Newsroom, 31 May 2018

Newsroom, 31 May 2018



the DEA caucus two votes to change cape town mayor purchase de laws authority to delegate an application by the trustees of the mining rehabilitation funds is – Gupta owned companies will be heard in the High Court in Pretoria Minister of Basic Education sets release at ministerial task in report into the introduction of history as a compulsory subject you know for us it's just about concentrating on ourselves and we always play to up to the best of our abilities when we are internally focused you know in just following our processes with only two tournaments left in the World Series the South African at 7:13 are four points from log leaders Fiji the penultimate tournament takes place in London this weekend and the Blitz books are focusing on themselves so it welcomes us vbc watching newsroom I'm Chantal and – thank you very much for joining us this morning are coming up this hour one in five children in South Africa are subjected to some sort of sexual emotional or physical abuse before they turn 18 and we have a discussion around this with the launch of Child Protection week campaigns this week I'm not alone Bennett correctly is standing by with all your sporting highlights this morning very happy Thursday to you value our thank you very much and a very well scary statistic them go to your conversation a little bit later on it is lighter though in sports and I'll be bringing you a sports bulletin at quarter to the top of the hour here on newsroom good morning to you first up though chante sports few news your lead story at the top of the hour the DEA caucus is expected to vote to change a cape town mayor Patricia and laws authority to delegate it is being touted as a means of strengthening oversight if passed it will effectively give her ceremonial powers well this comes before next week's court ruling on her powers as mayor and party member however the law maintains she is still the executive mayor while the opposition in C is livid an application by the trustees of the mining rehabilitation funds of to cook to own companies or be heard in the High Court in pretoria the trustees wants the court to reverse the attachment of about 1.7 billion rand by the asset forfeiture unit in March of the same court ruled that the funds in the optimum mine and confronting mine a rehabilitation trust must be transferred from the Bank of Baroda to Nedbank for safekeeping with interest the money is to stay with Nedbank until a forfeiture crop water grant administer of basic education is set to release ministerial Tahseen report in to the introduction of history as a compulsory subject angioma checker will on Thursday of course today released that ministerial task team report into the possibility of introducing history as a compulsory subject in further education and training ban in 2015 the Department hosted the inaugural history round table where the ministerial task team led by Professor subbu Cecil Glover was established and given terms of reference to conduct a comparative international study on how best to implement the introduction of history as a compulsory subject in Fe T schools the team was also responsible for the review and strengthening of the content of history in the FEC and general education and training balance the kwazulu-natal government is launching an investigation into death threats made against the order to general staff and are working in its aquemini subpoena team it will be conducted by the provincial cooperative governance and traditional affairs department was the kamala father report it's reported that threats were made while staff from the AG's office were auditing the 870 municipality a security concern led them to withdraw their work it's believed an anonymous caller intermediated one of the AG staff members threatening not to touch certain departments including the supply-chain department the officials have now been provided with security government has admitted the scandal has caused damages to the Metro the municipality working with the law enforcement agency will continue with ensuring the security measures are provided together with the Minister of police and our MSE of community safety culture dismissed such as change that at a minister of kuliev a hand in the soccer we would like to assure all South Africans that no municipality in the province will be tolerated of intimidating or giving threats of violence against any official of auditor-general or of any other institution for that matter police are also investigating the allegations municipalities and other state entities have been wanted to comply with the chapter 9 institutions vocie Kamala s ABC News Durban police have foiled the latest in a spate of cash in transit robberies yesterday a vehicle rammed into the cash vehicle in an attempted heist in the Kumasi area in southeastern malanga police say these security offers escaped unharmed and no money was taken meanwhile six of the seven suspects believed to be involved in Monday's Poliquin a heist will be back in court only 12th of June for a bail application witness TV report it is the first court appearance for the Malala ruth highest suspect members of public who had the gallery wanted to get a glimpse of the suspects media was bad from publishing the suspects eye titties this is to enable the police to conduct a successful identification parade suspects alleged that they were assaulted during the time of the arrest for formal bill application they've been charged for prisoner of unlawful firearms and consume of unlawful ammunition even the one of robbery plus two attempted murder and the war and the adoption of even the explosive the Hawks are continuing to investigate the madam some of the people who paid the public gallery say they want justice to prevail I came to court to see if whether they'll be able to get the bail today the Hawks are yet to recover the missing cash this was a second robbery on the same Road in a space of a week the suspects will be back in court on the 12th of June for bail application as the members of the media not to publish the faces of the suspect as the police are still going to conduct an identification parade a joint operation team led by the hogs still has more to do in terms of recovering the missing cash police say more arrests are imminent as their investigations are still continuing witness device ABC News CEO outside pull up on the outrage Chatsworth community has made a game to vent frustrations over poor police visibility and negligence in the area as a third suspect is due to make his second appearance over the death of a nine year old calm or sorry ahsoka Raja was shot and killed in a botched hijacking on Monday community members gathered in a local hall for a meeting over crime in the area last night some claimed the perpetrators of the crime are from one particular racial group all 20 community members were arrested after going on a rampage over the killing of Sonia on Monday the suspects entered the courtroom limping still pleading from injuries he sustained Junior hijack incidents his clothes full of bloodstains he was not asked to plead the man who lives in Morini lewis of devon came to has been assaulted by police and other inmates at the police cells he demanded to be moved to ezreal prison parts magistrate Muhammad Allen refused to grant him the demand hundreds of community members didn't make it to the table magistrate court as the method was moved from Chatsworth at the last minute on Monday the suspects along with two other heavily armed men accosted said his father in his driveway he was preparing to sex idea to school a shootout ensued inside our shorts she later died in hospital another robot died on the scene while the other still on the run me sukumaran let CPC news Durbin let's have a look now at some other news stories a situation is calm in Mottola King Township on housing's west round this morning the r28 between around Fontaine and western area has also been opened to traffic well this follows yesterday's violent service delivery protests a local police station had to be evacuated after protesters broke windows and pulled down fence residents were reportedly protesting over allegations of maladministration and the fortunate sale of rdp houses in the area five people have been arrested for public violence Iliev care for children will come under the spotlight at the third international children's palliative care conference in Durban today well health care practitioners who specialize and care for children with rare and life-threatening conditions will come together to share their best practices among the speaker's is 2018 at a Nobel Peace Prize nominee dr. Rajagopal who is known as the father of the palliative care in India and sister Frances Dominica the founder of the world's first Children's Hospice the president Cyril Ramaphosa has told the Muslim Judicial Council that the ANC is more than determined to root out corruption in the state Ramaphosa was addressing guests Saxon iftar dinner at Rylands and Cape Town after breaking the fast with Muslims and invited guests s ABC's Bala Lonnie Phillips reports a month of sacrifice for the Muslim community and the president also breaks the fast with locals it was then down to business religious leaders commanding the South African position on Israel as well as calling on the President to end gentrification in Cape Town sign a law that recognizes Muslim marriages and intervene in the land restitution program in district 6 in the Cape Town CBD program noble as it is 24 years ended into democracy merely scratched the surface as an example district 6 has only seen two hundred families of the five thousand returned to the beloved home president Ramaphosa accepted the concerns raised with him promising he would be attending to them the president also appealed to the Muslim community to embrace his tomb Amina sent me campaign is almost second nature and we know that it's not a once of type of event sitting at my table I sit with people the president also called on the Muslim community to work with the ANC towards the 2019 general election and help the party regain the Western Cape he has also acknowledged that the ANC had disappointed the Muslim community on dealing with their concerns on corruption and we will do so as we deal with corruption both in the public sector and in the private sector because there is also corruption in the private sector it is not only in the public President Cyril Ramaphosa also used the occasion to condemn any acts of extremism and appealed to religious leaders to continue to condemn such acts – rolana Philip s ABC News Cape Town to help ensure you have enough money for life's journey momentum is a plan that multiplies your benefits so if you protect your stuff with car and home insurance from momentum you'll get smart features from our app you can submit hail and wind screen claims and get approval instantly saving you time and making it easier speak to your financial advisor or SMS app to four two zero two four four equipped [Applause] No yes yes [Applause] [Applause] sports live every Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. robots information and artificial intelligence are becoming an increasingly important part of our lives we love the term disruptive technologies parents and caregivers are taking part of in Facebook unless we give you African technology and social reason why I can't live without my cell phone is because I do everything on my cell phone for all your technology news catch network with spoo Mandela's on D on Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. welcome to cas ABC you're watching the newsroom i'll question that we're asking or what it can be done to protect our children or what more can be done we've asked you to send us your comments on s ABC newsroom of course it is as a kick-start launch of a child protection week here in south africa with the various campaigns also kicking off let's have a look at some of the comments and tweets coming through or as Sandra says that lead to train and higher dedicated competent teachers who will supervise children properly at school the classroom should not be the place where children are most likely to be molested by other children where are the teachers when these incidents occur again Sandra saying give children in impoverished areas three papa meals a day at school too many are undernourished and hungry you know definitely agreeing with some of those views there let's have a look at our poll we've been asking should history as a subject to be made compulsory in schools what 65% of you're saying yes 35% of you are saying notes over 500 votes are coming in this morning and look at some of the views behind there the statistics this morning mr. Cervantes is in order to know where you are going you must know where you come from and Michael said yes if it is black history for our children as an African because I feel there is a lack of respect for our history in the current curriculum yet we are the majority in numbers our kids must know about shocka shocka rather mache attrition Ganic also this is not a young country big history Millison says history is history and it should be taught plus it's a great way to preserve past events I found in all historical instances there is a lesson to be learned different a different views therein in the history and and learning about the past specifically South Africa's past and at what we do let's have a look at a social media on Facebook this morning s ABC newsroom Facebook page obviously parties in the northwest are keen to get answers on how former premier Supra long Bobby Liu acquired a large business empire during his tenure and then we also see United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres has vowed to pursue support for an anti-terror force gathering of five Sahel nations despite a u.s. rebuff for UN funding and finally Adisa can declare itself the winner over the art rival Nike in adidas rather archival Nike in the upcoming Soccer World Cup even before the match has kicked off as it is kitten out of the most teeth well you can find this and more on our Facebook page your visit to s ABC News website and look at what's making headlines in the newspapers this morning on the African continent starting in South Africa the citizens reporting that marriage as an institution appears to be on the rocks in South Africa with the country registering a steady decline in registered marriages in the years between 2006 and 2016 moving to Namibia the Namibian says Works Minister John with Ottawa it says the government spent about 1.3 billion Namibian dollars on road accidents in 2017 as the crashes continued to increase and finally in vicini the Swazi observer approaching that the natural commissioner of police Isaac Magog Allah says that the killing of people is now taking center stage in the country the cases of aggravated murders reaching 180 since January 2017 up until yesterday take short break here on their s ABC News your East Asian so TV continues to be the top infectious killer worldwide claiming 4,500 lives a day it is estimated that approximately 1 percent of the global population is autistic so if you're an American late how well do you understand the benefits structure and how your medical agent maneuver and if you're not animated too late have you considered belonging to work so how much and what should you know about this condition is it Purim can people living with epilepsy fluencies play sport drive cars you can employ 7 million people around the world die annually as a result of tobacco for health tip catch health talk every Saturday from 9:00 to 10:00 indeed welcome back you're watching in newsroom all Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu kicked off Child Protection week by putting the spotlight on issues facing young South Africans under the age of 18 the department said that one in five children in South Africa are subjected to some sort of sexual emotional or physical abuse before they even turn 18th well this year's theme for the week-long campaign is let us all protect children to move South Africa forward now from walnuts we are joined in studio by Ossie sook eisah as saved the children South Africa communications manager very good morning chief thank you very much for joining us this morning Wellington thanks for having us essentially you know what is the significance of of child protection week and you know are these campaigns effective okay in terms of child protection work I think that it it helps in terms of raising awareness but of course no one can be naive to think that for instance it can solve we can solve all the problems that our children are facing in the country in just seven days for instance so it means that a we need to create a more our inner space and for media also to assist us in terms of doing such things in terms of raising awareness as rights groups as well as also is government as well as well as other members of society so when it comes to child protection with yes they may be those who might be arguing that it doesn't really work because now how many how long it's been hit there for years for instance right but however things are not changing so what we need to do is that yesterday's action which is a short time but let's not extend it to make it every day that we make sure that were raised awareness and stuff yeah playing an active role in ensuring better protection of you know boys and girls just over a 570 boys being killed in the 2016 2017 year and over 260 girls being killed okay in terms of Seraph against the way we behave right now we can't really say that we we are doing our utmost best I'm sure we can do better because if you look at the homicide rate child homicide rate in Africa for instance South Africa is ranked like number is the first country like it's the West in South Africa than anywhere else in Africa but in as a matter of effect or rather it's even worse in anywhere else in the world outside of Latin America that's a very shocking statement yes so that's that that's what's happening when you look at mobile reports or studies that have been done so childhood my site is quite high in South Africa so what we need to be doing is that we need to take a multi-faceted approach in terms of how we approach this this is the sketch of violence against children so that means that me and you need to be active in the role that we play in terms of trying to protect children and also what it means is that our politicians for instance they need to be on the ground it's not enough to just pass laws for instance so we will need politicians on the ground to assist us in terms of in terms of fighting the scourge of violence so as we approach 2019 with the elections coming we need politicians to make sure that the rights and the interest of children are protected so that needs to be included in their manifestos as well so that we know what they are plain we what they are planning for children also there is a PS for instance they also somehow there is some sort of inadequate training for for the s ApS in terms of how to handle these matters you saw in my Malouda for instance that when they reported a child missing the s ApS somehow there was some confusion on in terms of how in terms of how the what the law says in terms of how to handle that particular case that's just one instance but there many of those instances where cases are reported but you find that the APS doesn't know how to respond to a particular case so we need to beef up that kind of thinking let's talk about schools as well you know just this past week alone we heard that story that came to the spotlights in the northwest but two young girls in high school being hanged by allegedly by one of the deceased boyfriends or ex-boyfriends this talk about security in the school's security contingents the roles that schools play as well as teachers and educators okay yes we are saved the children for instance we started the home setting in terms of how we deal with things we try to encourage parents in terms of positive parenting for instance and then we move from there from the home setting we move to to the education sector that's where what you are mentioning for instance that's where children also face some sort of abuse and stuff so in that particular setting what we encouraging is that also teachers need to be vetted or screened as well properly so that we know that exists whoever we live our children with is capable of taking care of them so those are the things that we need to improve in terms of society as well as government and civil society we need to push for for better screening of teachers as well as as well as making sure that things are done in a proper way when it comes to the people we live with our children definitely you know that is quite concerning specifically with the vetting and the screening of teachers if we have a look at the sex offenders list there was a report that was made by deputy ministers saying that the register number one is not necessarily made available number two it doesn't necessarily have sexual offenders on there that have committed other crimes so for instance the teacher could have raped someone that was over the age of eighteen but not necessarily someone that was under the age of 18 and therefore would not be put on that list just take us through some of those concerns okay in terms of those concerns in terms of what measures in really while the laws are there for instance they still need to be improved in terms of what approach can we take in terms of dealing with that particular issue for instance yes even if it's someone who is like not over 18 for instance who has been raped sometimes you find that cases are not reported for instance so that person who may be guilty of something may not be on that particular list or as well so we need to make sure that we check the background also apart from having it in terms of what is that say from the SI PS but also to check the person's background and what about actually making these findings public to parents you know I mean you you leave your children at school you know for eight hours of the day hoping that you know they are in good hands we are save the children we we do support any measure that will assist in terms of but it should be a positive measure however I should mention that for instance we won't support vigilantism or instance if there are cases like children being victimized for instance so we support positive measures those measures should be done in in the legal framework according to the constitution of the country so if something like that will be in line with the laws of the country we do support that kind of action and just last you just before we wrap it up what is your stance on bullying I mean it's not necessarily physical abuse but it has the same impact bullying on childhood child bullying as well as older children blueing younger children okay fine it can be it can come in form of physical abuse and it can also come in form of emotional abuse so that creates some sort of trauma so our stance is that any kind of violence and by violence what we mean is that anything that takes away a dignity of a human being that's violence to us that's how we see it especially when it comes to children so that's why we are saying well it comes to pulling the the victim needs help also the bully itself a special rule comes to children so that's why we need to make sure that our society is free of violence thank you very much for that discussion that was super C so casa as safe for children's of Africa Communications Manager manager rather just speaking about some of the issues around a Child Protection week as a kicked off also ahead in a complete turn of events Moscow has accused Ukraine of anti-russian hysteria find out this and more after the break as the mokra see make sure we get into discussing very very sensitive issues I think that that there's a lot of people that are calling it I'm sure it's gonna be appealed it is the beginning of a long chain of South Africa fighting racism that sticky label of being a white party so to speak doesn't seem to want to go over their competition it really helps and it got really important stay tuned to medium monitor every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. this is your MIDI report good afternoon I assume as president of the Republic of Kenya let's take a look at how African markets and currencies are forming are the central bankers say the success of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is just a bubble breaking stories detailed economy and sports TuneIn to meet their board every Monday to Friday through 12 p.m. four children are bearing the brunt of a devastating humanitarian crisis in eastern province of Tanganyika in the Democratic Republic of Congo due to conflicts top officials from the United States and North Korea had ended the first round of talks in New York to finalize for an historic summit in June between that country's leaders President Trump and Kim Johnson the Moscow has accused Ukraine of anti-russian hysteria follows the admission by Ukraine security services that they fake the murder of Russian journalists hid above Jenko on Tuesday leading at the half hour with some African news the head of the Sanok regional meeting in August this year the tsuiteru is moving ahead to implement the regional bodies decision as recommended by Judge Marple my boys Commission in 2015 doubling the hardware reports which is now turning into divine interventions this coming Friday the 1st of June 2018 has been marked as a day of national prayer to kick-start the reform process the whole idea was to indicate by message that we are not taking for granted this it is a very serious issue for us as a nation and we also want to send that message to being dynasties we are not just ignite these indeed any exercise abilities the oversight process also took at all when the facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa was inaugurated as the president of Republic of South Africa and will be leading his party campaign ahead of the country's national elections that allowed him to appoint a renowned then a facilitator government joined by SAP mil a body entrusted to be the eyes and the ears of Sirach on the ground centre special envoy to South Africa to negotiate with former Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Renzi who fled Lesotho citing security threats to his life and even the roadmap that government was also saying so I think the government sees the involvement of the religious his is seen as neutral political and unbiased entity that can mediate across all stakeholders flap along whatever as ABC News masala suit all the funeral of late s ABC board chair and ambassador Eddy funda is currently under way we cross their life strong-willed but ad was part of the incest dollars and veterans delegation that met our leadership and insisted that veterans League be revitalized and the second conference of the league we convened his dreams of the conference was realized when our leadership agreed to the convening of the Veterans League conference in October 2017 Brady your calls will be missed every Monday or Tuesday I'll receive a call from you while you'd insist on being briefed on the activities of the translate veterans living but Eddie would say Snooki how to apply good money reading in a conciliatory and persuasive tone who would say when and how is a Veterans Lee going to implement his resolutions and those of the ANC in uniting society getting rid of corruption factionalism and gatekeeping remember you would say conference took a resolution that an electronic membership system will get rid of gatekeeping being introduced Brady I want to assure you that system will be in place soon veterans must fear the forefront of uniting the ancient society we must humble ourselves and admit where we have erred as veterans must do door-to-door campaigns and ensure that the youth registers to vote and that we regain our rightful place as the leader of society you would say history will judge us harshly if we as veterans do not actively participate and ensure that is in tensive political education in the structure in the structures of the ain't seen you must ensure but it will instruct me that veterans participate in all committees and give guidance when necessary we must be at the forefront in mobilizing society for a successful victory in the coming 2019 elections parading as veterans of the anc were always ready to serve and will not disappoint you which we shall deeply miss you lonna more elaborate ad will always miss your undying fighting spirit i thank you [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] I know Kosovo kill so let me begin by extending on our behalf – Oh comrade Snooky our sincere appreciation for his heartfelt heartfelt an emotional tribute that reminded us once more of the passion and of the determination of ouput eddie and of course of his generation to make history in our nation some of our quote I now want to also take this opportunity to acknowledge the president presence of Moses and Ellen Becky we greatly honored by your presence and I want to invite comrade general Jackie's Deb a renowned member of the legendary the tule detachment who was a twenty-year-old distinguished herself in the wanky operation in the dens of Rhodesia in 1967 and 68 and is the holder of the order of Mende for bravery in silver comrade general city the bereaved family former president the Democrat our treasurer general Palmer shitty ministers deputy ministers veterans and stalwarts of the African National Congress diplomat comrades and Friends we are all gathered here this morning to celebrate the life of comrade le funding as we fondly called her called him a man who devoted his whole life to the African National Congress and the total liberation of our people like many others who had the call of our movement to join the liberation struggle in exile he also yielded to the call I met comrade Eddy in Lusaka after he had completed his training in studies in Bulgaria concrete ad was a man who loved life a hands-on kada who never tired and was always there when work has to be done comrade Eddy was involved in almost every activity that had to do with the work of our people in that way he contributed immensely to our movement I remember being I remember him being involved in the youth section of the African National Congress he was the president in exile where he was able to communicate and motivate many young comrades some of whom of whom went to Angola to become combatants while others went to schools he also played an important role in a massive arena a structure dedicated to the children of our comrades in the saga he was also involved in the medical section of the African National Congress in the better days of the Ian Smith raids of Osaka camps in Zambia I recall comrades Eddie Funday and comrade poppy no girl would rush to the camps that were attacked in our ambulance to render their assistance to those in need always committed always available never hesitating to play his role in addition to being a committed Kader convert Eddie was also a compassionate person I vividly recalled the days when we longed for whom obnoxiousness he was amongst those who formed the African National Congress choir that helped to lift our spirits they used to sing at ANC events and functions I can confidently say that content ad was a very good thing if you didn't know he stayed in a township in Osaka called Kamala where he shared a house with comrade max the Zulu and concrete peddler not long after he was sent to Australia as our chief representative where he continued with the ANC's well we all know the amount of excellent work that concrete ADA did a history work in Australia resulted in some of our MK comrades receiving scholarships to further their studies in fields such as agriculture among others following this function he was redeployed to the German Democratic Republic as chief representative and eventually ambassador this was a difficult task as the GDR was politically demanding but he rose to the challenge and executed his task with incredible dedication and skill sadly it was during this time that comrade Eddie was injured comrade Eddie's name will always be remembered when we speak of our heroes and heroines he left South Africa as a young man and retained like many of us with a family coming home to face the hard reality of limited or no resources whatsoever that was a difficult experience for many of us we had to recycle with our families who were also struggling as a result of the cruel impact of the apartheid regime despite all of this challenge our commitment to the struggle and the movement was never shaken comrade Eddie was amongst those who made it possible for us to keep the faith drizzle it in our determination to see every South Africa where all of us could participate meaningfully in the economy and share its wealth comrade Eddie loved his family and the movement whenever he had an approach even an opportunity he would proudly show us the photos photos of his sons and the wife no Caesar to commemorate Eddie's family I would like to remind you that this hero of our struggle loved you very much and you worked to keep her together as a family may you always remember his virtues these are virtues that kept us in our darkest days please take comfort in the knowledge that he loved you dearly and that your loss is shared by all of us in the movement leave with your heads held high in memory of his spirit enclosing comrade Eddie leaves us at the time when we need our star wars and veterans to resume to resume the responsibility of being the vanguard of our movement and with the principle of Yaba to Billy to work and guide our movement back to the virtues expressed in the eye of the needle document in working towards this idea together we will surely move forward seeing the South Africa that comrade Eddie so valiantly fought to see Lenin bucatini mamani donde ella a looter thank you very much comrade sediba for reminding us that in as much as what Eddie was a hands-on kada that he was also deeply concerned and involved in the emotional and spiritual well-being of his comrades as well several quarterly we turned to our next speaker Darren McDonald down is a longtime friend and Congress of good Eddie while but Eddie is the ANC's first chief rep in Australia was instrumental in fundamentally shifting Australian foreign policy from neutral to apartheid to activists including confronting head on the apartheid apologists Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher put Eddie needed allies who believed firmly that apartheid was I Innes crime against humanity and people who could stand shoulder-to-shoulder with him in the struggle for liberation Darren was such a friend and comrade for whom we are most grateful as Darren comes to the stage I invite us to to sing a hymn the tool [Applause] [Applause] no this way tomba boyo bongani andy and the rest of the funda family president Motlanthe a ANC treasurer general ministers diplomatic guests diplomatic representatives and I must say as an Australian I'm particularly proud to see that their own High Commissioner is in attendance and acknowledge him distinguished guests comrades and Friends Eddie fund a touched the lives of thousands of Australians we admired him and we loved him and we deeply share your grief today my brain condolences from many different movements and corners of my country including from Gareth Evans Australia's foreign minister when Eddie was your chief representative in Australia Sally McManus the general secretary of the Australian Council of trade unions and there were ever at which wooden the secretary for social justice of the Uniting Church of Australia when Eddie was chief representative allow me to read from the message I have received from Sharon burrow the secretary-general of the International Trade Union Confederation in Brussels my quotes as a young activist in Australia I was in awe of Edie's courage his wisdom and his principled commitment to adjust future for South Africa on behalf of the union leaders of the world I know the movement shares your sadness on the passing of this great man comrades and Friends the enormity a very fundus contribution to Australia in Australia to bring about a free South Africa is yet to be fully comprehended in South Africa I know that one of Eddie's proudest moments was at the 1978 World Festival of youth and students in Cuba when he was bestowed the honor by the youth of the world to take the stage with Fidel Castro before 100,000 people to thank the people of Cuba for hosting the festival but his greatest moment and I think he felt this was the day he stood atop the steps of the Sydney Opera House with Madiba before tens and tens of thousands of ordinary Australians who had flocked to the foreshore of the city a city abuzz with excitement that Mandela was here and he was free for that day embodied the enormity of what Eddie had done for South Africa and what he had done for Australian coming out of that funeral surface of any fun day of course as people pay their last respects this morning we'll take a short break here on s ABC newsroom first things first let's have a look at your weather forecast did you know the big hole digging started in 1871 and ended on the 14th oldest 1914 the hole produced two thousand seven hundred and twenty-two kgs of diamonds however white diamond is huge as 490 carat of stone found in the open prior 1868 gave them the interest to dig extracted from twenty two point five million tons of soil today the hole sits at a breathtaking 214 meters deep Kimberley big hole attracts tourists from all over the world taking a vintage tram past the city then cycling around the big hole technologies you for both positive and negative some governments that block the Internet in times of protest with this internet blackout is impossible for me to do it so I have to travel to Dwolla this act is a true violation as the rights of citizens in Africa people are always coming up with innovative ways to use technology to solve some of their problems the more interesting piece of technology is actually artificial intelligence AI it's utilizing data to make your life easier but network will give the Africa's technology and social media news catch network with criminal is on D every Saturday at 8:30 p.m. s abcnews.com is your one-stop digital portal to all the news you need with the website that is easy to use on mobile s ABC News prides itself in being the primary source of 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ministerial toss to report in to the introduction of history as a compulsory subject you know for us it's just about concentrating on ourselves and we always play to up to the best of our abilities when we are internally focused in on just following our processes with only two tournaments left in the world series the South African seventh side our four points from log leaders Fiji the penultimate tournament takes place in London this weekend and the Blitz books are focusing on themselves hello and welcome to efficacy watching newsroom thank you very much for tuning in this morning I'm Chantal yeah of course Oh coming up this hour the department tabled the prevention and combatting of hate crimes and hate speech both with Willie justice and correctional services portfolio 20 in Parliament yesterday we delve further and unpacked as some of those contents I'm not alone at Vaillancourt Lee is standing by with all your sporting highlights this morning break good morning to you very happy Thursday almost the weekend Raylan it's almost the weekend turned say thank you good to be with you on newsroom today we'll be bringing you a look at at sports at according to the top of the hour will will delve into the comrades marathon just ten days to go before the earth marathon between at Durban and Pietermaritzburg and this is on the back of the news that the champion in the wounds race from last year Camille Heron has decided to withdraw from the 28 2002 me you a at 15 minutes to the top of the hour first though it's back at a to Shann tape for you news let's have a look at who leads towards the top of the hour pictures Dalal's powers two delegates have been put on the agenda of the DA caucus today well the move is believed to be a means of strengthening oversight if passed it will effectively give a delay ceremonial powers a next week Accord is set to rule on her powers as mayor and DA party member the High Court in Pretoria is to hear an application by the trustees of the mining rehabilitation funds of kukup to own companies the trustees want the court to reverse the attachment of about 1.7 billion rand by the asset forfeiture unit in March the same court ruled that funds in the optimum mine and couldn't Fontaine a mine rehabilitation trust must be transferred from the Bank of Baroda to Nedbank for safekeeping with interest the money is to stay with Nedbank until a forfeiture order is granted a minister of basic education is set to release a ministerial task team report into the responsibility and possibility of introducing history as a compulsory subject in grades 10 11 and 12 currently pupils take history until grade 9 and are permitted to drop it in grade 10 the plan is to make history compulsory and it has been criticized in some quarters with some fearing that the subject will be abused as a political propaganda tool well according to the Department of Basic Education in 2015 the Department hosted the inaugural history roundtable machaca says teaching history has a number of positive effects such as contributing to nation-building patronym as well as social cohesion the kwazulu-natal government is launching an investigation into death threats that have been made against the order to general staff that are working in the Etta Queenie municipality it will be conducted by the provincial cooperative governments and traditional Affairs Department s ABCs of WizIQ mallow reports it's reported the threats were made while staff from the AG's office were auditing the Etzioni municipality a security concern led them to we throw their work it's believed an anonymous caller intermediated one of the AG staff members threatening not to touch certain departments including the supply chain department the officials have now been provided with security government has admitted the scandal has caused damages to the Metro the municipality working with the law enforcement agency will continue with ensuring the security measures are provided together with the Minister of police and our MSE of community safety culture dismissed such as change that at a minister of kuliev a hand in the soccer we would like to assure all South Africans that no municipality in the province will be tolerated of intimidating or giving threats of violence against any official of auditor-general or of any other institution for that matter police are also investigating the allegations municipalities and other state entities have been wanted to comply with the chapter nine institutions vocie Kamala s ABC News Durban police have foiled the latest in a spate of cash and transit robberies yesterday a vehicle rammed into the cash vehicle in an attempted heist in the Kumasi area in southeastern malanga a police say the security officers escaped unharmed and no money was taken witnessed evil force it is the first court appearance for the makalah road highest suspects members of public repent the gallery wanted to get a glimpse of the suspects media was bad from publishing the suspects identities this is to enable the police to conduct a successful identification parade suspects alleged that they were assaulted during the time of the arrest first of June for formal bill application they've been charged for prisoner of unlawful firearms and consume of unlawful ammunition even the one of robbery lost to attempted murder and the war and the other person of leaving the exorcism the Hawks are continuing to investigate the madam some of the people who packed the public gallery see they want justice to prevail I came to court to see if whether to get the bail today the Hawks are yet to recover the missing cash this was a second robbery on the same Road in a space of a week the suspects will be back in court on that half of June for bail application the National Prosecuting Authority has as the members of the media not to publish the faces of the suspect as the police are still going to conduct an identification parade a joint operation team led by the Hawks still has more to do in terms of recovering the missing cash police say more arrests are imminent as their investigations are still continuing witness is ABC News Co outside poll Aparna indeed in our headlining story Minister of Basic Education is sets released at ministerial tarsem report into the possibility of introducing history as a compulsory subject in grade 10 11 and 12 let's cross live to the briefing in Brandon we found out that the the to T perspective is the history of random as in Zimbabwe where we found that the no one specific perspective that is the perspective of the ruling party was actually the history of that country so those are some of the lessons that came out of our comparative study so I've inverted you know the the outline of the presentation instead of going into the actual content in terms of the importance of ideology let's let's first look at the interim strengthening of to content both at GE T and F et phase so why do you see is that on your left you've got the current offering in the caps in caps curriculum and so what we have done is to look at the curriculum throughout all the grades but for purposes of this presentation I'll only focus on certain grades great sermon great and those would be my primary focus but I also comment if time permits on other on other on other levels as well there's a bit more systemically at the content that is actually offered in the great serve entire curriculum in caps you've got in term one the kingdom of mild and the city of Timbuktu in the 14th century that is what we have in caps right now in grade seven ten one well as the MTG we met and said how do we strengthen this and only arrivin see our what what is basically our recommendation how we think that that curriculum should actually be strengthened instead of just having that one we feel that we should actually approach it differently look at Islam and the first wave of colonization in Africa setting the scene for Europeans locals would come later and colonized secondly we will feel that another you know topic should be introduced which is the development of trade routes and and thirdly the issue of religion education and development and social and belief systems so that's our recommendation if regard to term wine for tend to in the same grade the main topic is the transatlantic slave trade our strengthening has four key things firstly the spirit of capitalism Christianity the church and the transatlantic slave trade followed by the origins of scientific racism and then African slaves as economic commodities and lastly the humanity of African slaves so and if you look at some of these topics that we have actually suggested this is not these are not things that we are we simply cycling out of our towns if you actually look at the revised National Curriculum statement they are NCS many of these topics were actually there but in the process of developing caps curriculum of of simplified the curriculum a lot of these very crucial topics were actually done away with they were charged out so our recommendation therefore is that some of these topics should be brought back because it's only in that way that we can have what we believe is a much more African centered approach to the teaching of history moving on to the next slide the attempt three about colonization of the Cape in the in the 17th and 18th century that's what we catch curriculum currently has our strengthening suggest those four bullet points the first is the Sun the coil Khoikhoi and European travelers encounters indicate from the fourteen hundreds followed by trade and conflict the first phase of Wars of resistance and then thirdly we have resistance and incarceration of ultimate or at Robben Island and and then finally the life and times of crota you see that the advantage of actually doing that is that you can actually now begin to look at the developments in the region from from an African perspective from a local perspective rather looking at it from the way that is currently at colonization at the cave frog from the Waco it's very Eurocentric so the interest I mean in terms of its focus its interested in colonization of the cave and you know how now colonization affect Africans rather than looking at how you know local societies interact with the new arrivals this takes us to the the last term which is 10 for the current caps great servant topic is cooperation and conflict on the frontiers of the Cape Colony the 19th century the strengthen curriculum has the idea of a frontier and the color the consolidation of an empty land myth so so they interrogate how this myth actually came about that became so powerful in explaining how Europeans took over the land to say that it was empty so we looked at at that as a meek and how it developed so it's followed by missionaries and the spread of Christianity among Africans and then miscegenation and then finally scientific racism and the life and times of Sarah Sarah Baartman I'm rushing I'm rushing here because time is really not on our side so I'm going now to grade 10 having looked at you know what we have looked at in terms of grade seven it gives a sense of what the ministerial task team is proposing as a way of strengthening that that level now for great 10 the first topic is the world around 1600 in terms of our strengthening we we feel that we should have historical Southern African city-states and and the Indian Ocean trade which actually allows us to go much further back in history than what the current caps curriculum is actually going which only really starts in 1600 which is really on the verge of the curve of Europeans which I gave I'm in terms of caps it suggests that African history only becomes interesting only when Europeans arrived right now the I think they defend with you know what we are suggesting is the fact that it shows the failure of Africa it takes Africa African history much more serious it says that history or other Africa had a distal tried to contact with Europeans there are processes of transformations that were taking place in Africa long before Europeans came into contact with with Africa so Europeans are not the happiness of you know dynamism in African societies in other ways you know they are not coming into a continent that is dead that is static but they're coming into contact that has got a long and very rich history going many many thousands of years so yeah we are suggesting at at great tenth level that perhaps we should actually start the history from the 1700 holida from 7 700 basically from the 8th century through to the mid-eighteen 18th century from 7 700 to 1750 by looking at historical southern african city-states and we've got plenty of those and the Indian Ocean faith the importance of trade trade as a factor that actually brings about dynamism in society it also allows you to deal with issues of Technology you know what sort of technologies did Africans engage when we often assume that you know mineral discoveries are things that only came with Europeans but if you look at this a societies you realize how we're metallic mentalities they knew how to deal with metals such as copper such as fire and so forth and so they were minding this thing so there are other technologies beyond just those that I'm actually mentioning secondly we are saying that mapo-gu Bay should be revisited so I said the topic is revisiting my boobs a and contextualizing it with Kyra in East Africa Great Zimbabwe till amela so those are things that made me to be brought back and of course you know you can only do that by you know talking on other methodologies so a multidisciplinary approach to history is important and archaeology is at the crux of that it's at the center of that so historical links between East and Southern Africa will be important so even before you deal with colonization and Europeans you've got a much deeper sense of the dynamism of the transformations that are taking place in in under continent and in the southern African region topic 2 a great term in terms of caps expansion and conquest expansion and conquest during the 15th to 18th century in terms of strengthening this area there are a couple of topics that we feel should be added the foundations of racism and the justification of social relations between the colonizer and the colonized would be the first one followed by slavery and genocide against the Incas Maya the Aztecs and other indigenous peoples of the Americas the way the manner in which me that the genocide is discussed in the current curriculum health curriculum is very narrow it only discusses genocide in context of the Holocaust and we believe very strongly that there are and an historical evidence that Badshah of course and a lot of historians have written about other genocides so we need to open this subject after talk about other genocides so we are suggesting here the incas the Maya the Aztecs and suffer and talk about slavery as wrong then you know the extinction of the Tasmanian Aborigines the spread of Islam and Christianity in Africa and finally the political economy of scientific racism moving on to the third topic the current topic that we have in great time is the French Revolution and the French Revolution is actually approached from this very liberal perspective from a very European perspective and our suggestions are that we actually need to be gather roots start with the roots of slavery in the Caribbean and in looking at this roots here I think there is to also be a focus on Haiti in the age of the revolution and Haiti is a very very important case study because and if it actually will help us to grapple with some of the current issues that are you know that we are facing today a few months ago we had this statement you know uttered by the US president was his name TURN RIGHT Donald Trump Donald Trump actually said that Africa you know and and and Latin American all those are you know you know what the the weights that you 10s followed by an age and then an eye energy and their whole alright so so he said that and and but you know actually forgetting how Central High Haiti actually was in in in the whole issue around the fight against labor so when you teach Human Rights Haiti becomes a very important case that if you look at you cannot really understand the revolution even in America for that matter without without very begin at what happens in Haiti Haiti is is is the first it's one of the first Republic's in fact a republic by the former slaves you know to sign the overture you know led this rebellion against France in the context of the the French Revolution informed by the French Revolution of course this slaves and by the way to sign the overture is a you know it's a it's a it's a he's a he's a he's a mulatto snake it's of African descent mixed descent right he led this rebellion against Imperial France which ended up in a revolution and the revolution came about in Haiti became the Republic in 1800 for and so it is therefore important that we're just coming onto that briefing coming in from Pretoria as basic education is giving a briefing around history being possibly introduced as a compulsory subject for grades 10 11 and 12 we'll take a short break here on s ABC newsroom stay tuned and shut up you still eizan and listen the Honorable president told me to shut up to make a decision with this is ace ABC News seven rice please s ABC News New York poor Barbara s ABC News London mm bah bah f fe co4 domina Russia monopoly is ABC news siharan put in utter Pradesh in India other than that I've enjoyed every single moment of it japonica tan s ABC News Soweto Johannesburg I'll go back you're watching s ABC newsroom well the question that have we've been asking you as the Child Protection week launches what more can be done to protect our children specifically in schools and also in their Northland schools as soon as your comment on @s ABC News your Mets a look at some of the tweets that had come through this morning well Sandra says keep children in impoverished areas at school until 4 p.m. for their homework session and sporting activities Thomas says put more security in school premises and pay them money and not connect our poll that we running should history be made compulsory in schools we do know basic education is looking at the possibility of introducing it from grade 10 11 and 12 and making it compulsory of course there has been criticism that has come forward saying that it would be used as a dropper ganders tool but how would it be different from the current history that is now taking place have a look at some of the tweets there well we'll also have a look at the poll majority this morning agreeing which is over 60% are saying yes it should 35% is saying that no it shouldn't and we've also just heard also some of the statements are from that basic Education Minister Angela check are saying that it is there it is specifically help with social cohesion also helping some Africans to be patriotic we've also been looking at some of your views on Twitter they seem to be some of the mixed views let's see if those tweets of popping up have a look at them as they come in yep what Melissa says history is history and it should be taught plus it's a great way to preserve past events I found in all historical instances there is a lesson to be learned Dave Romney says if you don't know what happened before you run the risk of making the same mistakes history is so important war now very important we'll have to wait and see what actually comes out of that ministerial chance – and whether or not it will actually be implemented as staying online let's have a look at our Facebook page this morning on at sabc measure well that we see that there are a physician parties in the northwest they are keen to get answers on how to a premier supra mahoma bulu acquired a large business empire during his Virginia then we 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with cases of aggravated murders reaching 180 since January 2017 up until yesterday and still coming up for in a complete turn of events Vasco has accused Ukraine of anti-russian hysteria find out more after the break you this is your MIDI report good afternoon I assume as president of the Republic of Kenya let's take a look at how African markets and currencies are performing are the central bankers say the success of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is just a bubble breaking stories detailed economy and sports TuneIn to meet their port every Monday to Friday through 12 p.m. you or children a bear the brunt of conflict and the devastating humanitarian crisis in the eastern province of Tanganyika in the DRC top officials from the United States in North Korea concluded the first round of talks in New York ahead of the historic summit between the two into Moscow accuses Ukraine of anti-russian hysteria following an admission by the former security services that they faked the murder of Russian journalists at kardia buck temple leading with some African used the half hour a Zimbabwean bull heads to the voting booths on July the 30th the first election since the ouster of Robert Mugabe or president Emerson tenango Gua announced the date yesterday Megara is one time ally is seeking to bolster his legitimacy following the November military coup is ABC's as Sophie McKenna reports a political party gathering but there's a new PF leader use the opportunity to share the news many have been waiting for this is the proclamation – of 2018 in terms of a constitution proclaiming for a general ionised election in Zimbabwe on the 30th of July 2018 this will be the first election where former President Robert Mugabe will not be on the ballot paper we are looking around and about all Zimbabwe ins who feel this is the time that they should come and work for the country many occasions nagawa has promised free and fair elections opposition parties and those who support Mugabe have always called for a conducive environment for campaigning and voting if nothing is done to have a fact-finding process in order to then test the readiness and the requirements for free fair and credible elections we will set a dangerous precedent in Sunday we are focusing on the election we are united to win this election we have been building a grand coalition to make sure that beyond just the party were able to attract other like-minded forces to build a convergence around the idea of transformation the idea of prosperity in the idea of an opportunity for the people of Zimbabwe many international observers are expected to descend to Zimbabwe to observe the elections so film queen s ABC News Johannesburg meanwhile nan gaga has warned 90 MPs not to destabilize the party after they lost primaries to represent the governing party in Darwin and gotten a report the crocodile Lacoste in Buena a new face is leading a Zimbabwe is ruling as a new PF campaign for the 2018 elections for the first time in 40 years but former President Robert Mugabe is not the only loser this time 90 of the parties sitting 196 MPs have also lost internal elections to become candidates their leader has heard that they are disgruntled and contemplating fielding independent candidates than Paris mature we must be preached laugh we must preach unity people to differ you must allow a brother or sister to default you but never be violent because your sister is different with you the opposition to has a new face Nelson Chow Mesa of the mdc-t but in the past opposition parties were intimidated during campaigning we want our elections to be free of violence I plead with you it's more important it's more powerful for us to be peaceful voters have until Friday 1 June to register to vote in Taiwan on a tiny s ABC News the Congo children are bearing the brunt of a devastating humanitarian crisis in the eastern province of Tanganyika in the Democratic Republic of Congo due to conflict were faced with extreme poverty hunger and disease displaced children as young as five are being put up to work as sand miners to help support their parents the conflict in the province has displaced over at six hundred thirty thousand people from their homes in over a year parents who find it difficult to provide for their families often send out children to work and bring home some money well the UN labor agency the International Labor Organization ILO says that there is a strong link between child labor and conflict as well as disasters which cause joblessness and displacement that make children vulnerable a news abroad calm has returned to the Gaza Strip and in nearby Israeli communities the recent violence followed weeks of deadly unrest along the border between Israel and the blockaded Palestinian in clave the United Nations Security Council convened yesterday to discuss the violence following a u.s. request for an urgent meeting Sharon Bryce piece reports the council meeting came after an Egyptian brokered ceasefire and the return of relative calm as the United States accused the Council of pouncing on Israel but not on Hamas as indiscriminate attacks against its middle east ally Hamas is actions prove the falsehood of the idea that the people of Gaza require international protection the people of Gaza do not need protection from an external source the people of Gaza need protection from Hamas it is the actions of Hamas that are putting gaza in grave danger hamas is indiscriminate attacks against israel inevitably bring a response several council members condemned the rocket attacks on Israel but also recognized the dress humanitarian situation facing Palestinians in Gaza it is important to continue intensive efforts to ease the difficulty manatorian situation in the Gaza Strip the lack of hope in the situation plays into the hands of those forces who have an interest in further radicalization of that situation broad despair is a fertile breeding ground for extremism Israel called for Hamas to be labeled a terrorist organization by Council and rejected a proposed Kuwaiti draft resolution that calls for a protection forceful Palestinians in occupied territories every member of this council need to ask itself how you can possibly support a resolution that condemns Israel but does not even mention Hamas once Palestine accused the council of a double standard arguing that Tuesday's rocket fire could not be seen in isolation it is hard to understand attempts for a council reactions to yesterday's event as if those events are somehow unrelated to those that preceded and when three previous attempts led by our brothers again from Kuwait for an appropriate council reaction to the killing injuring and maiming of Palestinian civilians by the Israeli occupying forces where some early blocked by one council member shukran see the race alia Kuwait objected to us drafted statement condemning Hamas as actions two weeks after the United States objected to a Kuwaiti draft condemning Israel's killing of protesters and calling for an independent investigation council statements are only adopted through consensus Sherman Bryce piece s ABC News New York top officials from the United States and North Korea have ended the first round of talks in New York to finalize for an historic summit in June between their country's leaders President Trump and a kim jong hoon Kim is the US Secretary of State Mike Mo Barrow was in New York on Wednesday to meet with North Korean in kim yeongcheol the most senior North Korean envoy to hold talks with American officials on US soil in 18 years he is a former spy chief and trusted adviser to North Korean leader Kim jong-un and has played a pivotal role in preparations for an historic summit with US President Donald Trump all this is an indication that North Korea is changing course after months of trading threats and insults with the United States Alaska has accused Ukraine of anti-russian hysteria it follows the admission by Ukraine security services that they fake the murder of a Russian journalist Accardi Bob chenkov on Tuesday to save him what they said was a genuine assassination plot by Moscow this Russian journalist was reported murdered in Kiev on Tuesday but on Wednesday Arkady babichenko turned up to a briefing on his own death and thanked Ukrainian state security for saving his life in an emotional address he said he'd been reported dead as part of a special operation to thwart a Russian plot to kill him he was sorry for the pain caused particularly to his wife but said there was no other way over this month we were in constant contact we thought things through and worked out the details the result of that became this special operation as a result of which one person has been detained the Ukrainian authorities said on Tuesday babichenko was shot dead at his flat found by his wife in a pool of blood the news triggered a war of words between Ukraine and Russia sending shockwaves 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she has wished to all runners tackling next week's down run between Pittsburgh and Durban a magical day the Nedbank running club member says she's said that she won't be taking part has come six days after another favorite and former woman's a trace at winner Caroline Westman withdrew due to a long-standing injury so in just a 10 days thousands of runners from South Africa Africa and across the globe will descend on pietermaritzburg in case it in for the start of the 93rd edition of the comrades ultra marathon the marathon will begin at 5:30 in the morning and athletes have 12 hours to make their way to the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban to receive a medal a journey of 90 kilometres – tell us a little bit more about the preparations for race day on the 10th of June we have comrades marathon association marketing manager Tommy Villa Kazi from our Durban studio a very good morning to you Tommy welcome to newsroom good morning Valen thank you for having me we just heard one of our top runners and a favorite for the women's race Camille Heron has pulled out what does this mean for comrades it is very sad that she's pulling out ten days before the race because we were expecting a lot from her considering the way that she ran her race last year and and how she won't erase so we were hoping that we were going to have a very strong competition between the ladies this years again there is no lack of competition however in in the men's race are you quite happy with the general sentiment around the comrades marathon and the build-up to it we are absolutely happy we started the preparations for his race when we launched that the comrades campaigned last year at Monte Cassino in in journeys back and since then we have been working very hard to make sure that we have we put all our preparations you know in order so that we can have and yet another prestigious race this year and also the fact that we are also finishing for the first time at the Moses Mabhida Stadium so we are absolutely happy with all the preparations and then next next week it will be the time for the further expo and we will be seeing our runners and handing them their respects so we are absolutely happy so far with all the preparations that we have made it is going to be a full 90 kilometers for the runners anything else that's a rather special about this year's event in its a 93rd race yes it's going to be just over a 90 kilometers for the runners and I'm hoping that all our runners took this into consideration when they were doing their training so that they don't have a problem when they get to to the 90 kilometer mark and and and still have to do a few more atom meters to get to the finish I think as complex marathon we are very very very lucky that we have over six thousand volunteers that are with us all the way to make sure that all our preparations are going well and that we have a very nice and and very prestigious event or on race day and and that our our runners are happy and they enjoy the occasion and and also our spectators are there to enjoy the occasion I think for us it's just to to thank our runners for for coming to run our race and also to thank all our volunteers for for helping us to put together this prestigious event being at a World Cup Stadium like Moses Mabhida have you put in places certain plans of for and anticipated influx in some of the spectators that may be coming to the stadium to actually witness of the finish of the comrades marathon we have a dedicated team that is working very closely with the team from Moses Mabhida and they are going to be making sure that everyone enjoys the race on on race day this includes our spectators that come in their numbers to support the runners and also to support us as the organizers so we are also going to be catering for our spectators we will have a place for them to sit relax and enjoy the race and and watch the runners as they finish the race so we are absolutely happy and I am calling them in all their numbers to come and support arenas and also support us as we put this particular of an event for the world to see they don't call it the ultimate human race or for nothing it takes absolutely everything out of the runners are there to take part in the race how many bananas and potatoes and coke and water is going to be provided along the route because those are the important things for the runners on race day we have made sure that we are we are going to be providing all the the refreshments as well as the food items that our Una's will need to finish their race we will have 44 refreshment stations along the route where runners will have water sachets energy days they will also have some food items on the second half of their route those that eat those include the sandwiches biscuits that they will get in order to have all the energy that they need to complete this challenge of ninety point one eight four kilometers to Moses Mabhida ninety point one eight four kilometers that is a very long way to go on a two feet Sammy thank you very much and see you on the team all the best of luck for those final preparations ahead of a race day on the 10th of the June well exactly fifty years ago today Dave Jack ran his very first comrades marathon he's a man that knows a thing or two about running this race over the years jack has written extensively about how to run the ultimate human race successfully the veteran sports journalists bloggers and ranan are joined us thank you very much and welcome to newsroom hello Valen I think I should say a happy 50th anniversary thank you a long time ago at just 21 years old you completed your your very first comrades race and you've had such a close relationship or with the race ever since why is it so special I wish I could answer that I don't know I really don't know you know my other passion is Harley Davidson and and we have a thing in Harley that says if if I need to explain you wouldn't understand and that's the way it is and that's the thing is that it's it seems like such a long way I mean Tommy just said it now ninety point one eight four kilometres I mean if people have to just sit and think about that they think why would you even want to do that on two feet what what is it about South Africans and about to the road running community that just loves the ultra distances I don't know you know people say that if you're a South African you haven't you have to do it at least once but we don't we keep going back and going back and going back and and nobody can actually explain it nobody can understand it I mean I go back year after year after year and and I no longer run the race and I still I still go back year after year after year I just have to be there it's it's very special and this year it's gonna be the longest that we've seen as a new little section of the comrades marathon how much is that going to impact those people that are actually running us I don't think it'll impact a great deal is it we've had longer races I think it's the third or fourth longest that we we've had but we certainly had longer races than this year's one okay and the thing is to the last couple of years been about 86 say you know 87 and you do have to factor in you know those extra couple of kilometers if you are competing and you're just going for a finish I guess you do but I don't think that it really makes all that much difference if you've trained properly and you and you've physically prepared and you've mentally prepared I don't think it makes an awful lot of difference the distance you know as I say they've been longer races in the past and you know in days gone by it was an 11 hour time limit and there were longer distances when it wasn't he live in our time limit and and in those days people used to run to 11 hours and finish in 11 hours and the interesting we pulled an interesting set just yesterday that in the last 35 minutes of my first run there were 27% of the field finished in the last 35 minutes last year 2017 in the last 35 minutes there were 27 percent of the field finished in the last 35 minutes so it's that's the way that it works so some runners depending on the time they're they that they're given they will finish in that last half an hour no matter how long you actually get to completely on your blog one of the most well read posts is about the mental preparation of for the event you advise breaking down the comrades marathon into seven little runs very new you know for a long time there's been the suggestion for years in fact it's been the suggestion and combos that one should never stand at the start and think I've got her a 90 case because that'll just blow your mind and people have said break the comrades up into durable chunks but there's been different suggestions as to how one does that and then some years ago comrades came up with different cut-off times for the race initially it was at the halfway mark and then as years went by they had different cutoff times for different spots and this this served the purpose perfectly for those that had seven cutoff points including the finish and this worked perfectly for those seven chunks that one could cut the race up into and the longest for this year for example is the first the first cutoff point which is 15 and a half cares perfect absolutely perfect so your first little run if you like it's fifteen and a half cares to the first cutoff point and then comrades does everybody a huge favor by putting up a great big board a kilometer from that first cutoff point that warns you and says you're a kilometer away from that first cutoff point or the end of your first little run and so your your longest run on commoners day is actually 15 and a half KS that's all you have to worry about what's also key when you read that person and how you've just explained it now is that not only do you need to be mentally prepared but you need to be prepared you need to have a race plan for absolutely everybody going into the race whether you're going to just complete it or whether you're going for a gold medal absolutely you know you don't even go on holiday without some sort of plan so to go into comrades without a plan of some sort is crazy you know you between now and comrades nine days away or whatever it is one of the most important things that you can do is to sit and plan your strategy for their race sit and prepare your your your schedule your timing schedule where do you want to be at certain times using those seven little runs as key to the whole thing where do I want to be what time do I want to be here when do I want to be there and each of those seven little things there's no use for example panicking about cows Hill when you're in camp around that's still 40 or 50 cares away why panic about Cowie so and it's what he cares away it doesn't make it a little sense and you're also going to tire yourself out mentally if you worry too much about something like you say that's in the far distance on race day Camille Heron the news coming out there she has unfortunately pulled out of the race seems the ladies race is really opening up this year it is opening up you know we've lost to two of our top runners in Camille and in Caroline worse men and but you know just last week comrades put out a list of the possible gold medalists both in the men's and the women's now this ten gold medals available to both the men and the women and in the list that comrades put out of the ten gold medal potentials they were 24 men listed and in the woman there were 18 of a potential gold medallist amongst for 10 you know so it's there's still an awful lot of it's gonna be very crowded up there on that gold medal podium it really is I think we're in for a tremendous race even without Camille and and Caroline I think I think we infer tremendous race perhaps the opportunity for a young headless Dana to to rise considering the amount of time that she's had since two oceans I saw heard that just last week she's in fantastic condition she really has been in Sochi on a it is going to be absolutely fantastic and that's just a taste of what we can expect when it comes to maybe who will be the Women's Champion at como it's not to say what's going to happen in the men's race because that is just as tough and the depth there is humongous sorry you it's not a word that you would use often when it comes to journalism but the depth in the men's field certainly is great when it comes to you this year's a comrades marathon it all happens on the 10th of June between Pietermaritzburg and Durban's and Moses Mabhida Stadium stay with a newsroom we'll be back after this as the mokra see make sure we get into discussing very very sensitive issues I think that that there's a lot of people that are calling it I'm sure it's gonna be appealed it is the beginning of a long chain of South Africa fighting racism that sticky label of being a white party so to speak doesn't seem to want to go away they could be dizzy literally hands and it got really important stay tuned to medium monitor every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. you [Applause] purchase Dalal's powers two delegates are on the agenda of the DEA caucus today an application by the trustees of the mining rehabilitation funds of – Gupta own company to be heard in the pretoria – when I saw Basic Education to release a ministerial top team of food with regard to whether or not history could be possibly made a compulsory subject you know for us it's just about concentrating on ourselves and we always play to up to the best of our abilities when we are internally focused you know and just following our processes and in sports the Blitz box choose to focus on themself as the penultimate tournament of the World Series gets underway in England for this weekend hello and welcome to do a CBC newsroom you're watching that shan't say you're watching s ABC News rather haunting Ikeys thank you very much for joining us this hour coming up what we have a look at after that a roundtable discussion with regards to the prevention and combating of hate crimes and hate speech bill before the justice and correctional services portfolio committee in a parliament we give you more on that Benna quickly is also standing by with all those thoughts while I put my tongue together babe and who you are this morning very well they good to be with you on this a Thursday midday are we bringing you what's happening in your sport all that had accorded to the top of the hour here on firstly to return back to champagne please no lead story at the top of the hour patrice de los powers two delegates have been put on the agenda of the DEA caucus today well the move is believed to be a means of strengthening oversight if passed it will effectively give the low a ceremonial powers well next week a court is set to rule on her powers as mayor and DA party member the High Court in Pretoria is to hear an application by the trustees of the mining rehabilitation funds of – Gupta owned companies the trustees want the court to reverse the attachment of about 1.7 billion rand by the asset forfeiture unit in March the same court ruled that funds in the optimum mine and Quinn Fontaine mines rehabilitation trust must be transferred from the Bank of Baroda to Nedbank for safekeeping the money is to stay with the NED bank until a forfeiture order is granted police have foiled the latest in a spate of cash-in-transit robberies yesterday a vehicle rammed into the cash vehicle in an attempted heist in Kumasi area in Northeast informal anger or police say these security officers escaped unharmed and no money was taken witnessed evil force it is the first court appearance for the Molalla road highest suspect members of public who had the gallery wanted to get a glimpse of the suspects media was bad from publishing the suspects identities this is to enable the police to conduct a successful identification parade suspects alleged that they were assaulted during the time of the arrest suspects are going to come back on the class of June for formal bail application they have been charged for person of animal for firearms and person of unlawful ammunition even of lost to attempted murder and the war and the other person of leaving the exposition the Hawks are continuing to investigate the matter some of the people who help the public gallery see they want justice to prevail I came to court to see if whether they'll be able to get the bail today the Hawks are yet to recover the missing cash this was a second robbery on the same Road in his piece of a week the suspects will be back in court on that half of June for bail application the National Prosecuting Authority says the members of the media not to publish the faces of the suspect as the police are still going to conduct an identification parade a joint operation team led by the hogs still has more to do in terms of recovering the missing cash police say more arrests are imminent as their investigations are still continuing witness is ABC News says she outside Palawan the Minister of Basic Education is set to release ministerial task team report into the possibility of introducing history as a compulsory subject in grades 10 11 and 12 or currently pupils take history up until grade 9 and are not essentially permitted to take it through to a great ten eleven and twelve well the plan is to make history compulsory and it has been criticized in some quarters with some fearing that the subject will be abused as a political propaganda stool well according to the Department of Basic Education back in 2015 the Department hosted the inaugural history roundtable Anja Michiko says teaching history has a number of positive effects such as a contributing to nation-building patronym as well as a social cohesion well the Justice Department has told MPs that criminal jariya is not an adequate deterrent to address the increasing number of incidents than have been motivated by prejudice yesterday the department tabled the prevention and combatting of hate crimes and hate speech bill before the Justice and correctional services portfolio committee in Parliament the bill will make it a crime for anybody to intentionally publish or propagate anything harmful based on age race sexual orientation or even HIV status the kind of collaterals the department told parliament that criminal julia isn't enough of a deterrent therefore legislation is necessary to address the increasing number of incidents motivated by prejudice clauses 3 and for the first time in our history we have statutory offenses that deal with conduct that is based on various forms of in toleration if past such matters of hate crimes and speech will only be dealt with in high or regional courts as testament to their serious nature but MPs weren't convinced of the necessity for the bull and whether or not it tackled racism are we not trying to criminalize moral issues without taking society along with us we had the Vermont Byrd case where it was shocking her utterances and she was found guilty on four counts and the first time a person has been sentenced to jail for hate speech so the question is correctly as you put do we really need this at all the hate speech side and this is what we as a committee will have to delve into an issue deputy minister John Jeffery disputed the bill does criminalize racism so I I'm not sure but it's our constitutional framework is is based on the Equality clause and that any inequality then has consequences and the committee will now take advice from Parliament's legal services on the ball before deciding on how to proceed with its processing look Hannah colada s ABC News Parliament now to talk to us about the bull we are joined in studio by Martin funders dodging free market foundations legal research a very good morning she thank you very much for joining us this morning at mr. fun started essentially does of African need a law that criminalizes both hate crimes and hate speech so the eight speech bill was initially intended to be a hate crimes bill and we had a free-market foundation thing that's quite wise the attachment of hate speech on t that changed things a bit so the history of the bill is very tainted the previous edition of the bill would have criminalized ordinary insult so if you insulted someone of the intention to ridicule them or bring them into content based on what they do and there are order beliefs so if you a reticule racist you could have gone to jail and journalists as well would have been liable for reporting on aid speech which was absolutely bizarre so we oppose that but the new edition of the bill is is quite its its constitutional its definition of eight speech lines up with that of the Constitution which is advocacy of hatred that is based on race ethnicity gender or religion and that constitutes incitement to call harm the only issue of the bill that we've noticed is that it protects fifteen grounds rather than the Constitution's four say that there is an argument to be made that the bill remains unconstitutional but in practice it is a far cry better than the previous Edition and yeah we're we're quite pleased that government in engage in good faith public participation where civil society said listen this bill is not going to work it's going to criminalize ordinary speech and government essentially accepted that and then change it and we're quite pleased of that but concerns remain yeah however since you do we actually a police or monitor hate speech well yeah that is that is the difficult question so South Africa has had laws against hate speech that is the the Equality Act as well as the films and publications Act which makes the publication of hate speech by publications and news stations and so forth illegal ready but only punishable by civil penalties criminal urea is the exception which is a type of criminal defamation where there can be criminal penalties and we've seen that with the wiki malmberg a sentence to I believe three years in prison so it's difficult to monitor so these people usually out themselves on social media making it very obvious but then the bill does make provision for people going to government and signing a statement and saying what happened and then proving that so yeah it's a it's a difficult thing and then we already have low dealing with it we need to be careful with over legislation which I think this may be an instance of you know the other tricky thing is in the in the case of of criminal jury where does one draw the line as to how harsh were lenient a penalty or sentence should be that that's a matter of discretion for the presiding officer and in court so he or she will need to look at all the relevant facts in the case and determine whether there are mitigating circumstances or aggravating circumstances I would caution against putting that in the bill saying how harsh it should be the bill does say that for a first offense it's up to three years in prison including or excluding a fine and for a second offense it's up to five years previously ten years which was ridiculous in our view so up to five grands that's not I I don't think that's wise I think it should be completely within the discretion of the presiding officer to judge for ye or she will have regard to only relevant circumstances and there is no real way to make provision for now initially as I mean if with regards to the initial proposition of the poll there were some elements and the bill that of course the FMF was against can you take us through what those word why well in the initial version of the bill the words in short insult contempt and ridicule were used which basically made it it criminalized ordinary speech on the basis of profession and culture belief so for example if the forum President Jacob Zuma was insulted on the basis of him being the president with the intention to ridicule him or bring him into contempt which was which happened a lot in our media that would have been illegal and that would have could have lets you these people doing this in the media being in prison yeah there's also the issue of jokes if you made a lawyer joke lawyers are all parasites for example that would be illegal under the initial version of the bill and most bizarrely it protected belief so if you went out and said racists or evil human beings that would have been an eagle because you are ridiculing a racist based on its belief so the bill would have been self-defeating I'm not saying that's how it would have been enforced but in legal theory it would have been self-defeating so we opposed the inclusion of things like profession and belief in the protected grounds of the bill because it could would have led to absurdities and we also opposed making insult the threshold of prosecution because that is still low people insult each other every day it's normal human intercourse yeah you know speaking of the president elections are coming up next year how is the injeel rather what is the difference firstly between hate and hate speech and what effects could this have specifically with the run-up to campaigning to next year's elections so a difference between 8 & 8 speech I think the Constitution sets that out nicely so it says a hate speech is advocacy of hatred 8 based on race ethnicity religion or gender and that constitutes incitement to cause harm that's the hate speech so you are allowed in a free and democratic society to eight people it's not it's not nice it's very disgusting despicable but we are free human beings and you're allowed to hate but if that leads to incitement you cause harm which in the bill is defined as economic social political harm that becomes aid speech and that will now be criminalized for next year's election I'm not sure if this bill will have an effect it's it's being passed quite early when we're talking about next year's election in terms of campaigning oh yes they they kind of use it as a campaigning tool but it's it's I guess it's a far more moderate version of the bill it's the Constitution's definition of hate speech so in essence it's it's criminalizing that which essentially is already criminalized because of criminal urea so it's maybe a campaigning tool it doesn't it's not really gonna do much I think especially with the generous exemptions that it has artistic creativity espousing of religious beliefs good faith and fair reporting a commentary so it's a very lenient bill it may it's definitely gonna bring some clarity to situations like Vikki Malmberg penny sparrow yeah but in terms of campaigning yeah it's it's a political – oh sure and you know what is your statement all your view with many human rights activists coming forward saying that this could possibly you know put put a damper or cloud over democracy and moving forward the previous edition of the bill absolutely if they pass that democracy in South Africa would have been over it would have been the end and I stand by that completely but this bill because it repeats the Constitution's definition I think there is a lot more it's far more moderate especially of the exemption so if you are engaging in fair and accurate commentary in good faith then nothing can happen to you and I think given our judiciary's good independence they they will enforce democracy as it were rather than allowing a political considerations throughout over free speech definitely it was a very interesting and controversial proceeding that we saw yesterday as like for was being passed on thank you very much for joining us in studio of course that was Martin fun started the free market foundations legal research that researcher rather just talking about sir that folder has now been passed with regards to hate crimes as well as a hate speech having a look at some other news making headlines this morning the outraged chatsworth community has now met again to vent 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cross live to Pretoria not 5 though 7 might be the minimum number of subject at present and then the right to register for more than seven subjects who do have a situation in our school way Elena may register for 9 10 or 11 subject and some even obtain 9 10 or 11 distinctions at a Senior certificate past month furthermore Elena in the Natural Sciences may also register for history and also obtain a distinction as a past month in many cases as I've said let us to register for more than seven subject most of them are from well-resourced school and are from middle and high-income families their parents can afford to pay for extra tuition for additional subject this is not necessarily the case in Township and rural school where the majority of students do not enjoy the same socio-economic conditions but in the scenario the most important point to note is that we will be faced with labor related challenges and obstacles if is if history becomes the fifth fundamental subject the notional time that is the instructional time in the Fe he banned from grades 10 to 12 would have to be altered from from 27.5 hours a week to that 1.5 hours a week to resolve such challenges simply means that they should be a negotiated settlement with various teacher unions because they would not promote a scenario within the members spend more time teaching means that existing labor related agreement signed with the de have to be altered and no the scenario is challenging because of the negative implications they will have to be further negotiations with the Education Relations Council hence because of labor related challenges the feedback recorded from consultations was not in favor of a curriculum that consists of five fundamental subject in the SBT band with the national time been increased to five seconds the nine that was a result of the that is she history and life orientation combined the discussions were in some tensions about the possibility of transferring some of the history content to life or attention particular the content that is needed for the question what is Easter and education but since life orientation is not an examinee power subject forcing a certificated grade class arguments with that we could retain life orientation as a compulsory subject at fdt phase but cut down on content in grades 10 11 and 12 and in the instructional a notional time assigned life orientation if this content is kind government was the time allocated to teach career guidance in life orientation up until it should be cut down the argument was in other words those students who are doing life orientation in Natural Sciences could be taught Karia Titian's relative to the extreme by educators who are I defied in Natural Sciences not necessarily the person was teaching life orientation but within the science stream those learners registered for the economic commerce and business management sciences could also be taught carrier guidance by educator experienced in teaching that stream sold it with humanities therefore it means that at the end of the day the National time came from life orientation could then be added to history national time at every level but if the opposite happens the argument that we cut down national time transpire and integrate certain topics from history to life orientation the result is that so they have among these topics the result is that these topics and mr. content will not be examinable and the quality of the history curriculum will be questionable furthermore because history is a distant academic field transferring content from history to life orientation may mean that institution of higher education that universities might not regard history taught at et face as a designated subject because it is now watered down therefore it means that the points that are necessary for nearness to attain so that they have to access university education will be taken away from them because universities will not recognize the hybrid subject which will result in history and life orientation are combined in short the hybrid subject will not be designated therefore during consultation most provinces rejected out of hand the transfer of content from history in order to reinforce life orientation content and that politician at their FPT phase they also dismissed the idea of five fundamental subject at each phase now it is suggested that life orientation remains a compulsory subject until that is until the GT phase and then after that phase two away with it as a fundamental subject and proclaim history as a compulsory subject that replaces life orientation as a fundamental subject from grades 10 to 12 it simply means that as present then fall from the mental subject at the FPT phase but the argument was that also but certain approach will have to be well thought through and we call for a long-term systematic plan to face is why – intuition is gradually phased out of the system means that or the live orientation content skills as a platform taught at fdt phase will then be transferred and integrated to what is taught at TDT phase that is orientation will be at a higher level at GE T phase because we are phasing it out from the FPT phase you're not completely doing away with it it means that content comes into the GT phase the reason is that by the time then ask which Creighton they are empowered with high level life orientation spills and have already chosen what they want to follow one of the participants put it during the consultations in terms of the scenario one of the participants said open college there will be no there will be no life orientation for everybody but history for everybody at earth interface the implication for this scenario are there are about nine implications that we want from the at fdt phase history will be compulsory and please life orientation as one of the fundamental subject to add a subject and the content is free we can't just wake up and say just because this is a compulsory subject from grades 10 to 12 therefore next week on SDA which should be the case it doesn't work that way it doesn't work that way that's why we six to seven years from the six to seven years of teaching in the ethic tip and gives the Department of Basic Education ample time to address the measurement the notion of time of three hours a week for teaching history in the FPT band must be maintained to avoid interfering with history as a designated subject which will really make it possible for the LMS to be expected at University and complete the exercise they call tinkering the whole thing they don't want to do it and caps there should be a complete overall until I reasoned with them that no it can be done tomorrow yes they are textbook we have to depend for the textbook industry which have textbooks which are like two caps and all that we said the reason why we are saying this is six to seven years we are still going to go out there and ever conversation with all the publishers because complete overhaul had to be done therefore this scenario also suggests that the notional time in correct 10 to 12 will be altered from 27.5 hours two hours remember the first in error it was did 1.5 hours this is the 9.5 hours period and for us when we analyzed the data it said that the sister seven-year time sort of a phased approach will therefore allow the DPD to have ample time to negotiate with the relevant trade unions to address this issue and also if history becomes compulsory subject at FPT phase there is an obligation to increase the number of qualified is trained educators most of them who are trained that's another challenge that we will have so that is why we are calling for this pastie approach so given the current shortage this can be achieved by consolidating the area of initial professional teacher education and training and furthermore they should request Treasury to increase funding for the funds on deposit scheme to accommodate the increased demand for history teachers at institution of higher education and also these three teacher development should be strengthened by institutionalism by institutionalism and institutionalist not Malaysia forget years are pretty so it's fine still others in the discontented professional teacher development program this recognized is the presence of a significant number of history educators who are not qualified to teach the subject in both the GED and everything bed number nine the scenario is not the teaching of history can be used to strengthen language reading writing communication comprehension and analytical skill especially for the second language speakers that is if history is from 10 to 12 furthermore the inputs for the consultations and the nine provinces emphasized the following recommendations in terms of the scenario history should be made compulsory the fatigue and has become a fundamental subject by the placing and all this process must be faced in the way when it aims that it lactation they didn't do not and to teacher development and training must be consolidated and be taken seriously by the Department of Basic Education comas of puzzles for those who want to register because now as we speak apparently they are excluded they're not supported and it's even worse for them they are counted as the so-called social science that's been through traffic to get positive difference on each other so they said this is discrimination at its tallest order so therefore the most effective point that they made I think this was repeated by most of this because this bring in the f80 band should not form part of the life or attrition subject we said before we began asking them question listen we get it we know but they thought that we didn't get it but therefore what we can say is that the NRC was prepared by the majority of the provinces during the confrontation workshops but that was not the last scenario we have scenario D which is the last scenario this scenario involved doing away with life orientation completely I think when you read the feedback from crop equality it was clear from both shouting and that completely because this subject is not I try sir but the wait son and as I said some some members of the audience who said this should not be necessary in the case and as I said we considered each in every point a serious because this scenario of the implication was that no let's talk about this issue and let's explain to you why they it should be rejected completely the argument went like this those who argued in support of the scenario usually point out pointed out that existing socio-economic factors favor those who are enrolled at well resourced schools that is form a model systems and private school which prescribed a DDD curriculum the ardent that life orientation started differently by different schools as a result this consolidates the two worlds modern defining South African society the island at most former model schools and private school assign the Elena's meaningful and life-changing community work and also empower the name on that meaningful fieldwork research furthermore they even require let us to produce evidence of such activities including a portfolio all of which contributed to this lemma in fact they were of the view that this equips the authority of these learners with certain competences and empowering life we have to take in the recordings in terms of the fieldwork and everything for you to work so it's not necessarily the case with tons of schools and rural schools therefore these learners are fatalist and that they are not giving an opportunity to be taught about their rights and responsibilities all right taking you out of that session that's underway in Pretoria where they are releasing the ministerial task team report which is looking into the possibility of making history a compulsory subject at all schools across the country we're expecting to hear from the Basic Education Minister Angie wood surfer who will be releasing that briefing or who will be addressing that briefing rather today let's take you now to the funeral service which is underway a for the South African ambassador to Germany and former SABC board chairperson Elif only that's underway in Johannesburg asada ad was one to always occupy the front better trenches in the fight against apartheid and for freedom and democracy having experienced the cruelty of the apartheid system at a tender age while growing up on the dusty streets of Orlando East comrade Eddie refused adversity and oppression to discourage him to dream instead the poverty and squalor that was the daily reality of his people and the humiliation and degradation that his people were subjected to by the apartheid regime inspired him to dream he dreamt of freedom he dreamt of democracy he dreamt of equality and he dreamt of a country where the doors of learning and culture shall be open to all it is therefore not surprising that he made the difficult choice of joining the struggle at the tender age when he joined the struggle back then it was not fashionable as being a member of a political organization amounted to signing your death warrant the apartheid security forces were brutal and many of our comrades were killed and maimed by the rest is the racist killing machine brutality detentions harassment and humiliation notwithstanding comrade Eddie chose to go into exile to continue the fight against apartheid : colonialism rather than to surrender he was brave and his commitment to the cause was impeccable never one to retreat he was fearless when he joined the ranks and he was fearless when he joined the ranks of our People's Army Encanto is easy hundred ad was one of a kind I'm still struggling with the sad news of his passing as he was a pillar of strength and a well from where the ANC and even the country could draw wisdom and inspiration the African National Congress and indeed the people of our country are in mourning we have lost a brother a comrade and a warrior we have lost a soldier a servant and a revolutionary al Bayt been humble comrade area was aware and competent for democracy for non racialism for non sexism equality and freedom for all our people death be not proud even when we have robbed us of a husband a father a brother and an uncle and a comrade we will not surrender instead we will read to rededicate ourselves to the vision that Rove comrade Eddie the values of humility selflessness moral uprightness and service to our people instead of crying we find solace in the rich legacy of service to his people commitment to the cause of humility that he has left in his honor let us emulate his example and continue to strive for the ideals that he is dutiful these are ideals of democracy of non racialism non-sexist inequality and freedom for all as we pay tribute to this veteran of our struggle we need to remind ourselves of full complete areas and what contribution he was made he has made to ensure that our country can today celebrate 24 years of freedom and democracy the fruits of freedom we enjoy today are in no small measure due to their contributions amongst others of comrade ambassador Eddie comrades our people's lives need to change and this assignment has to be undertaken even with even more vegan hands in memory and tribute to comrade Eddie the ANC needs to lead gallant efforts to radically transform the country transform the economy of our country so as our people can indeed experience a better life as we intensify efforts to rebuild our economy and redistribute and and redistribute and ensure a restitution of land to our people we must do so in memory of comrade Eddie this is a little we can do in recognition of his contribution to humanity the fund family has lost a son a brother a father in an uncle we have lost a brother Anakin great the Afghan National Congress has lost a dedicated and formidable kada of our country and our country has lost one of its best and selfless sons we need not despair but have to pick up the spear that has fallen hence we have to redouble our efforts to render quality services to our people build an inclusive economy and promote social cohesion achieving all these will pay an appropriate tribute to comrade Eddie as I conclude program director as the African National Congress we dip our revolutionary banner in honor of comrade Eddie and Express of heartfelt condolences once more to the fun day and the Tony family's city due to thank you for sharing your son with us comrade Eddie will always be in our hearts and be an inspiration as we strive to create a better life for the people of South Africa la la moto La Cucina donde la ma moly I thank you and God bless you I don't think we can come thank you very much comrade masha Tilly for those words of live pictures coming through from the funeral service of the former South African ambassador to Germany and former ace ABC board chairperson Eddie fun day he's been described as a veteran of the struggle who contributed to the emancipation of the people of this country we were listening there to NC treasurer general Palmer Shatila delivering the eulogy who also used the platform to speak about social cohesion and getting services to the people of the country striving he said to create a better life for the people of South Africa which is what Eddie fun day lived for and we've been hearing that throughout the addresses from people at that funeral service in honor of Eddie fun day we will keep monitoring that for you as well as the release of that report by the ministerial task team into the possibility of making history a compulsory subject in schools across South Africa we are expecting to hear from the basic education minister any time from now so we'll monitor that as well for you stay with us we'll have a short break more coming up after this [Applause]

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