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Whitey Basson to retire in December

South Africa’s biggest retailer will soon have a new boss. Shoprite chief executive, Whitey Basson is expected to retire next month. Chief operating officer Pieter Engelbrecht his expected to succeed him in January. Basson’s decision to retire brings to an end a 45-year career. He’s credited with growing the business …

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Pat Lambie to captain Boks against Barbarians

Versatile back Pat Lambie will captain South Africa against the Barbarians at Wembley on Saturday, an audition for the role on a regular basis when Adriaan Strauss retires at the end of the season. Hooker Strauss will be rested for the exhibition match, which could feature as many as 12 …

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DUT Student wielding slingshot in court

A student arrested for using a slingshot at a protest at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) is expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. Bonginkosi Kh‎anyile has been charged with incitement to commit public violence, illegal gathering, possession of explosives and dangerous weapons, obstructing traffic and …

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Woman arrested for husband’s murder

A woman has appeared in court for allegedly ordering a hit on her husband. Kwazulu-Natal police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said Thokozile Mhlongo appeared in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court on a charge of murder on Monday. The 46-year old woman allegedly hired a middle man, 28-year-old Zamani Gasa, who has …

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#FeesMustFall calls for protest at Parliament

The #FeesMustFall movement issued a call in the early hours of Wednesday for protest action at Parliament where Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was set to table the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS). “We call upon all citizens of this country to descend to parliament and other strategic institutions on 26 …

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