Morning Wrap Up – 30 March 2015
Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi will boycott the Central Executive Committee meeting starting today and not resign from the union as it had been widely speculated.
That’s even though the decision may lead to his dismissal.
Vavi has been implicated in a controversial forensic report at Cosatu and has been at loggerheads with the federation over Numsa’s expulsion.
The Cosatu boss says the campaign of public smearing against him continues uninterrupted by factions within the federation
Vavi says Cosatu’s financial woes are compromising its mandate.
Governments bid to clamp down on fraudulent behaviour in the social grant system is heeding positive results.
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says the re-registration of social grants beneficiaries has saved government over R3 billion
Dlamini was speaking ahead of the second Anti-Corruption Conference taking place in Pretoria from today.
The minister says she is pleased that the numbers of fraud cases have gone down due to new anti-fraud measures.
The DA has called on government to take the nation into its confidence and be frank about the possibility of a national blackout.
Eskom has reportedly been simulating drills in preparation for a total grid breakdown which could take weeks to recover.
These simulation exercises are being run under the code name Breaking Dawn
The DA’s Mmusi Maimane has written to deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa about the likely hood of a black out.