News Wrap – 20 August 2015
Power utility Eskom, has announced that unit six of Medupi power station in Limpopo will start to fully contribute to the national grid from Sunday.
The power station is expected to address shortage of electricity the country is currently facing.
A MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE BACK ON THE AGENDA
A motion to remove President Jacob Zuma from his position is now back on Parliament’ s agenda following threats of court action by the Democratic Alliance, the matter will be debated on the 1st of September.
PISTORIUS FAMILY ACCEPTS MASUTHA’S DECISION
Oscar Pistorius will know his fate in four months time.
The parole board looking into his premature release, has for months to look into his eligibility.
Yesterday correctional services minister Michael Masutha called for a review to the parole after an outcry from a woman’s rights group. The paralympian’s release on correctional supervision ,which was due tomorrow.
RAND COMES UNDER PRESSURE TODAY
The Rand has weaken trading at 13 rands to the dollar for the first time in 14 years earlier today .It fell nearly 1 percent against the dollar.
Stocks and currencies in developing nations also dropped today.
KAYAFM EXPOSE HELPS RESIDENTS GET ELECTRICITY
The residents of Princess Crossing informal settlement in Roodepoort now have electricity…And that is thanks to Kaya FM News.
Kaya FM News exposed how residents illegally connect electricity from the neighbourly suburb of GroblersPark.
MEDIATION TEAM FOR ROODEPOORT PRIMARY SCHOOL
A mediation team set up by the Gauteng Education department – is currently locked in talks with representatives of Roodepoort Primary school. Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi – put together a task team to try and help resolve the on-going issues at the school
WORKERS PICKET IN SUPPORT OF WAGE STRIKE
Municipal workers are expected picket outside the Labour Court in Braamfontein this morning. This in support of their union SAMWU as it defends the workers in their right to strike against state water organ – Rand Water.
ASHLEY MADISON SCANDAL MIGHT IMPLICATE SOUTH AFRICANS
Thousands of South African men and women cheating on their partners may have their details exposed. Hackers published the names of 37 million accounts linked to the international cheating site Ashley Madison