News Wrap 3pm – 24 August
Rand Water employees affiliated to union SAMWU are expected to report for duty tomorrow. The water utility successfully concluded the 2015/16 wage negotiation process with trade unions.
ZIMBABWEAN PERMITS READY FOR COLLECTION
Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba says all Zimbabwean nationals who haven’t fetched their special permits have until September 30 to do so. These permits will allow Zimabwean nationals to regulate their stay in the country.
RAND TO BOOST MINING COMPANIES
While the rand continues to plummet, investors are taking advantage jumping on SA gold shares. AngloGold , Sibanye Gold and Gold Fields were among the top five performers in the Africa All-Share Index this morning
POCRU BACKS NATIONAL POLICE COMMISSIONER
The Police and Prisons Civil Rights union says itis fully behind National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega. This is despite criticism from a slew of organizations, calling for Phiyega to be sacked for her role in the Marikana massacre.
THREE PUPILS DIE IN FIRE
Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire that left three pupils dead in a Northwest School for the Deaf hostel in the Leeudoringstad area. Its understood 23 other pupils were injured in the incident.
HEALTH MINISTER ADMITTED IN HOSPITAL
Health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has been admitted to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria with pneumonia.The minister is receiving treatment under supervision.