BULLETIN 20 November 8 am
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In this bulletin:
# Paul Mashatile says gender-based violence and femicide have reached a tipping point in South Africa
# Numsa demands the arrest of Israel’s prime minister for genocide and war crimes
# And tennis, Novak Djokovic wins a record-breaking seventh ATP Finals title
# Deputy president Paul Mashatile says gender-based violence and femicide have reached a tipping point in South Africa and only through concerted efforts can this scourge come to an end. He led the official launch of the Takuwani Ri-ime Programme of Action at Ha-Masia outside Malamulele, Limpopo, yesterday. This was the third National Men’s Parliament held at the local multi-purpose centre. Mashatile says while legislation plays a critical role in dealing with violence against women and girls, grassroots interventions that support this process are equally important.
# Parliament’s standing committee on the Auditor-General has congratulated auditor-general Tsakani Maluleke, who will join the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, as an external auditor. This is for a period of six years, from next year to 2029. The committee says Maluleke’s leadership has distinguished South Africa in the auditing and financial integrity arena as reputable. It adds that it commends her and the team for elevating the country in the international arena on financial integrity and accountability matters.
# Eight people have been arrested for allegedly blocking and intimidating community members who were going into the voter registration point at Masemola Tribal Office in Sekhukhune District, Limpopo, yesterday. They also threatened party agents in the process. Police spokesperson, Hlulani Mashaba, says the suspects will appear before the Nebo Magistrate’s Court today:
# The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa says it supports the calls made by minister of International Relations and Co-operation, Naledi Pandor, that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu must be charged with war crimes. South Africa has filed a referral to the International Criminal Court for an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza. Numsa’s spokesperson, Phakamile Hlubi-Majola, says it continues to be shocked by the barbaric genocidal attacks unleashed by Israel on Palestinians in Gaza:
# Tennis: World number one Novak Djokovic won a record-breaking seventh ATP Finals title after defeating home favourite Jannik Sinner in Turin, Italy. The Serb, who lost to the Italian in the group stage, avenged that with a, 6-3, 6-3, win in one-hour-and-43-minutes. This victory for the 36-year-old concludes a year in which he won three of the four Grand Slams and a total of seven titles in a calendar year for the first time since 2016. Djokovic says winning this tournament again is special:
# And the financial indicators: The dollar trades at 18-rand-27-cents and the euro at 19-rand-96-cents. One British pound costs 22-rand-81-cents and Bitcoin trades at 37-thousand-109-dollars-72-cents. Gold sells at one-thousand-982-dollars-47-cents a fine ounce and Brent crude oil is quoted at 81-dollars-14-cents a barrel.
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