For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.
Making headlines: Jobs summit to kick off this week, Political parties make presence felt at Dros rape case And, Capetonians can use more water and and pay less
Jobs summit to kick off this week
The Jobs Summit, a joint effort by various stakeholders to find solutions to South Africa’s unemployment crisis, will kick off later this week.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the summit during his State of the Nation Address in February, and it is intended to yield practical solutions for South Africa’s ailing economy.
So far the Congress of South African Trade Unions has raised concerns that the summit will be another talk shop, with little action following.
The Centre for Development and Enterprise has also stressed the importance of ensuring the summit is not a wasted opportunity and must deal with the key constraints to job creation.
Political parties make presence felt at Dros rape case
Member of various South African political parties and civic society groups were at the Pretoria magistrate's court on Tuesday morning during appearance of a 20-year-old man accused of raping a six-year-old girl in the bathroom of the Dros restaurant in Silverton.
The case was remanded to November 1 and the suspect will remain in police custody.
The caucus spokesperson for the ANC in the Tshwane metropolitan area Lesego Makhubela said the party was "deeply concerned" about the rise in crime against women and children.
The Democratic Alliance arrived waving placards and DA mayor for Tshwane Solly Msimanga was also present.
Close by stood a crowd from the militant Black First Land First movement while members of the Economic Freedom Fighters opposition party also milled around outside the court.
The man accused in the case, who cannot be identified until he pleads, faces charges of rape, possession of drugs, assault with intent to do bodily harm and intimidation.
Capetonians can use more water and and pay less
Capetonians can now use a bit more water every day – and will pay around 25% less for it.
The slightly less stringent water restrictions kicked in yesterday as the combined level of supply dams reached 75.9% of storage capacity.
While the rocketing fuel price is making a dent in consumers' pockets, the cost of Cape Town water that escalated earlier this year when Day Zero was hovering just weeks away has now come down with the relaxing of water restrictions from Level 6 to Level 5.
Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson said Cape Town now had the lowest water usage levels in the country.
That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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