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Daily news update March 11

MPs debate open vote as dates for no-confidence motions against Ramaphosa, cabinet set

President Cyril Ramaphosa and his cabinet face a motion of distrust later this month, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, confirmed this.

This was revealed at a National Assembly Programming Committee meeting on Thursday.

In the proceedings, Mapisa-Nqakula told MPs that the movements submitted by the African Transformation Movement (ATM) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) will be discussed and voted on on March 30 in three weeks.

Judge Raymond Zondo Appointed New Chief Justice

Raymond Zondo
Raymond Zondo on Day 04 of the JSC Chief Justice interviews. Photo – Gallo Images/Daily Maverick/Felix Dlangamandla

President Cyril Ramphosa has appointed Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo as the next Chief Justice of South Africa, effective April 1, 2022.

“The Chief Justice stands as the champion of the rights of all South Africans and bears a responsibility for ensuring equal access to justice,” the presidency said in a tweet.

“I have every confidence that Justice Zondo will acquit himself with distinction in this position.”

SA approached to mediate in Russia-Ukraine conflict, says Ramaphosa

SA approached to mediate in Russia-Ukraine conflict, says Ramaphosa
Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa and Vladimir Putin. Photo: Cyril Ramaphosa/Twitter

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa has been approached to play the mediation role in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, which has killed thousands of civilians and led to the mass exodus of at least 2.2 million people fleeing Ukraine.

Ramaphosa on Thursday Russian President Vladimir Putin called on “understanding the situation” between the two countries.

Eskom goes to phase 3 load shedding

load shedding
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Load shedding will be brought back to phase 3 from 9pm tonight to 5am Friday.

“Phase 2 will then be carried out until 5 a.m. Monday, as previously communicated,” South Africa’s controversial electric utility Eskom said in a statement on Thursday.

The parastatal has reported some recovery in generating capacity in the past 24 hours.

“Eskom calls on all South Africans to continue to help us mitigate the impact of load shedding by reducing the use of electricity and turning off all non-essential items,” Eskom further stated.

The energy supplier said emergency generation reserves have improved enough to allow for a reduction in the shutdown stage.

Furious vacationers call for chief executive officer of ‘Hello Darlings’ after snatching millions and ghosting customers

Photo: Twitter

Hundreds of victims of the ‘Hello Darlings’ travel scam are calling on law enforcement agencies to get the scammer booked after losing millions of rands.

It is clear that holidaymakers are furious after booking and paying for expensive holidays through travel company ‘Hello Darlings’, claiming that the CEO, Tasneem Moosa, has disappeared with their money.

Moosa has since closed all of her social media accounts and ghosted her angry customers.

Moosa’s clients took to social media, screaming for her head and demanding that the police track her down.

Doctors play caterer while Bara Hospital doesn’t feed patients, waste piles up

Gauteng Health denies food shortage at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
Gauteng’s health department assured the people that the hospital has enough food for patients. (Photo by Gallo Images/Sydney Seshibedi)

Doctors bring lunch to patients at Chris Hani Baragwanath University Hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg, as failure to pay food suppliers and waste disposal companies has pushed the massive hospital to a “crisis point”.

Professor Martin Smith, clinical chief of surgery at Chris Hani Baragwanath, said biological waste in the hospital was not properly disposed of due to non-payment of contractors.

Failure to pay suppliers also affects deliveries of bread and milk to the hospital, leaving some patients without food, he said.

WATCH: SIU raids NLC offices in Northern Cape

The SIU raids National Lottery Commission (NLC) offices in the Northern Cape after allegations of corrupt activity in the registration of non-profit organizations in the province surfaced.

The SIU was accompanied by officials from the hawks Thursday in Kimberley.

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