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City Press is a Sunday newspaper founded in 1982 in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is an agenda setting publication, which specialises in politics, investigations, football, and leading opinion and business pages.

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2 min.
wealthy nations do little about harmful carbon emissions

While the world has been experiencing climate disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis and, more recently, Covid-19 over the past 20 years, wealthy nations have done little to tackle the harmful emissions that cause climate threats. Mami Mizutori, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) chief and special representative of the secretary-general for disaster risk reduction, said that, although disaster management services’ efforts had succeeded in saving many lives, greenhouse emissions were setting these efforts back. “Disaster management agencies have succeeded in saving many lives through improved preparedness and the dedication of staff and volunteers. But the odds continue to be stacked against them, in particular by industrial nations that are failing miserably in reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” Mizutori said. 7 348 THERE WERE 7 348 MAJOR DISASTER EVENTS BETWEEN 2000 AND 2020…

3 min.
another investigation into fruitless expenditure

An explosive confidential section 106 investigation report into allegations of impropriety with regard to supply chain management processes in the appointment of service providers at the Sol Plaatje Municipality in the Northern Cape has revealed how the municipality wasted millions of rands on a Audi Q7 and on deviation contracts. The investigation, which was commissioned by the provincial department of local government and housing, and done in consultation with the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, or the Hawks, has recommended that the chief financial officer, municipal manager and the general manager for revenue management be disciplined for fruitless expenditure because the municipality did not receive any value for the money spent. The investigation followed a spate of violent marches, protests, shutdown protests and loud calls for the resignation of senior management and…

1 min.
tv news: what to watch

THE ORIGINATORS Khuli Chana has added TV show creator and executive producer credits to his CV. His upcoming production, The Originators, is a music documentary series that incorporates live performances and focuses on trailblazers, pioneers and musicians who’ve created a sound or movement. A trailblazer himself and one of the first to commercialise motswako music, Chana says: “I’m excited to finally announce my new project. The Originators TV show was created to play a role in history by documenting stories that often go untold. It’s important to me as a black creator to leave a legacy not only for my own sake, but for other pioneers who’re influencing the current status quo, and for the generations to come.” The show is coming to TRACE Urban this month. BEING THE QUEEN This one-hour documentary from Emmy…

2 min.
starlet-struck after driving toyota’s latest release

I was a little taken aback when I heard about Toyota’s latest car. Maybe even a tad confused. The Starlet? What kind of name is that for a car? I have a thing about how manufacturers name their vehicles. So I did a bit of research and was surprised to discover that the name Starlet is not new. Between 1973 and 1999, the Starlet was manufactured by Toyota, selling almost 2 million units worldwide, in various upgraded derivatives. I was also happy to hear that the Etios – not my favourite Toyota – was being phased out of the local market to make way for the new Starlet. During a virtual launch, more interesting news was shared by South Africa’s best-selling vehicle manufacturer. In March last year, the two Japanese vehicle powerhouses – Toyota and…

3 min.
csa’s response to mthethwa will show its true colours

With the clock ticking on Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa’s demand for a written explanation by October 27 as to why he shouldn’t intervene in the crisis-ridden organisation’s affairs, the Cricket SA (CSA) board finds itself in a tricky situation, given how revealing its response will be. Having refused to step down as instructed for the umpteenth time and after telling Mthethwa that he had no legal standing to intervene in cricket, the CSA board is understood to have sought the counsel of the International Cricket Council (ICC) this week. While the ICC has understandably limited its role to merely monitoring the situation, City Press understands it would take an official complaint of government interference by CSA for cricket’s governing body to ban South Africa from international competition. But for that…