WATCH: A roundup of IOL’s Top 5 stories this week
These are the stories that engaged our readers this week:
Meet the South African woman who travelled the world without leaving her city
Ling Sheperd was having a sleepless night when she posted a viral travel thread on Twitter that has since amassed thousands of likes and retweets.
Ling posted a series of pictures of Cape Town locations and likened them to some of the world's top attractions, including Paris, the Taj Mahal, London and the South of France.
British American Tobacco SA (Batsa) has argued in its final court papers that the court ruling upholding SA’s four-month-old ban on tobacco sales was patently wrong.
It argues that regulations gazetted by Cogta minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma violated the constitutional rights of all participants in the tobacco value chain.
Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairman Irvin Khoza confirmed on Monday that the domestic season will resume on August 8, following a four-month complete halt.
It had been weeks since the resumption of the season was up in the air, following the war of words between Safa and its special member the PSL.
The Sunday Independent has revealed that the husband of Presidency spokesman Khusela Diko was awarded R125 million in PPE contracts from the Gauteng government.
Diko, as well as Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku and his wife, Loyiso, have taken a leave of absence as the ANC investigates the matter.
KwaZulu-Natal is the murder capital of the country with 4 495 cases, Police Minister Bheki Cele said during the announcement of the 2019/2020 crime statistics.
Nyanga police station in the Western Cape, which for many years had the highest murder rate, recorded a 36% decrease in cases.