ICYMI: Tuesday's biggest stories

2016-06-07 21:08

In news:

The US’s terror alert for South Africa is still grabbing the headlines. In an exclusive, News24 reported that an apparently discredited source was behind the alert. A source with access to South African intelligence said, however, that the businessman was believed by South Africa to be a "discredited" informer who was only after the money he’d be paid for the information.


In KZN, developments continue in the province’s Cabinet. Themba Mthembu has accepted the position of Agriculture MEC while Peggy Nkonyeni, who had just been axed from the education portfolio, resigned as an MPL.

In international news, Hillary Clinton made history as the first presumptive nominee of a major US political party who is a woman. GET MORE ON THAT HERE.
Her Republican rival Donald Trump is also making headlines for what many called a racist comment about a judge of Mexican descent. READ MORE HERE

In finance:

Still on the topic of the terror alert, the Tourism Business Council of SA urged the local travel and tourism industry to be vigilant. TBCSA CEO Mmatšatši Ramawela said that, during a time when the travel industry was trying to find its feet following tough trading conditions, terror alerts were the last thing they needed.

It also emerged on Tuesday that the SA Revenue Service paid KPMG over R23m for its highly-contested probe into its investigation unit which was founded when Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was Sars commissioner. FIND OUT MORE HERE

In sport:

Faf de Klerk is likely to be the only newcomer to the Springbok starting team to face Ireland in the first Test at Newlands.


The Springboks have released four squad members to the SA 'A' side for the first of their two matches match against the England Saxons.


And in entertainment news:

Prince Harry asked Paddy McGuinness if he could star on his dating show Take Me Out, because he's desperate to find a girlfriend. READ MORE HERE

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Channel24 also filled us in on Taraji P Henson and Terrence Howard's appearance in Johannesburg and the 6 things you have to know.

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