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'End Game is Nigh as Talks Carry On Without Zuma'

[News24Wire] ANC National Chairperson Gwede Mantashe has given the strongest indication yet that the talks on President Jacob Zuma's fate are nearing an end. (AllAfrica)

5000m Champion Severely Beaten in Alleged Racial Attack

[News24Wire] A 22-year-old Boston College student and top athlete was attacked and severely beaten, in what his friend has labelled a racially motivated attack. (AllAfrica)

Exclusive Books Reaffirms Support for Tembeka Ngcukaitobi's Book

[News24Wire] Exclusive Books on Saturday reiterated its support for Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi's book The Land is Ours following a complaint by EFF leader, Julius Malema, on Twitter. (AllAfrica)

Man Mauled to Death By Lions

[News24Wire] A 46-year-old man has been mauled to death by lions near Hoedspruit outside Phalaborwa on Friday evening. (AllAfrica)

Investigative Head Robert McBride Facing Imminent Arrest?

[News24Wire] News24 has reliably learnt that plans are in motion to have Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) head Robert McBride arrested. However, national police spokesperson Vish Naidoo dismissed this as false. (AllAfrica)

Trust New ANC Leadership - Mapisa-Nqakula On #zumaexit Anxiety

[News24Wire] Defence Minister and ANC NEC member Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has told ANC supporters that they need to trust the party's new leadership on the current anxiety over the future of President Jacob Zuma. (AllAfrica)

Public Protector's Vrede Report 'An Insult to Intelligence of All South Africans' - SAFTU

[News24Wire] The South African Federation of Trade Unions has strongly condemned the Vrede Integrated Dairy Project report by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane into allegations of maladministration against the Free State Department of Agriculture. (AllAfrica)

South Africa's President Zuma - a Chronology of Scandal

[Deutsche Welle] President Zuma is facing increasing calls to resign as his political career has become overshadowed by corruption allegations and scandals. Here is a timeline of the major events that tarnished his reign. (AllAfrica)

'Day of Doom' for Pastor Found Guilty of Assault

[News24Wire] Lethebo Rabalago, the "prophet" who made headlines in 2016 for spraying his congregants with Doom claiming that it would heal them, has been found guilty of assault. (AllAfrica)

Advocate Gives Human Face to Forgotten Life Esidimeni Victims

[News24Wire] Parents, siblings and children of the victims wept as Advocate Adila Hassim read out the names of 63 people who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy. (AllAfrica)

Lawyers In Bid to Restore Regional Tribunal

[Legalbrief] The role played by President Jacob Zuma in removing crucial legal rights from millions of people living in SADC countries came under scrutiny in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Serial Stabber Arrested in Tembisa

[News24Wire] A man wanted in connection with at least four stabbings, one of which fatal, was arrested by members of the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Life Esidimeni - Arbitration Draws to Close By Remembering Some of the Victims of the Catastrophe

[Daily Maverick] At the end of the Life Esidimeni arbitration, Adv. Adila Hassim read out some names of victims of the catastrophe and highlighted some of their close family members. Here is the final submission made to former deputy chief justice, Dikgang Moseneke. (AllAfrica)

Gender-Based Violence - ANC All Talk and No Action

[Daily Maverick] On Monday a shocking incident occurred at the African National Congress's Luthuli House headquarters. A woman was assaulted and repeatedly kicked. An ANC councillor was allegedly responsible. The incident has highlighted the ANC's nonchalance and failure to decisively deal with gender-based violence within its ranks. (AllAfrica)

Zuma Watch - Ordinary South Africans Want to See the Back of the Country's President Sooner Rather Than Later

[Daily Maverick] With comments such as "we needed to be led by gangsters to know we don't need one in the future", ordinary South African residents speak on the current political situation in the country. Many have expressed frustration at the manner in which the leadership transition is being handled. Here are some South Africans' take on the state of the country. (AllAfrica)

Sassa Affidavit - 2.5 Million Grant Recipients Don't Have IDs to Access Grants

[News24Wire] Roughly 2.5 million beneficiaries of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will not be able to get their grant payments if the contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) is not extended, the agency argued in court papers. (AllAfrica)

Brave Conversations Needed About LGBTQI+ Muslims

[Daily Maverick] For me and other progressive Muslims, excluding LGBTQI+ persons from the faith goes against another deeply embedded part of Islam - inclusion and compassionate justice against all systems of oppression, even the ones that cause straight Muslims discomfort. (AllAfrica)

Inxeba - Wounding the Pride and Prejudice of Xhosa Men?

[Daily Maverick] As the movie Inxeba (The Wound) stirs anger and inspires protest, South Africans question whether this rage, projected towards a film, is actually about protecting cultural values or whether a more insidious intent lies beneath the surface. (AllAfrica)

Parliament's Women's Caucus to Host Sex Work Summit

[News24Wire] Parliament's multi-party women's caucus plans to host a summit on sex work in light of the ANC's resolution to have the practice decriminalised, it said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Public Protector Quietly Releases Vrede Dairy Report, Finds 'Gross Negligence'

[News24Wire] The Public Protector (PP) has quietly released a report on the Vrede dairy project in the Free State, highlighting procurement irregularities, "gross negligence" and maladministration related to the controversial project. (AllAfrica)

Home Affairs Has Backlog of 140,000 Refugee Status Appeals

[GroundUp] Official admits to rampant corruption at refugee centres (AllAfrica)

A Personal Journey Sheds Light On Why There Are So Few Black Women in Science

[The Conversation Africa] Nine years into my research and academic career, one of the most common questions I hear from family and friends is, "uzoqedanini ukufunda?" ("Will she ever finish studying?") (AllAfrica)

The Deaths of 144 Mentally Ill Patients and Constitutional Democracy

[The Conversation Africa] Since colonial times black South Africans have been accustomed to cruelty, neglect and indifference on the part of successive governments. The apartheid government reduced these brutalities to a fine art form, resulting in the system being declared a crime against humanity. (AllAfrica)

No Simbine-Gatlin Showdown for Pretoria

[Sascoc] Any hopes of seeing Rio Olympics 100-metre finalist Akani Simbine up against world champion Justin Gatlin on South African soil have been given a false-start. (AllAfrica)

ANC Caucus Meeting was 'Just to Say Hello' - Secretary-General

[News24Wire] Amid continuing uncertainty about President Jacob Zuma's future, the ANC called a caucus meeting just to say hello. (AllAfrica)

Proteas Women Determined to Bounce Back

[News24Wire] The Proteas women are determined to end their One-Day International (ODI) series against India on a positive note when they meet at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane Releases Findings On Vrede Integrated Dairy Project

[Govt of SA] Public Protector Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane has red-carded the Free State Department of Agriculture for its handling of the Vrede Integrated Dairy Project, concluding that the department failed to manage and monitor implementation of the terms of agreement with implementing agent, Estina (Pty) Ltd, in relation to budget evaluation, expenditure control and Estina's performance. (AllAfrica)

Where Are Estina's Missing Cows?

[News24Wire] Investigators probing the Estina dairy farm scandal may search for the controversial project's missing cattle until the cows come home. (AllAfrica)

China Reacts With Fury to Tibetan Leader's Visit to South Africa

[Daily Maverick] A diplomatic row has erupted between South Africa and one of its closest allies, China, over Pretoria allowing the exiled president of the Tibetan government in exile, Lobsang Sangay, into the country. The Chinese embassy in Pretoria on Thursday strongly protested to the South African government about the visit of the exiled president of the Tibetan government in exile, Lobsang Sangay, which it said had "undermined the political trust between China and South Africa" and would discourage Chinese investment. (AllAfrica)

Zexit - Like Sands Through an Hourglass, These Are the Days of Our Lives - Episode 3,197

[Daily Maverick] The clock is ticking on the "coming days" that ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa said would see the resolution of the "transition" and matters related to President Jacob Zuma's future. Thursday's ANC parliamentary caucus was a pit stop on that path. In the background: a series of meetings, for which Ramaphosa cleared his diary. In the forefront: not much as the ANC kicks for touch. It's the traditional behaviour pattern of an ANC that closes ranks when under pressure, intent not to be seen to follow anyone's t (AllAfrica)

Top Official Denies Blame for 143 Deaths of Mental Health Patients - #LifeEsidimeni

[Bhekisisa] The former health MEC claims her subordinates withheld information from her. But she's being accused of misleading the legislature. (AllAfrica)