Breakfast Edition: 26 November 2015

Breakfast Edition: 26 November 2015

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

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EDUCATION DEPARTMENT GOES AHEAD WITH ANAS: Despite resistance from teacher unions the Department of Basic Education says there is no reason why the writing of the national assessment tests - or ANA's - cannot be written as scheduled from today. Grade one to nine pupils in public schools are required to write these tests to assess their level of language and numeracy. Schools have until next Friday to write the ANA's, according to the Department's Elijah Mhlanga. The five teachers unions yesterday addressed a media conference saying the Department's insistence that the ANA's be written before schools break-up for the December break, makes little sense. SADTU's se George Maluleke had this theory. 

FINAL DAY OF COSATU CONGRESS: Today is the final day of Cosatu's 12th national congress and it is set to cover the adoption of several resolutions and the official announcement of the newly elected leadership. As Maryke Vermaak reports, yesterday Labour Minister, Mildred Olifant took Cosatu delegates to task over double standards, corrupting the thoughts of workers and striking for the sake of striking - and not to improve the lives of workers.   

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM FOR NO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN: All South Africans should be activists against violence against women and children, every day of the year, and not only for the next two weeks. This is the message from President Jacob Zuma who yesterday launched the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children in Mahikeng as he explained to take the campaign to the people. 

OPERATION CLEAN UP: Johannesburg Mayor, Parks Tau along with his executive will clean the streets of Braamfontein this morning. The clean-up operation amid the ongoing strike by Pikitup employees. Council Speaker, Conny Bapela says protesters must avoid damaging property during the protests but they will also be meeting with their representatives to being an end to the strike.

MAYOR GETS HIS HANDS DIRTY: The mayor of Johannesburg, Parks Tau joined officials and Pikitup management to clean the streets of the city while Pikitup workers resume their strike action.

NEW BULLS GEAR: The brand new Bulls kit for the 2016 Super 16 rugby season was revealed by Puma last night. This year the Bull is central to the design with the traditional light and dark blue for the home kit, the same design in black and orange for the away games and a special pink kit for one match in support of Cansa. 

WATCH: Robbie Kruse takes a look at the new Stellar Bulls Kit. Check out the VIDEO here: 




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