Today's Big Stories

MPs meet to shortlist 10 Public Protector candidates

A special committee has gathered in Parliament to discuss the criteria for shortlisting Public Protector candidates.

The committee is expected to emerge with a shortlist of candidates to be interviewed by the end of Wednesday, reports EWN's Rahima Essop.

Shortlisting will begin this afternoon and the committee has decided on finalising 10 candidates.

Essop explains that shortlist interviews are scheduled to take place on 11 August.

The committee members have compiled the list of candidates, their CV's and dossiers from NGO Corruption Watch.

Before narrowing down the list of candidates, the committee will have to decide what criteria to use and also the number of people that will be shortlisted.

Essop says the committee will assess candidates on character, skills, knowledge, experience and other categories.

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

To see the full list of persons nominated for the Public Protector post, click here.

Read More
Baskin-Robbins comes bearing treats for Cape's sweet tooths

Baskin-Robbins comes bearing treats for Cape's sweet tooths

Speciality ice cream brand Baskin-Robbins is filling bellies and the demand for artisanal ice cream in Mzantsi. We get the scoop.

Radebe reassures and congratulates SA over dodging junk status

Radebe reassures and congratulates SA over dodging junk status

Minister Jeff Radebe says that Cabinet has noted all the concerns raised by international rating agencies.

Govt needs to rethink '16 Days' campaign, says professor

Govt needs to rethink '16 Days' campaign, says professor

All the money spent on the two-week-long campaign could be put to better use, into on-going programmes and social interventions.

Blocked intersections a serious problem, says City

Blocked intersections a serious problem, says City

A stretch of road that should take drivers 3 minutes can turn into a half hour crawl because of motorists who block intersections.

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.