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Daily Podcast – May 29, 2023


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Daily Podcast – May 29, 2023

President Cyril Ramaphosa

29th May 2023


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May 29, 2023

For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Cameron Mackay.



Making headlines:


Ramaphosa calls for measures to strengthen municipal water supply

Loadshedding escalates as 10 generating units remain offline

And, Nigeria's Tinubu sworn in as president


Ramaphosa calls for measures to strengthen municipal water supply

Recent outbreaks of cholera have prompted President Cyril Ramaphosa to ask Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu to make recommendations to strengthen the governance, management and regulatory framework for municipal water and sanitation services.

This includes ensuring that national minimum norms and standards are comprehensive, monitored and adhered to by all water service providers.

Ramaphosa wrote in his weekly letter to the nation that the recent cholera outbreak in Hammanskraal, in Gauteng and in the Free State had shown the importance of safe and effective water and waste water management. Twenty-four people have succumbed to cholera.


Loadshedding escalates as 10 generating units remain offline

Eskom said in a statement today that stage 6 loadshedding will be implemented from 4pm due to delays in returning 10 generating units to service.

Thereafter, stage 4 will kick in from 5am until 4pm on Tuesday. This pattern will be repeated daily until further notice.

Breakdowns stand at 18 751MW of capacity, while planned maintenance is at 2 407MW.


Nigeria's Tinubu sworn in as president

Bola Tinubu was sworn in as Nigeria's president today following a disputed election and facing pressure to quickly improve economic and security conditions, which many complain worsened under his predecessor Muhammadu Buhari.

Two of Tinubu's main opponents in the February election are challenging his victory on the basis of fraud claims. A tribunal will start on Tuesday to hear their main arguments, with a ruling not expected before September.

Buhari, a taciturn former military ruler, leaves Africa's biggest economy and most populous nation deeply divided.

The election had galvanised young voters hoping for a break from the two parties that have dominated Nigerian politics since military rule ended in 1999. But what authorities promised would be the country's freest and fairest election yet ended in frustration for many.


That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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