BULLETIN 20 November 9 am
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In this bulletin:
# A political analyst says the ANC must justify why it deserves to stay in power
# Paul Mashatile says gender-based violence and femicide have reached a tipping point in South Africa
# And, tributes are pouring after the death of former American First Lady Rosalynn Carter
# The ANC’s recent use of Deputy Chief Justice Mandisa Maya’s image in an election registration campaign poster is an indication of the difficulties that lie ahead. This is according to political analyst Mpumelelo Mkhabela. Maya’s face was plastered on an ANC poster which was uploaded to their social media pages to encourage citizens to register to vote, adding that the future is transformation while mentioning that Maya was the first female deputy chief justice. Mkhabela says the ANC still must justify why it deserves to stay in power going forward.
# 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.
# The Johannesburg Emergency Management Service has called on religious leaders to ensure the safety of their congregants when conducting rituals. This comes after an 18-year-old girl and a 21-year-old man drowned at the Klip River in Olifantsvlei during a cleansing ritual on Saturday evening. Johannesburg EMS spokesperson, Robert Mulaudzi, says incidents like these can be prevented:
# Rugby: Former Springbok World Cup-winning lock Hannes Strydom has passed away at the age of 58. According to reports, he died in an accident yesterday. Strydom played in 21 Tests at lock for the Springboks, and started in the 1995 World Cup final against the All Blacks, while he played in his last Bok match in August 1997. He is the fifth member of the victorious 1995 team who has passed away, following Ruben Kruger, Chester Williams, Joost van der Westhuizen and James Small.
# The financial indicators: The dollar trades at 18-rand-26-cents and the euro at 19-rand-95-cents. One British pound costs 22-rand-81-cents and Bitcoin trades at 37-thousand-205-dollars-56-cents. Gold sells at one-thousand-980-dollars-50-cents a fine ounce and Brent crude oil is quoted at 81-dollars-11-cents a barrel.
# And finally, tributes are pouring in following the passing of former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the wife of ex-president Jimmy Carter. She died at the age of 96. On Friday, her family announced she had entered hospice care, joining her 99-year-old husband, who has been in hospice care since February. She was diagnosed with dementia in May. In a statement, former president Carter says Rosalynn was his equal partner in everything he ever accomplished. Former president George W Bush and his wife, Laura called Carter a woman of dignity and strength.
Stay tuned for more news………….