Making news this morning: 17 February 2015
PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA MUST ANSWER
For parliament to continue with its work beyond the Nkandla saga, President Jacob Zuma has to respond to the Public Protector’s report on when he will pay back the money.
Political analyst Moeletsi Mbeki, says this is the only way parliament will be able to move forward.
Mbeki says the disruption will continue until president Zuma responds.
Mbeki adds that OPPOSITION PARTIES have every right to ask…
SONA 2015 Debate
Opposition parties will today debate the state of the nation address
At the same time : The high court in Cape Town is expected to hear a joint application by media groups to prevent parliament from jamming cellphone signals in future.
The application will seek to ask the speaker of parliament Baleka Mbete to undertake that there will not be any scrambling of telecommunication signals in the parliamentary chamber.
The issue of cellphone jamming came into the spotlight during President Jacob Zumas state of the nation address last week.
Journalists protested in the press gallery of the National Assembly because they could not file their stories because they experienced a significant loss of signal quality.
The DA then asked the speaker to remove the jamming device before proceedings could start
Senior associate at Webber Wensel Duncan Wilde says interfering with cellphone signals is illegal.
TUT STUDENTS WONT BUDGE
Students from the Tshwane university of technology are refusing to leave the campus putting them in direct contravention of an eviction notice issued by the university
The students have been protesting for three weeks now
They’re demanding the re-admission of those who were excluded on financial grounds.
Yesterday TUT officially suspended its academic programmes as a result of the ongoing protests
The university’s spokesperson Willa de Ruyter says they are in communication with Student leaders to reach an agreement.
At Wits university the SRC has started a campaign to raise funds for those students in need
MALAMULELA BACK TO NORMAL
The Department of Basic Education is happy that the impasse at Malamulele in Limpopo has finally been resolved.
Schools in the area will reopen and allow learning and teaching to start in the hundred and forty schools located in the affected region.
The Provincial Department of Education and the Department of Basic Education say they will work together to ensure that a catch up plan is implemented to try recover the lost time.
At the sametime talks to get Malamulele in Limpopo its own municipality will continue despite the end to protests in the area
The protests saw a shutdown of all services, including schooling
Community spokesperson Steven Mhlale says the shutdown will be suspended until August…
NIGERIA MAKING PROGRESS AGAINST BOKO HARAM
Nigerian authorities are adamant that they are making progress in their fight against Boko Haram militants.
The militants were stopped by the army when they tried to take over the state of Gombe
Central African leaders have met in Cameroon to devise a joint plan, to intensify efforts to combat Boko Haram.
Elections in Nigeria were postponed to the end of next month for authorities to stabilise the country.
KayaFM news spoke to CNBC Africa Markets Editor in Lagos Wole Famurewa.