Breakfast Edition: 11 January 2016

Breakfast Edition: 11 January 2016

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


ANC DISCUSSED SA ECONOMY DURING 104 CELEBRATIONS: President Jacob Zuma has confirmed that the ANC discussed the South African economy during its birthday deliberations over the past week end. While the Rand is in free fall, the president told a TNA Breakfast on SABC it's important to keep it in context markets across the world are in turmoil. A clarion call has been made for better working relationship within the Alliance led by the ANC. The President of the COSATU,Sdumo Dlamini has called on the alliance to stop the blame game and start to co-ordinate proper communication. The ANC says 2016 is the year that peoples power shall be restored.


ANC TO MEET WITH MARIUS FRANSMAN: The ANC in the Western Cape has meanwhile confirmed that a meeting will be held today or tomorrow, to discuss the allegations of sexual harassment against their provincial leader Marius Fransman. North West Police have confirmed that a young woman has opened a case against Fransman. Spokesperson for the ANC WC Jabu Mfusi says the meeting will not be a disciplinary process but will rather aim at getting Fransman's side of the story.

Marius Fransman_gallo
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#FEESMUSTFALL TO MAKE HEADLINES AGAIN: The Fees Must Fall campaign is set to hit the headlines again, as academic registrations get underway at some universities. Last year saw students protesting for free education, but prospective students have already been warned that there is not enough space for everyone, whether they have money or not.

Durban #FeesMustFall march
Anelisa Kubheka

ESKOM NOT EXPECTING ANY POWER INTERRUPTIONS: Eskom warns that it expects the demand on the electricity system to drastically increase from today - with business, factories, schools and universities all switching on the lights and the air conditioners. Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwa is confident however, that the system would stay stable.


SYLVESTER STALLONE WINS A GOLDEN GLOBE: Sylvester Stallone won a Golden Globe on Sunday for best supporting actor for his turn in the critically acclaimed movie "Creed," reprising his iconic role of boxer Rocky Balboa.

LADY GAGA GETS TEARFUL AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES:  Lady Gaga shed tears Sunday as she won a Golden Globe for her role in "American Horror Story: Hotel," saying she wanted to be an actress before becoming a singer. Lady Gaga -- shunning her trademark sensational outfits for an elegant black evening gown by Versace and a Marilyn Monroe-esque hairdo -- said that she felt like Cher's overjoyed character in the 1987 film "Moonstruck."

RICKY GERVAIS POKES FUN AT A-LISTERS: Ricky Gervais again proved his penchant for provocation Sunday as he returned as host of the Golden Globe Awards, ribbing Hollywood's A-listers with at times uncomfortable jokes. The sharp-tongued British comic -- the host of the awards from 2010-2012 before being replaced by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler -- appeared to relish his reputation as he took the stage at the Beverly Hilton.



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