Express News: 20-21 November

Bringing you some highlights over the past two days:

Bo-Kaap residents took to the streets in protest against the new developments in the area which will result in a hike in property rates in the area. Residents say they are in need of social housing, but the opposite in happening with the rise of high-rate apartment building as the Bo-Kaap Civic Association is in negotiations about these developments.

Gauteng has been named Africa’s 7th biggest economy as it contributes 35% to South Africa’s GDP, is key to trade, and is also a connection in the continent’s economy. This places Gauteng ahead of countries such as Tanzania and Ethiopia. Nigeria took first place, Egypt second and South Africa is third, but Gauteng is the only province on the list just below Sudan.

As of 2019 South Africa will be one of Africa’s three representatives on the UN Security Council. This is an opportunity for South Africa to promote peacekeeping responses by the UN, which is a priority for its foreign policy since the 1990’s. South Africa replaces the largest troop contributing country to the UN – Ethiopia.

14 year old Stranger Things actress, Mille Bobby Brown, has been made the youngest Unicef Goodwill Ambassador. She’ll be using her influence to raise awareness to children’s rights and the many problems the youth faces. In an Instagram post she said the role was a dream come true and honour. Millie has been supportive of the children’s charity for two years now.

And finally in sports:

The Black Leopards have appointed a new coach, Dylan Kerr. He comes in after the previous coach, Joel Masutha, resigned last week.

Kerr’s resumé is nothing to scoff at. He’s worked with the Mpumalanga black Aces, Thanda Royal Zulu, and the Nathi Lions. That was all before he went to coach in Vietnam, Tanzania, and Kenya.

Kerr will have the opportunity to prove himself further when the Black Leopards face Bidvest Wits on the 1st of December.