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Daily Podcast – September 10, 2018

10th September 2018

By: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

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For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.

Making headlines: ANC rejects allegations of secret meeting plans to oust Ramaphosa, State Capture Inquiry continues with Treasury witness And, the City of Cape Town relaxes water restrictions and tariffs to Level 5  

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ANC rejects allegations of secret meeting plans to oust Ramaphosa

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The ANC has strongly objected to a story published by the Sunday Times that claims top ANC officials met in Durban to discuss plans to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The Sunday Times newspaper reported this weekend that former president Jacob Zuma allegedly held a secret meeting in Durban this week with key ANC officials including the party's Secretary General Ace Magashule.

ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe said in a statement on Sunday evening that the party would not dignify, what he called, ‘blatant lies and fabrications’ with a detailed response.

 

State Capture Inquiry continues with Treasury witness

The State Capture Inquiry will hear expert evidence from Jan Gilliland from the National Treasury in Johannesburg today.

Chairperson of the commission Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is also expected to deliver his decision on applications for leave to cross-examine.

The commission said the legal team is [also] in the process of identifying and/or consulting with other witnesses, who will be called to appear before the commission over the next few weeks.

So far, five witnesses have testified.

Last week, acting government spokesperson Phumla Williams accused former communications minister Faith Muthambi of "torturing" her.

 

The City of Cape Town relaxes water restrictions and tariffs to Level 5  

The City of Cape Town has made the move to relax current water restrictions from Level 6B to Level 5 from October 1, Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson announced.

After suffering from the worst drought in recent history, Cape Town's dams are nearing 70% of storage capacity – a significant improvement from the 38% capacity recorded at the end of the previous winter.

The key elements of Level 5 restrictions  include an increase in the personal water use limit from 50 litres per person per day to 70 litres per person per day, a resetting of the overall City water usage target from 450-million litres per day to 500-million litres per day, a relaxation of restrictions for commercial and industrial water users from a 45% to a 40% usage reduction and the lowering of tariffs.

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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