Daily Podcast – September 14, 2017

14th September 2017 By: Thabi Madiba - Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter

Daily Podcast – September 14, 2017

SA President Jacob Zuma
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Making headlines: Zuma and DA to battle in court over spy tapes saga; Ramaphosa says ANC 'structures' told him not speak publicly on 'private matter; And, Chamber agrees to Minister's written undertaking

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

Zuma and DA to battle in court over spy tapes saga

President Jacob Zuma will today face yet another legal hurdle in the Supreme Court of Appeal as he seeks leave to appeal the decision by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria in the spy tapes saga.

In 2016, a full bench of judges overturned the National Prosecuting Authority's decision to drop the 783 corruption charges relating to fraud, racketeering and money laundering against Zuma.

The long-standing matter was brought by opposition party the DA.

Both the NPA and Zuma turned to the SCA after the High Court denied them direct access for an appeal.

Ramaphosa says ANC 'structures' told him not speak publicly on 'private matter

The ANC “structures” have advised Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa not to speak about his “private matter” in public, he told the National Council of Provinces yesterday.

Two weeks ago allegations surfaced that Ramaphosa had several extramarital affairs.

Ramaphosa said on Wednesday although he told the National Assembly he would soon make a public statement on the matter, he has since discussed it with his family and consulted with ANC structures.

Chamber agrees to Minister's written undertaking

The Chamber of Mines advises that, following an approach by legal counsel representing Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, it has reached an agreement with him through his legal counsel in respect of the chamber’s urgent interdict to prevent the implementation of Mining Charter Three, as published by the Department of Mineral Resources on June 15.

In terms of the agreement, the Minister has given a written undertaking that the controversial reviewed charter will not be implemented until judgement has been handed down on the chamber’s review application.

The chamber, headed by CEO Roger Baxter, had rendered the granting of an interdict by the court not necessary at this stage.

 

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That’s a roundup of news making headlines today