BULLETIN 20 November 4 pm
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In this bulletin:
# Minister Ntshavheni says the ICC continues to drag its feet despite the gravity of the situation in Palestine
# Child labour remains a concern for government
# And Tennis: No retirement plans while Novak Djokovic keeps winning
# Minister in the presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says the ICC’s office of the prosecutor has continued to drag its feet despite the gravity of the situation in Palestine since 2021. Ntshavheni briefed the nation on the outcomes of the Cabinet meeting held on Thursday. She says Cabinet expects now that other state parties have also added their voices for an end to the impunity by Israel, and the significant levels of evidence available, that international warrants of arrest will be issued by the time the conference of parties meet in mid-December in New York:
Play sound: ENG KhumbuzoonICC
# Employment and Labour minister Thulas Nxesi says poverty and inadequate access to education in rural farming communities are compelling some young people to engage in child labour. The agricultural sector, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape, witnesses a notable number of underage workers. Nxesi addressed these concerns during the launch of the Prevention and Elimination of Child Labour in Sandton, emphasising the need to tackle these challenges and eliminate child labour:
# The tenth suspect linked to the murder and attempted murder of Fort Hare University staff, slated to appear before the Alice Magistrate’s Court in Dikeni, Eastern Cape, today has been identified. According to eNCA, the university has confirmed in a statement that the suspect is the director of Investigations and Vetting Services, Isaac Plaatjies. He was apprehended on Friday, and the university expects the bail application to be heard in a week’s time. Meanwhile, the state is pushing for the case to be transferred to the High Court.
# At least 80-thousand Kenyans across the country have been displaced following the heavy rainfall that led to flooding and landslides. Kenya’s deputy president Rigathi Gachagua says emergency services have been deployed to deliver aid and rescue marooned families. In addition, a multi-agency team led by the Kenya Coast Guard Service is trying to retrieve the bodies. He has called on the public to avoid floodwaters and evacuate homes in low-lying areas. The prolonged rainfall was expected to extend into the first quarter of next year
# Tennis: World number one Novak Djokovic regards Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, Italian Jannik Sinner and Holger Rune of Denmark as the game’s next Big Three. The 36-year-old Serbian defeated Sinner yesterday to clinch the ATP Final title for a record seventh time. Djokovic says he wants to keep playing as long as he is able to win against the trio:
Play sound: ENG Novak Djokovic
# And the financial indicators: The dollar trades at 18-rand-38-cents and the euro at 20-rand-10-cents. One British pound costs 22-rand-94-cents and Bitcoin trades at 37-thousand-139-dollars-93-cents. Gold sells at one-thousand-971-dollars-90-cents a fine ounce and Brent crude oil is quoted at 81-dollars-96-cents a barrel.
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