Breakfast Edition: 20 April 2016

Breakfast Edition: 20 April 2016

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


GAUTENG EDUCATION GETS AN "F" FOR FRUSTRATION: Gauteng parents and guardians have been frustrated after the online system to register grade 1 and grade 8 pupils for 2017 only went live late on Tuesday afternoon. Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi addressed the media after the online system didn't go live as scheduled on Tuesday morning. The system crashed last week due to high volumes. Lesufi said he also realised that not all the addresses, of especially township schools, were available and those schools were not on the system. Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has appealed to parents to be patient, as he believes online will benefit them and their children in future. Listen to the frustrated parent's grievances below.

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ZANDSPRUIT RESIDENTS MARCHING FOR ELECTRICITY: Resident of Zandspruit will take to the streets on Wednesday to highlight the lack of services in the area.

TAXI SHOOTING IN MIDRAND: A taxi owner was killed in a shooting in Midrand on Tuesday afternoon. Four taxi owners were also injured in the drive-by shooting on the corners of Allendale and Old Pretoria roads, Gauteng police confirm. Police spokesperson Major Mack Mngomezulu said occupants of a silver Audi opened fire on the victims who were doing patrols.


BODIES OF ANC BUS ACCIDENT VICTIMS BACK IN JOBURG: The ANC volunteers who died in a bus crash last Sunday would be laid to rest over the weekend. A memorial service was planned to take place on Wednesday. Five men and five women died in a crash near Wineburg in the Free State. The cause of the accident is being investigated after claims that the driver switched seats with another driver while the bus was moving. Families tearfully made their way into the Germiston mortuary yesterday to identify their next of kin, as Maryke Vermaak reports. 

SHARP FOCUS ON MINING: Mineral Resources minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, has vowed to transform the mining sector through the implementation of the new Mining Charter. The Charter was published in the Government Gazette for comment last week, amid warnings that it could lead to large-scale job losses.

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