The Midday Report - 17 November 2023

The Midday Report with Mandy Wiener

Tshidi Madia standing in for Mandy Wiener.

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Former President Jacob Zuma takes his fight against President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA)

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the Electoral Amendment Act is in accordance with the Constitution. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is expected to head to court on Monday to interdict the suspension of six MPs from Parliament for disrupting the State of the Nation Address (SONA). South Africa’s Nuclear Regulator briefs the media on the status of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station’s Long-Term Operation License Agreement. The current license runs out in July 2024. 10:00 – 12:00. SPORTS WRAP!

The Gauteng Provincial Government and City Power conduct a site inspection tour to assess some of the plants that have been earmarked for upgrades as part of the Provincial Alternative Energy Plan.

We get the latest from Charlotte Maxeke Hospital after threats to cut its power supply today. The facility has been highlighted as one of the entities owing millions of Rands in unpaid electricity bills. Electricity minister Dr Kgosientso Ramokgopa will, on behalf of the government, receive the first consignment of energy equipment donated by the People’s Republic of China in Pietermaritzburg. City of Tshwane residents are urged to reduce their water consumption or face the possibility of no water. The High Court in Johannesburg will judge the case between Marshalltown fire victims and the Home Affairs department. The victims’ lawyers applied to stop 32 of the undocumented migrants from being deported. Minister in The Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, briefed the media on the outcomes of the Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, 29 November 2023. Mandy's book of the week:  "Blackouts & Boerewors" by Karl Tessendorf and Greg Gilowey.

EWN speaks to affected family members after the tragic accident at Impala Platinum Mine that claimed the lives of 11 people

The trial within a trial resumes in the Senzo Meyiwa matter. Leigh Matthew's murderer, Donavan Moodley, is back in court. Matthews was kidnapped and killed in 2004. COSATU, SAFTU and political parties will join the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. These organisations will march in protest to express their support for the Palestinian people in Gaza. Open Secrets Exclusive: Investigation reveals Open Secrets exposes a military squad allegedly responsible for acts of torture and murder. The evidence implicates at least four units of the SANDF in crimes dating back to 2019. Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke briefed Parliament on the audit outcomes of National and Provincial governments for the 2022/23 financial year.

Eleven miners have died, and more were injured and hospitalised due to an incident at their operations in Rustenburg in North West

A 21-year-old student made his first appearance in the Alexandra Magistrates Court, charged with the murder of local teacher Kirsten Kluyts. Thirty-four-year-old Kluyts was reportedly raped and strangled to death late last month.The Senzo Meyiwa Trial continues.EWN speaks to the family of the four people who were shot dead in KZN yesterday. KZN police say it’s believed five suspects entered the homestead in Mfume on Monday morning and began shooting. Four people were killed. mA study by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and its partners revealed a slight decline in people living with HIV in South Africa. The Moonshot Pact, formally known as the Multiparty Charter for South Africa, is meeting today to engage with civil society organisations on what they would like the organisation to prioritise ahead of the 2024 general elections. The pact is a grouping of 8 opposition parties. The Defend Our Democracy Movement will launch a national civil society campaign called Election Watch. Election Watch aims to observe and pronounce the integrity of the upcoming 2024 elections in South Africa. Department of Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Zizi Kodwa leads a media briefing to announce essential developments in South African sport, arts and culture.

Loadshedding stage 8, were we ever on it, and what does the grid look like now?

DA leader John Steenhuisen will conduct an oversight visit to the Port of Durban to survey the congestion. A fight ensues at the SenzoMeyiwa Trial. Wardens clash with the accused in court during the tea adjournment, telling them to sit properly.  The man accused of murdering pastor Liezel de Jager appears in court.  The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) warns that swimming conditions have worsened due to the high spring tide on Sunday. South Africans cautioned as the heatwaves continue.  SPORTS WRAP WITH MAWANDE!

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