THE WEEK THAT WAS
Sunday, September 24
British royal Prince Harry plays host to US first lady Melania Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Invictus Games in Toronto.
Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini lashes out at the provincial government, saying it does not pay him a cent. The king has a budget of nearly R60 million from the premier’s office.
Tshwane hosts the Gauteng Social Cohesion Carnival.
Monday, September 25
ANC national executive committee member Bheki Cele says the party was not ordained by God and would need divine intervention to remain in power. He was speaking at a meeting of the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets members of her party after winning a fourth term with a far weaker poll result.
Tuesday, September 26
The ANC’s court bid to bring a motion of no confidence in Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba is struck off the roll. Judge Sydwell Shangisa finds that the application “lacked urgency”.
Judge Pravina Raghunadan tells estate agent Vicki Momberg, who is facing crimen injuria charges, that no more postponements will be granted if her legal representatives are not present. The country celebrates with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as she turns 81.
Wednesday, September 27
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner dies. He was 91.
Trade union federation Cosatu embarks on countrywide marches against state capture. Gauteng Premier David Makhura calls for a special jail for the corrupt.
Parliament says it has terminated its contract with auditing firm KPMG, citing reputational risk.
Thursday, September 28
Black First Land First members march on the Joburg offices of audit firm KPMG.
Welsh rugby player Scott Baldwin misses his Saturday game after being bitten on the hand by a lion in Bloemfontein.
Kellogg chief executive John A Bryant quits. He will step down next week after seven years at the helm of the cereal and snack maker.
Friday, September 29
The world marks International Tourism Day. Eskom suspends its chief financial officer Anoj Singh pending a disciplinary hearing.
The Supreme Court of Appeal overturns the murder conviction of Thandi Maqubela by the Western Cape High Court following the death of her husband, Judge Patrick Maqubela, in 2009.