SAfm News Bulletins

SABC News and Current Affairs  |  News, ±4 min episodes every 2 hours
Hourly updates of the latest national and international news
23
MAY
7pm
The ANC in Parliament has - in a strongly worded statement - lashed out at Public Enterprises Minister, Lynne Brown and the Eskom board regarding the re-instatement of Brian Molefe as CEO. The board and Brown appeared today before Parliament's Public Enterprise Committee, to explain the issue.
23
MAY
6pm
Police minister, Fikile Mbalula, says a new National Police Commissioner will be appointed before the end of this year. He's briefed journalists ahead of his department's budget speech in Parliament. President Jacob Zuma suspended current Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, nearly two years ago after the Farlam Commission on Marikana found her to be unfit to hold office. Khomotso Phahlane has been acting as National Police Commissioner, but is being investigated by Ipid for alleged corruption. Mbalula says the process to appoint a new Commissioner will start from next month.
23
MAY
5pm
The ANC says representations by Eskom and Public Enterprises Minister Lynn Browni n Parliament on the re-instatement of CEO Brian Molefe could amount to perjury. Brown and the board have told a Parliamentary committee that Molefe never resigned from the power utility, but was rather on unpaid leave. The ANC says this doesn't tally with a letter written by Brown in November last year saying she had appointed Matshela Koko as Eskom's Acting CEO following Molefe's resignation. ANC National Spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says they're calling on government and Parliament to act.
23
MAY
4pm
Cosatu says its May Day celebrations in Bloemfontein where President Jacob Zuma was heckled, showed the level of frustration felt by workers about his leadership. Cosatu has now barred President Zuma from speaking at any of its events, and has re-affirmed its position calling on Zuma to step down. The federation's General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali says these decisions were taken at a special Central Executive Committee meeting yesterday.
23
MAY
2pm
ANC MP Pravin Gordhan has suggested that the Eskom Board produce minutes about the resignation and rehiring of Brian Molefe as CEO. The Eskom Board and Minister Lynne Brown are appearing before the public Enterprises Committee in Parliament over Molefe's reappointment. Gordhan says the board should account for their actions.
23
MAY
2pm
Cosatu has announced that it will no longer allow President Jacob Zuma to address any of its activities. The labour federation decided this at a special Central Executive Committee meeting yesterday. President Zuma was heckled and booed during Cosatu's May Day celebration in Bloemfontein this month. Cosatu General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali notes that they've previously called on Zuma to quit.
23
MAY
2pm
Cosatu says its May Day celebrations in Bloemfontein where President Jacob Zuma was heckled, showed the level of fustration felt by workers about his leadership. Cosatu has now barred President Zuma from speaking at any of its events, and has re-affirmed its position calling on Zuma to step down. The federation's General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali says these decsions were taken at a special Central Executive Committee meeting yesterday.
23
MAY
9am
The British government's top security committee, Cobra will meet shortly following an explosion at a pop concert in the city of Manchester which killed 22 people and injured about 60 others. The American singer Ariana Grande had just finished her performance at the Manchester Arena when a huge blast near the foyer shook the building. s proceeding. The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd says its a barbaric attack which deliberately targeted young people......
23
MAY
8am
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, NUMSA says General Motors has issued a notice of retrenchment, which means close to 600 of its one-thousand-500 employees will lose their jobs. This follows last week's announcement by GM that it would be disinvesting from South Africa and that it sold its local operations to Isuzu. The management of General Motors confirmed at a meeting with NUMSA that it is winding down manufacturing operations locally. Acting NUMSA Spokesperson, Phakamile Hlubi says this will have a devastating impact on those who'll be left jobless.....
23
MAY
7am
The IEC officials in Nquthu are visiting over 1300 eligible voters who had applied to cast their ballots at their homes. These voters include the sick, the elderly and also some political party agents. Overall the Nquthu municipality has over 80 thousands eligible voters who are expected to participate in tomorrow's by-elections. KwaZulu-Natal IEC head Mawethu Mosery says they are ready and hoping to reach all the voters at their homes...
23
MAY
7am
British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a meeting of the country's top security committee this morning after 19 people were killed in an explosion after a concert in the English city of Manchester. At least 59 were injured.
23
MAY
6am
Police in the northern English city of Manchester say at least 19 people have been killed and 59 others injured in an explosion at a pop concert last night.