Johannesburg City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has removed Rabelani Dagada as the member of the mayoral committee for finance following allegations of nepotism and undue influence which have landed him in breach of the city's code of conduct and in conflict of interest, according to a forensic investigation. Mashaba said the decision was taken along with the federal executive of the DA after a forensic investigation was concluded on Friday by an external company that was commissioned by Mashaba late last year.
The decomposing bodies of seven suspected illegal miners were found in a veld near a mineshaft in Benoni, east of Johannesburg, police said on Sunday. “It is suspected that they all have been shot and killed somewhere and the bodies later dumped,” said Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, spokesperson for the police in Gauteng province.
Dinosaur fossils can be a biological puzzle, but technology like CT-scans and 3D printing is helping scientists make new discoveries. Kimberley Chapelle, a PhD student at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, used the school's computed tomography facility to rebuild every bone in skull of a Massospondylus dinosaur , in order to study the tiny features inside the cranium.
With his wife as his caddie, Chris Paisley beat the challenge of home favorite Branden Grace to win the South African Open by three shots on Sunday and claim a first European Tour title. Ahead by one overnight, Paisley increased the gap at the top with a final-round 6-under-par 66 at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg to finish 21 under overall.
Entertainer and socialite Zodwa Wabantu, who became known for dancing without underwear, has been criticised by President Jacob Zuma. Zuma rebuked her for her dress sense and encouraging young women to use sexuality to get what they want.
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