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23
JAN
1am

"Decision to terminate Life Esidimeni contracts was not mine alone, rather that of a collective" : Mahlangu

Former Gauteng MEC Qedani Mahlangu says the decision to terminate their contract with Life Esidimeni was not hers alone, but that of a collective. She says it was a cost cutting measure and in response to the Auditor-General's concerns that the contract did not follow normal tender processes. The contract has been in place since 1979. Mahlangu has been answering questions at the arbitration hearings in Parktown. Johannesburg about the decision to take mentally ill patients to NGOs, where 143 of them died. Wisani Makhubele reports....
23
JAN
12am

Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini back in the hot seat at SASSA inquiry

Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini returns to the hot seat at an inquiry to investigate her role in last year's social grants crisis - which saw the extension of an unlawful contract with Cash Paymaster Services. The minister oversaw work streams, which are alleged to operated as a parallel process and hampered the Social Security Agency (SASSA) in taking over the payment of grants. SABC senior journalist, Candice Nolan has the details…
23
JAN
12am

The business of Parliament officially resumes this week after the December recess.

The business of Parliament officially resumes this week after the December recess. The Eskom inquiry will kick off today (tuesday 23 January), while the Sub Rules Review Committee will meet again later this week. Our Parliamentary Correspondent Mercedes Besent tells us that SCOPA has also subpoenaed the Transnet Board and executives to appear before it this morning
23
JAN
12am

Social Development Minister returns to hot seat atinquiry to investigate her role in last year's social grants crisis.

Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini, returns to the hot seat at an inquiry to investigate her role in last year's social grants crisis - which saw the extension of an unlawful contract with Cash Paymaster Services. The minister oversaw workstreams, which, its alleged, operated as a parallel process and hampered the Social Security Agency (SASSA) in taking over the payment of grants. Candice Nolan has the details…..
23
JAN
12am

#LifeEsidimeni hearings to resume tomorrow following Qedani Mahlangu's first appearance.

The Life Esidimeni hearings will resume tomorrow following former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu's first appearance yesterday. Mahlangu told the hearings in Parktown, Johannesburg that the decision to terminate the contract with Life Esidimeni was not hers alone, but that of a collective. She said it was a cost cutting measure and also in response to the Auditor-General's concerns that the contract did not follow normal tender processes. Mahlangu however admitted that things went wrong and apologised to the families of the 143 psychiatric patients who lost their lives.
22
JAN
1am

#LifeEsidimeni: Security expected to be tight ahead of much anticipated Qedani Mahlangu appearance.

Security is expected to be tight ahead of the much-anticipated appearance of former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu at the Life Esidimeni Arbitration hearings in Parktown, Johannesburg. Mahlangu is expected to be grilled over the department's decision to aburptly end the contract it had with Life Esidimeni for about 36 years, and take mentally-ill patients to NGOs who had neither the capacity nor the expertise to care for them. One-hundred-and-43 of them subsequently died. Civil society movements are also expected to march to Parktown, where Mahlangu is set to appear. Arbitrator Justice Dikgang Moseneke asked State Lawyer Advocate Tebogo Hutamo about security before proceedings adjourned on Friday...
22
JAN
1am

Transition in the ANC is part of the good story they will tell in Davos_ Minister Malusi Gigaba

As the ANC LEKGOTLA drew to a close and ANC PRESIDENT AND DEPUTY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA gets ready to head for the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says the transition in the ANC is part of the good story they will tell Issuing a stern warning to State Owned Enterprises, Gigaba said the decisions taken on Eskom and the Free State Dairy show that government will not tolerate corruption NTHAKOANA NGATANE REPORTS:
22
JAN
1am

Protests at Kagiso Township related to drug peddlers and prostitution.

Residents of Kagiso township in Mogale City on the Westrand say they will continue their shutdown in the area unless their concerns are addressed. Burning tyres and rocks have blockaded roads as residents claim the township has become a haven for drug peddlers and prostitution. For more on this we speak to the community leader in Kagiso, Rev Joe Mabuela....
22
JAN
1am

North West government applies for official funeral for Lucas Mangope.

The North West government has applied to the Presidency for an official provincial funeral for former Bophuthatswana homeland leader, Lucas Mangope. The 94-year-old Mangope, died last week, at Lehurutshe hospital near Zeerust. He will be laid to rest on Saturday at his home village in Motswedi. Patrick Dintwa reports ...

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