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Making headlines: SA Tourism says Spurs deal not signed but conditionally approved, Zuma's private prosecution of Maughan, Downer postponed and, Kenny Kunene to be sworn in as City of Joburg councillor
SA Tourism says Spurs deal not signed but conditionally approved
SA Tourism acting CEO Themba Khumalo stressed that while the controversial Tottenham Hotspurs deal has not been signed, it has been conditionally approved by the SA Tourism Board.
Khumalo was addressing the media following an outcry around the almost R1-billion sponsorship, which aims to attract more tourists to South Africa.
SA Tourism believes that the Spurs deal will reach 616-million people who will watch the game live and yield billions for the country.
Explaining where the SA Tourism is in terms of the deal, he said that his organisation has had to halt discussions around the deal for now.
Zuma's private prosecution of Maughan, Downer postponed
Former president Jacob Zuma's private prosecution of State advocate Billy Downer and News24 journalist Karyn Maughan has been postponed to August.
It took the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg less than a minute to postpone the matter to accommodate Maughan's pending application to have the private prosecution set aside.
Zuma made his first appearance in court as the private prosecutor in October, last year.
He alleges that Downer and Maughan contravened a section of the National Prosecuting Authority Act that prohibits NPA employees from disclosing private documents to members of the public.
Maughan wants the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg to scrap the private prosecution.
Kenny Kunene to be sworn in as City of Joburg councillor
The Patriotic Alliance's Kenny Kunene will be sworn in to the Johannesburg council.
Newly appointed executive mayor Thapelo Amad is set to announce his executive today, and Kunene will be sworn in ahead of that announcement.
Amad became City of Joburg mayor after Friday's successful vote of no confidence in the Democratic Alliance's Dr Mpho Phalatse.
That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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