Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini skips opening of KZN legislature

For the first time since the dawn of democracy in 1994, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, will not open the KwaZulu-Natal legislature as per the institution’s decades-old tradition. The king, who is diabetic, is currently indisposed and was admitted at one of the provincial hospitals early this month after his perennially troublesome glucose levels unexpectedly shot […]

Calm in Pietermaritzburg as Former President Jacob Zuma skips court

Unlike in the past when former president Jacob appeared before the Pietermaritzburg High Court for his long-running corruption trial, on Tuesday morning the provincial capital was calm. This was as Zuma and his large entourage of security team and supporters were not present. That was in anticipation that the matter would be postponed to May […]

WC vaccinates over 2 700 health workers, Premier Winde skips vaccine jab for now

While the Western Cape is making progress with its Covid-19 vaccine roll-out, having vaccinated over 2 700 health-care workers so far, the premier said he won’t be getting vaccinated yet. Premier Alan Winde made the announcement on Monday, while providing an update on the province’s Covid-19 statistics. The Western Cape has recorded 21 additional deaths, […]

Lionel Messi skips Barcelona medicals as La Liga says €700m clause must be paid

Messi skips Barcelona medicals as La Liga says €700m release clause must be paid. Manchester City have spoken to the Argentinian and hope to be able to find a way to sign him but La Liga announced on Sunday that they will not cooperate with any attempt to register him for another club unless his […]


Moody’s skips rating review of SA’s sovereign debt

Ratings agency Moody’s again skipped issuing an much-anticipated assessment of South Africa’s sovereign credit rating on Friday night. This means the country’s credit rating remains unchanged at Baa3, the last rung of investment grade, with a stable outlook. In a short note at 00:50 on Saturday morning, Moody’s listed SA as one of seven issuers […]