NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 14 November 1 pm
In this bulletin:
# The Western Cape delivers the first coalition council
# Bafana Bafana are urged to go for maximum points against Ghana tonight
# And, Some Gauteng residents face a 54-hours water disruption from early tomorrow morning
# The Cederberg Municipality in the Western Cape has become the first hung council in the country to form a coalition government. The DA, FF Plus and Cederberg First Residents Association struck a deal to govern the municipality, previously run by the ANC. The DA’s federal council chairperson Helen Zille says they were determined not to bicker with anyone but to put together a stable coalition. The parties have promised to get on with service delivery.
# Eskom chief executive André de Ruyter was given the luxury of performing a large amount of planned maintenance, but his strategy has not borne fruit. Finance minister Enoch Godongwana made the accusation in an interview with the Sunday Times. Godongwana says with more load-shedding, the country is not seeing the results of the planned maintenance. According to data released by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, load-shedding under De Ruyter has been the worst South Africa has ever seen. It has cost the country over 120-billion-rand.
# Soccer: Former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates coach Augusto Palacios has warned Bafana Bafana against approaching tonight’s Fifa World Cup qualifying match against Ghana looking to win just a point. South Africa is three points clear at the top of Group G and just need a point from this final group match to reach the play-offs round. But Palacios urges them to aim for maximum points to avoid the risk of elimination. South Africa last qualified for the World Cup in 2002 but hosted the 2010 tournament.
# Cricket: Australia’s T20 captain Aaron Finch says they are bracing for New Zealand to fight and scrap in this afternoon’s World Cup final. Australia, who is chasing its first men’s T20 World Cup title, take on the Black Caps in Dubai. They completed an enthralling run chase in their five-wicket win over Pakistan in their semi-final on Friday. The Black Caps reached the final after seeing off a heavily favoured England team, also with a five-wicket victory.
# And finally: Rand Water reminds people in parts of Gauteng of the 54-hour water disruption from tomorrow until Wednesday. Technicians will be working on a raw water pipe that supplies the Vereeniging water purification plant, which means it will not be operational from five o’clock tomorrow morning. Johannesburg Water spokesperson Eleanor Mavimbela says this will unfortunately impact on water supply from the Rand Water Eikenhof pump station to central Johannesburg and parts in the south, north and west of the city. Supply will be reduced by 25-percent:
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