Making headlines: 'Post-apartheid South Africa's largest protest' set to start this morning; ANC's bid to have vote of no confidence in Mashaba and Da Gama struck from roll; And, SABC posts R977 million loss
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.
'Post-apartheid South Africa's largest protest' set to start this morning
South Africa's largest labour federation the Congress of South African Trade Unions and alliance partner the South African Communist Party are embarking on a protest to "shut down the country" today in what they've called post-apartheid South Africa's largest protest.
It remains to be seen how many of Cosatu's 1.2-million members will take part in the protest calling for President Jacob Zuma's resignation and an end to corruption and State capture. The SACP said it had mobilised 250 000 members.
Cosatu general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali said this strike was about sending a message to the government and private sector that, as workers and citizens, people are tired of corruption.
ANC's bid to have vote of no confidence in Mashaba and Da Gama struck from roll
South Gauteng High Court Judge Sidwell Shangisa has struck from the roll the ANC's bid to have a motion of no confidence in mayor Herman Mashaba and Speaker Vasco da Gama debated before counc il due to lack of urgency.
He ordered the ANC to pay the legal costs of both Mashaba and Da Gama.
Earlier the High Court heard that Da Gama's "blatant" refusal to have the motion of no confidence in Mashaba tabled before council and debated was unconstitutional and unlawful.
And, SABC posts R977 million loss
The South African Broadcasting Corporation posted a R977-million loss after tax for the 2016/17 financial year, it was revealed at its annual report tabled in Parliament yesterday.
The public broadcaster's net loss for the year ending March 2017 more than doubled from R412-million in 2016, following a year of upheaval that included the dissolution of the permanent board in late 2016.
The new board, led by interim chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama, made inroads into turning the beleaguered broadcaster around, and has been praised by both the portfolio committee on communications and standing committee on public accounts.
Also making headlines:
President Jacob Zuma 'still considering' SABC board candidates despite interim term expiry.
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