City Press 10/18/2020

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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6 min
senekal’s storm

‘These white Boers are not here because of the farm murder; they are here to use this farm murder to address the issue of the land. They think they can use this farm murder to intimidate us to stop talking about the land, to move away from demanding the land…” These were the words uttered by EFF leader Julius Malema outside the Senekal Magistrates’ Court in the Free State, where a tense racial standoff took place this week. “With the recent happenings in Senekal, it’s clear that, beyond issues of discipline and patriotism, the black majority might be in danger, so it’s always important to prepare yourself for the future. After all, the future remains unknown. “So what we are saying is, while government is still thinking about it, we should start the…

1 min
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5 min
irregular appointments at nsfas

A confidential report filed by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) in Parliament has confirmed that irregular appointments have been made under the watch of administrator Dr Randall Carolissen. The report was submitted by Nsfas to the portfolio committee on higher education, science and technology after these allegations were made by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu). This comes after a complaint filed by United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa to the office of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane in July relating to allegations of nepotism, racism and maladministration in Nsfas. Committee chairperson Philly Mapulane told members during a meeting on Friday that Carolissen had allegedly asked for the report to be kept confidential because it contained details of the implicated persons. The report had not been shared with committee members. However,…

3 min
sa to privatise lucrative train routes in metros

President Cyril Ramaphosa wants to privatise some of the country’s most lucrative commuter train routes to improve access for nearly 1 million people. During his speech in Parliament on the economic recovery plan on Thursday, Ramaphosa said government would “advance greater participation in the rail industry by giving third parties access to the network and renewing sidings”. Stakeholders in the presidency familiar with the drafting of the renewal plan, earlier told the media that the “privatisation of the rail services, involving the country’s two busiest rail lines between Mabopane and Tshwane [in Gauteng] and the central Cape Town rail route [in the Western Cape], was high up on the priority list”. The modernisation and restoration of the decimated rail network, including the aforementioned lines, will fully kick into gear in the next six…

4 min
babes in label squabble

An ongoing dispute and alleged music theft involving renowned performer Babes Wodumo and her record label, West Ink Records, has highlighted the need for meticulous musical audits by stables outsourcing music productions from producers. Durban-based producers, the Distruction Boyz duo – Thobani “Que” Mgobhozi and Zipho “Goldmax” Mthembu – and their affiliate Woza Sabza, co-produced a beat that was used on Babes Wodumo’s song Intombi Yesgebengu. The beat was allegedly used without the creators’ permission, and they have now sought legal advice. But the situation could have been avoided had the label carefully perused the metadata and history of the original files of the beat – if unauthorised use was unintentional, says an expert in music production. “These young producers normally come to me with music. We normally ask for file folders and…

2 min
what’s in store for miss sa this year?

Reigning Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi is returning to South Africa to act as a judge at this year’s Miss SA competition next week. The all-woman judging line-up includes Peggy-Sue Khumalo, Anele Mdoda and Leandie du Randt. A fifth judge is still to be revealed. “I was a contestant on stage just a year ago and was in awe of the women on the judging panel,” says Tunzi. “I know what it is like, first-hand, to be in the job that these incredible women are applying for. I am excited to see how that experience will be of help on the judging panel. “One woman’s life is about to change and I am a part of a panel that will make that happen. I am nervous, but mostly humbled and excited by it.” This year’s event…