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Daily Podcast – October 04, 2017

Daily Podcast – October 04, 2017

4th October 2017

By: Thabi Madiba
Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter

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Making headlines: ANC says there is no leadership in the City of Cape Town; MK Military veterans congress might be the next to be annulled; And, Strike looms at South African Airways

For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.

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ANC says there is no leadership in the City of Cape Town

The spat between Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille and mayoral committee member for safety, security and social services, JP Smith, is a sign of factionalism and infighting in the DA, the ANC in the Cape metropole said yesterday.

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Briefing the media in Philippi East, ANC chairperson in the Dullah Omar region Xolani Sotashe said that during the 2016 elections the ANC had told the DA that there was a cold war within them.

Sotashe accused De Lille of changing allegiances "like a chameleon", after moving from the PAC to the Independent Democrats, and then agreeing to be absorbed into the DA.

He said Smith did nothing without checking first with Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, adding that he was "ineffective".

MK Military veterans congress might be the next to be annulled

Former combatants of the ANC's armed wing have asked the party's national executive committee to consider nullifying the outcomes of the uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans' Association's June congress.

Former MK chief of staff Siphiwe Nyanda and former MKMVA secretary Dumisani Nduli have lodged an application with the party claiming that the 5th congress was held without permission from the party's executive committee.

The appeal, which was presented during the weekend's ANC NEC meeting, claimed the conference was held without permission and took exception to President Jacob Zuma making an appearance at the event.

This comes as the ANC grapples with some of its structures turning to the courts to resolve stalemates at provincial and regional conferences.

And, Strike looms at South African Airways

South African Airways warned yesterday that its operations may be disrupted after one of the labour unions served the embattled airline with a notice of intention to embark on industrial action at its aircraft maintenance unit.

This comes after the airline’s maintenance subsidiary, SAA Technical, received a notice of the intention to embark on industrial action at the weekend from one labour union following the tabling of a wage increase proposal by SAAT.

SAA said the industrial action was a consequence of wage increase disagreement between the employer and labour unions. It was not immediately clear as to what the union’s demands entail.

The airline said parties have held several other meetings since the notice was served and are expected to meet again today morning.

 

Also making headlines:
Hawks anti-corruption commander arrested for alleged theft

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today.
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