Morning Digest - EFF found guilty, Marikana final arguments, wind power for CPT

EFF found guilty:

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and 19 EFF MPs have been found guilty as charged by Parliament's Powers and Privileges Committee.

Committee chairperson Lemias Mashile says the committee met until late on Monday night before what he calls “sufficient consensus” was reached on the guilt of each of the MPs.

Read more on this here. Keep following this story with EWN Parliamentary Correspondent, Gaye Davis.

Gearing up to conclude on Marikana:

Pic courtesy: City Press

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has entered its final phase with closing arguments being heard today from evidence leaders about the purpose of the commission.

President Jacob Zuma appointed the inquiry to investigate whether police were justified in using lethal force when 34 protesting miners were gunned down at Lonmin's Marikana mine.

Read more on this here. Keep following this story with EWN Senior Correspondent Gia Nicolaides.

Wind technology to power up Cape Town:

Local initiatives are looking to launch Atlantis in Cape Town as the Western Cape’s new green economic hub.

The town is earmarked for development to grow the province’s green technology sector and promote the community’s manufacturing potential.

Atlantis, chosen for its unused industrial tracts of land, has long struggled with a high unemployment rate.

Billions of rands in renewable energy investments have been projected for the region over the next few years.

Read more on this here. Keep following this story with EWN Correspondent Natalie Malgas.

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