South Africa

Police Minister Bheki Cele has confirmed that it is business as usual with people commuting to work despite the planned national shutdown taking place on Monday.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says it strongly condemns the call for a shutdown in the city and will not tolerate any incitement to commit violence or intimidation of those who do not wish to participate.

With the country due to commemorate Human Rights Day tomorrow, President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africans should recall that the rights they enjoy today are the result of great sacrifices.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) in in the Eastern Cape says various security measures have been put in place to ensure that lawlessness, possible damage to property and looting are prevented.

Law enforcement officers through the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS), have arrested 87 protestors across the country for public violence related offences.

Load shedding will continue to be suspended until 5 am on Monday, Eskom said on Sunday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is finalising the powers of the newly appointed Minister in the Presidency for Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa.

South Africans should be able to go about their business on Monday despite the planned national shutdown by the Economic Freedom Fighters.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday deliver the keynote address at the 2023 Human Rights Day commemoration.

International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr. Naledi Pandor is in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where she is leading a South African delegation to a meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers.

Two Mokopane businessmen were found guilty for operating gas cylinder plant without a license and fined R500 000 by the Mokopane Regional Court in Limpopo on Friday.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has called on law enforcement agencies to continue to protect and serve all who may or may not be part of the national shutdown planned by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

Concerted efforts by the South African Police Services' Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (DPCI) and Eskom have led to the arrest of a contractor employee at Eskom’s Matla Power Station on Friday.

Water and Sanitation Minister, Senzo Mchunu, recently undertook a two-day site inspection of the potable bulk water supply projects currently taking place in Jozini and Mhlabuyalingana local municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal.

Due to some recovery in generation capacity, Eskom says it will suspend load shedding where possible over the weekend.


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