The Federation of Unions of South Africa - FEDUSA is considering pulling out its members from the state-owned Public Investment Corporation. The PIC oversees nearly 2 trillion rand in assets on behalf of government employees. Fedusa, the country's second-biggest labour federation, says it remains concerned about lack of good governance at the PIC. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Fedusa general-secretary Dennis George
The minister of finance, Malusi Gigaba has asked state departments to review all work done by KPMG to ensure audit processes have not been compromised. This follows a KPMG statement a week ago in which it retracted findings about a so-called rogue unit at SARS and admitting to doing unethical work for the Gupta family. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Sygnia Group's Chief Executive Office, Magda Wierzycka...
The South African Revenue Service, SARS, says it will proceed with investigations and disciplinary action into legal expert Vlok Symington. This follows a ruling by the High Court in Pretoria, which dismissed a bid by Symington, who was allegedly held hostage by the Hawks, to interdict his disciplinary hearing. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Sars spokesman Sandile Memela
Ugandan police have fired teargas at students who defied a police order banning protests as they demonstrated against the proposed removal of presidential age limits. This would allow President Yoweri Museveni to stand again in 2021. Police issued an order yesterday banning the protests. Today, the country's ruling party lawmaker, Raphael Magyezi was due to table a motion in parliament, a first step towards passing a constitutional amendment scrapping presidential age limits. Museveni, who has ruled since 1986, is 73 years old and would be barred from running for a sixth term under the current constitution mandating candidates be between 35 and 75. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Digital media journalist based in Kampala Uganda Ruth Aine
ANC MP Makhosi Khoza has announced that she is leaving the ruling party. Khosa says she could not be led by what she calls leaders who have lost legitimacy and credibility. She was in the process of being disciplined by the KwaZulu-Natal ANC for bringing the party into disrepute, following her criticism of President Jacob Zuma. Freedom Front Plus, and the African Christian Democratic Party have described the resignation of outspoken ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza as a loss to parliament. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to DR Makhosi Khoza and ANC National Spokesperson Zizi Kodwa
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) says it will withdraw all of its member from Eldorado Park Schools as of tomorrow. Close to 30 schools in the area will be affected by this move by the teachers' union. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to SADTU's chairperson of the Eldorado Park Branch, Desmond Luvhengo.
The Monetary Policy Committee has left the Repo Rate unchanged at 6.75%. South African Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, today announced the central bank's latest decision on its benchmark repo rate. Kganyago says the Repo Rate and prime lending rate will remain the same. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Maudi Lentsoane, who is the Managing Director of Lehumo Investment.
Time now for our Arts and Culture literature feature. Today we focus on a book written by RSG producer and presenter, Izak Du Plessis. Titled Boereverneukers, the book tells the stories of fourteen notorious Afrikaans con men which include Adriaan Nieuwoudt, the man behind Kubus, the rotten milk pyramid scheme that took South Africa by storm in the early 1980s. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Izak Du Plessis
Factions, gate-keeping and manipulation of ANC processes - including the selection of councillors and leaders - contribute to tensions and spill into infighting. This has been the testimony from former KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu - who was ANC provincial chairperson - before the Moerane Commission investigating political killings in KwaZulu-Natal. Mchunu was giving evidence and his reccomendations before the Moerane Commission investigating political killings in the province. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to former KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu...
The newly established information regulator says although it's not yet fully functional, the number of complaints received so far from the public are related to the unlawful processing of personal information and access to information. The regulator is chaired by the former chair of the Independent Electoral Commission (IECI) Pansy Tlakula. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to advocate Pansy Tlakula...
Buildings have been torched at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. The university says offices were set alight in Mowbray and Bellville this morning and they have received reports that one of its lecture theatres was alight this afternoon. Police are investigating cases of arson. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to CPUT spokesperson, Lauren Kansley