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19
JUN
8am

Families of apartheid security force victims not happy with their previous TRC cases

The families of apartheid security force victims have written a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa to request a commission of inquiry to investigate the suppression of the Truth Reconciliation and Commission (TRC) cases. The families say they been appalled at the manner in which the unfinished business of the TRC was handled by the previous administrations. They want the president to appoint a commission of inquiry into the political interference that has stopped the investigation and prosecution of all the cases referred by the TRC to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).
19
JUN
8am

Joburg residents will be without water for two and a half days next week.

Joburg residents will be without water for two and a half days next week. Rand water is planning a major water shut down for 54 hours from Monday 24th. Joburg Water says Rand Water, which is the main bulk water supplier is planning a major water shutdown that will affect ALL its reservoirs and towers. Nico de Jager, MMC for environment and infrastructure services says this would result in the limited water supply to all Rand Water customers.
19
JUN
8am

Alexandra residents march to City of Johannesburg's offices again

Residents of Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, are marching to the City of Johannesburg's offices in Sandton to demand better services. Residents took to the streets this morning in protest over Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba's promises to rebuild about 80 illegal properties that were demolished by the Red Ants last month. In April residents embarked on a similar march to the same offices to raise concerns over poor service delivery issues and the continued mushrooming of illegal dwellings in the township.
18
JUN
7am

Shumelyte Creation Director, Sam Lekalakala says the youth has lost its sense of activism

43 years after the Soweto Uprising -- young people still find themselves at the centre of the country's struggles. Today's youth have taken the baton from the class of 1976 and continue to be trailblazers in the fight for social and economic transformation. As South Africa commemorates Youth Day, whose theme this year is: "25 Years of Democracy: A celebration of Youth Activism," our reporter Nomalizo Mandela takes a deeper look at how youth activism is standing up to challenges in the country. Sakina Kawendo spoke to Sam Lekalakala, the Shumelyte Creation Director
18
JUN
7am

Sudan's protest leaders have called for nighttime demonstrations and marches in the capital, Khartoum

Sudan's protest leaders have called for nighttime demonstrations and marches in the capital, Khartoum. The renew night-time rallies is aimed at putting pressure to the Transitional Military Council (TMC) to hand over power to civilians and condemn the crackdown on a sit-in camp earlier this month. Gunmen in military fatigues, violently dispersed thousands of demonstrators who had camped outside the army headquarters in the capital, leaving dozens dead and hundreds wounded early this month (June 3). Jon Gericke spoke to Dr Asha Alkarib Sudanes Civil society activist.
18
JUN
7am

Family of a 78-year old woman who was hacked to death with an axe, have left their home after it was torched

The family of a 78-year old woman, Ntobizodwa Toto-Madikizela who was hacked to death with an axe, have left their home after it was torched last Friday. The family which includes 13 children have been left homeless and pleading for shelter. There are a number of people that have been allegedly killed in the area for accusations of witchcraft. Jon Gericke spoke to SABC reporter, Nkululeko Nyembezi
18
JUN
7am

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to the decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested as part of an investigation into alleged corruption relating to the decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup. Platini becomes a second prominent football administrator to be arrested this month after CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad's arrest earlier this month in France. Jon Gericke spoke to Soccer Analyst, Kudjio Amankwa
18
JUN
7am

SAPS, teacher's unions and Equal Education meet to discuss the recent spate of violence at schools

KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu says there is an urgent need for police deployment at public schools to help fight the increasing levels of violence. Mshengu was speaking at Umlazi Township south of Durban during the funeral service of a 48 year old teacher who was shot dead within school premises last week. Meanwhile, the South African Police Services, teacher's unions and Equal Education are meeting in Pretoria. to discuss the recent spate of violence at schools. This comes after a Grade 8 pupil was stabbed to death at Forest High School in Turffontein, south of Johannesburg. Jon Gericke spoke to Ntsiki Dlulani, Western Cape, Equal Education leader
18
JUN
7am

Old Mutual has fired it's CEO, Peter Moyo

Old Mutual has fired its CEO, Peter Moyo. This comes after he was suspended in May 2019 over conflict of interest. In a statement, the company says the board gave Moyo a notice of termination of employment yesterday. The board says after lengthy discussions it has resolved that there is a material breakdown in trust and confidence in Moyo. Jon Gericke spoke to ttorney at TGR Attorneys, Matodzi Ratshimbilani...
18
JUN
7am

Department of Communications says the government guarantee application by the SABC still being considered

The department of Communications says the government guarantee application by the public broadcaster SABC is still being considered. SABC's Chief Financial Officer, Yolande van Biljon, has warned of the possibility of a communication blackout amid the public broadcaster's dire financial situation. Biljon says the cash-strapped SABC is stuck with large debts. Jon Gericke spoke to Acting Director General for the department of Communications, Nomvuyiso Batyi...
14
JUN
7am

City of Joburg approves debt relief programme to write of debts for costumers who cannot pay municipal rates

The City of Joburg is calling on the residents who have debt that they could not pay for a long time to come forward. The city council has approved a debt relief programme to write of debts on customers who can not pay their municipal rates and services. The City will now be able to ensure that defaulting customers are brought back into good standing on their municipal accounts. MMC of Finance in the city of Joburg Funzela Ngobeni says there is a procedure that needs to be followed before a resident can be assisted. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to MMC of Finance in the city of Joburg Funzela Ngobeni...

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