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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.
taxis: alex to sandton jumps from r11 to r30

Passengers used to paying R11 for a trip by taxi from the sprawling township of Alexandra to Africa’s richest square mile, Sandton, will have to cough up R30 from next week. This marks a 172% increase in the fare for a single trip and will leave a gaping hole in people’s pockets. Passengers catching a taxi from Alexandra to other destinations will also be affected by increases, which are set to kick in on June 15. But the organisations implementing these steep fare increases – namely, the Alexandra-Randburg-Midrand-Sandton Taxi Association (Armsta) and the Alexandra Taxi Association (ATA) – say they have no choice but to take this extreme measure, as it is the only way to remain operational. They cite the current national lockdown regulations, which limit taxis to carrying 70% of their passenger…

8 min.
covid-19: big wave coming

It is only a matter of time before the rest of South Africa reaches the surge in Covid-19 coronavirus cases currently being experienced in the Western Cape, experts warn. Epidemiologists, as well as experts in infectious diseases and vaccinology, spoke to City Press this week. All agreed that a change in social behaviour was the only way to halt the increasing speed at which the virus was spreading. Just this week, the country recorded the highest increase in new cases on Thursday, with a jump of 3 267 new infections identified from the previous day. Friday also saw a large increase of 2 642 new cases from the previous day. According to the latest figures released by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, the cumulative number of people confirmed to have Covid-19 is 43…

1 min.
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5 min.
sandf cans dodgy tender

The defence department has canned its plans to spend nearly R400 million in an emergency procurement that would have seen it buying ventilators, intensive care unit (ICU) beds and containers from a company which is less than two months old. The about-turn follows an enquiry from City Press and some oversight bodies this week after Safepod was able to meet the express deadline to supply the department with much-needed mobile quarantine sites. The emergency procurement was advertised and closed within a day, leaving many service providers out of the race. According to department spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini, the estimated value for 10 facilities to be established and equipped is R396 million. Three sources privy to the procurement process said the only company which managed to meet the strict deadline was container manufacturer Safepod, a…

4 min.
busisiwe set to nail herman

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane (pictured) is expected to put a spanner in the works of former Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba’s political project. Mkhwebane is expected to come down heavily on Mashaba for some of his alleged wrongdoing while in office in Johannesburg. This as he launches what he terms a “tell-all” book that details how, during his mayorship, he uncovered corruption committed by the ANC-run administration before 2016. Today’s release of the book, Accidental Mayor, is a precursor to the August formation of Mashaba’s new political party. He has accused the ANC of having a hand in leaking a report from the Public Protector to sabotage this effort. The Public Protector is expected to make several adverse findings against the now leader of the People’s Dialogue civil society initiative when she…

2 min.
zuma splits with lover

There seems to be trouble between former president Jacob Zuma and his 25-year-old fiancée Nonkanyiso Conco. The pair, who have a young son together, have allegedly separated and Conco has since moved out of the house that was rented for her by Zuma near Ballito, Durban. Conco’s father, Fartescue, said that, although he had lost contact with his daughter, he had never approved of her relationship with Zuma and was unhappy with the former president for not having paid lobolo. Fartescue said he heard that his daughter was no longer together with Zuma and was made aware that she was now staying with her mother in the Eastern Cape. “She blocked me on all her contacts, but I know that she does not stay in Ballito any more. I wish she would come…