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Happening Now: The ANC is hosting an energy symposium at UJ. DMRE minister Gwede Mantashe and DPE minister Pravin Gordhan due to make an address and will be followed by a panel discussion. #ANC #energycrisis
Fikile Mbalula at ANC energy symposium: Gwede Mantashe is under attack. I can see that. I know where that attack is coming from. But Gwede Mantashe is not running Eskom.. Eskom is run by De Ruyter and is under Pravin Gordhan. Eskom reports to Pravin Gordhan. #Newzroom405
Loadshedding hit the ANC energy symposium at UJ earlier. Since then they've been struggling to get the virtual speakers back online and ready. Mbalula remarks on the loadshedding interruption: "That is the elephant in the room,"
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[ON AIR] Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter and board members meet with Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA).

Tune into Newzroom Afrika DStv channel 405 for more. #Newzroom405
De Ruyter: During State capture, Eskom academy of learning was neglected.
De Ruyter: We are receiving good support from the national Treasury and we have good relations.
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JUST IN: An investigation into the incident where EFF MPs were ejected out of the House during a sitting of President Cyril Ramaphosa's Parliamentary reply, has found no evidence of GBV and sexual harassment. - Parliament

NA Speaker, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, says she has received a report on an independent investigation by Adv. Elizabeth Baloyi-Mere into allegations of GBV and/or sexual harassment during the removal of members of the EFF by members of the Parliamentary Protection Services.
"The investigation indicates that Members' attitude to the Rules seemed to be a problem. Adv Baloyi-Mere recommended that the Speaker holds a meeting with all the Chief Whips to ensure that all public representatives comply with, and abides by the Rules of Parliament. "
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NEWS: Some of the Political parties (opposition parties) in the National Assembly, DA, EFF, IFP, NFP, ATM, UDM, and ACDP held a meeting in Johannesburg today.

In a statement by the EFF, the "agenda and focus was to consolidate and strengthen opposition parties’ resolve to hold the Executive and President Cyril
Ramaphosa accountable; especially in light of the serious allegations he faces regarding Phala Phala..."
The parties expressed discontent with the manner in which the NA Speaker has thus far handled their demands to hold the President accountable. They agree that the concealment of the President’s responses to the PP on Phala Phala, is unacceptable and must be challenged.
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The #costofliving continues to rise rapidly in South Africa as consumers buckle under high fuel and food prices. #Newzroom405
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