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Chaos on the Wild Coast: Attorney arrested after argument with Mantashe

Chaos on the Wild Coast: Attorney arrested after argument with Mantashe

Chaos on the Wild Coast: Attorney arrested after argument with Mantashe
Ace Magashule is willing to testify at the #StateCaptureInquiry

Ace Magashule is willing to testify at the #StateCaptureInquiry

Magashule said he will face the state capture inquiry commission if he is implicated of wrongdoing. The ANC secretary-general added that it would give him a chance to tell the commission some other interesting 'stories'.

Ace Magashule is willing to testify at the #StateCaptureInquiry
ICYMI: Racist rants, president talks about plot and Magashule scrutinised

ICYMI: Racist rants, president talks about plot and Magashule scrutinised

This week's top stories include a man's racist rant, Ramaphosa responding to a plot to oust him, a human trafficer being put behind bars, Ace Magashule under the spotlight and top officials who aren't qualified for their jobs.

ICYMI: Racist rants, president talks about plot and Magashule scrutinised
Juju says there's no plot to oust Ramaphosa but he won't last anyway

Juju says there's no plot to oust Ramaphosa but he won't last anyway

The EFF's leader says there's no plot against President Ramaphosa and that he's just paranoid. Malema added that Ramaphosa wants the country to feel sorry for him so he can use the state's resources against his enemies.

Juju says there's no plot to oust Ramaphosa but he won't last anyway
Ramaphosa's stimulus package will see billions invested in critical areas

Ramaphosa's stimulus package will see billions invested in critical areas

On Friday morning President Ramaphosa addressed South Africa to share details about his planned economic stimulus package. The package will cost R50 billion and will focus on agriculture, infrastructure and townships.

Ramaphosa's stimulus package will see billions invested in critical areas
New president Zingiswa Losi says Cosatu is back in its rightful place

New president Zingiswa Losi says Cosatu is back in its rightful place

Cosatu's new female president is confident that the union is ready to claim it's rightful place in South African society. Zingiswa Losi feels that Cosatu is on a path to recovery after having a hard time lately.

New president Zingiswa Losi says Cosatu is back in its rightful place
Cape Town sells R144m property for R1.8m in social housing deal

Cape Town sells property valued at R144m for R1.8m in social housing deal

The City of Cape Town has sold one of its properties with a current market value of around R144 million for a paltry R1.8 million in order to meet some of its social housing commitments. The City will receive 300 of the 850 units.

Cape Town sells property valued at R144m for R1.8m in social housing deal
Ramaphosa accused of having double standards about keeping secrets

Ramaphosa accused of having double standards about keeping secrets

President Ramaphosa addressed the rumours that there are plans to dethrone him and Ace Magashule's supporters are not happy. These supporters accuse the president of having double standards when it comes to secret meetings.

Ramaphosa accused of having double standards about keeping secrets
11-year-old Pietermaritzburg boy escaped attempted kidnapping

11-year-old Pietermaritzburg boy escaped attempted kidnapping

Another child escaped an attempted kidnapping just outside his school. The 11-year-old boy was waiting for his ride home when a black BMW drove up to him. The car had no licence plate and the boy saw a rope on the passenger seat.

11-year-old Pietermaritzburg boy escaped attempted kidnapping
Dagga Couple: Battle is won but war not over until legislation changes

Dagga Couple: Battle is won but war not over until legislation changes

The dagga couple has welcomed Tuesday’s ruling by the Constitutional Court which decriminalised the use and cultivation of dagga by adults but said there was a lot more work for them to do so South Africans could benefit.

Dagga Couple: Battle is won but war not over until legislation changes
Hero teen succumbs to burns sustained while putting out farm fire

Hero kid, 18, dies of burns sustained while putting out farm fire

18-year-old Dian Terblanche and his dad Dieter were battling a veld fire at their farm near reitz, Free State, about two weeks ago. Unfortunately, Dian suffered 85% burns. He succumbed to his wounds after a two week battle.

Hero kid, 18, dies of burns sustained while putting out farm fire
82-year-old woman narrowly escapes death as bullet fired at her lands in bible

Woman narrowly escapes death as bullet fired at her lodges in bible

An 82-year-old woman narrowly avoided death when she was shot at in her own home but the bullet lodged in her bible. Here's how her bible saved her from what could have ended the her life and caused more harm than good.

Woman narrowly escapes death as bullet fired at her lodges in bible
ANC's meddling with banks on behalf of Guptas ruined its legacy

ANC's meddling with banks on behalf of Guptas ruined its legacy

When the latest revelations were made during the state capture inquiry, South Africans lost a little more respect for the ruling party. It's as if the African National Congress is no longer the party that represents 'the people'.

ANC's meddling with banks on behalf of Guptas ruined its legacy
Minister Nene: Half of SA's municipal managers aren't qualified for their jobs

Minister Nene: Half of SA's municipal managers aren't qualified for their jobs

More than half of the financial officers and municipal managers in South Africa are not qualified for their jobs. Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene recently revealed this information and said most cases are in big municipalities.

Minister Nene: Half of SA's municipal managers aren't qualified for their jobs
Sean Davison, founder of assisted suicide organisation, arrested for murder

Sean Davison, founder of assisted suicide organisation, arrested for murder

The founder of Dignity SA, a "right-to-die" organisation has been arrested on a murder charge. Sean Davison played a part in the death of his friend Anrich Burger in 2013. Burger was a quadriplegic after a serious car accident.

Sean Davison, founder of assisted suicide organisation, arrested for murder
Hooligan teen spotted driving at 168 km/h caught and arrested after crash

Hooligan teen spotted driving at 168 km/h caught and arrested after crash

A 16-year old teenage boy is in deep trouble this morning. The teen took his parents white VW Golf GTI for a dangerous joyride allegedly without their permission on Tuesday afternoon. The boy now faces charges of reckless driving.

Hooligan teen spotted driving at 168 km/h caught and arrested after crash
Blade Nzimande lashed out at Jacob Zuma's state capture analysis

Blade Nzimande lashed out at Jacob Zuma's state capture analysis

Blade Nzimande, SACP's general secretary has spoken up about former president Jacob Zuma's understanding and analysis of what state capture is. Nzimande said Zuma should stop confusing the South Africa's youth.

Blade Nzimande lashed out at Jacob Zuma's state capture analysis
Julius Malema wants all of Africa to 'decolonise' and speak Swahili

Julius Malema wants all of Africa to 'decolonise' and speak Swahili

EFF leader Julius Malema wants all of Africa united and speaking one language - Swahili. Malema feels that it since is already one of the most spoken languages in Africa it would be the best choice for a shared language.

Julius Malema wants all of Africa to 'decolonise' and speak Swahili
Video of paramedic carrying alcohol on board an ambulance shocks SA

Video of paramedic carrying alcohol on board an ambulance shocks SA

A video showing a confrontation between a paramedic and local SA man went viral since the weekend. The man took the paramedic on and accused her of carrying alcohol in the government vehicle - which she admitted doing.

Video of paramedic carrying alcohol on board an ambulance shocks SA
Cosatu welcomes their first ever female president Zingiswa Losi

Cosatu welcomes their first ever female president Zingiswa Losi

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has elected a new president - former deputy president Zingiswa Losi. She is the first female president of Cosatu since its birth. Her election is seen as a good sign.

Cosatu welcomes their first ever female president Zingiswa Losi
State capture inquiry revealed ANC bullied banks for the Guptas

State capture inquiry revealed ANC bullied banks for the Guptas

On Monday, Standard Bank's Ian Sinton testified at the state capture inquiry and revealed just how far ANC ministers were willing to go to keep the Gupta show going. Sinton testified of bullying by ANC members.

State capture inquiry revealed ANC bullied banks for the Guptas
4 explosive revelations by Standard Bank during the #StateCaptureInquiry

4 explosive revelations by Standard Bank during the #StateCaptureInquiry

The state capture inquiry saw Standard Bank's Ian Sinton testify and drop some shocking bombs. Perhaps the most shocking revelation was that one of SA's former ministers, Mosebenzi Zwane, tried to bully the bank.

4 explosive revelations by Standard Bank during the #StateCaptureInquiry
Red alert issued as Zimbabwe battles with serious cholera outbreak

Red alert issued as Zimbabwe battles with serious cholera outbreak

A cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has been so bad that the government declared a state of emergency. So far, 28 people have passed away since the outbreak in early September. 3 000 cases have been reported at this time.

Red alert issued as Zimbabwe battles with serious cholera outbreak
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