International & Local News summed up in 10 snappy points so that you can keep your finger on the pulse!
10 Things to Know for Wednesday:
1. The KwaZulu-Natal Education system is at the risk of collapsing if it does not get funds to fill crucial vacant posts, said the Head of Department Dr Enoch Nzama after department officials got a grilling from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) at the KZN Legislature on Tuesday.
2. A number of foreign diplomats and embassies in Pretoria appear to be observing the political standoff in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) from the sidelines, united on their refusal to comment on the ongoing developments.
3. Zimbabwe’s mineral resources have a huge potential to drive the economy in the future, with lithium, gold and diamonds seen leading the way, its mines minister Winston Chitando said.
4. A top African National Congress (ANC) leader, who is part of the interim transition team in KwaZulu-Natal, has been arrested by Hawks on unspecified charges.
5. Delegates from mining communities will on Wednesday march to the Mining Indaba in Cape Town to deliver a memorandum to mining companies and government about their plight following three days of deliberations at their Alternative Mining Indaba, which aims to present the voice of people impacted by mining activities.
6. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Wednesday called on Egyptian authorities “to ensure that the public has easy access to a full range of news and information sources in the lead-up to presidential elections scheduled for next month”.
7. Search Engine giant, Google, says there is need to inform active internet users in Nigeria about the dangers of online technologies.
8. The Police on Tuesday arraigned two men in a Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for alleged possession of a stolen Infinix Note 4 cell phone valued at N72,000.
9. Sibanye-Stillwater on Wednesday said two workers have been trapped underground at its Kloof Ikamva Shaft, south of Johannesburg, Gauteng, following a seismic incident in the early hours of Wednesday.
10. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, an increasingly prominent figure in the country’s leadership herself, will be part of the North’s delegation coming to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Seoul said Wednesday.
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– African News Agency (ANA)