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14
NOV
2am

Bad weather still to come in KZN

Last night, the KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive council confirmed that fourteen people have died from the heavy rains and natural disasters since OCTOBER. In a statement, the council says about seven hundred and ninety-eight houses were affected across the province. As the province enters day six of extremely inclement weather conditions, the end is not yet in sight, with weather authorities issuing yet another warning for severe weather conditions going into the weekend
14
NOV
2am

NUMSA Strike over retrenchments downs SAA flights

South African Airways has advised its customers to contact its call centre or their travel agents to make alternate flight arrangements - or request a refund. This after the South African Cabin Crew Association and NUMSA announced that their members will embark on industrial action tomorrow morning over a wage dispute. SAA has cancelled all its domestic, regional and international flights scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday. All flights operated on SA Express, Mango, SA Airlink and other partners will not be affected.
12
NOV
3am

Those who have information on Senzo's murder should come forward-SAPS

The South African Police Service has dismissed weekend reports which claim that the death of former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa was a murder cover up. Meyiwa was shot and killed back in 2014 at the house of Kelly Khumalo's mother in Vooslorus, Ekurhuleni. The Sunday Independent claims that Meyiwa was accidentally shot by one of the people present at the house of the singer's mother and police's lead investigator, withheld crucial statements during initial investigations.
07
NOV
12am

Unnatural deaths caused mainly by drinking and reckless driving increasing at an alarming rate in Gauteng

he Gauteng Health Department is concerned by the high number of unnatural deaths in the province. This as close to five-thousand people have been killed in the 2018/19 financial year through gunshots, being stabbed and through motor vehicle accidents. Assault cases have also resulted in the death of over a thousand people while nine-hundred and seventy committed suicide. Gauteng Health MEC, Dr Bandile Masuku says emergency services and hospitals are largely stretched over month-ends due to excessive drinking and reckless driving.
06
NOV
12am

We are not surprised by the Electoral Court decision to de-register us-BLF

The Black First Land First movement has officially been de-registered as a political party. This after the Electoral Court yesterday rejected the BLF's application to appeal its de-registration. In June, the Independent Electoral Commission ruled in favour of the Freedom Front Plus to have the movement officially scrapped from the list of the country's political parties. The IEC says this was based on its constitution which states that it may not register a political party that excludes membership on the basis of race, colour or ethnicity.
31
OCT
1am

Economy in a very precarious state and serious decisions need to be made-Tito

The South African Growth outlook has been revised down by government. It now expects the economy to grow at 0-point-5 percent this year compared to 1-point-5 percent that was predicted in February this year. Growth is projected to slowly pick up to 1-point-7 percent in 2022. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has blamed weaker investment, lower business activity and declining global growth as some of the reasons behind the latest poor growth outlook.
29
OCT
2am

The City of Johannesburg still to ascertain how much information hackers have infiltrated

The City of Johannesburg has admitted that they have yet to ascertain what information cyber attackers have gained access to when they hacked their ICT systems. The attack is understood to have breached the city's network and resulted in authorised access to its systems. Those claming responsibility have demanded that the City of Johannesburg pays four bitcoins valued at approximately 500-thousand rand by late afternoon yesterday. The City has however refused to be subjected to bribery
29
OCT
1am

Huge political challenges facing Finance Minister Tito Mboweni before mini budget

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's 2019 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement will be tabled on tomorrow. The minister is expected to outline government's revenue and expenditure plans for the next two years. The minister is experiencing huge challenges which are mainly political in a slow growing economy. Revenue collection has been very low and economists predict a revenue shortfall as South African Revenue Service (SARS) struggles to achieve its tax collections targets. Treasury is also likely to revise down its economic growth forecast for the year from one-point- five percent to one percent
28
OCT
2am

The challenge is now to work with other parties in parliament to fix SA-Steenhuisen

Newly elected DA parliamentary leader, John Steenhuisen says there still remains hope for change in South Africa through the Democratic Alliance. Steenuhisen was elected unopposed to replace former party leader, Mmusi Maimane after he resigned from the party and all its political positions. Steenhuisen, who had also stepped down as party chief chip following Maimane's resignation says his main priority is to stabilise the party and continue to hold government accountable.

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