#News24 ICYMI: Unemployment rate drops; Moyane accepts 'this is the end of the road'; and Bulls' high-performance manager quits

2019-02-12 18:26
Xander Janse van Rensburg (Getty Images)

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Everything you need to know about load shedding as SA enters 'uncharted territory', Vytjie Mentor questions her role as a witness, and Thoko Didiza appointed chair of land expropriation committee.

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Everything you need to know about load shedding as SA enters 'uncharted territory'

Around lunchtime on Monday Eskom for the first time in its history implemented stage 4 load shedding, causing South Africans to scramble to consult load shedding schedules to find out how long the power would be off.

Moyane: We accept this is the end of the road - for now

In a brief court order, dated February 4, the Concourt stated that after considering Moyane's application for leave to appeal, it concluded that it should be dismissed as it "bears no reasonable prospect for success".

Vytjie Mentor questions her role as a witness

Former ANC parliamentarian Vytjie Mentor on Tuesday expressed concern about her role as a witness at the Zondo commission into state capture, saying she felt that she had only been presented with information by legal teams cross-examining her that does not corroborate her version of events.

Unemployment rate drops marginally to 27.1% at end of 2018 - Stats SA

South Africa's unemployment rate decreased to 27.1% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018, Stats SA announced on Tuesday morning.

Tshwane gets a new mayor

The DA's Stevens Mokgalapa was elected at a special council meeting on Tuesday. He was the only nomination from the floor.

Thoko Didiza appointed chair of land expropriation committee

The formal process of amending the Constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation started on Tuesday with the election of ANC MP Thoko Didiza as chairperson of Parliament's ad-hoc committee.

MultiChoice to keep DStv Premium price unchanged for 2019, will increase other packages

MultiChoice will keep the monthly subscription fee for DStv Premium unchanged for 2019, while planning on increasing prices for its other packages from 1 April 2019.

Bulls' high-performance manager quits

The Bulls' high-performance manager Xander Janse van Rensburg has resigned from his post.

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