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Zero load shedding for this week, focus on World AIDS Day, Hlaudi rising

No expected load shedding this week:

The benefits of load shedding over the weekend mean there aren't any expected incidents over this week. Eskom Senior General Manager, Andrew Etzinger:

A lot better today and the country took pain over the weekend with the load shedding, but we've managed to build up reserves to protect the economy and we're in a good position at the start of the week

TAC to boycott World AIDS Day government celebrations:

While reports have emphasised the TAC's disdain of the national World AIDS Day commemoration set to take place in Welkom in the Free State, TAC Board Member Mark Haywood emphasises this is a move to express their anger at the level of wastage:

What TAC is questioning is whether it is a good use of resources and of the day to spend probably about R5 million, shipping in dignitaries and putting up tents in far-flung parts of the Free State which has a terrible crisis of its own health services...take down the tents tonight and tomorrow you've got things as bad as it was yesterday. World AIDS Day events must be honoured, but must be done in a way that saves money and saves lives.

Motsoeneng's promotion to SABC CEO during investigation comes under fire:

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EWN Correspondent Masa Kekana on this story: a war of words has erupted between the Democratic Alliance (DA) and South African Broadcasting (SABC) top leadership. The DA claims to have received threats from SABC Chief Operating Officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng. The DA released a document signed by SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala which appoints Motsoeneng as acting CEO of the broadcaster from 22 November to 31 of December 2014. In the letter to the DA, Motsoeneng states that the party obtained the document illegally and is disrupting the day to day running of the SABC. But the DA’s Gavin Davis says the decision to appoint Motsoeneng is irrational and both Motsoeneng and Tshabalala should have been suspended.


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