Daily Podcast – March 03, 2017

3rd March 2017 By: Thabi Madiba - Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter

Daily Podcast – March 03, 2017

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini

March 03, 2017.
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.
Making headlines:

Corruption Watch joins calls for Bathabile Dlamini's dismissal

Mbeki is 'hands-off in DRC', but wants to see peace

And, Cosatu to protest over Western Cape water crisis

 

Corruption Watch has called for Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini to be fired for the manner in which she was handling the matter of the South Africa Social Security Agency's readiness to distribute social grants to 17 million beneficiaries come April 1.

Dlamini's spokesperson Lumka Oliphant said the minister would not engage Corruption Watch in the public domain and that she was only accountable to the president, Cabinet and Parliament on all matters relating to her portfolio.

 

Former president Thabo Mbeki is still interested in seeing peace and democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but he would not get involved in issues there.

This comes after two human rights organisations had asked for solidarity and assistance from Mbeki and the Thabo Mbeki Foundation in the quest to pressure for elections in that country to take place this year according to a multi-party agreement on 31 December 2016.

 

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the Western Cape plans to go on strike over what it calls the City of Cape Town's failure to address the water crisis.

The labour union will file an application for legal protest action with the National Economic Development and Labour Council.

Cosatu said the rich had more than enough money to pay fines and more expensive water bills.


Also making headlines:

President Jacob Zuma replaced three members of the Judicial Service Commission.

And, ANC veterans were slammed at party's memorial lecture.

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That’s a roundup of news making headlines today