— President Jacob Zuma is to directly oversee the strategy of all state-owned companies and any government interventions that might be necessary, through the creation of a special presidential coordinating committee that he will chair, the Cabinet announced after its biannual lekgotla (meeting) on Monday. (Business Day)
— National government will continue to fund municipalities so that they could maintain infrastructure, despite the fact that four big metros are no longer under the rule of the governing party, said Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe.(Fin24)
— The newly-elected Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has declared corruption enemy number one.
He was elected mayor after the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and smaller parties supported his nomination at the Johannesburg Metro’s inaugural meeting on Monday. (South African Broadcasting Corporation) Enditem
Source: Xinhua/News Ghana