Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today:
- President Cyril Ramaphosa will name a new national director of public prosecutions today. A panel interviewed 11 potential candidates over the past month, which was narrowed down to five people: Andrea Johnson, Rodney de Kock, Shamiela Batohi, Siyabulela Mapoma and Simphiwe Mlotshwa. [EWN]
- Eskom will be implementing stage 2 load shedding once again today, from 09h00 to 22h00 as has become the norm for the past 5 days. Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said that The prognosis is that the power system will remain constrained for most of this week, with some relief from Friday. [Eskom]
- Victims of the listeriosis outbreak earlier this year have been granted a class action certificate, opening the way for them to sue Tiger Brands, who was fingered as a key source of the tainted meats that carried the disease. More than 200 people died in the outbreak, and 1,000 more were infected. [Reuters]
- Some ANC branches have nominated former president Jacob Zuma as a possible deployee to Parliament, as the party draws up its lists of nominees for MP and MPL posts ahead of the 2019 elections. Zuma is still an ANC member in good standing, the branches said. [City Press]
- South Africa’s rand firmed more than 1% against a softer dollar on Monday, in line with emerging markets and a fall in bond yields, as a temporary trade truce agreement between US and Chinese leaders supported demand for riskier assets. On Tuesday the rand was at R13.63 to the dollar, R17.37 to the pound and R15.50 to the euro.