NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 13 November 9 am
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In this bulletin:
# The International Maritime Organisation’s audit team is in SA to conduct a mandatory audit
# Minister Nzimande welcomes the swift arrest of the suspect who stabbed a CPUT student
# And, the World Health Organisation is calling for immediate action to halt attacks on hospitals in Gaza
# Transport minister Sindisiwe Chikunga will officially welcome the International Maritime Organisation Audit Team to the country today. The team will be conducting a mandatory audit on a number of state entities, including the Transport Department’s implementing agency responsible for maritime administration, the South African Maritime Safety Authority. This will be followed by a preliminary audit outcome report, to be submitted at the end of the week. The department says South Africa is one of the two African States, Benin being the other, scheduled for audits before the end of the year.
# Higher Education, Science, and Innovation minister Blade Nzimande has welcomed the arrest of a university student for allegedly stabbing a female student at a private student residence in Belhar, Cape Town. The 26-year-old woman is a student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, while her alleged attacker, her boyfriend, is a University of Western Cape student. The department’s spokesperson, Ishmael Mnisi, says minister Nzimande is urging all institutions to continue working to implement programmes that address the challenges of sexual and gender-based violence:
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# City Power says huge progress has been made in the recovery and repair work at the Van Beek Substation in Johannesburg, which caught fire yesterday. This left Doornfontein, Jeppestown, and surrounding areas without electricity. City Power’s spokesperson, Isaac Mangena, says work to dismantle the damaged transformer will commence this morning. He adds that if it all goes according to plan, they should be able to switch on all customers affected by this power outage today:
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# The World Health Organisation is calling for urgent international action to end the ongoing attacks on hospitals in Gaza. Over the past 36 days, the WHO has recorded at least 137 attacks on healthcare facilities in Gaza, resulting in 521 deaths and 686 injuries, including 16 deaths and 38 injuries of health workers on duty. Hospitals including Al-Shifa Hospital, Al-Rantissi Naser Paediatric Hospital, and Al-Quds Hospital, have come under attack. The WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus says attacks on medical facilities and civilians are unacceptable and a violation of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law and Conventions.
# Soccer: Mamelodi Sundowns beat Wydad Casablanca of Morocco two-nil to be crowned winners of the inaugural African Football League at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria. Sundowns won the two-leg final three-two on aggregate to claim their first African trophy since lifting the Confederation of African Football Super Cup six years ago. For winning the club has received 75-million-rand. Coach Rulani Mokwena was full of praise for his players:
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# And the financial indicators: The dollar trades at 18-rand-75-cents and the euro at 20-rand-4-cents. One British pound costs 22-rand-93-cents and Bitcoin trades at 36-thousand-880-dollars-30-cents. Gold sells at one-thousand-936-dollars-24-cents a fine ounce and Brent crude oil is quoted at 80-dollars-57-cents a barrel.
Stay tuned for more news………….