Morning news wrap: 25 February 2015
Gauteng premier David Makhura has clarified the e-toll matter.
Makhura told 180 with Bob earlier that he established a panel to review the impact of the project following concerns of motorists resisting e-tolls.
The premier says he never promised easy solutions or scrapping off e-tolls in addressing the issues raised from the project.
He says the panel made two fundamental conclusions on its findings and 60 recommendations.
In the face of negative economic growth, high unemployment and frequent power cuts – finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will have a tough task delivering his budget speech this afternoon.
With little choice but to raise taxes, the question is whether Nene will target top earners or an already squeezed middle class.
It has been revealed that the minister needs to find an extra R12 billion to help fund this year’s budget.
Head of Tax Services at Sizwe Ntsaluba Gobodo Kemp Munnik gave this analyses on Kaya Biz with Stevie B.
After Kaya FM News reported a planned protest by parents against shortage of teachers at the Freedom Park Secondary school near Daveland…
The Gauteng Education department has promised to resolve the issue in the next two weeks.
The department has attributed the shortage of services at the school to the influx of learners who have moved to the provinces schools.
It says it is aware of the issues the school is facing and has assured the parents that a speedy resolution is on the cards
Gauteng Education department spokesperson Phumla Sekhonyane says the schools issues are not being ignored
SOUTH SUDAN CONFLICT
Warring factions in the South Sudan conflict should be urged to cease military operations or face the consequences
The head of peacekeeping operations Hervé Ladsous has asked members of the Security Council to issue a statement to that effect.
A new round of peace talks between the parties has resumed in Ethiopia backed by the East African economic and political bloc IGAD.
Ladsous said there was an urgent need to reinforce the mediation efforts