Breakfast Edition: 18 January 2016

Breakfast Edition: 18 January 2016

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

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OUTSOURCING MUST FALL: The #OutsourcingMustFall movement vowed to intensify protests at university campuses across Tshwane, as well as at municipal facilities on Monday. The University of Pretoria yesterday confirmed that its campuses would remain closed until further notice due to a threat of violence. After resolving disputes related to the composition of the university's commission on insourcing, a lengthy meeting was held on Saturday, it said. "Unfortunately, no agreement was reached. The protesters have demanded immediate insourcing of all contract workers and a minimum salary of R10, 000 per month." Varsity spokesperson, Anna-Retha Bouwer says a follow-up meeting has already been scheduled for this week. There has been no update from other universities across Tshwane on Monday morning.

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REPORT SUGGESTS THAT MATCH-FIXING IN TENNIS IS RIFE: Sixteen players ranked in the world top 50 over the last decade, including Grand Slam champions, are suspected of being involved in match-fixing, it was alleged Sunday. The BBC and BuzzFeed News claimed they have seen secret files exposing evidence of widespread suspected corruption at the top level of world tennis. "Over the last decade 16 players who have ranked in the top 50 have been repeatedly flagged to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) over suspicions they have thrown matches," the BBC claimed. "All of the players, including winners of Grand Slam titles, were allowed to continue competing." Marius van der Walt reports.


NERSA HEARINGS INTO ESKOM PRICE HIKE KICKS-OFF: The National Energy Regulator of South Africa's public hearings into Eskom's application into a price hike are expected to get underway in Cape Town today. According to a statement by the power utility, they applied for the price hike for revenue that will allow Eskom to cover operating costs and earn a reasonable return. Electricity tariffs could rise by as much as 16%, should Eskom's application be granted. "This allowed revenue however is calculated on the basis of a forecast," Eskom spokesperson, Khulu Phasiwe said.

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GARETH CLIFF CONSIDERING LEGAL ACTION AGAINST M-NET: TV and radio personality, Gareth Cliff is threatening to take M-Net to court for R25 million after the company cancelled his contract as Idols judge. M-Net axed Cliff for the upcoming season over tweets it deemed inappropriate. The tweets were related to the Penny Sparrow racism matter, which sparked a nationwide reaction. Cliff's lawyer, Eric Mabuza, said M-Net had until two o'clock on Monday afternoon to respond to a letter of demands, including Cliff's reinstatement to the judges' panel. 

ZUMA MUST FALL BANNER REMOVED: Media monitors, ROI Africa says the Gareth Cliff story dominated social media at the start of last week. However, this was overtaken by other racism and fees must fall hashtags. However, the week ended with a clear winner on social media the #ZumaMustFall banner. The company's Thonya Khourie.

RACISTS GLASSES: A Mexican-American student, Rudy Mancuso made a video about racism and posted it on YouTube - not knowing it will go viral. It shows him sitting on a bench in a park, finding a pair of "Racist Glasses". What are Racist Glasses? You have to watch the video to find out.




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