03 October 2019
Public Events for the Leader of Government Business – MEC for Economic Development, Tourism Economic Development: Nomusa Dube-Ncube. Today, she will attend the unveiling of two helicopters worth R250 million that were bought by Transnet. The event will take place at the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone’s Technp-Park. RBIDZ, is an entity led by the MEC and she has reiterated the commitment to ensure that the MoU signed between RBIDZ, Transnet and Umlathuze Local Municipality is used to drive socio-economic development.
· King Cetshwayo Municipality has undertaken to restore normal provision of quality water to Gingindlovu following community protests – Zululand Observor
· Pipeline leak cause of weekend pollution. Umhlathuze Water has accepted responsibility for the incident that saw vast if quantity of black effluent discharged into the ocean from the outfall pipeline 4.7 km off Alkanstrand on Friday – Zululand Obsevor
· More woes for city billing system: eThekwini Municipality Audit Committee has highlighted many challenges with controversial billing system – Mercury
· Public Protector has plans to tackle detractors bent on ousting her – Mercury
· Climate Change altering timing of seasonal cues with disastrous effects – Opinion piece by Charlie Gardner – Mercury
· Bus drivers at Autopax, a company owned by Prasa have resumed work after stayaway. This follows Mbalula’s intervention – Mercury.
· Major routes closed between eShowe and Gingindlovu by angry protestors who complained about poor quality of drinking water in Northern KZN towns. King Cetshwayo District Municipality acting municipal manager Charles M’ Maretel confirmed that they had water issues due to contamination but refused to name a culprit – Mercury.
· MEC for Social Development Nonhlanhla Khoza yesterday visited families of two women who died in a fire last week in Mandeni – Mercury.
· KwaZulu-Natal Amakhosi yesterday called on their communities to live side-by-side with foreigners but cautioned the government that failure to control borders would turn the country into a “banana republic”. Chair of the KZN House of Traditional Leaders Phathisizwe Chiliza said Amakhosi were happy to live with immigrants in their villages. “Having said that, we want, we want to appeal to government to ensure that regulations for effective control of foreigners are adhered to within the confines of the law – Mercury
· 5 fired senior EFF staff back after appeal: Dismissed in August for various infringements – Mercury
· Hospital Staff claim racism, intimidation at Greys Hospital - Mercury
· Water tarrifs must be equally applied: Umngeni Water cannot overcharge private firm – Mercury
· Committee extends NHI Submissions data – Mercury
· Moyane launches fresh bid to cross-examine Gordhan: “Somebody cannot come here and say Moyane is a satte capturer and that person is immunized,” Adv Dali Mpofu told the inquiry – Mercury
· Miracle Maimane survives in wake of damning calculated leaks – Mercury
· SAA financial woes hit heavy turbulence – Mercury
· ANC secretary general Ace Magashule warned that Luthuli House would push for the firing of cabinet ministers who deliberately delayed implementation of the party’s conference resolutions in their departments – Mercury
· Economy has to come back from the dead. Zimbabwe President Emmerson Nangwangwa has pleaded for time and patience to bring the economy back from the dead – Mercury.
· Wasteful spending: Sassa pursues Dlamini – Mercury
· Nigeria a strategic partner of SA: Minister of International Relations Naledi Pandor warmly greeted her counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama – Mercury
· Economic Growth needs political will – Mercury Editorial
· Time for Maimane to selttle the question of ‘leader capture’: DA leader shouls subject himself to lifestyle audit to put uncomfortable questions to bed – Opinion piece written by Sizwe Mchunu – former DA KZN Provincial Leader and currently senior ANC member
· Indlu yabaholi bomdabu KwaZulu-Natal iphakmisa ukuthi abanti abalahlwengamacala okudlwengula nokubulala abesifazane nezingane badingiswe – Isolezwe
· Amasela ahlasele ezikoleni zaseKZN – Isolezwe
· Unobhala weANC U-Ace Magashule: Isexwayiso komasipala abangenzi kahle – Isolezwe
· Ngabe asemqoka na amaKhomanisi njengoba kungu October? – Isolezwe
· Bazocijelwa ezobuchwepheshe othisha – Isolezwe
· Kugqugquzelwe intsha ngezobuchwepheshe – Isolezwe
· Ibhange I Capitec landisa amthuba emisebenzi – Isolezwe
· Bavelelwe abasebenzi bakaMasipala weTheku abafuna ukulungiselwa izinto zabo ngokushesha ngokugwazelwa- Isolezwe
· SA and Nigeria were determined to make up for lost time at the Bi-National Commission held in PTA yesterday, after a lapse of six years – Pretoria News
· Britain’s Duke & Duchess of Sussex wrapped up their 10-day Southern African tour yesterday with a visit to Pres Ramaphosa and First Lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe. Pretoria News
· Angry police officers have threatened to go on strike over a contentious promotions agreement that could hamper the SAPS’s festive season crime crackdown Pretoria News
· A Johannesburg property developer has clashed with the National Home Builders Registration Council following accusations of corruption levelled at the government regulator - Star
· The lack of criminal charges and arrests against high-level politicians, officials & business people for allegedly looting billions of state funds could be attributed to the Hawks need for another 2 500 investigators – Citizens.
· SAAs’ troubles appear to be mounting as Numsa & Sacca plan to join the proposed pilots’ strike aimed at forcing the dissolution of the SAA board – Citizens.
· Envoys sent by Pres Ramaphosa to African countries to apologise for SA’s xenophobia will not solve the heart of the issue, KZN House of Traditional Leaders’ chairperson Inkosi Phathisizwe Chiliza has said – Citizens
· The spike in violent protests in recent years, accompanied by looting & massive damage to property, has sparked an upsurge in businesses & individuals taking out riot risk insurance –Citizens.
· State-owned airlines SAA & SA Express have been unable to finalise their annual financial statements for 2019 as neither company is financially viable – Business Day
· The ANC announced its plans on how to revive the economy on Wednesday, tabling a lengthy list of interventions, most of which were contained in the NDP of 2011, which the party has reiterated year after year without implementing – Business Day
· Parliament has extended the public comment period for the NHI Bill, after receiving requests for more time from numerous stakeholders, it said on Wednesday – Business Day
· While there have been significant improvements in the mining industry’s health & safety performance in the last two decades, a steep change was needed to accomplish the 2024 zero harm target, according to Minerals Council SA President Mxolisi Mgojo – Citizens
· Despite the reams of data produced by StatsSA, SA Reserve Bank’s impeccable economic research & the inputs from the ministers of finance & public enterprises, govt is apparently not clear about what is wrong in the economy & how to fix it, & has appointed another economic advisory panel – Citizens.
· The leaders of Africa's two superpowers, Nigeria & SA, are due to meet in the wake of recent xenophobic attacks in JHB in which Nigerians were targeted - BBC
· Nigerian Pres Muhammadu Buhari arrived in SA on Wednesday for a state visit after an outburst of xenophobic violence in and around JHB stirred tensions between Africa’s leading economic powerhouses - The Guardian, Nigeria
· Another 400 Nigerians in SA have indicated interest in returning home, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has disclosed - Nigerian Tribune