5 important things happening in South Africa today

Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today:

  • The EFF’s dreams of taking over leadership in Tshwane may have to wait, with the ANC saying it won’t back the party in the metro. The ANC accused the EFF of trying to evade responsibility for its part in Tshwane’s irregular spend. Under the DA-EFF partnership, the city managed to have the third-highest level of irregular expenditure, including a controversial R12 billion GladAfrica contract. [EWN]
  • Government doesn’t have the money to fix schools that have been destroyed during protests, says Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi. The MEC said the department would no fix Katlehong Primary School, which was burnt down by community members protesting a lack of electricity. He said he would not take money from other communities who need schools to fix those destroyed by their own community. The pupils will be relocated to another school. [TimesLive]

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5 important things happening in South Africa today