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News making headlines in SA

Let's take a look at Acumen Media's first 2020 news roundup.

Well, the holidays are over and school is in. South African children across the country returned to school this week.

In sisters-are-doing-it-for-themselves news, Sasha-Lee Olivier has replaced Zozibini Tunzi as Miss South Africa and Natalie Du Toit was nominated for a Laureus.

And for those of us who look forward to her no-nonsense attitude, Devi Sankaree Govender will be saying goodbye to M-Net's weekly current affairs show, Carte Blanche in pursuit of other career opportunities.

In sad news, the 'father of black business' Richard Maponya passed away.

Eskom has appointed a new chairperson as Jabu Mabuza resigned. While the entire board of the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (Necsa) vacated their posts.

Meanwhile, the unions are asking that public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan be fired - for amongst things not bailing out SAA.

With a dwindling unemployment rate, the country received some bleak news as Telkom and Massmart announced retrenchments.

The finance minister Tito Mboweni set out to upset the ANC when he expressed his view that the nationalisation of the South African Reserve Bank was a mistake.

And a SA news roundup with be incomplete without some State Capture Inquiry news. This week, Judge Zondo criticised the legal teams involved in the inquiry after they caused an adjournment because of shoddy paperwork.

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