Aug. 16 major South African media outlets

The following are news highlights in South Africa's major media outlets on Tuesday.


— Of the municipalities around the country, four coalition agreements have been signed and sealed in the Western Cape, with the balance expected to be finalized later this week.
In the local government election no single party claimed an outright majority in 27 councils including four metros: Tshwane, Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Nelson Mandela Bay. (Business Day)

— The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has had “an open door policy from the beginning” and was speaking to all parties, including the African National Congress (ANC), about possible coalitions in municipalities, party spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said.
He told journalists ahead of the EFF’s central command team meeting in Braamfontein on Monday night that the party had many options on the table, including coalitions, abstentions and re-runs. (News24)

— Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has launched a Transformation Task Team, in response to the recommendation by the Farlam Commission on Marikana, calling for professionalization of the police service.
The commission was highly critical of the police action at Marikana on August 16, 2012, when armed police shot dead 34 striking mineworkers. (South African Broadcasting Corporation) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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