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Daily Podcast - December 13, 2016

13th December 2016

By: Thabi Madiba
Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter

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December,13 2016.
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.

Making headlines:
EFF welcomes action on Farlam recommendations
New disciplinary committee to scrutinise Motsoeneng
And, Gordhan lashes Eskom

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The EFF yesterday welcomed the steps being taken by various government departments to implement the Farlam Commission of Inquiry’s recommendations.

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The decision to charge some of the police officers involved with murder, attempted murder and/or defeating the ends of justice was a step in the right direction, the party’s spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement.

On Sunday, President Jacob Zuma gave an update on steps various government departments had taken to implement the inquiry's recommendations.

 

A new court-ordered disciplinary committee needs to clear Hlaudi Motsoeneng's name and a Public Protector's report needs to be overturned on review for him to lawfully work at the SABC.

The new disciplinary committee will be chaired by a person ordered by the court, based on names submitted by the DA, the Public Protector and the SABC; and the parties have to agree to the candidate, the Western Cape High Court ruled yesterday.

The DA had applied to have Motsoeneng's latest appointment as group executive of corporate affairs declared invalid after Bessie Tugwana was moved to his old position as chief operations officer to make way for him after that appointment was declared invalid.

 

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Monday criticised State-owned enterprises for obstructing government’s objectives through corruption, as he addressed the tenth conference of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Gordhan singled out Eskom’s reluctance to conclude approved contracts with independent power producers for renewable energy.

Gordhan has publicly accused Eskom of failing to cooperate with National Treasury’s review of the utility’s coal contracts with the Gupta family’s Tegeta Exploration and has appeared to counter Eskom’s insistence that it needs to procure nuclear energy as alternative sources were not sufficiently reliable.

 

Also making headlines:
Irvin Jim, Chirwa up for another term at Numsa

To keep in touch with the news while you are on the move, visit m.polity.org.za, That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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