Eskom unions want Ramaphosa to intervene and the blame game over mine deaths begins
Stories making headlines locally:
- Mine of death
The tragic deaths of four miners have been blamed on a shift manager, accused of putting profits before lives, by allegedly forcing the group of workers to work in an abandoned and dangerous underground stope.
- Learner tried to kill herself after alleged rape
The granddaughter of a Gauteng MEC attempted suicide months after she was allegedly raped by a soccer player.
- Principal intimidated by drug dealers
Efforts to clean a Gauteng school of drugs and violence has landed a principal in trouble with suspected drug dealers.
- Enough is enough!
They are tired of being targets for cash in transit thugs and they want more protection and better security.
- Rope in Ramaphosa, say unions
Leaders of the National Union of Mineworkers and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa want to speak to the president about the problems at Eskom.
- 1 000 schoolgirls fall pregnant in one year
A grade 5 pupil was among the 1 000 schoolgirls who fell pregnant in Ekurhuleni last year.
- DA moves to put stop to party spat
DA leaders remain unhappy with the election of Natasha Mazzone as the party’s second deputy federal chairperson, insisting that she is occupying the position illegally.
- Likotsi to be first black female bank owner
After surviving a grueling year of preparatory measures from the Reserve Bank, Nthabeleng Likotsi is determined to have her co-operative, Young Women in Business Network, turned into the first black female-owned Mutual Bank in South Africa.
- Joburg budget finally passed – how it will affect residents
In what Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba has described as a “wastershed moment” since taking over the reins, the R59-billion City of Joburg budget for 2019-2019 financial year was unanimously approved during third council session yesterday.
- DA mayor told to ‘voetsek’
A rowdy group of Ga-Rankuwa residents, some clad in ANC t-shirts, told Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga to “voetsek” out of Zone 6 yesterday claiming he was only in the area to campaign for the party.
- VEB takes Deloitte to court over Steinhoff
Dutch investors Association VEB has issued summons against Deloitte for breach of obligations when it audited Steinhoff holdings.
- IMF issues ominous warning about public sector
Time is slipping away for SA if public sector debtor continues to spiral, the IMF warned.
Stories making headlines internationally:
The 17-year-old prodigy thrilled the world and set the scene for Brazil’s decades-long dominance of the World Game. (The Conversation)
President Trump used flattery, cajolery and a slick film in his quest to persuade Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, to give up nuclear arms. But a joint statement signed by the two after their meeting was as skimpy as the summit was extravagant. (The New York Times)
The company said it would ax thousands of employees in a restructuring. Musk said that the cuts would not affect factory workers and “production associates” crucial to manufacturing the Model 3 and Tesla’s hope of turning an annual profit for the first time in 2018. (Quartz)