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NewsWrap: Festive road fatalities still too high- AA 

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Festive road fatalities still too high- AA 

The small decrease in the number of fatalities the roads during the festive period is commendable and signals a slight improvement in road safety efforts by authorities.
This is according to the the Automobile Association (AA). The AA, however, says that the deaths of one-thousand-427 road users during the festive period is still too high, and that more needs to be done.

Suspended Judge Hlope approaches Concourt to appeal impeachment 

Suspended Judge John Hlophe has approached the Constitutional Court (Concourt) to appeal his impeachment before the National Assembly’s vote at the end of the month.
Hlophe wants the court to rule that it is unconstitutional for Parliament not to develop rules for impeaching judges.
Hlophe is also asking the apex court to set aside the resolution by the Justice Committee to send his case to the National Assembly for a vote.

Support to be given to pregnant school learners 

The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has submitted a policy on the prevention and management of learner pregnancy.
According to Statistics South Africa, there were more than 83-thousand learners who gave birth in South Africa in the 2019/2020 financial year.
The new policy will prevent the expulsion of pregnant learners from schools.
It will provide them with pre- and post-natal support.

Hani family calls on MK Party to not use Chris Hani’s name in its campaigning 

The family of the late former SACP Secretary General, Chris Hani, has banned the newly formed Umkhonto Wesizwe party from using Hani’s name.
This is the third family of freedom fighters who have come out in public against the new party.
Hani’s family has also asked the party not to use any symbols, pictures, names, or insignia that Hani stood for.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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