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Daily Podcast - January 25, 2017

25th January 2017

By: Thabi Madiba
Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter

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January,25 2017.
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.

Making headlines:
Underperforming schools to be dealt with individually says Motshekga
African Union Commission honours Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
And, EFF concerned about calibre of NYDA candidates

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The circumstances of underperforming schools must first be understood before a decision is taken to fire their principals, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said yesterday.

She was responding to a call President Jacob Zuma made during his speech that principals and management at schools with 0% matric pass rates be held accountable.

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There were multiple factors which may have played a role in the results, she said and added that  some of the problems were caused by communities.

 

The African Union Commission yesterday, honoured South African anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at a gala dinner hosted for champions of gender and equality activists.

ANC Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini, who attended the function with other senior party members said Madikizela-Mandela was a very brave woman who kept the “fire blazing” and did so much to keep the name of the ANC relevant when it was banned and many of its leaders, including her then husband late former president Nelson Mandela, had been arrested.

She said Madikizela-Mandela, whose award was accepted by her granddaughter, was an inspiration to all women in the world who were fighting for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

 

The Economic Freedom Fighters yesterday raised several concerns about the quality of candidates to be interviewed for the National Youth Development Agency board.

Five of the 14 shortlisted candidates were on the ANC Youth League's national executive committee, and some did not have a secondary qualification, EFF Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu told Parliament’s NYDA ad hoc committee yesterday.

The committee met to discuss the outcome of security checks on the candidates. MPs however spent more than an hour debating minutes of past meetings and omissions.

 

Also making headline:
DA contemplates legal action against ANC over 'War Room’
Environment agency 'faces media blackout' under Trump
And, new Traditional Courts Bill 'promising', but still 'problematic' says DA


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