If you missed it: Thursday's top stories - right here

2016-07-07 21:21

#BlackLivesMatter

US police made headlines yet again on Thursday and again for all the wrong reasons. This after a black man was fatally shot by police in Minnesota on Wednesday night while inside a car with a woman and a child. A video showing the man’s killing was posted to Facebook. GRAPHIC WARNING: Disturbing content

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Meanwhile, in the US state of Louisiana, federal civil rights investigators were called in to probe the fatal police shooting of a black father of five in Baton Rouge.


Thuli gets R1.5m to probe state capture


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Back in South Africa, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s pending probe into allegations of state capture has received a R1.5m funding commitment from National Treasury.


Have you seen this man?


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Police have identified a man they believe to be the mastermind behind the brutal murder of Tewie and Eurika Human in their Great Brak River home.


Pro rugby is bleeding


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The plummeting Super Rugby TV and stadium audiences are symptoms of a sport that is bleeding says Tank Lanning, who sees a silver lining in the amateur arm.


Lions: Top of an unfair competition?


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The Lions are log leaders of a Super Rugby competition which some players and officials say is an unfair structure.


This is what SA viewers watched most on TV in June!

            (Leleti Khumalo in Sarafina! Screengrab: VideovisionSA/YouTube)

Uzalo on SABC1 remains the undisputed most-watched show on South African television with both a higher AR and a bigger share than Generations, while pay-TV shows Igazi and Our Perfect Wedding on Mzansi Magic both grab more viewers than the free-to-air soap Isidingo on SABC3. See all the most watched shows in South Africa here.


Ciara and Russell Wilson are married!


Ciara and Russell Wilson have tied the knot. The happy couple said their vows at a lavish ceremony at Peckforton Castle in Liverpool, England on Wednesday in front of family and friends. Both took to social media with a picture after saying "I do" with the caption, "We are The Wilsons!"


More economic turmoil for SA


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South Africa must reform state-owned enterprises, reduce policy uncertainty and speed up reforms, says the IMF, which cut SA's economic growth projection to 0.1%.


Eskom secures almost R20bn loan for expansion


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Eskom has received a loan boost of almost R20bn from the African Development Bank to fund its expansion programme, including the Medupi and Kusile new build projects.

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