Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 30 September



Stay up to date with the latest news in South Africa by
reviewing all major headlines making waves across the country on Monday 30
September.As the ruling African National Congress (ANC) prepares to
announce the outcomes of its special National Executive Committee (NEC)
meeting, President Cyril Ramaphosa puts his Economic Advisory Council into
action in an attempt to facilitate financial growth following a protracted
period of downturn. In sports news, a major upset in the Rugby World Cup, which
saw hosts Japan defeat Ireland, could work in the Springboks’ favour.Today’s latest news
in South Africa, Monday 30 SeptemberANC to report on National
Executive Committee meetingThe ANC, which convened a special NEC meeting this past week end, is expected to report on the conference’s outcomes, today. The meeting was marred by controversy at the outset, chiefly due to a contentious list of party members, their roles and redeployment strategies. Malusi Gigaba, Nomvula Mokonyane and Faith Muthambi – all of whom have been implicated in serious allegations of impropriety – have been assigned to the National Youth Task Team (NYTT).Focus points include roundtable discussions on local governance,
economic policies, unemployment and the fight against rampant criminality.The ruling party, which has been embattled by factional
battles along loyalist lines, has lost significant support amongst citizens despite
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s promises of a ‘New Dawn’ Instead of a renaissance, joblessness,
economic downturn, flailing state owned enterprises and corruption continue to
stain the ANC’s report card.Presidential Economic
Advisory Council hits the ground runningPresident Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed members of the
Presidential Economic Advisory Council, which will officially begin its work
tomorrow.The Council is a non-statutory and independent body chaired
by the President and brings together prominent economists and technical experts
drawn from academia, the private sector, labour, community, think tanks and
other constituencies. The members, who will volunteer their time and be
compensated for subsistence and travel, are appointed to serve a three-year
term.The Council constitutes expertise in international
economics; macroeconomics (including fiscal policy and monetary economics);
labour economics; economics of education and the economics of poverty and
inequality and urban development.South Africa’s ‘ISIS
terrorist’ case back in courtTwelve people accused of being connected to terrorist group, ISIS, will reappear before the Verulam Magistrate’s Court today. The case stems from an attack on a Verulam mosque back in 2018 and a number of bomb scares at shopping centres in the months that followed. Farhad Hoomer, who the state alleges was the mastermind of the attacks, is charged with terrorism, murder, attempted murder, extortion, kidnapping, contravention of the Explosives Act and arson.Law enforcement to
crack down on Cape Town ‘taxi protests’Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith has vowed to quell to dissidence in Dunoon, Cape Town, following fierce unrest in the area. Last week, roads in the area were barricaded with debris and burning tyres. According to Smith, the violence erupted after the City’s law enforcement undertook extensive operations in Dunoon and surrounds.The operation cracked down on taxi operators in the area
and, as a result, was met with resistance.MyCiti bus schedules were severely impacted, with damages to
infrastructure and the intimidation of operators and commuters leading to route
suspensions.According to Western Cape Minister of Community Safety,
Albert Fritz, at least seven people had been arrested under the Criminal
Matters Amendment Act, which provided for stricter bail conditions and harsher
sentences, including up to 30 years imprisonment, for those convicted for
destruction of essential infrastructure.Kaizer Chiefs to miss
key duo against Golden ArrowsKaizer Chiefs will most likely not have two of their senior players when they play Golden Arrows at FNB Stadium on Tuesday night.The Glamour Boys secured another victory to consolidate
their spot at the top of the table, beating Baroka 1-0 on Saturday.However, the win came at a price, as goalkeeper Itumeleng
Khune broke down 26 minutes into his second start of 2019, before midfielder
George Maluleka also followed him into the dug out later on in the game.With their next game coming in a short space of time, coach
Ernst Middendorp revealed that the duo will not be risked against Abafana
Besthende.Springboks look to
build from comfortable Namibia victoryIt was no classic performance from the Springboks, but they did manage to run in nine unanswered tries to beat Namibia in their second game of the Rugby World Cup on Saturday.Rassie Erasmus’ men got off the mark in their pursuit for a
third world title, with a convincing 57-3 victory against their neighbours at
the Toyota Stadium.This was thanks to a ruthless team performance, with saw
Bongi Mbonambi, Makazole Mapimpi and Warrick Gelant each crossing over twice.Their next game is against pool leaders, Italy, and Erasmus
believes the exercise they got against the minnows has done one of their
objectives some good.Latest weather
forecast, Monday 30 SeptemberHave a look at what the weather’s doing in your region by viewing our daily forecast, here.Live traffic updates
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