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07
OCT
1am

Racism claims in Springbok camp

SAfm — Social media has been abuzz this past weekend over a video which seemingly shows Springboks winger, Makazole Mapimpi being snubbed by a group of players during celebrations which followed the clash between South Africa and Italy at the Rugby World Cup in Japan on Friday. The debate raged on even after Mapimpi recorded a video of himself explaining the rugby culture within the team that may haVE led some to cry foul over the incident. Springboks coach, Rassie Erusmus also weighed in on the issue explaining that any form of racism is not tolerated in the team.
07
OCT
1am

Zille's come back will be bad for the DA-Dirk Kotze

SAfm — Mmusi Maimane's future as leader of the Democratic Alliance remains uncertain, days after the party cleared him of financial wrongdoing. An investigation was conducted following allegations that Maimane's Toyota fortuner was a donation from controversial Steinhoff former CEO Markus Jooste. Weekly newspaper, Sunday Times YESTERDAY ( Sunday) reported that a delegation of senior party figures, including former DA leader Tony Leon, has asked Maimane to quit for the sake of the party. Meanwhile, former leader Helen Zille has announced her candidacy for the position of chairperson of the party's
07
OCT
12am

Traditional leaders in the Eastern Cape accuse President Ramaphosa of lying over King Dalindyebo

SAfm — Traditional leaders in the Eastern Cape have expressed disappointment in the delay by President Cyril Ramaphosa to announce on the release of jailed King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo. Ramaphosa had visited the Abathembu nation ahead of the May national elections to garner votes and it was hoped that King Dalindyebo would receive a presidential pardon from the new administration after the elections. Some traditional leaders have now accused Ramaphosa of using them
03
OCT
1am

For Africa to move forward Nigeria and South Africa need to work together-Professor Adekeye Adebajo

SAfm — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is in South Africa on a State Visit amidst strained relations between the two nations following the recent spate of attacks on foreign nationals including Nigerians. Buhari will co-chair the 9th SA-Nigeria Bi-national Commission -BNC- with President Cyril Ramaphosa later this morning. Today's BNC seeks to strengthen political and economic relations between the two countries as well taking stalks of the implementation of the over 30 bilateral agreements signed between the two sister republics.
03
OCT
1am

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) must decide whether its a political party or not-DA

SAfm — DA chief whip, John Steenhuisen has invited the Institute for Race Relations to join its party membership or form its own political party instead of meddling in the leadership of the official opposition. This follows an opinion piece which argued that current Western Cape premier, Alan Winde should replace Mmusi Maimane as party leader. The IRR endorsed the article claiming that it promotes robust non-racialism and seeks to seeks to stimulate an authentic conversations about the future of ideas in South Africa.
02
OCT
2am

Sibanye to go ahead with retrenchment of over 5000 workers

SAfm — The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) says it will seek a minimum wage of 17-thousand Rand per month for its workers, up from 12-thousand-500 Rand. The union lashed out against what they call greedy CEOs within the platinum sector, who benefit at the expense of poor miners. AMCU has taken Sibanye-Gold and Anglo American Platinum to the CCMA over wage negotiations and planned retrenchments. Union president, Joesph Mathunjwa has threatened strike action should mediation fail.
01
OCT
2am

Private health services over-charging clients

SAfm — The Competition Commisson's Health Market Inquiry has found that the private health market has failed consumers by overcharging them with no clear outcomes. The commission also found among other things, that healthcare practitioners are subjected to little regulation. The inquiry, which was initiated in 2013, released its findings with recommendations, yesterday. .
27
SEP
1am

Five suspects arrested in connection with kidnapping of three Ethiopian teenagers

SAfm — HAWKS' captain Lloyd Ramovha says fifty thousand rands per child was the ransom demanded by the kidnappers of three teenagers of Ethiopian origin over the weekend. The five suspects were arrested by the HAWKS around Brixton and Mayfair areas in Johannesburg YESTERDAY (thursday). The parents of the teenagers had reportedly been contacted with ransom demands.
27
SEP
1am

SASBO has applied for leave to appeal court decision to dismiss bank strike

SAfm — COSATU and its affiliate the South African Society of Banking Officials has encouraged workers in the banking sector to report for work today. This follows yesterday's decision by the Labour Court's to interdict their protest that was planned for this morning. COSATU's deputy secretary-general Solly Phetoe says they are now seeking leave to appeal the ruling. He says the union will also resubmit a section 77 notice to the National Economic Development Labour Council (NEDLAC
27
SEP
1am

Grade 9 to be one of the exit points at high school

SAfm — The Department of Basic Education is working on formalising Grade 9 as one of the exit points of schooling. That means learners will be able to finish school at Grade 9 and attain The General Education Certificate. This has been revealed by the minster of Basic Education, Angie Motshega at SADTU's elective conference held in Nazrec, Johannesburg. Ditaba Tsotetsi reports
25
SEP
3am

Banking total shutdown this Friday

SAfm — Banking union; The South African Society of Bank Officials says they are redy to embark on a nationwide strike this Friday by banking employees. Around 40-thousand members are expected to take part in the strike - which is against the retrenchment of workers and digitalisation of banking systems. SASBO says the union will ensure that ATM's and banking operations are not functional. In Gauteng.

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