Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / Podcasts RSS ← Back

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Sponsored by


Article Enquiry

Daily Podcast –June 01, 2023.


Embed Video

Daily Podcast –June 01, 2023.

Image of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa

1st June 2023

By: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor and Researcher


Font size: -+

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

Making headlines: Putin arrest warrant prompts South Africa to weigh moving Brics Summit, Stage 6 loadshedding to continue until Friday and, Zimbabwe's 'Patriotic Bill' outlaws criticism of government before election



Putin arrest warrant prompts South Africa to weigh moving Brics Summit


South Africa is considering switching the venue of an upcoming summit of Brics leaders to another country, according to people familiar with the matter, a move that would resolve its dilemma over whether to execute an international arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The government is considering asking China to host the meeting of heads of State, or alternatively neighbouring Mozambique, but no decision has been taken yet.

But Department of International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor’s spokesperson, Lunga Ngqengelele, said that as things stand, the summit will be held in Gauteng.

South Africa has invited Putin, along with the leaders of Brazil, India and China, to the summit set to take place from August 22 to 24.

Neither China nor Mozambique are parties to the Rome Statute that established the ICC.


Stage 6 loadshedding to continue until Friday

Eskom  has announced that Stage 6 load shedding will be implemented from today at 4pm until 5am on Friday.

This will be followed by varying stages of load shedding over the weekend.

Breakdowns stand at 17 863MW of capacity, while planned maintenance is at 2 437 MW. 


Zimbabwe's 'Patriotic Bill' outlaws criticism of government before election

Zimbabwe's parliament has outlawed criticism of the government ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections in August, with violations of a new law punishable by up to 20 years in jail.

The Criminal Law Code Amendment Bill, widely known as the "Patriotic Bill", contains a clause that criminalises "wilfully damaging the sovereignty and national interest of Zimbabwe".

It has raised fears that the government could launch a crackdown on dissent ahead of the general election on August 23, where President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be seeking a second term.

The 80-year-old's main rival is 45 year old lawyer and pastor Nelson Chamisa, who leads the newly formed Citizens Coalition for Change.


That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter[PolityZA] 


To subscribe email or click here
To advertise email or click here

Comment Guidelines

About is a product of Creamer Media.

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more


We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store


Advertising on is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now