NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 13 November 6 am
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# Minister Motsoaledi says the government must completely overhaul the Citizenship Act
# Eskom ramps up load-shedding due to shortage of generation capacity
# And, Archbishop Makgoba says war does not resolve human conflict
# Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi says the government must completely overhaul the Citizenship Act, the Refugees Act, and the Immigration Act to meet the new challenges facing South Africa. Motsoaledi briefed the nation yesterday on the gazetting of the white paper on citizenship, immigration, and refugee protection. Motsoaledi says his department has experienced insurmountable difficulties in the implementation of the three pieces of legislation:
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# Eskom says load-shedding will vary between stages one, two, and three this week due to a shortage of generation capacity. Stage two will be implemented from five this morning until four this afternoon, followed by stage three until five tomorrow morning. Stage one will then be enforced until four in the afternoon followed by stage three until five on Wednesday morning. Eskom’s spokesperson, Daphne Mokwena, says this pattern where stage one is implemented during the day and stage three in the evenings will continue until Friday:
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# The South African Union of Students is calling for a special police unit to tackle gender-based violence at tertiary institutions. This comes after a Cape Peninsula University of Technology student was stabbed at a student accommodation in Belhar by her partner. The 26-year-old woman is currently in critical condition at the Tygerberg Hospital. Police have confirmed that the 30-year-old male student was arrested and is under police guard in hospital. The student union says statistics show GBV cases at tertiary institutions need serious intervention.
# The war crimes where children, women, and men are killed indiscriminately in Gaza, the West Bank, or Israel must stop, and not just for a ceasefire but forever. This is according to the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town and president of the South African Council of Churches Thabo Makgoba. He says hostages must be released and all parties must learn the painful lesson of the last month, that war does not resolve human conflict. Makgoba has urged nations to stop any country that supplies weapons to parties in the war.
# Golf: American Max Homa sealed a four-shot victory to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City. The 32-year-old Californian carded a six-under-par 66 to finish on 19 under to clinch his maiden DP World Tour victory. Homa’s nearest challenger Nicolai Hojgaard posted a final round 68 to end second on 15-under par. Hojgaard’s Danish compatriot Thorbjorn Olesen finished on 14 under, while two-time major champion American Justin Thomas finished fourth on 12 under par. Homa says this is a special win:
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# And the financial indicators: The dollar trades at 18-rand-73-cents and the euro at 20-rand-3-cents. One British pound costs 22-rand-92-cents and Bitcoin trades at 37-thousand-266-dollars-50-cents. Gold sells at one-thousand-939-dollars-48-cents a fine ounce and Brent crude oil is quoted at 80-dollars-82-cents a barrel.
# And finally, Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture Zizi Kodwa has congratulated South Africans Trevor Noah, Tyla, and Musa Keys for receiving Grammy nominations. Comedian and former Daily Show host Noah is up for the Best Comedy Album for his Netflix special, I Wish You Would. Twenty-one-year-old Tyla has been nominated for Best African Music Performance for her hit song Water. At the same time, Keys has also been nominated in the same category for his contribution to Davido’s track Unavailable. Kodwa says the three are great ambassadors of South Africa’s creative arts talent.
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