News Wrap | EC ANC beefs up security, UFH Wins Varsity Shield, Macron wins French Elections

Eastern Cape ANC has taken steps to beef up security ahead of their provincial conference

Eastern Cape ANC has taken steps to beef up security ahead of their provincial conference in avoidance of a repeat of the 2017 chaos.

In 2017, chairs were flying in the conference with different factions assaulting one another. There have been disputes that have been sent to Luthuli House that have caused the postponement of the conference.

Paul Mashatile, ANC Treasurer General said that the conference needs to take place within 7 days and not later than 28th April to 01 May. Reports have come in that the conference is set to start on the 6th of May 2022.

UFH Beats CPUT to win Varsity Shieild for the first time

The University of Fort Hare Blues beat CPUT 28 – 27 in a dramatic Varsity Shield final in Alice on Thursday night to claim the title and end the season unbeaten.

It’s been an emotional rollercoaster of a season for the Blues. Last month, the players and coaches were rocked by the death of their director of rugby, Elliot Fana. And yet, they managed to pick themselves up and finish the league phase at the top of the standings. The win is celebrated all over the Eastern Cape.

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15 Tablets stolen from EC School

15 brand new iPads were stolen from Kei Road Combined School which is just outside Bisho in the Eastern Cape.

The Department of Education provincial spokesperson, Vuyiseka Mboxela has confirmed the incident and further said that this was a “stab on the back of the community” as these iPads were going to assist in the rolling out of the information communication technology (ICT). This is one of the communities that depend solely on the government to provide such a skill to them and this has caused a delay in that program.

Farm Workers in Kirkwood demand salary increase

Farm workers in Kirkwood in the Sunday’s River have taken to the streets since Wednesday, demanding a R7/hour wage increase from employer. These employees have been getting R23 per hour, they are now demanding R30. They have downed tools and vowed not to go back to work until their demands are met.

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Covid-19 Infections on the rise again

Covid-19 infections on the rise in South Africa as the health minister warns of “worrying signs”. The rise has been detected over the past 3 days. The government has urged civilians to take caution and understand the importance of staying safe from Covid-19.

former springbok captain, dawie de Velliers dies

South African Rugby is mourning as the former Springbok captain Dawie de Villiers passed on at the age of 81. The former captain’s family released a statement confirming his death.
Funeral arrangements to be announced by his family in due time.

Macron wins a second term as France president

France held their election on Sunday and Macron has won a second term against far-right rival Le Pen.
Emmanuel Macron won the polls with 58.8% of votes while Marine Le Pen suffered defeat with 41.2% votes. France had its highest abstention rate in 50 years with over 28%.

Article by Cwayita Zweni | Editor | cwayita@ournews.online

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