Morning News Wrap Up – 13 May 2015
Sindisiwe Manqele, accused of killing hip-hop star Nkululeko Habedi, made a brief appearance at the Alexandra Magistrate Court this morning.
Magistrate Gideon Schnetler has postponed the matter for 17 August for the trial that has been transferred to the South Gauteng High Court sitting in Randburg.
Manqele’s R10 000 bail is also extended.
Kaya FM’s Nhlanhla Sehume reports.
Eskom is under attack over the almost week-long spate of power outages in Soweto.
Last week , large parts of the township were without power for up to ten hours.
Some residents accused Eskom of being “insensitive” and showing “complete disregard” for the people of Soweto.
These residents shared their grievances on today with John Perlman.
The power utility has also been involved in a long-running battle with Soweto consumers over unpaid bills.
Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee coordinator Bobo Mokhoba had this to say.
South Africa has been ranked second last in the biggest global maths and science study in the world.
The report released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development tested 76 countries on the global scale of the quality of education.
Singapore leads the table, followed by Hong Kong, with Ghana at the bottom of the list.
According to the study poor education policies and practices leave many countries in what amounts to a permanent state of economic recession.
OECD director Andreas Schleicher spoke to BBC news….
Atleast five people have been killed and dozens others injured after a passenger train derailed in Philedelphia in the US.
Up to 10 carriages of the Washington-New York Amtrak service went off the track
Emergency officials and fire-fighters are at the scene looking for passengers who may be trapped in the wreckage.
More than 240 people were on board
This eyewitness told a local news agency that all he remembers was hearing a big bang.
Rescue operations are expected to get underway in Nepal following the latest deadly earthquake.
At least 48 people died and over 1,000 were hurt injured during the 7.3 magnitude quake
Thousands of Nepalis spent the night in the open.
Many have not returned to their homes since a 7.8 magnitude quake on 25 April that killed over 8,000.
Richard Ragan, the UN World Food Programme’s Emergency Coordinator in Nepal said all staff are accounted for.