The Midday Report

National and international news, business and current affairs issues updated at lunchtime.

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'If anybody is involved in a Stratcom-like project it's Independent Newspapers'

'If anybody is involved in a Stratcom-like project it's Independent Newspapers'

AmaBhungane journalist Sam Sole rubbishes claims made by Independent Media of 'dirty tricks' trying to scupper Sagarmatha listing.

'President resolving every conflict could set bad precedent' #MahikengProtests

'President resolving every conflict could set bad precedent' #MahikengProtests

The President cutting his trip short means the ANC cannot handle matters in his absence says political analyst Dumisani Hlophe.

Gauteng Health Dept responds to claims of nursing student mistreatment

Gauteng Health Dept responds to claims of nursing student mistreatment

Students marched on the Gauteng Health Department this week, demanding textbooks and adequate support.

Commuters remain stranded, bus strike talks expected to go late into the night

Commuters remain stranded, bus strike talks expected to go late into the night

Striking workers are demanding a 12% pay hike, bosses are offering 7%.

Wardens who allegedly assisted in prison break appear in court

Wardens who allegedly assisted in prison break appear in court

Colonel Lungelo Dlamini says details behind two guards allegedly assisting inmates is evidence and cannot be disclosed yet.

Ramaphosa arrives in Mafikeng to address protesters

Ramaphosa arrives in Mafikeng to address protesters

President Cyril Ramaphosa cut short his overseas trip to visit Mahikeng and listen to residents' grievances.

More families come forward to claim Life Esidimeni compensation

More families come forward to claim Life Esidimeni compensation

Gauteng government spokesman Thabo Masebe explains the process of claiming compensation for the tragedy that claimed 144 lives.

'They shot out the tyres and they shot the victim'

'They shot out the tyres and they shot the victim'

EWN's Mandy Weiner describes an eyewitness account of one of the two shootings on Johannesburg's highways on Wednesday.

Can Eskom avoid load shedding?

Can Eskom avoid load shedding?

Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe and mining analyst Peter Major explain whether Eskom will be able to run smoothly through winter.