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E-tolls a year later, Biko autopsy report sale interdicted, China-SA relations

E-tolls mark a year of resistance:

EWN Senior Correspondent, Alex Eliseev on this story: exactly a year after going live, the multi-billion rand e-toll system has been described as a failed project. As Gauteng Premier David Makhura considers a report into the socio-economic impact of the tolls, critics say they hope sanity will prevail in the new year. Government has defended the controversial system, denying it's a total failure, but admitting that lessons have been learned.

Biko's son interdicts sale of autopsy report:

Steve Biko's eldest son, Nkosinathi Biko - now also the CEO of the Steve Biko Foundation which he founded - is in the middle of an urgent court bid to prevent the sale of his father's autopsy report. Speaking on 702's John Robbie Show, Biko added:

The auction was scheduled for today at 10:00 and it came to our attention a day-and-a-half ago. It is an initiative - I'm made to understand - by children of a certain Mr Steele, who was the secretary to Dr Gluckman. Dr Gluckman represented the family at the autopsy of Steve Biko back in 1977. Dr Gluckman apparantly handed these documents over to Mr Steele, hoping they would be better secured because his own office was under surveillance for the work that he was doing.

Zuma-led SA delegation to sign 5 year agreement with China:

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has noted the importance of the Presidential trip to China in addressing the trade imbalance between South Africa and China:

This is to ensure that we strengthen relations between South Africa and the Peoples' Republic of China with ensuring that we sign this strategic program of cooperation for the next five years and also signing various agricultural cooperation agreements, in order to increase trade between our countries.


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