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  • Nation Wide Strike against State Capture.
  • The KPMG Saga Continues.
  • Another Auditing Firm turns it???s back on the Guptas.
  • And The Kingdom of Islam lifts a ban for women drivers.

Today???s March against state capture is expected to see thousands of South Africans take to the streets of Johannesburg city centre to display their disgruntlements. The march will form part of a nation wide Cosatu-led (Congress of South African Trade Unions) strike and will be supported by the ANC in Gauteng (African National Congress) as well as the SACP (South African Communist Party). Police urge protesters to respect the law.

On a gathering Tuesday, A group of former SARS Officials (South African Revenue Services) demands KPMG to fully withdraw its report into a SARS intelligence unit. In a statement issued by KPMG South Africa CEO Nhlamu Dlomu says, that they met with former SARS employees to listen to their concerns about the report the firm prepared for the revenue service. Also in that report Dlomu says that they appreciate the opportunity to meet with former officials who told them that the report had caused suffering to them, other SARS officials and their families.

Last night The SANTC (South African National Taxi Council) together with NTA (National Taxi Alliance) have dismissed rumours of a taxi strike on the N1, N12 and M1 in Johannesburg and surrounding areas.

Another Auditing Firm turns it???s back on the Guptas, Sizwe Ntsaluba Gobodo announces last night that they are resigning as auditor of Oakbay Resources and Energy.

Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula has called upon South Africans not to buy goods stolen from the Dutch tourists. A bus that was carrying 36 tourists was stopped by a man dressed in police uniform and driving a South African Police Service vehicle along with five plain-clothed accomplices and the tourists were robbed off their possessions.

The DA???s (Democratic Alliance) provincial leadership contest is set to crank up a notch this week with confirmation of candidates fighting for the top spots. The party is set to reveal it???s nominations for its available 13 posts today.

Saudi King Salman announced on Tuesday a new order that allowed women to drive cars, ending a conservative tradition seen by human rights activists as a sign of the Islamic Kingdom???s repression of women. Despite gradual improvement on some women issues in recent years, The Kingdom, the birthplace of Islam has been widely criticised for being the only country in the world that banned women from driving.

That???s It! Catch us again tomorrow at a much earlier time as we plan to give you news that matter!


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