Morning Wrap Up – 24 March 2015
Municipal workers union SAMWU – of Greater Johannesburg Region, is expected to meet with bus Company Piotrans this morning
The union representing 160 bus drivers who were dismissed last month, is hoping to enter into a plea bargain for the workers.
Rea Vaya bus drivers embarked on an illegal strike leaving their buses abandoned in the CBD.
The union also says it is concerned that bus company, Piotrans is recruiting employees through Labour Brokers
Union’s Deputy Regional Secretary, Vuyani Singozo.
The Presidency says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will continue meeting with Business Leadership in SA to address the crisis at Eskom.
Last week, Ramaphosa met with business leaders to find solutions after Eskom was downgraded to junk status.
Ramaphosa has appointed a six-member panel of experts to advise him on Eskom and to develop proposals.
The war-room which includes SACCI and BUSA is tasked with implementing the five-point plan to deal with electricity challenges
Ronnie Mamoepa speaks for the deputy President.
Lesufi will launch a Paperless Classroom at Randfontein High School in Johannesburg today
The department says the school is one of the few public schools to independently engage on Paperless Classrooms
Lesufi launched the paperless classroom initiative in January saying chalk-boards will be replaced by LED screens in schools across the province
He is optimistic that he would have rolled out tablets to all township and the province’s rural schools by the year 2017.
Phumla Sekhonyane speaks for the Gauteng Education.
As the world marks World Tuberculosis day
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has called for the fight against TB to be intensified.
Tutu is attending the screening of a film to mark the event at Stellenbosch University
There are nine million new cases and 1.5 million deaths globally each year due to TB.
This report from KayaFM’s Pitso Molemane.