CAPE TOWN, May 16 — The following are news items in South African major news outlets on Wednesday:
— The Public Servants Associations (PSA) is considering striking alone, following yet another postponement on Tuesday in the protracted wage negotiations with the government.
According to the union and the seven public sector Congress of South African Trade Union Affiliates, government negotiators requested an adjournment until Thursday to consider the labor’s demands within their fiscal envelope. (Fin24)
— Police Minister Bheki Cele has assured Parliament that the government is putting in place measures to deal with political killings in KwaZulu-Natal Province.
Tabling his budget in the National Assembly on Tuesday, Cele said that political violence in the province is receiving special attention. (Eyewitness News)
— Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said on Tuesday he is deeply distressed and broken-hearted by the massacre perpetrated by Israel in Gaza.
On Monday 58 people were killed when Israeli troops opened fire during Palestinian protests. The violence came as the United States inaugurated its first embassy in Jerusalem. (South African Broadcasting Corporation).