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17
FEB
7am

Mbeki condemns de Klerk's utterances

Former President Thabo Mbeki has joined South Africans in condemning utterances made by former President FW de Klerk when he said apartheid was not a crime against humanity. Mbeki was speaking on the side-lines of the ANC KZN PEC political school in Durban. Meanwhile the former president says he will avail himself to campaign for the ANC during next year's municipal elections. Vusi Makhosini reports. We also speak to Mayor of Polokwane and Nokuthula Simelane's Sister, Thembi Nkadimeng...
17
FEB
7am

Court withdraws charges against three former SARS employees

The high court in Pretoria has formally withdrawn charges against three former SARS employees - citing lack of successful prospects to prosecute. Former acting Commissioner Ivan Pillay, Andries Janse van Rensburg and Johan van Loggerenberg were charged with various counts of corruption and were accused of setting up the so-called rogue unit at SARS. We speak to our reporter, Phanuel Shuma...
17
FEB
7am

City of Cape Town may remove refugees and asylum seekers from the Central Methodist church

An interim court order has been granted by Western Cape high court acting judge, Daniel Thulare, to the City of Cape Town, to have the refugees and asylum seekers removed from the Central Methodist church and surrounding areas. More than 700 Cape Town refugees have been living in and around the Central Methodist Church on Greenmarket Square for nearly four months. They refugees were forcefully removed from the United Nations Refugee Agency offices. They are demanding to be moved and resettled to other countries. We speak to our reporter Chris Mabuya at the Western Cape High Court...
17
FEB
7am

Thandi Modise has been asked to investigate the office of the Public Protector for alleged financial mismanagement

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise has been asked to investigate the office of the Public Protector for alleged financial mismanagement. In a letter, the Public Protector's representative in the Free State Sphelo Samuel says he has no other recourse but the speaker's office. Among the allegations is that staff members are unable to perform their duties as they are not provided with resources. Joseph Mosia reports
17
FEB
7am

Didiza lifts a national ban on livestock auctions in SA due outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development Thoko Didiza has lifted a national ban on livestock auctions in South Africa since the outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth three months ago in the Molemole District in Limpopo. However there are preconditions for the resumption of auctions. Didiza made the announcement at a media briefing in Cape Town today. We spoke to the Director for Animal Health at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Dr Mpho Maja
07
FEB
7am

NUMSA: Decision by SAA's business rescue practitioners is reckless

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) say they condemn the Business Rescue Practitioner's decision to cancel 11 domestic routes. From the 29th of February domestic destinations such as Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth, will cease to be operated by SAA. NUMSA and SACCA say this will obviously result in job losses in those regions where SAA no longer flies to. The unions also say that no consultation whatsoever took place with labour as required by law, Instead of consultation, labour was merely informed of this decision. We spoke to Numsa's National Spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola…
22
JAN
7am

UPDATE: Parktown Boys

The Gauteng Education Department has changed the policy on school outings following the death of 13-year old Enock Mpianzi. The Parktown Boys High School learner drowned last week in the Crocodile River in Brits. He was attending a Grade 8 Orientation Camp at the Nyati Bush camp site. Schools are now expected to seek authorization from the department if learners are going to embark on physical activities. Lona Zawula reports...
22
JAN
7am

KZN Edu Dept looks into the classroom tombstone matter

Parents from Mthwane High School in Umzimkhulu on the KZN south coast are calling for the provincial education department to build a new school, after they found a newly installed tombstone in one of the classrooms. They believe it has been erected on top of an old grave spot by a family who believe the school was built on their family land. We spoke to the HOD of Department of Education in KZN, Dr Vusimuzi Nzama...
21
JAN
7am

Concerned South Africans protest outside of Parktown Boys High School

Concerned South Africans and parents have been protesting outside of Parktown Boys High School in Johannesburg. They have been protesting since the news of a Grade 8 learner Enock Mpianzi who drowned and died in a river during a school camp orientation activity at the Nyati Bush and River Breakaway in Brits, North West on Wednesday 15 January We spoke to Vanita Daniels who is a concerned citizen- She and other concerned people and parents have been protesting outside Parktown Boys High School since the tragedy...
21
JAN
7am

Tombstone found installed in a classroom

Parents from Mthwane High School in Umzimkhulu on the KZN south coast are calling for the provincial education department to build a new school, after they found a newly installed tombstone in one of the classrooms. They believe it has been erected on top of an old grave spot by a family who believe the school was built on their family land. We spoke to our reporter Nonkululeko Hlophe who visited the school today....
21
JAN
7am

South African Airways (SAA) cancels some local and international flights

The South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled some of its local and international flights. The cash-strapped airline was placed under business rescue in December, requiring R4-billion to kick start the process, led by practitioner Les Matuson. We spoke to the President of the South Africa Cabin Crew Association, Zazi Nsibanyoni-Mugambi and Accountant and commentator, Khaya Sithole

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