Today's Big Stories

ANC chant 'Asinavalo' as Tshwane council prepares to swear in Msimanga as mayor

Proceedings are underway as the the metro council sits for its first meeting to elect a new Tshwane mayor.

DA's Solly Msimanga is expected to be elected in as mayor today, after the EFF vowed to vote with them in the hung metro.

EWN's Masa Kekana reports that the ANC caucus arrived in the council chambers and assumed their new position while singing their singing election song "Asinavalo".

She says the ruling party members appear to be in a jovial mood, while there are questions being asked on the whereabouts of the mayoral chain.

It's reported that the mayoral chain has been stolen.

We do know from a reliable source that apparently the mayoral chain went missing some time ago, and outgoing mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa was using a fake one all along.

β€” Masa Kekana, EWN reporter

It’s understood Msimanga will not announce his mayoral committee today, but probably do so at the next meeting which is scheduled for next week.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

Read More
New child passports in lieu of unabridged birth certificate next year

New child passports in lieu of unabridged birth certificate next year

Families traveling overseas may have an easier time navigating the borders once the child passport is introduced in February 2017.

Minimum wage will apply to foreign nationals, says Ramaphosa

Minimum wage will apply to foreign nationals, says Ramaphosa

Once an agreement has been reached on the minimum wage figure, it will have an effect on every worker in SA, says Deputy Pres.

7 ways MultiChoice plans to kill off DStv repeats

7 ways MultiChoice plans to kill off DStv repeats

MultiChoice is responding to DStv subscribers complaints about too many repeats by revamping their product and freshening content.

I watch my metaphors a bit more carefully now, says Zapiro

I watch my metaphors a bit more carefully now, says Zapiro

Satirical cartoonists and commentator Zapiro reflects on his more controversial depictions this year and his 21st book collection.

How to get through the holidays when grief-stricken

How to get through the holidays when grief-stricken

Holiday cheer isn't felt by all families over Christmas time. Some experience grief or are reminded of loved one's they have lost.

Suspected lesbian hate crime indicative of SA's social crisis, says activist

Suspected lesbian hate crime indicative of SA's social crisis, says activist

LGBTI activist and researcher Phumi Mtetwa says that hate crimes are a societal problem which need to be tackled by all citizens.