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The Patriotic Alliance has withdrawn from the coalition government in the Nelson Mandela Bay

The Patriotic Alliance (PA) has withdrawn from the coalition government in the Nelson Mandela Bay hardly a month after joining the coalition. The party's leader, Gayton Mackenzie, says they will only re-join the coalition if they are offered the vacant Deputy Mayor's position. This became vacant after the UDM's Mongameli Bobani was ousted through a motion of no-confidence tabled by the PA's councillor, Marlon Daniels, last month. Daniels was later offered the position of Political Head of the Public Health portfolio, previously occupied by Bobani. For more on this Stephen Kirker spoke to Political analysts Ongama Mtimka from Nelson Mandela University who believes that the withdrawal by PA from the coalition will cause further instability and will push the municipality to dissolution.
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FEDUSA threatening to pull out its members from the government pension fund

The country's second biggest labour federation FEDUSA is threatening to pull out its members from the government pension fund - Public Investment Corporation (PIC) if leadership instability continues. According to its general-secretary Dennis George, they remaind concerned about lack of good governence at the PIC following attempts to remove its chief Executive, Dan Matjila. Fedusa is taking part in the CCMA shop stewards and Union offficials conference, currently taking place in Ekurhuleni. To discuss the implications of this, earlier on Stephen Kirker spoke to our Econ desk Editor, Thandeka Gqubule...
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SA still shaped by the legacy of Apartheid says Deputy minister of Cooperative Governance Andries Nel

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Deputy minister, Andries Nel says South African cities are still shaped by the legacy of Apartheid planning. Nel was speaking at the Human Settlements Development Summit underway at the Birchwood Hotel on Gauteng's East Rand. Among the matters that will be discussed are the Master Spatial Plan, Urban and Rural Management and Re-imagining housing finance
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High Court in Pretoria has dismissed with costs the case brought by 20 Gupta-owned companies against the Bank of Baroda

The High Court in Pretoria dismissed with costs the case brought by 20 Gupta-owned companies against the Bank of Baroda. The companies were challenging the decision by Baroda to close their last remaining bank account in the country. South Africa's major banks including FNB, Absa and Standard bank closed bank accounts linked to the Gupta companies without disclosing reasons. Our Econ reporter Tshepo Mongoai joined us in studio
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Goodbye alien & corrupt ANC, I quit - ANC MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Outspoken ANC MP Makhosi Khoza has announced that she is leaving the ruling party. She's made the announcement at a press briefing at Lilliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, north of Johannesburg. Khoza says she is leaving because of the current state of the ANC,describing it as alien and corrupt. Stephen Kirker spoke to ANC KZN spokesperson, Mdumiseni Ntuli...
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Eldorado Park community members clash with ANC protesting members

Police are manning the gates of Klipspruit Wes Secondary School in Eldorado Park, following clashes between members of the community and ANC members in the area. This comes as ANC members protested outside the school after discovering that some members of the community were invigilating exams at the school. Stephen Kirker spoke to SABC reporter Cryselda Lewis who was there when the scuffle broke out.
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PSYCOLOGY

The Pan African Psychology Union has started its three day congress in Durban to address some of the biggest mental health problems in Africa. Leaders in the psychology field are taking stock of the state of psychology on the continent with the aim of improving mental health care. Recent trends have raised concerns over mental illnesses such as depression becoming number one debilitating desease world wide in the near future.
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Klipspruit West High School disrupted again as four teachers barred from entry

The Gauteng Education Department has confirmed that preliminary exams for grade 11 learners at the Klipspruit West High School in Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg will not go ahead. This comes after classes were disrupted yesterday after four teachers were barred from entering the premises. It's believed that other educators then boycotted classes in solidarity with the group, resulting in exams not taking place. The school has made headlines in recent weeks after protests erupted over the appointment of a black principal. Stephen Kirker spoke to community leader Anthony Williams.
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ANC Bojanala judgement expected

The Mahikeng High Court is expected to deliver judgement in the case of the ANC's Bojanala region in Rustenburg and the provincial structure this afternoon. The party has appealed an earlier court ruling granting the region an interdict against the sitting of the regional and provincial general councils last month. The region is alleging that some delegates were irregularly excluded from the councils. The Bojanala region is the largest in the province. We spoke to Political Analyst from Nelson Mandela University Ongama Mtimka.

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