January 26, 2021

What’s Happening In South Africa Today

Here’s a look at all the latest news in South Africa with an overview of all of the country’s major headlines on Tuesday 27 August.

Mystery surrounds the death of Bosasa boss, Gavin Watson

Political parties and the public are questioning the ultimate death of Bosasa boss, Gavin Watson who had been implicated as having given government officials money and other lavish gifts in exchange for favours.

President Cyril Ramaphosa heads to France and Japan

President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake working visits to France and Japan to participate in a G7 Summit that will focus on eliminating inequalities globally, and the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VII) Summit that will strengthen partnership between Japan and African states

State Capture Commission zeros-in on the Free State

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, chaired by Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo, will hear testimony from former Free State MEC, Mxolisi Zokwana. The province came under the microscope for the corruption-ridden Estina Dairy Farm project which, although meant to uplift local farmers, was instead used as a looting scheme, with connections to top-level politicians and the infamous Gupta family.

Lesufi Shuts Down 20 fake schools in Ekurhuleni

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has shut down 20 bogus schools at Ivory Park in Ekurhuleni.

This follows an SABC News expose last week on illegal private schools operating in the area.

Springbok World Cup Squad Announced

Africa’s 2019 Rugby World Cup squad was announced on Monday afternoon.
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