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23 January 2017
                       
 
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MPs raise red flag over amendments to Broadcasting Act
LEGISLATION
Members of Parliament (MP) from across the political spectrum on Friday came out strongly against Communications Minister Faith Muthambi usurping the powers of Parliament by hiring and firing South...
 
 
SABC board failed financially, legally, morally - MPs
POLITICS
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC’s) board had a "shaky" moral compass and had failed to protect journalists from intimidation, MPs on Parliament's SABC inquiry ad hoc committee said...
 
 
Gambia's Jammeh offered last chance for peaceful exit before troops advance
POLITICS
West African leaders said it was no longer possible for Gambia's veteran leader Yahya Jammeh to stay in power as regional military forces stood ready to advance on the capital Banjul on Friday....
 
 
DA: DA demands full briefing by Eskom on electricity crisis
STATEMENT
The DA demands that power utility Eskom urgently clarify its plan to recoup the R10.2 billion debt it is owed after Public Enterprises Minister, Lynne Brown, secured a temporary reprieve for...
 
 
Yahya Jammeh gets a final deadline to step down
POLITICS
West African leaders have given Yahya Jammeh, who lost elections last month, until midday on Friday to hand over power and agree to leave The Gambia or face military action carried out by the...
 
 
Pan Macmillan SA: Advocate Thuli Madonsela is to publish her autobiography with Pan Macmillan South Africa
STATEMENT
Pan Macmillan South Africa is delighted to announce today that it will publish a memoir by Former Public Protector of South Africa, Advocate Thuli Madonsela. The book is a personal memoir covering...
 
 
The questionable legality of military intervention in The Gambia
THE CONVERSATION
With tensions rising in The Gambia, a coalition of states have deployed forces along the country’s borders, poised to launch a military intervention should President Yahya Jammeh refuse to cede...
 
 
New Gambia president Adama Barrow takes oath in Senegal
POLITICS
Gambian President Adama Barrow has taken the oath of office in neighbouring Senegal, while the country's defeated longtime ruler refuses to step down from power, deepening a political crisis....
 
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – January 20, 2017
podcast
Making headlines: The Presidency says Zuma is still considering ANC Women’s League SAA commission of inquiry proposal IPID conducts raid on acting top police chief's home And, Municipalities given...
 
 
Municipalities given until month end to clear electricity arrears
ELECTRICITY
Eskom has been asked to give municipalities with outstanding bills until the end of the month to settle their accounts before switching off the lights, Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown...
 
 
Power battle lines
ELECTRICITY
The delicate balancing of the factional interests within the African National Congress (ANC) was a significant feature of the National Executive Committee’s 105th anniversary statement. It was even...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
DA: Natasha Mazzone says meeting on electricity crisis cancelled by ANC warped priorities
STATEMENT
A vital briefing by Eskom on the electricity cuts to certain municipalities to the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises together with the Select Committee on Co-operative Governance and...
 
 
State 'not seeking surveillance' with cybersecurity bill
LEGISLATION
The Cabinet-approved cybercrimes and cybersecurity bill’s final draft will not give any power for the State Security Agency (SSA) to control the internet or spy on local users. This is according to...
 
 
Gambia's Barrow to take oath in Senegal embassy as regional troops gather
POLITICS
Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal on Thursday, officials said, as West African troops prepared to back him in a showdown with a...
 
 
WC: WC fires update: Allegations of criminal activity
STATEMENT
A major fire in the Stilbaai area has caused serious damage to power lines and farms in the area. Farmers are urged NOT to light back burns without the consent of the incident command centre....
 
 
 
                       
 
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