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FEB
6am

Ajay Gupta's warrant of arrest cancelled

Ajay Gupta is no longer a fugitive from justice. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed his arrest warrant against him for corruption has been cancelled. This means he can return to SA without fear of arrest. We reached out to both the NPA and the Hawks for further clarity on this matter but they have both passed the buck to each other. The hawks have referred us to the NPA while the NPA has also done the same. We spoke to Forensic Investigator and Founder of Forensics for Justice Paul O'Sullivan for his reaction.
15
FEB
6am

Nigeria gears up for national elections this weekend

Over 80-million Nigerians are expected to vote for a new president, national assembly and state legislators this weekend. President Muhammadu Buhari is one of 73 presidential candidates! But over-shadowing the general elections is fact that Nigeria overtook India last year as the country with the most people living in extreme poverty - on less than R30 a day. And that's despite the fact that India's population is more than six times bigger than Nigeria's. The BBC's James Copnall visited a shanty town in Lagos to speak to some Nigerians struggling to make a living.
We also spoke to Executive Director Youth Africa Rotimo Olawole regarding tomorrow’s elections.
14
FEB
6am

COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota accuses Ramaphosa of being a "sell out"

Some South African are still shocked this afternoon following accusations by COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota that president Cyril Ramaphosa gave information to the apartheid special branch about his comrades and that he was in turn rewarded by spending less time in prison. He said this happened during their arrest in 1976 as young anti-apartheid activists. Lekota made the claim during the debate on Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address in Parliament.
14
FEB
6am

Bodies of seven more illegal miners recovered at the Gloria Coal Mine in Middelburg.

The bodies of seven more illegal miners have been recovered at the Gloria Coal Mine in Middelburg. This brings the number of miners killed after being trapped under ground to 12. Bad weather conditions have hampered recovery operations. Mine rescue practitioner, Mike Elliot, says the process of pumping fresh air into the mine shafts will continue throughout the day. Fifteen more people are still believed to be trapped underground.
14
FEB
6am

NUM shocked by Ramaphosa's Eskom statements

The National Union of Mineworkers says its shocked at the news of the unbundling of Eskom by President Ramaphosa. The unon, says the unbundling of Eskom will be an expensive exercise which will push Eskom further into debt. NUM further called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to dissolve the current ESKOM Board. NUM General Secretary David Siphunzi says their members are angry and they no longer guarantee that they will vote for the ruling party ANC.
06
FEB
5am

Thembi Nkadimeng- sister to Nokuthua Simelane reacts to call for Pres Ramaphosa to institute inquiry into TRC cases.

We speak to Thembi Nkadimeng, who sought to compel the NPA to make a prosecutorial decision in the 1983 murder of her sister, Nokuthula Simelane, by Security Branch officers reacts to TRC writing to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to institute Inquiry into "the political interference that has stopped the investigation and prosecution of virtually all the cases referred by the TRC to the NPA".
06
FEB
5am

TRC Former member want Pres Ramaphosa to institute inquiry into political interference stoping investigations of cases.

Former members of Truth & Reconciliation Commission have written to President Cyril Ramaphosa, urging him to institute Inquiry into "the political interference that has stopped the investigation and prosecution of virtually all the cases referred by the TRC to the NPA". They want President Ramaphosa to apologise to apartheid victims who have been denied justice. We speak to the Executive Director Foundation for Human Rights South Africa and former TRC commissioner, Yasmeen Sooka.
06
FEB
5am

ANC to study high court judgement to reinstate NW PEC before dealing with matter internally.

The ANC says it will study the recent High Court judgment that has reinstated the North West Provincial Executive Committee before it deals with the matter internally. Last year, the National Executive Committee deemed the PEC led by Chairperson Supra Mahumapelo unlawful and disbanded it. However, this morning Judge Fayeeza Kathree-Setiloane found that the ANC had been procedurally unfair in reaching its decision to disband the North West PEC and had flouted its own constitution. In a statement - the ANC says it will take action in due course but in the meantime called for North West members to focus on mobilising support for the upcoming elections.
06
FEB
5am

Former ANC North West Chairperson Supra Mahumapelo to be reinstated to helm of provincial executive committee

Former ANC North West Chairperson is due to be reinstated to the helm of that province's Provincial Executive Committee in the next two days. This follows a judgement in the High Court in Johannesburg today that declared that the decision by the ANC's NEC in August last year to disband the provincial structure was unlawful. Judge Fayeeza Kathree-Setiloane found that the ANC had been procedurally unfair in reaching its decision to disband the North West PEC and had flouted its own constitution....
05
FEB
7am

Protest action at various universities in the country

The SRC at DUT is calling on management to attend to students' issues, including financial aid, accommodation and transport. Classes at UKZN, Mangosuthu University of Technology and the University of Zululand were also disrupted. Meanwhile, in Gauteng, the Wits University's students' representative council has condemned management for its use of private security. They say private security officials on campus are victimizing and intimidating students who are protesting over accommodation and registration-related issues.
04
FEB
6am

Structural engineers to give feedback on Hoërskool Driehoek walkway

Structural engineers are expected to brief the Department of Education on their assessment following the collapse of a walkway at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark. A large cement walkway at the school caved in on Friday, killing three teenagers instantly and leaving more than 20 injured. Another pupil died in hospital on Saturday. The Department's Spokesperson Steve Mabona spoke to Leeanne Mannes on Morning live this morning and said engineers visited the school on Sunday to determine which areas are safe to use in terms of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act.
31
JAN
7am

Vodacom #PleaseCallMe deadline passes

The 10AM deadline has come and passed for Vodacom to respond to the #PleaseCallMe Movement's demands - for the telecommunications giant to resolve the stalemate with Nkosana Makate. Vodacom has been embroiled in a protracted legal battle with Makate, who was an employee of the firm when he thought of the 'Please call Me' idea. Meanwhile, the South African Police Service has blocked protestors from entering VodaWorld in Midrand, Johannesburg. Vodacom spokesperson, Byron Kennedy, says they have suspended operations for the day amid the protests

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