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APR
7am

4 people shot dead in Hout Bay, Cape Town in alleged taxi violence

Four people have been shot dead this morning in Hout Bay in Cape Town. It is alleged that the shooting is linked to taxi violence over routes. Last week a taxi driver was shot and killed in the area. Crime scene experts are on the scene combing for clues. We spoke to Hout Bay Ward Councillor Roberto Miguel Quintas
25
MAR
9am

Association of SA Quantity Surveyors concerned about mafia and gang-related activities in the construction industry

The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) says its concerned about the spread of mafia and gang-related activities in the construction industry. ASAQS says a major intervention is needed to protect infrastructure projects, investor confidence, and the safety of professionals in the built environment who are working on project sites. According to ASAQS, construction projects worth more than R25.5 billion were being violently disrupted and halted by these gangs. The Delangokubona Business Forum and the Federation for Radical Economic Transformation, both KwaZulu-Natal-based groups are claiming to advocate for local business and community interests, have been repeatedly accused of sending armed men to demand a stake in the projects from professionals on construction sites. We spoke to the President of Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) Yunus Bayat, Chief Executive of SA Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) Webster Mfebe and Secretary General of the Radical Economic Transformation Robert Ndlela
19
MAR
7am

Top ANC leader in KZN arrested in connection with death of former ANCYL SG Sindiso Magaqa appears in court.,

The top ANC leader in KwaZulu-Natal arrested in connection with the death of former ANC Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa is appearing in the Umzimkhulu Magistrate's Court. Magaqa's family has expressed shock and disappointment following this arrest. Meanwhile, the ANC yesterday confirmed that a senior party leader in the province and a mayor in one of the municipalities in southern KZN had been arrested together with four others and are appearing in court today. Yesterday KZN ANC member Thabiso Zulu expressed his frustration regarding not receiving state protection for his part in blowing the whistle on corruption in the province as well as political deaths
19
MAR
7am

Disgruntled prosecutors march to NDPP's offices in Pretoria to hand over their memorandum of grievances.

Disgruntled prosecutors say they have tried numerous times to have a meeting with the National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shamila Batohi but she could not avail herself. They say hence today they decided to march to NDPP's offices in Pretoria to hand over their memorandum of grievances. Representatives from each province were chosen to take the memorandum to the NDPP, and the memorandum will deal with salary increases, promotions and other issues.
19
MAR
7am

Lack of maintenance of units at power stations main cause of breakdowns in power supply.

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan has apologised to South Africans for the inconvenience caused by the current load shedding incidents and says it will take some time to solve the crisis. Gordhan says more technicians have also been assigned to Mozambique to manage the cut in power supply to South Africa. Gordhan has acknowledged that Eskom has not communicated sufficiently with the public. Gordhan, was speaking at a media breifing in Rosebank.
18
MAR
7am

Ramaphosa experiences the daily struggles of train commuters

What was meant to be a campaign trail with commuters by President Cyril Ramaphosa ended up being a disaster when he got stuck for almost 3 hours on a journey that was meant to be 45 minutes. President Ramaphosa was on his way to Tshwane to interact with commuters during a train ride from Mabopane to Pretoria City centre.
18
MAR
7am

ANC member in KZN Thabiso Zulu fears for his life after blowing the whistle

An ANC mayor from one of the municipalities in southern KwaZulu-Natal will appear in court tomorrow . The ANC mayor was arrested yesterday by the police's national task team investigating political killings in the province. The senior party leader in the province is believed to be linked to the murder of former ANCYL Secretary General - Sindiso Magaqa - in 2017. Meanwhile, the ANC in the province has denied not following up on information given by whistle blowers and also not providing security for the whistle blowers especially in the Sindiso Magaqa case and other corruption cases.
ANC member in KZN and friend of Sindiso Magaqa Thabiso Zulu says he is living in fear of his life because he is not protected after blowing the whistle.
13
MAR
7am

South Africa may suffer economically if UK leaves EU

British MPs will vote today on a No Deal Brexit after they again rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal last night.May was again heavily defeated with MPs rejecting her Brexit plans by 391 to 242. If MPs vote against no deal, they would then go on to a further vote tomorrow on a Brexit delay. Meanwhile South Africa may bear the brunt economically if the United Kingdom (UK) leaves the European Union (EU). The UK will cease to be party to the EU's free trade and investment agreements with some 70 countries and SA stands to be affected by this. For more clarity we spoke to John Forrest, a former regional and multi-lateral union trade negotiator for the UK government with the World Trade Organisation, who now heads up International Trade at DLA Piper
12
MAR
8am

A child-headed family struggles with assistance for sister's murder case

A child-headed family from Boitumelo township in the Vaal has accused the police of not doing enough to bring to justice the man, who allegedly murdered their sister, Palesa Mokhele. They say 24-year-old Mokhele was allegedly killed by her boyfriend in May last year -- around the same time Karabo Mokoena was brutally murdered by her boyfriend -- Sandile Mantsoe. The Mokhele's says the suspect is known to them and still roams the streets of Boitumelo township.
12
MAR
8am

SABC says its cash flow is depleted

SABC CEO Madoda Mxakwe says cash flow is depleted at the public broadcaster and they have been engaging with the Department of Communications. He says figures shows that SABC will be in factual solvency by end of March. At the end of February creditor's were owed R1.4 billion including Supersport, SAMRO and Sentech. SABC Executives are appearing in Parliament before the Communications Committee over its turnaround strategy.

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