Aug. 22 major South African media outlets

The following are highlights of South African major media outlets on Monday.


— The government Employees Medical Scheme (Gems) could be insolvent by financial year-end if drastic cost-containment measures are not instituted.
This would mean the scheme would need to be bailed out by the Treasury or amalgamated into a different scheme, forcing significant changes in benefits for its 1.8-million members. (Business Day)

— Branches allege local elections were rigged by the governing party and are taking on the ANC’s top leadership.
Fresh after being evicted from the country’s richest metros, the ANC’s top brass face a revolt from branches in its most powerful province. (City Press)

— The African National Congress (ANC) in Johannesburg says it will nominate its members for the Mayor and Speaker positions on Monday during the council sitting.
This came as the Democratic Alliance (DA) has formed a coalition with smaller parties in the hope of winning the mayoral position. (South African Broadcasting Corporation) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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