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WATCH: Mmusi Maimane addresses the media
23 October 2019, 5:20 PM

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane is expected to address the media later on Wednesday and no longer at 3PM as earlier had been reported.

WATCH: SAPS appears before the Police Portfolio Committee
23 October 2019, 9:52 AM

SA Police Service (SAPS) will again appear before the Police Portfolio Committee in a follow-up meeting to brief parliament on the Firearms Amnesty 2019/20.

Prince Charles attends Wales rugby training session in Tokyo
23 October 2019, 6:17 AM

Britain’s Prince Charles attended a Wales rugby training session in Tokyo on Tuesday (October 23) ahead of their World Cup semi-final against South Africa on Sunday.

Charles was presented with a Welsh ruby shirt by captain Alun Wyn Jones before posing for photographs with the team.

Wales, who have never won the tournament in its 32 year history, have played in two previous semi-finals, losing both of them.

Most recently, they lost 9-8 to France in the semi-finals in 2011 but they got a measure of revenge last weekend when they knocked the French out of the current tournament.

Parents urged to support matriculants during exam season
23 October 2019, 6:02 AM

The Department of Basic Education has urged parents to support their children during this exam season.

Matriculants are writing English Paper One on Wednesday morning. The exams officially started last week with some of them being affected by load shedding.

About two weeks ago, quality assurance body, Umalusi, expressed satisfaction over the preparedness of the department in conducting the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams. Department Spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga says: “Make sure that they are safe. Transportation, make sure that it’s on time everywhere so that no one is late. Community members who are planning protests, please don’t do that during exam time. If you want to do it, please do so far away from schools where exams are being written because we want to make sure that there are no disruptions that are going to negatively affect the administration of the examination.”

Comair expects its full fleet to be back in operation by Wednesday
23 October 2019, 5:50 AM

Comair says it expects its full fleet to be back in operation by Wednesday after the Civil Aviation Authority grounded some Comair and SAA planes amid concerns about maintenance.

The CAA issued a verification notice related to irregular findings picked up during a recent audit of South African Airways Technical – which does maintenance on the planes.

Deen Gielink, an executive manager in flight operations at Comair, says:

“We are expecting our full fleet to be back in operation Wednesday morning and we will be running our normal schedule from October 23rd. We would like to thank our customers and other stakeholders for their continued support and understanding.”

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