Morning News wrap: 23 February 2015
E-tolls are expected to take center stage when Gauteng premier David Makhura delivers his state of the province speech today.
The ruling party in the province resolved at its conference late last year that Gauteng would scrap etolling.
Premier Makhura is expected to try to explain his government’s failure to follow through on the resolution.
Makhura establish a panel to assess the effects of tolls on residents and businesses.
kaya fm’s Lance Claasen is at the Gauteng legislature and filed this report…..
HARMONY GOLD MINE
Operations at Hamorny’s Kusasalethu gold mine in Carltonville have been indefinitely suspended following a fire incident.
The mine experienced fire underground believed to have started during maintenance work on a bulk air cooler on level 75.
All 486 mine-workers who were trapped underground have been safely brought to surface.
Harmony Gold mine and the Department of Mineral Resources have launched a join investigation into the cause of the fire.
Meanwhile, President Jacob Zuma expressed shock at the news.
It’s now up to the people of Lesotho to elect new leaders, come February 28th.
Scores of people turned out for the last rallies yesterday in several parts of the country
Special voting got underway during the course of the weekend.
Prime Minister Tom Thabane’s coalition government was almost plunged into a crisis last year, following the army’s attempted coup.
As KayaFM’s Khayelihle Khumalo reports this saw intervention by SADCs regional block
MALAMULELE’s BID FOR MUNICIPALITY
Government has advised the community of Malamulele in Limpopo to gather enough information to demonstrate their financial viability to have their own municipality.
The information can then be submitted to the Municipal Demarcation Board.
The National Department of Co-operative Governance is working with the Malamulele task team in making presentation to the Board to re-determine what they believe are “municipalities that were not viable”.
Director-general of the department Vusi Madonsela spoke to 180 with Bob.