News on the go

Taking a look at what the world woke up to today.

 

In some local news:
The City of Cape Town is determined to solve the city’s housing backlog by utilising 590 million rand in this financial year from the 2 billion plus rand that has been set aside to explore and cultivate new housing prospects over the upcoming years.

Yesterday in a media briefing at the Luthuli House, the ANC vowed that Eskom being split in three divisions as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa would not result in in retrenchments, privatisation, or an increase in electricity prices. The president said the split would assist in stabilising the plant’s finances and operation.

 

Moving north:
It was election weekend in Nigeria. On Saturday citizens took to the polls to cast their votes. The top contenders are President Muhammadu Buhari and opposition leader Atiku Abubakar. Unfortunately, the hope for a peaceful election was squandered as there are reports of violence breaking at the polls resulting in the death of about 35 citizens.
The results of the election are yet to be announced.

 

Talking about Africa:
South Africa’s very own Trevor Noah introduced Black Panther as one of the nominees for Best Picture at the Oscars last night. As proud as South Africa is of Trevor and how far he’s come, that wasn’t the reason he was trending this morning. This is why:

In implying that the audience wouldn’t know what he was saying, he said in Xhosa “white people don’t know I’m lying.”

 

From a South African in American to an American in South Africa:
RnB star, Tamia, was in SA this weekend on a three-city tour singing her classics that audience surely belted out word for word. In an interview with Eye Witness News she said, out of all her fans, the South African audience knows every song, not just the top singles.

 

In some sports news:
An update on Caster Semenya’s case against the International Association of Athletics Federations, the IAAF. A three-judge panel will reach a verdict late next month. The Court of Arbitration for Sport heard both sides last week in a private setting. In a statement they said the proceedings were amiable and courteous.

On that note:
Nike released a new advert