5 important things happening in South Africa today

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

  • Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan says that his future is in the hands of president Cyril Ramaphosa, following calls at the weekend for the minister to be axed over his handling of the Eskom crisis. According to Gordhan, there is a concerted effort to destabilise state owned companies like Eskom, which in turn reflects poorly on those who are trying to save or rescue the struggling entities. Gordhan’s political opponents have once again rallied against him over the most recent round of load shedding. [Business Day]
  • The Zondo Commission into state capture is requesting more time to do its work. The commission was expected to complete its work by the end of February 2020, but the deputy chief justice has asked the courts to extend this to the end of December. Zondo said that he would narrow the scope of the commission to the original, as outlined in the Public Protector’s report, and pass the rest of the information on to investigators. With the current scope, the commission would have to run for six years to get everything in, he said. [Mail & Guardian]

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5 important things happening in South Africa today