PHOTO OF THE DAY - President Cyril Ramaphosa Source: Cindy Waxa/ ANA

International & Local News summed up in 10 snappy points so that you can keep your finger on the pulse!

10 Things to Know for Monday:

1. President Cyril Ramaphosa has received messages of congratulations from a number of heads of state and government during a round of telephone calls at his official residence in Cape Town.

2. Sudanese authorities are in the process of releasing more than 80 political prisoners held in jails in the capital Khartoum.

3. West Africa’s extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have forced thousands elsewhere to flee over the past year, AP reported.

4. Lawyers for Human Rights said on Monday a hearing at the Pretoria High Court in which four communities affected by mining are challenging a charter published by mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane last year would proceed despite the chamber of mines, which represents producers, suspending its own case.

5. A Nigerian court has released 475 people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram for rehabilitation, the justice ministry confirmed

6. One person has sustained minor injuries Monday morning after a collision between a truck and a vehicle at the corner of Rick Turner Road and Umbilo Road in Umbilo, Durban.

7. Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has accused the African National Congress in the city of attempting to stop the insourcing of security personnel to protect “lucrative security contracts handed out to their tenderpreneurs”.

8. The late Zimbabwean opposition MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s son Morgan Richard Jnr on Sunday anointed Nelson Chamisa as the party’s new leader.

Morgan Tsvangirai
File photo: ANA


9. It is no longer acceptable to fire employees working for Bombela, the operator of the Gautrain, if they defend themselves against commuters who misbehave and physically and verbally abuse them, the United National Transport Union (Untu) said on Sunday.

10. The South African Communist Party is mourning the death of the party’s Limpopo chairman Teenage Monama, the SACP in the province said on Sunday.

Today’s Highlight in History:

1736- George Frideric Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast” premieres

– African News Agency (ANA)