Taylor Swift tour chaos spurs calls to probe Ticketmaster | The Citizen

When Taylor Swift announced her first tour in five years, Jacob Landry couldn’t wait to jump in line to see his favourite artist take the stage. But after diligently registering for and receiving a presale code, the 20-year-old jazzed for his first concert ever was confronted with a massive queue, site glitches and soaring costs. Landry’s experience was far from … Read more

Ramaphosa’s office orders probe into ‘dodgy’ Soweto land deal | The Citizen

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office has instructed the Gauteng Department of Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs to probe allegations of maladministration and lack of accountability by the Joburg Property Company.  In a letter that The Citizen has seen, head of department Itumeleng Mokate states that her department received a ‘request’ for intervention from the president’s office … Read more

Trump ordered to testify in Capitol assault probe | The Citizen

Lawmakers probing the 2021 attack on the US Capitol said Friday they had issued former president Donald Trump with a subpoena to give evidence on his involvement in the violence. The summons is not expected to produce testimony from the 76-year-old Republican leader, however, as the investigating congressional panel will almost certainly wrap up at the … Read more

Veterans Affairs assisted dying discussion was isolated, but probe ongoing: ministers – National | Globalnews.ca

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) officials insist the case of an employee who discussed medical assistance in dying with a veteran was an isolated incident, despite most calls between service agents and clients not being recorded. Paul Ledwell, the deputy veterans affairs minister, assured the House of Commons standing committee on veterans affairs on Thursday that … Read more

UCT crisis: SRC, black academics back planned probe | The Citizen

While the Student Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) want an ombudsman to probe alleged governance failures, black academics backed an independent investigation at the troubled institution. The university hasn’t had an ombudsman since the departure of Zetu Makamandela-Mguqulwa two years ago. She left after releasing a scathing report detailing complaints … Read more

Panel to probe Phala Phala allegations against Ramaphosa named | The Citizen

Former Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court Sandile Ngcobo has been appointed to lead an independent panel to consider whether President Cyril Ramaphosa should face an impeachment inquiry. Speaker of the National Assembly, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, announced on Wednesday night that Ngcobo, former Judge of the Gauteng Division of the High Court Thokozile Masipa and Professor … Read more

Ottawa orders ‘full and thorough’ probe into veteran assisted dying discussion – National | Globalnews.ca

The federal government is launching a “full and thorough” investigation into the case of a Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) employee discussing medical assistance in dying (MAiD) with a veteran. In a statement provided to Global News on Friday afternoon, a spokesperson for Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay said that the minister “has directed his Deputy Minister to … Read more