English News @15:00, 27 November 2018

Written by on 27/11/2018

News Editor: Xolisa Sindaphi

District six will soon get their land back

The State has accepted responsibility for failing to process most of the land restitution claims lodged in District Six 20 years ago. Senior Council, Sean Rosenberg, argued on behalf of the state in the High Court in Cape Town, that the District Six matter was a complex and ambitious project which was marred by many challenges. Judge Jody Kollapen reserved judgment on whether the state was in breach of the constitution in terms of Section 25 – which facilitates the provision of restitution. The claimants however received some clarity on the way forward after the court proceedings.

Mckenzie’s launches 16 days of activism

Bonteheuwel ward councillor Angus Mckenzie says the community needs to report and not protect loved ones who abuse them. Mckenzie launched the 16 Days of Activism against Women and Children Abuse at Bonteheuwel Library earlier today. Mckenzie says keeping quiet does more harm than good.On Friday, a father in the area shot his pregnant daughter who miraculously survived and will be discharged from Groote Schuur Hospital today. A relative revealed to Eyewitness News that the 19-year-old woman refrained from laying a complaint against her loved one.

Table Bay boat sinking with British tourist

The Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer will be requesting a full report from the South African Maritime Safety Authority, SAMSA and the NSRI to understand the circumstances under which a catamaran carrying British tourists capsized in Table Bay harbour. The NSRI had to rescue 5 tourists and 3 crew members after the boat capsized during a sunset cruise. The Minister’s spokesperson, Bianca Capazorio, says she is grateful that there was no loss of life in the incident, and that the NSRI found everyone wearing life jackets.

More than 800 delegates at the Agri Investment Indaba

The largest trade and investment gathering in Agriculture on the African continent has kicked off in Cape Town. The African Agri Investment indaba sees over 800 delegates from the government, banks and investment sector gather to discuss sustainable agriculture globally but with a special focus on Africa. As the Western Cape battles an ongoing drought, stakeholders from across the globe have formed a think-tank to discuss the importance of agriculture and best future practices on how to create a sustainable environment in the industry despite climate change. Questions have also been raised about future solutions and the important role technology will and can play in the agriculture sector. Driving this point home, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says there need to be a greater emphasis on innovative technology that will continue to grow the sector.

COPE to tackle corrupt leaders

The Congress of the People (Cope) says the current electoral system takes power away from the people and gives it to political parties.The party has announced that it will submit a draft private members bill to Parliament in a bid to effect legislation to allow individuals to stand as independent candidates at provincial and national spheres of government. The opposition party will be submitting the draft document ahead of the 2019 national elections. Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota says South Africans remain powerless if they can’t do anything about corrupt leaders. He says that this situation can’t continue.

Ex GCIS head Mzwanele Manyi on State Capture

Former GCIS head Mzwanele Manyi has done an about-turn on this morning’s request asking the evidence leader at the state capture commission of inquiry to recuse himself. He now says he will drop his application for Maleka to recuse himself, saying he will now allow Maleka to cross-examine him. Earlier today, he accused the advocate of being bias and treating him like a criminal. Now both Manyi and head of the commission’s legal team Paul Pretorius addressed the commission about his change of heart. Manyi says he does not want to be the reason to frustrate the work of the commission and that the point has been made and he believe that from here on, Mr Maleka will take that on board.Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo discussed the EFF protest outside the commission last week and the party’s attacks on its work.


Chiefs ready to play against Zimamato @ the Nelson Mandela Bay Station

Kaizer Chiefs have registered an initial 24 players for the CAF Confederation Cup. Amakhosi will mark their return to the continental competition when they host Zanzibar’s Zimamoto at Port Elizabeth’s Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday, 28 November.

The club has elected not to fill all the spots as more players can still be registered at a later stage of the CAF Confederation Cup. The game between Chiefs and Zimamoto at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday will kick-off at 19:30.

The second leg will take place in Zanzibar on Wednesday, 5 December.

Pirates new regalia

Pirates will open their Total CAF Champions League campaign on November 28 at Orlando Stadium – and to celebrate, they will be sporting brand new colours.

As with this season’s home and away shirts, the new third jersey recalls iconic shirts from the club’s rich past, with a classic white-on-white colour scheme that features a black and white Orlando Pirates logo.

The Buccaneers are one of only two South African teams and are also the first to lift the CAF Champions League, albeit having last played in the tournament in 2013 following a magical run that ended in defeat in the final.

“This is a special year for us: we’re celebrating 80 years of existence, and we’re back in the CAF Champions League for the first time in five years”.


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