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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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8 min.
covid death storm is here

”According to the regulations, a Covid-19-positive person must be buried within 48 hours and, before they leave the hospital, they must be put in a sealed plastic bag. That’s why, in some cases, the families of the deceased end up burying a person without knowing whether that person is the right one or not” The long-feared Covid-19 coronavirus storm has arrived. Funeral parlours are battling to cope with demand as Covid-19-related deaths around the country rise daily, and government is increasing capacity in cemeteries to cater for the deluge. Meanwhile, doctors working at hospitals in Gauteng, which is now the country’s Covid-19 epicentre, are having to decide who will and will not get treated with scarce ventilators and oxygen after hospital admissions in the province skyrocketed over the past 10 days. South…

4 min.
state monitoring antiforeigner sentiment

The State Security Agency (SSA) is closely monitoring the rising levels of discontent among working class South Africans over jobs occupied by foreign nationals who do not require scarce skills, and which is likely to intensify as the economy continues to shed jobs due to the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Major cities in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape have been marked as potential hotspots, particularly the businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector. Recent protests over tough economic conditions in the taxi and trucking industries were also a potential flashpoint as “issues of community dissatisfaction are not isolated but interlinked,” SSA minister Ayanda Dlodlo said in an interview on Friday. Large gatherings could also increase the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus and the government was “trying to find ways…

1 min.
is there a story that needs to be heard?

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6 min.
emfuleni officials implicated in r870m looting spree

At least 33 officials at Emfuleni Local Municipality are implicated in a massive looting spree that saw the municipality spend more than R870 million in irregular contracts. However, six months after a report by forensic company Comperio Consulting was finalised and adopted by the municipality’s council, none of the officials has been disciplined for their alleged role in bankrupting the municipality. The report revealed deep rot and linked the municipal manager, and/or chief operating officer, and/or chief financial officer and/or deputy municipal manager to each of the 15 contracts under investigation. “This is a concern as it is much easier for a top executive or senior manager to override processes and procedures, as has been seen with the cases in hand,” said the report. It reveals that the municipality lost R873 million in…

3 min.
the other side of kelly

Kelly Khumalo has promised that her new reality show, Life with Kelly Khumalo, will reveal her other side that Mzansi has never seen before. The 13-episode show starts on August 6 on streaming service Showmax. And it will answer many questions people have about the songbird. “My new reality show is coming up next month and people should expect everything that is Kelly Khumalo,” Khumalo told City Press this week. “The show is so real and unscripted,” said the 34-year-old, who didn’t want to reveal much about her project. However, the show’s producer Legend Manqele, who has partnered with Khumalo to reposition her brand, said he was excited about this project. “Kelly has been misunderstood by a lot of people. Her new project will be following a journey of a single woman who represents…

3 min.
‘mbau gave her all in this relationship’

”She gave him a second chance before, but this time I don’t think they will get back together”– SOURCE CLOSE TO KHANYI MBAU TV darling Khanyi Mbau and Tebogo Lerole were once Mzansi’s favourite couple, but this week social media came to a standstill when Mbau took to her Instagram to announce their split after a decade together. “Guys, we have been here before. [These are] certainly words I have uttered before. Our second attempt grew us even further apart. A decade of dating someone comes with great joy and immense difficulty that fighting to stay together is sometimes not enough. Some paths are meant to cross and certain season(s) to pass. Tebogo Edward billion has chosen to take a different path and [I] have chosen to respect [his decision] and let…