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South Africa: Presidency Receives Amended Zondo Commission Capture Report – South African News Briefs – October 12, 2022

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Presidency Receives Amended Zondo Commission State Capture Report

The Presidency has received the amended version of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture Report, which incorporates corrections made by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who chaired the Commission. The release follows the granting of permission by the Pretoria High Court on October 4, 2022, to allow Chief Justice Zondo to make corrections to the final volume of the report which was submitted to the Presidency in June 2022.

UCT Still Top Varsity In Africa, Climbs World Rankings

The University of Cape Town (UCT) climbed 23 places and retained its top spot on the continent in this year's World University Rankings published by Times Higher Education (THE) on October 12, 2022. The university now sits at 160th globally, up from 183rd place last year. Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng said: "We are deeply proud of our academics and the wider UCT community for the hard and excellent work they do that has led to this result".

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Eskom Stage 2 Load Shedding Till Thursday, Stage 1 For Rest of Week

Eskom has announced that due to the persistent shortage of generation capacity, Stage 2 load shedding will continue tonight and Thursday October 13, 2022 at 16:00 – 00:00. Stage 1 load shedding will be implemented on Friday October 14, 2022 at 16:00 – 00:00.

Durban Power Restored After Massive Outage

Power has been restored to most parts of Durban, eNCA reports. Last night about half of the coastal city was plunged into darkness following a major disruption at the Klaarwater substation. Ethekwini's head of electricity Maxwell Mthembu said a "flashover" took down one line down at the substation.

Arrests Imminent For German Tourist's Death – Minister

The tourism department briefed Parliament last night on its tourist safety plan ahead of the high season, Eye Witness News reports. Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said that arrests would happen soon for the murder of the German tourist Jorg Schnarr, who was shot in Mpumalanga nine days ago. The minister said talks were also under way to establish a tourism police unit.

Transnet Strike Threatens Berry Industry

South Africa's berry producers fear open-ended strike action may threaten 30,000 jobs in the sector and hurt the industry's export revenue of R3 billion. A strike by port and freight-rail workers entered a sixth day yesterday as wage talks deadlocked, Eye Witness News reports.

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