Morning news wrap – 24 June 2015
Gold producer Sibanye Gold mine has told energy regulator Nersa that Eskom’s proposed electricity price increase could lead to mine closures and job losses.
If Eskom is granted permission to increase the price Sibanye Gold forecasts a power bill of R4.1-billion by 2017, compared with R2.8-billion last year.
Nersa is holding the final day of consultations into Eskom’s application to raise the price of electricity.
Eskom’s acting CEO, Brian Molefe has warned that the power utility will not be able to pay its diesel bill if the increase is not approved.
Molefe says Eskom needs more diesel for additional power generation during its maintenance program.
Opposition parties in parliament have slammed government for failing to bring Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir to book when he was here to attend the African Union Summit.
Bashir stands accused of playing a role in the death of over 300 000 people in the Darfur region.
The DA’s Stevens Mokgalapa says government should be ashamed..
While, the EFF’s Floyd Shivambu says the International Criminal Court should arrest a number of people.
But Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu came out in defence of government.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi will meet with the management of Curro Private school today.
The meeting is meant to map out a way forward after the school was hit by racial controversy yet again
Curro Roodeplaat was hit by a fresh wave of accusations of racism last week.
This after a video went viral depicting alleged segregation on a school outing.
The Departments spokesperson Phumla Sekhonyane explains
President Jacob Zuma has pleaded with university students not to resort to violence when protesting for their rights
This came out when HE visited THE Tshwane University of Technologys Soshaguve campus yesterday
The visit was part of government’s Siyahlola Programme.
The president interacted with students at the local youth empowerment centre to give students a chance to air their grievances
President Zuma says violence doesnt solve anything.
An investigation has been launched by the United Nations after peacekeepers were accused of sexually abusing street children in the Central African Republic
If substantiated, the UN says this would constitute a “grave violation” of its principles.
The allegations come one day after the UN announced the creation of an independent panel to review its response to allegations of child sexual abuse
Stephane Dujarric is UN spokesperson.