Comair Placed Under Provisional Liquidation
The South Gauteng High Court has placed Comair – which operated kulula.com and local British Airways flights under licence – under provisional liquidation today.
The company said in papers filed at the court that it no longer had access to capital to fund its operational costs. Comair suspended operations earlier in June, saying that it was unable to make wage payments owed to its workers beyond May 2022.
Almost All Sewn Up – Groote Schuur Hospital Catching Up With Surgery Backlog
Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town is on its way to making a dent in its surgical backlog through its surgical recovery project. Collaborative efforts between civil society, individuals and businesses have donated to the cause. The hospital’s trust executive director Kristy Evans said since January 2022, more than 250 individuals and corporate donated just over R1.3 million. Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers contributed R5 million and the provincial Health and Wellness department R6 million for surgeries in the Metro West. Evans said that GSH still needs R2.7 million in order for our goal of 1,500 patients to get their operations in year one of the project,” she said.
Public Protector Gives President Ramaphosa Ultimatum – Lift Suspension or Face Court
Suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has given President Cyril Ramaphosa until 5pm today to reverse her suspension or face a legal battle into his actions. Mkhwebane is accusing the president of failing to scrutinise several submissions she had made to him, which he undertook to consider before making a decision on her suspension.
Cape Town Battered By Heavy Rain, Strong Winds
Mopping up operations are underway in areas around the city which were heavily impacted by rain and flooding overnight. Residents of informal settlements bear the brunt of the flooding in areas such as Khayelitsha, Ottery and Vrygrond. The Western Cape transport department is busy clearing many roadways flooded in the Cape Metropole. Areas affected by power outages include Mitchells Plain, Bridgetown, Rosebank, Mowbray, Claremont, Philippi, Hout Bay, Grassy Park and Zeekoevlei.
President Cyril Ramaphosa Cuts Cabinet Ministers Perks
Perks for members of the president’s executive team has been cut. These measures include stopping the payment of security at private residences. President Ramaphosa approved the new guidelines for members of the executive on April 13, 2022 according to a letter written by Acting Public Service and Administration Minister Thulas Nxesi on May 17, 2022. The guide, formerly known as the ministerial handbook, covers ministers, their deputies, premiers and MECs. According to reports, the measures were taken to ensure good governance with due regard for cost effectiveness and efficiency.
Pitso Mosimane Leaves Egyptian Club Al Ahly
South Africa’s Pitso Mosimane has left Egyptian giants Al Ahly after the serial CAF Champions League winner and the club reached an agreement on Monday June 13, 2022 to go their separate ways. Mosimane, during his 21 months as head coach, led the team to three CAF Champions League finals, of which he won two. He also led the team to two consecutive FIFA Club World Cup bronze medals, two CAF Super Cup victories, in addition to an Egypt Cup and an Egyptian Super Cup. Al Ahly confirmed the departure on their official website. On everyone’s lips is the question – what next for Pitso Mosimane?