundowns were rumoured to be interested The first of the four sides to be linked to Mojela was Chiefs....

Weights unveiled for Durban July

Four-year-old colt See It Again will have to carry a full three kilogrammes (3kg) more than his closest rival in the Hollywoodbets Durban July at Greyville on 6 July. When the July weights were unveiled on Tuesday, it was no surprise that last year’s runner-up in Africa’s greatest race had been allotted top weight of 60kg. His merit rating of...

Mamelodi Sundowns deal: CT City star forward close to signing!

Mamelodi Sundowns are on the brink of clinching a deal for Cape Town City’s prolific forward, Khanyisa Mayo. Known for their policy of selling top talents each season, City might soon bid farewell to their standout striker. Mayo, aged 25, has emerged as a prime target following his impressive performance in the 2023/2024 season. Where he secured fifth place on...

SARS tax season – Step-by-step guide on how to do your eFiling

South Africa’s tax season will soon open for individual taxpayers.  THOSE WHO CANNOT FILE ONLINE CAN DO SO AT BRANCH The South African Revenue Service (SARS) this week announced the filing dates for the 2024 tax season. The dates are: Individual taxpayers (non-provisional): Monday, 15 July to Monday, 21 October 2024. Provisional taxpayers: Monday, 15 July 2024 to Monday, 20...

What happened to the MISSING German Tourist Nick Frischke?

The German tourist Nick Frischke is STILL missing after more than a year. He went missing on 15 February 2023. IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN A YEAR THAT HE WENT MISSING Police and volunteers have searched extensively for Frischke but to no avail. The 1.75-metre-tall German national is athletic, having completed a climbing course and regularly competing in running races....

Kind gesture: Springbok asks to be benched for this touching reason

The Springboks are set to take on Wales in their first game of the 2024 international rugby season on Saturday.  The game at Twickenham, and it will be the first time the Springboks play since becoming back-to-back World Champions. This will also be the first game Rassie Erasmus will be in charge of since the 2019 World Cup final. Because...

Rand breaks R18/$ barrier on Inauguration Day

The rand broke through the crucial R18/$ barrier on Wednesday, 19 June – which just happens to be President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa’s Inauguration Day. REMEMBER | Inauguration Day is NOT a public holiday, confirms Presidency All eyes will be on the rand in the coming days and weeks as South Africa comes to terms with the new ANC-DA-IFP Government of National...

Schengen visa price hike: Changes set to happen this June

Earlier this year, the Commission of the European Union (EU) had announced that they would in fact be revising the cost of Schengen visa application fees. According to Schengenvisa.info, the Commission had suggested that the fee for the visa application increase from €80 (R1 629,60) to €90 (R1 833,30) for adults and from €40 (R814,80) to €45 (R916,65) for children. In latest...

Wait no more: Dramatically new BMW X3 comes out of hiding

Teased sporadically since April, with the most recent being a now deleted official image leaked on social media earlier this month, BMW, in the early hours of Wednesday morning (19 June), officially debuted the all-new X3 as the first to incorporate its newest styling language. Known internally as the G45 whereas the now seven-year old previous generation carried the G01...

KZN Film and TV Awards remove the late Mpho Sebeng from the nominees list

The Simon Mabhunu Sabela KZN Film and Television Awards have announced the removal of the late Mpho Sebeng from this year’s nominees list. The awards celebrate outstanding achievements and excellence in the South African film and TV industry, with a particular focus on KZN. ALSO READ: Inkabi film director elated with recognition of hitmen movie by KZN Film and TV...

Boks looking to kick on with exciting blend of youth and experience

The Springboks’ first match 23 of the season mixes an exciting blend of up-and-coming talent with experienced stars, heading into their opening match of their international campaign against Wales at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon. Bok coach Rassie Erasmus named four uncapped players in the playing squad, with Lions duo Edwill van der Merwe and Jordan Hendrikse set to start at...

Full force of Western Cape police deployed to find politician’s kidnappers  

An anti-kidnapping multidisciplinary task team has been formed to find those responsible for taking Nqabayomzi Kwankwa hostage. The United Democratic Movement’s (UDM) deputy president was kidnapped on Tuesday afternoon while on his way to the Cape Town International Airport. The party confirmed that it had paid the R10 000 demanded by the kidnappers. Kwankwa’s belongings were stolen but his vehicle was...

Zimbabwean national nabbed for using dead person’s ID to obtain Union Buildings accreditation

A foreign national has been arrested after attempting to get accreditation for president-elect Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration at the Union Buildings. Accreditation applications for the event started on Monday. According to the spokesperson for the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJOINTS), Brigadier Athlenda Mathe, the Zimbabwean national approached the accreditation centre on Monday in an attempt to attend the event...

‘Scary’ Portugal flex strength in depth to avoid slow Euros start

Jose Mourinho had claimed even Portugal’s reserves would be contenders for Euro 2024 and they relied on that strength in depth to beat a stubborn Czech Republic 2-1 for a winning start. Two substitutes combined for a 92nd-minute winner as Francisco Conceicao struck his first international goal with his first touch of the ball from Pedro Neto’s cross. Another of...

Bulls aiming to avoid more heartache in URC final, says Cornel Smit

Bulls utility back Cornel Smit says the group is out to avoid another heartbreaking defeat in a United Rugby Championship final when they take on Glasgow Warriors at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday night. The Pretoria side will return to the URC grand final stage after knocking out Irish province Leinster in their semifinal, beating them 25-20. The last time the...

LIVE UPDATES: President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa to be inaugurated at Union Buildings

President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa will be inaugurated at the Union Buildings in Tshwane today, under the theme “30 years of Democracy; Partnership and Growth”. The Presidential Inauguration follows the first sitting of the National Assembly of the seventh parliament. It also marks the beginning of the seventh administration and the President’s term of office. Ramaphosa was re-elected president of the country...

GNU parties are already facing the challenge of compromise

Each of the parties to the government of national unity (GNU) will push for its policies to prevail in the multiparty government, but they will have to compromise if the new set-up is to function, say experts. Independent political analyst Khanyi Magubane said it all boiled down to political maturity by all sides; political economy analyst Daniel Silke said the...

Inauguration: Shaking feathers to crown Ramaphosa

The sound of an angle grinder cutting through wood, helicopters hovering above the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre and a dry-run of camouflage-clad soldiers marching in formation. This, yesterday, marked the hive of activity at the Union Buildings in preparation for today’s official swearing in of President Cyril Ramaphosa, in what has aroused global interest. ALSO READ: 21 guns and ceremonial salutes:...

Daily news update: Presidential Inauguration | UDM deputy president held for ransom | ‘Gupta Saxonwold compound’ lights out

News today includes President Cyril Ramaphosa will be inaugurated on 19 June with the graceful elegance of the Union Buildings at his back. Meanwhile, United Democratic Movement (UDM) Deputy President Nqabayomzi Kwankwa was kidnapped on Tuesday, with his attackers demanding R10 000 ransom. Furthermore, the City of Johannesburg has cut off power and water supply to the Saxonwold mansion that...

IFP will calm ‘two elephants in the room’

Being a peacemaker in the government of national unity (GNU) will be the main role of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), according to independent political analyst Goodenough Mashego. The IFP had already benefited from the GNU, being given a chance to lead KwaZulu-Natal, he said. “To make sure that the two elephants [the ANC and Democratic Alliance] stay together in...

Putin and Kim embrace in North Korea, vow new multipolar world

SEOUL, June 19 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un embraced Russian Vladimir Putin on his arrival at Pyongyang’s airport on Wednesday, and the two leaders shared their “pent-up inmost thoughts” and agreed to develop their nations’ relations, North Korean state media said.

Whites are not to blame for SA’s ills, corruption is

Politics of divisiveness through race and ethnicity should never be tolerated in a united South Africa. The recent elections have proved there are populist figures such as Jacob Zuma and Julius Malema, who see an opportunity to mobilise people based coon skin colour or the language they speak. ALSO READ: Residents demand action on ‘corrupt’ Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court SA...

Heiress Marlene Engelhorn donates €25m to charities

The way some well-off people accumulate more and more wealth – and toys – shows that they ignore the reality that “you can’t take it with you” when you die, whatever you believe the final destination may be. Leaving it behind, though, is the reason mega wealthy families grow in power and presence across the generations. So, it is a...

Compromise is name of the game for GNU

German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck had a realistic view of life as personified by diplomacy or politics. The latter, he said, “is the art of the possible, the attainable – the art of the next best”. And next best is what many voters are going to be served up over the next few months by the politicians they elected to...

Joburg’s political future: GLU or dissolution?

Will post-election arrangements at national government level be replicated in Johannesburg? Will the government of national unity (GNU) be copied in a new Joburg government of local unity (GLU)? Not necessarily. Mistakenly, some councillors have been congratulated on re-election, although we were not re-elected. We were not standing for election. The five-year cycles of the different elections do not coincide....

Breathe and thank your lucky stars

All I could see was neon-lit light fixtures flashing past above my head and the odd glimpse of sundry body parts of people walking by. It was like starring in my very own episode of Chicago Med. Then: “Just breathe deeply”, as the oxygen mask was clamped to my face and someone busied themselves with the IV line in my...

Kenya police arrest demonstrators as hundreds protest new tax hikes

Kenyan police fired tear gas and arrested at least a dozen demonstrators Tuesday as hundreds of people gathered near parliament to protest tax hikes, according to AFP journalists at the scene. The East African economic powerhouse has struggled with a cost-of-living crisis, which critics say will only worsen under the levies laid out in a bill due to be debated...

Iran slaps one-year prison term on Nobel winner Mohammadi – lawyer

An Iranian court has sentenced Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi to a year in prison for “propaganda against the state”, the jailed activist’s lawyer said on Tuesday. Mohammadi, 52, has been jailed since November 2021 over several past convictions relating to her advocacy against the obligatory hijab for women and capital punishment in Iran. ALSO READ: Peace prize winner...

Finn suspected of abusing hundreds of children online

A Finnish man is suspected of committing sex crimes against more than 200 children on video chat platform Omegle and other social media, Finnish police said on Tuesday. He is suspected of contacting “more than 200 minors” aged six to 15 across Finland via video chat, most of them girls, and asking them to “dress scantily and perform sexual acts”...

ANALYSIS: GNU centre must hold — but it will not be easy, or simple

The formation of the new coalition government leads to many questions, particularly about whether this will improve governance and result in the creation of jobs. It may also effectively see the DA forcing the ANC to keep Cyril Ramaphosa as President. Influence, and how it works, could change fundamentally. Down could be up, and soon.

Pomp and splendour: Mzansi National Orchestra to perform at presidential inauguration

The Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra (Mzansi NPO) will perform at the inauguration ceremony of president-elect Cyril Ramaphosa at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday, 19 June. The momentous occasion will mark the beginning of Ramaphosa’s second term in office and will be celebrated with a special musical performance by the country’s national orchestra, as well as other well-known local...

Israeli intel warned of Hamas plans before October 7 attack – report

An Israeli intelligence brief prepared weeks before Hamas’s October 7 attack had warned military officials of the Palestinian group’s preparations for an assault, according to Israeli public broadcaster Kan. The Israeli military’s signals intelligence unit drafted the brief in September, less than a month before the Hamas attack that sparked the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip, Kan reported on...

TRAINSPOTTER: Liberalism’s last stand — the GNU represents a last chance. Let’s see if SA liberals grasp it

Everything we have, every political thought was begged, borrowed or stolen from elsewhere: from warmed-over Sankarist sloganeering to anti-woke Americanisms to ecstatic Russophilia. But we now arrive at an opportunity to reinvent liberalism — or at least get it largely right, which is to say, left — for the next three-quarters of the century.

Anouk Aimee, 60s icon of French elegance, dies at 92

French star Anouk Aimee, who died on Tuesday aged 92, cast a spell over a generation of film-goers with her doomed romance in Claude Lelouch’s box-office smash “A Man and A Woman”. Her role as a lovelorn widow in the 1966 film famous for its “chabadabada, chabadabada” theme tune won her an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe for best actress...

Los Angeles school board votes to ban smartphones

June 18 (Reuters) – The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education on Tuesday voted to ban smartphones for its 429,000 students in an attempt to insulate kids from distractions and social media that undermine learning and hurt mental health.

US envoy says diplomacy ‘urgent’ to stop Israel-Lebanon border clashes

US envoy Amos Hochstein Tuesday called for the “urgent” de-escalation of cross-border exchanges of fire between Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Israeli forces raging since the start of the Gaza war. “The conflict… between Israel and Hezbollah has gone on for long enough,” the presidential envoy said on a visit to Beirut. ALSO READ: War monitor says Israeli strikes kill six pro-Iran...

Daily Lotto results: Tuesday, 18 June 2024

Get the Daily Lotto results as soon as they are drawn on The Citizen. While great care has been taken to ensure accuracy, The Citizen cannot take responsibility for any error in the Daily Lotto results. We suggest verifying the numbers on the National Lottery website. Daily Lotto results for 18 June 2024: 00, 00, 00, 00, 00. The winning Daily Lotto numbers will...

PowerBall and PowerBall Plus results: Tuesday, 18 June 2024

Get the PowerBall and PowerBall Plus results as soon as they are drawn on The Citizen, so you can rest easy and check your tickets with confidence. Estimated PowerBall and PowerBall Plus jackpots for Tuesday, 18 June 2024: PowerBall jackpot: R21 million guaranteed. PowerBall Plus jackpot: R4 million estimated. PowerBall results for Tuesday, 18 June 2024: PowerBall: 00, 00, 00, 00, 00. Powerball: 00. PowerBall Plus: 00,...

Government of provincial unity: The who’s who in KZN premier Thami Ntuli’s cabinet [VIDEO]

The Inkatha Freedom Party’s (IFP) Thami Ntuli was sworn in as KwaZulu Natal premier by KwaZulu-Natal High Court Judge President Thoba Portia Poyo-Dlwati on Tuesday morning, 18 June 2024. The seasoned IFP politician took his oath in front of hundreds of delegates at the Woodburn Rugby Stadium in Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg. In his inauguration speech, Ntuli dedicated the IFP’s electoral campaign...

Media24 shakeup: Hundreds of job losses loom as major newspapers face closure

In a bombshell announcement on Tuesday, CEO of Media24 Ishmet Davidson announced that a proposed restructuring of the company could lead to the loss of at least 400 jobs. This cames after Moneyweb reported last Thursday that four major South African newspapers — City Press, Rapport, Beeld, and Daily Sun — are set to shut down by October. After an online meeting with staff...

Honor announces it will be bringing 200 Pro smartphone to SA

Big smartphones brands in South Africa are in for serious competition after Honor announced that it will be bringing its Honor 200 Pro smartphone to the country. The news was shared by the company to a few publications including The Citizen at Honors headquarters in Bryanston on Tuesday. With Artificial Intelligence (AI) all the rage and creeping in in almost...

PAC joins unity government to ensure ‘superior logic and vision’ will guide SA

The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) will be joining the government of national unity (GNU). The party’s secretary general, Apa Pooe, announced the PAC’s national executive committee’s decision in a statement on Tuesday evening. ALSO READ: When they work with the DA it’s progressive, when we do we are sell-outs: Mbalula slams EFF ‘Progressive and equitable development’ “This strategic...

Sundowns top players too OLD to move to Europe – ex-PSL coach

Former Moroka Swallows coach Dylan Kerr claims the Mamelodi Sundowns duo of Teboho Mokoena and Ronwen Williams are too old to move to Europe. Kerr has coached a couple of Premier Soccer League teams such as Swallows, Marumo Gallants and now-defunct Mpumalanga Black Aces. Speaking to GOAL, the English coach said Mokoena(27) and Williams(32) should have left for Europe five...

Solar power company will pay R14 million to Competition Commission

A solar power company has agreed to pay R14 million to the Competition Commission although it still denies that it contravened the Competition Commission Act provisions regarding minimum resale price maintenance. The payment of R14 232 581 is the highest any company has ever paid in a case like this. Minimum resale price maintenance is a practice where a manufacturer or...

Zuma’s MK party to boycott Ramaphosa’s inauguration

The Umkhonto WeSizwe (MK) party said it will be boycotting President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration. Ramaphosa will be inaugurated for his second term under the new government of national unity (GN) on Wednesday at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, where Chief Justice Raymond Zondo will swear him in. While at least 18 heads of state are expected to attend Ramaphosa’s inauguration,...