Morning News Wrap Up – 19 May 2015
The Gauteng department of health has vowed to get to the bottom of allegations of forced HIV testing for mothers at a clinic in Eldorado park
Kaya FM News has found that several mothers are being turned away from the clinic if they refuse to comply with the testing requirement
The Clinic staff in Extension 9 is refusing to give infants scheduled immunization shots if their mothers do not test for HIV.
There is no explanation from the officials at the clinic as to why this rule has been adopted
Steve Mabona speaks for the department.
Eskom insists that its suspended CEO Tshediso Matona was not forced out of the parastatal.
The utility announced Matona’s resignation yesterday
Matona believes that the agreement to part ways is in the best interest of Eskom, to allow the Board to pursue its plans for the company under the current leadership.
He was suspended earlier this year, when an independent investigation was launched into Eskom.
The utility’s Khulu Phasiwe explains.
The appointment of Danny Jordaan as mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay metro is considered to be a major political move by the ANC ahead of the 2016 local government elections.
While some analysts believe it is a desperate attempt by the ruling party to gain votes based on a candidates popularity.
The Safa boss is considered still to be largely influential in the municipality because he may be able convince a lot of coloured voters to vote ANC
The ANC-led municipality has battled with political instability and factional in-fighting in recent years.
Phillip de Wet, a writer with the Mail and Guardian gives us this analysis.
The department of labour has joined the police and Emergency Management Services in an investigation into a building fire in the Johannesburg CBD.
The incident led to the deaths of two firefighters.
Municipal workers union SAMWU blamed the lack of equipment and negligence.
The Labour department’s Mokgadi Pela says they are concerned.
European Union ministers have approved plans to establish a naval force to combat people-smugglers operating from Libya.
The operation will be launched next month with headquarters in Rome
An influx of illegal migrants has tried to reach Europe in the past few months.
The migrants cross the Mediterranean Sea from Africa and the Middle East
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini addressed the media after talks with EU foreign and defence ministers.