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3rd May 2023

By: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor and Researcher


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

Making headlines: Eskom keeps Oberholzer on for longer to help SA through power crisis, National Assembly approves Sign Language as twelfth official language and, Parliament fines 'Gupta Minister' Mosebenzi Zwane



Eskom keeps Oberholzer on for longer to help SA through power crisis


Jan Oberholzer, Eskom's first and last COO, will stay at the troubled power utility for a while longer following his retirement in April, specifically to help see it through SA's loadshedding crisis.

Oberholzer confirmed that he and Eskom had concluded a contract for his services to oversee projects dealing with the current electricity crisis.

Oberholzer, who was appointed as Eskom's first COO in 2018, has a long, experienced history with Eskom, having worked for the utility for around 30 years. His father worked for Eskom for 25 years. 


National Assembly approves Sign Language as twelfth official language

The National Assembly has approved South African Sign Language as an official language to promote the rights of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Once signed into law by the President, this will bring the number of South African official languages to 12.

Parliament said the Bill would promote inclusive and substantive equality and prevent or eliminate unfair discrimination on the ground of disability, as guaranteed by Section 9 of the Constitution.


Parliament fines 'Gupta Minister' Mosebenzi Zwane

The National Assembly has adopted a report of the Joint Committee on Ethics and Members' Interests, finding ANC MP Mosebenzi Zwane guilty of a number of State capture-related charges.

The report was adopted in a sitting of the National Assembly yesterday.

Zwane was appointed mineral resources minister by former president Jacob Zuma when State capture was at its peak.

He will be fined five days' salary and he must issue apologies to the House, and may not participate in parliamentary debates for a full term.

Several charges were laid against Zwane by Democratic Alliance MP James Lorimer and the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse.

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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