Afternoon Wrap Up – 24 March 2015
NERSA SHOULD DECLINE TARIFF HIKES
The DA says the National Energy Regulator should decline any more tariff increases for Eskom.
Nersa has confirmed that it is formalising an application by Eskom, to reopen the multi-year price determination, for a further increase in electricity tariffs
Power utility Eskom, warned that consumers will feel the pinch in their pockets as the new tariff hikes are set to take effect on April 1.
DA’s David Ross says tariff hikes will have a negative impact on economic growth.
As the world marks world Tuberculosis day…
The World Health Organization has called for new international commitments to eradicating the disease.
More than 1.5 million people die from TB around the world every year.
The United Nations has described the ailment as a human tragedy which affects more than nine million people globally
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and health minister Aaron Motsoaledi will launch a National TB Screening Campaign in Kanana near Klerksdorp in the North West Province.
Ronnie Mamoepa speaks for the deputy president.
SHADRACK SIBIYA BACK AT WORK
The Hawks say they have welcomed the court’s ruling that Gauteng boss Shadrack Sibiya can return to work
Yesterday North Gauteng High court Judge , Elias Matojane ordered Sibiya to go back to work immediately
The court found that Sibiya’s suspension was unconstitutional and unlawful.
Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says Sibiya reported for duty this morning.
OLD APOSTOLIC CHURCH MARRED BY RACISM
The Executive of the Old Apostolic Church is investigating allegations of racism claimed by its own congregants.
The Black church members told Kaya FM News that the Church is headed by an autocratic leadership structure of racist apostles.
This has divided the black congregants apart from the whites and the coloured church members.
Regular Black churchgoers claim that they are forced to adopt to systems that prioritise white and coloured church members.
This church member spoke to Kaya FM News.
GERMAN AIRBUS CRASHES IN FRANCE
An Airbus A320 operated by the Germanwings airline has crashed in southern France
The plane was travelling between Barcelona and Dusseldorf when it came down in the French Alps near Digne,
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said he understood between 142 and 150 people were on board and feared dead.
An Airbus spokesperson says the company is trying to assess the situation.