NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 14 November 4 pm
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# Build One SA deems the Quarterly Labour Force Survey troubling for youth employment
# eThekwini is concerned over the impact of cross-border crime on service delivery
# And Soccer: Bafana is confident ahead of the World Cup qualifiers
# Build One South Africa has declared today’s release of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the third quarter as a bouquet of bad news for the youth. It says the survey discloses distressing trends, revealing that three in every five young people between the ages of 15 and 24 are grappling with unemployment, amounting to a staggering 4.5-million people. BOSA leader Mmusi Maimane calls on young people to take action during the upcoming special registration weekend, for a change in government and to address the pressing issue of high youth unemployment.
# eThekwini Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal is concerned that cross-border crime syndicates are now targeting the municipality which could have a detrimental impact on service delivery. This comes after the Hawks arrested two suspects at the weekend for possession of suspected stolen streetlights worth 1,2-million-rand at Kosi Bay Port of Entry between South Africa and Mozambique. The Municipality’s spokesperson, Gugu Sisilana is appealing for law enforcement authorities to be allowed space and time to investigate the matter without undue pressure:
Play sound: ENG GuguonCrossBorder
# The Automobile Association urges motorists to prepare for year-end travels. Motorists are advised to promptly prepare their vehicles and consider security measures like panic buttons for peace of mind. The association says November is the opportune time to ensure vehicles are serviced, tyres are in good condition, and licenses, including those for trailers and caravans, are up to date. The AA says comparing service providers is essential, and suggests researching trustworthy facilities. Motorists are also urged to explore service and warranty plans to prevent unforeseen costs.
# Soccer: Bafana Bafana will start their qualifying campaign for 2026’s World Cup against Benin at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday. Three days later, they will have a tough away assignment against Rwanda. Bafana hasn’t qualified for a World Cup since 2006 and hasn’t won a major continental title since lifting the Africa Cup of Nations in 1996. There has been progress under coach Hugo Broos, with the team unbeaten in over a year. Broos is confident they can continue their good form:
Play sound: ENG Hugo Broos
#Financial indicators: The dollar trades at 18-rand-70-cents and the euro at 20-rand-4-cents. One British pound costs 22-rand-97-cents and Bitcoin trades at 36-thousand-307-dollars-8-cents. Gold sells at one-thousand-945-dollars-29-cents a fine ounce and Brent crude oil is quoted at 82-dollars-32-cents a barrel.
# And finally: The South African Human Rights Commission has emphasised government’s insufficient response to child hunger, noting a surge in severe malnutrition cases. Commissioner Jonas Sibanyoni highlighted an incident where a mother took her life and her children’s due to her inability to feed them, saying it further underlines the severity. He also noted a report which shows that within a year, 114 children died in the Eastern Cape due to malnutrition. Sibanyoni says despite school nutrition programmes and grants, the support isn’t commensurate with the constitutional right to adequate food..
Stay tuned for more news………….