January 27, 2017.
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.
Muthambi, Parliament’s role sticking points for SABC inquiry
Adama Barrow arrives in capital Banjul
And, Nzimande 'disagrees strongly' with Pali Lehohla
Members of Parliament conducting the SABC inquiry could not reach consensus yesterday on the roles of Communications Minister Faith Muthambi and Parliament in the broadcaster’s recent decline.
The ad hoc committee looking into the SABC board was at risk of turning political as the day ended without consensus on its proposed recommendations.
The ANC MP Juli Kilian pitched an 11th hour proposal to not make any recommendations at all in their first interim report, and rather wait for affected parties to give input.
ANC MPs supported it, but opposition MPs did not take kindly to the gesture.
The Gambia's new president Adama Barrow has returned to the capital Banjul yesterday, days after long-standing ruler Yahya Jammeh, who initially disputed the election results, was forced into exile.
Barrow's return ended days of anxious waiting in the tiny West African country that was thrown into chaos when Jammeh refused to step down after losing the December vote.
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande rubbished Statistician General Pali Lehohla's suggestion that black students may have been better off during the 1980s.
Nzimande said normally it was not usual for one part of government to differ with another part.
He said he was doing his postgraduate studies in the early 1980s and he was nearly expelled in 1977 because he could not pay his last instalment of R100, and there was no National Student Financial Aid Scheme to help him out.
Also making headlines:
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said protesting college students had valid complaints.
And, ANC called on DA to lay charges against it's City of Cape Town chief whip
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That’s a roundup of news making headlines today