Daily Podcast - March 23, 2017

23rd March 2017 By: Sane Dhlamini - Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

Daily Podcast - March 23, 2017

South African President Jacob Zuma
Photo by: Duane

March,23 2017.
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.

Making headlines:
Zuma unveils UN's global water and sanitation plan
Hawks boss Ntlemeza fights for his job
And, Pandor says NSFAS needs to be more efficient

President Jacob Zuma yesterday unveiled the United Nation's broad-based plan to provide water and sanitation for 10-billion people by 2030.

Zuma was part of the UN's high level panel on water and sanitation and was speaking at the World Water Day Summit in Durban.

Zuma said the panel would further commit to adopt a political declaration for the rollout by member states, in particular African countries.

 

Evidence presented in court did not conclusively prove that disgraced Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza was not fit to hold office, he argues in court papers.

Both Ntlemeza and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko on Monday filed applications for leave to appeal against Friday's ruling by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that his appointment as Hawks head was unlawful and invalid.

Judge David Mabuse found Nhleko ignored two earlier judgments by Judge Elias Matojane, stating that Ntlemeza lacked integrity and honesty, when he appointed him head of the elite police unit.

 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is a viable option for needy students, but needs to become more efficient and have better administration, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said yesterday.

She went over resolutions the ANC had taken since 1994 to improve access to education and the achievement of a progressively free education.

She called for a review of the current block-grant university funding, and funding for science and engineering students, and artisans to attract and retain young people in these fields.

 

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