WATCH & LISTEN: Here is a recap of this morning's top news stories.

Breakfast Edition: 11 April 2016

WATCH & LISTEN: Here is a recap of this morning's top news stories.


ESKOM RECONNECTS MUNICIPALITIES:  Eskom has reached agreement with three municipalities and suspended electricity disconnections to another four municipalities in Mpumalanga, the parastatal said on Sunday. Over the past number of weeks, Eskom had had several engagements with the municipalities in Mpumalanga who had defaulted on their electricity payments, Eskom said in a statement. "We are pleased to report that we have reached [in] principle agreements with the following three municipalities in the Mpumalanga province, namely Chief Albert Luthuli, Mkhondo, and Thaba Chweu local municipalities. "Eskom will continue to engage the remaining four municipalities namely, Goven Mbeki, Lekwa, Emakhazeni, and Nkomazi local municipalities.


IEC VOTER REGISTRATION CONTINUES: The IEC said it was very happy with the turn-out the past voter registration weekend. Eligible voters who were still registered to vote were urged to visit IEC offices and do so before the Local Government Election date of 3 August is proclaimed in the Government Gazette. The IEC's Kate Bapela gave the assurance that all eligible voters could still be serviced before the deadline.

IEC adds 48 voting stations ahead of the weekend'd registration
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GWEDE MANTASHE SAYS ANC NEEDS TO TAKE STOCK: ANC Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe said the question was not whether President Jacob Zuma should resign, but rather for the ANC to take stock of the problems it is facing. Mantashe was speaking at the 23rd commemoration of the death of Chris Hani on Sunday as Samkele Maseko reports.

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PIKITUP WORKERS RETURN TO WORK: The big clean-up in Johannesburg was set to kick of on Monday morning, with thousands of Pikitup employees returning to work for the first time in over a month. Mediation and negotiation through the CCMA also resumed on Monday after an agreement to end the unprotected strike was signed between the SA Municipal Workers Union and the City of Jo'burg on Sunday. Silindelo Masikane reports.

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Photo: Samkele Maseko, JacarandaFM News

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: South Africa remembered the biggest sporting tragedy in the country's history on Monday, when 43 soccer fans were killed in a stampede at Ellis Park stadium. The tragedy took place on the 11th of April 2001. Another 250 fans, who wanted to see Kaizer Chiefs play Orlando Pirates were injured. Trevor Cramer reports.

WILLIAM AND KATE TRY THEIR HAND AT CRICKET: Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are currently on a state visit to India - and tried their hand at cricket after arriving in Mumbai. They were joined by Bollywood celebrities and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. The video is on the breakfast edition.


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