SABC News Headlines: 17 January 2023

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* Eskom has downgraded its rolling blackouts from stage six to four. This will continue until four o’clock in the afternoon when stage five will be implemented. The power utility says over the course of the week, 14 generators should return to service, helping to ease pressure on the power grid.

* Political parties are divided over what to make of the Johannesburg High Court’s judgement yesterday.The court granted President Cyril Ramaphosa an interdict against private procecution proceedings by his predecessor, former President Jacob Zuma.

* The body has approved the Department of Basic Education’s 2022 National Senior Certificate .Despite reports of cheating, it says this was not systematic, and has not compromised the integrity and credibility of the results, which will be released this Thursday.

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