Afternoon News Wrap Up – 19 May 2015
Energy Minister Tina Joematt Petterson says energy security remains a crucial factor, in ensuring that South Africa achieves the 5, 5 economic growth.
Joematt Petterson earlier tabled her department’s budget vote in parliament.
This comes as the country is battling to keep the light on, Eskom has implemented scheduled power cuts on numerous occasions.
She told MPs that government is putting efforts in developing electricity infrastructure, nuclear build programme, gas to power such as shale gas resources and other interventions.
The Minister says they have also started with nuclear procurement process in the second quarter of this financial year….
Danny Jordaan has hit back at his critics – Following calls from opposition parties, that he resign as SAFA President before taking his new post as mayor in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, in Eastern Cape.
He has assured the nation that he will be able to handle both the jobs.
Addressing the media, Jordaan says he has served on many other structures and it’s all about time management.
He says he will need a strong team to help make a difference in the city.
More health facilities will be in the firing line by the end of an investigation into allegations of forced HIV testing in the province.
A Kaya Fm investigation has revealed three clinics which are said to be making HIV testing mandatory for patients.
As it stands it is currently illegal to force anyone to tests for HIV.
The Eldorado park clinic in extension 9 and the local clinic in Alexandra on fourth avenue were the first to cry foul.
It has now emerged that the Olifantsfontein clinic near Midrand requires mothers to test for HIV before their infants can be immunized.
This patient spoke to Kaya Fm News.
A decision on whether or not public servants will accept government’s wage and medical aid offer will be taken tonight.
That’s when the Public Servants Association, Independent Labour Caucus and Cosatu will meet with the state’s Public Sector Bargaining Council.
The PSA says it has balloted its 220,000 members on the latest wage and medical aid offer from the Public Service and Administration Department.
Government has offered a 7 percent wage hike with a 25 percent contribution to medical aid.
The PSA’s Leon Gilbert says they’re optimistic ahead of tonight’s meeting…
Burundi’s government will not take revenge against those involved in last week’s failed coup,
This has been revealed by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s office.
It says those implicated would be brought to justice in accordance with the rule of law,
The presidential poll is due to be held on 26 June and Mr Nkurunziza has so far refused to bow to pressure to postpone it.
The United Nations refugee agency says more than 110-thousand people have fled Burundi.
Karin De Grujil speaks for the UN Regugee agency