Morning Wrap Up – 25 March 2015
President Jacob Zuma says top performing municipalities should share knowledge with their struggling counterparts, in order to improve service delivery.
The President was speaking at the South African Local Government Association Summit in Midrand, north of Johannesburg.
He says government has a number of policies, aimed at revitalizing the sector, which is at the coalface of service delivery.
As KayaFM’s Khayelihle Khumalo reports hundreds of councilors and local government experts are part of the three day assembly.
Disciplinary action will be taken against home affairs officials who are defying the new working hours
The director general of the department has been instructed to take action against those who are opposed to the new hours
Employees will now be required to work every second Saturday as the department will be operational on Saturdays aswell
Home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba says the new working hours had been introduced to ensure that members of the public receive convenient service.
The comments made by a high court judge about acting Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza did not sit well with him.
Ntlemeza was saddened when the Judge made remarks that he lacked integrity and honour.
The remarks were made by North Gauteng High Court Judge Elias Matojane when delivering his judgment on Monday.
Matojane dismissed Ntlemeza’s application for leave to appeal the high court in Pretoria’s ruling which overturned the suspension of Gauteng Hawks head Shadrack Sibiya.
Hangwani Mulaudzi speaks for the Hawks.
Over 160,000 people are in need of help in Vanuatu 12 days after Cyclone Pam struck the pacific nation.
The United nations has launched a near 30 million dollar appeal for aid.
Critical food and water shortages are just two of the problems facing victims of the natural disaster as they start to leave evacuation centres
Humanitarian workers say that providing lifesaving assistance remains difficult in some areas where 90 per cent of shelters have been wiped out and roads remain impassable.
UN humanitarian coordinating agency spokesperson Jens Laerke explains.
With three days before Nigerians head to the polls Boko Haram has struck again.
The militants have abducted hundreds of people in the north-east of Nigeria.
Majority of those kidnapped are women and children with the number of those kidnapped estimated at 350.
Nigerians are set to vote their presidential elections this Saturday.
The election was previously postponed due to security fears.