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Lindiwe Sisulu disputes ANC’s top 6 nominations
Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu filed a dispute following the formal announcement of the ANC’s top six nominations, eNCA reports. Sisulu herself submitted her name for the nomination, but it did not garner enough support. In a letter to the President of the Election Committee, Kgalema Motlanthe, and to the members of the Election Committee, Sisulu states that the nominations submitted do not correlate with the data provided during the announcement. The nominees are as follows: President: Cyril Ramaphosa; Zweli Mkize. Vice President: Paul Mashatile; Ronald Lamola; Oscar Mabunyane. General Secretary: Ndumiseni Ntuli; Phumulo Masualle; Philile Mbalula. Deputy Secretary General: Nomvula Mokonyane; Phoebe Potgieter. President: Stanley Mathabatha; Gwede Mantashe; David Masondo. General Treasurer: Benjamin Chauke; Polish Mabe; Mzwandile Masina.
Women in the maritime industry break the silence on gender-based violence and bullying
Women represent 1% of those currently browsing. At a two-day GBV seminar in Cape Town, organized by the Department of Transport and the South African Maritime Safety Authority, seafarers told their stories of abuse, harassment and intimidation. The women have detailed their problems aboard mostly international ships. The seminar was also attended by businessmen and government officials who pledged to address the issue of gender violence on board ships, eNCA reports.
Is here! Consumers expected to chase Black Friday deals despite tough times
The Black Friday 2022 is here. The biggest shopping event held on the last Friday of November is the first in two years after Covid-19. Consumers are expected to hunt for bargains despite difficult economic conditions. In an attempt to control inflation, the Reserve Bank of South Africa yesterday announced an increase in the repo rate to 7%, while the prime consumer lending rate is 10.5%. Homeowners and motorists will have to dig deeper into their pockets to cover the costs of their mortgages and car loans. Another rate increase is anticipated for January 2023.
Another close confidant of the Zulu king shot dead
Police are investigating murder charges after Prince Mbongiseni Milton Muntukaphiwana Zulu, a close confidant and associate of King Misuzulu, was shot dead last night. The Zulu prince is the second associate of the king to be assassinated. On September 17, 2022, Dr. Dumisani Khumalo, a confidant of the late King Goodwill Zwelithini and who helped the current King, Misuzulu KaZwelithini, seize the throne from his rival, Prince Simakade, was assassinated after the reed dance in nongoma.