#News24 ICYMI: Faith Muthambi to answer to Khoza, rand under pressure and SA's 'biggest ever' firearms investigation

2017-07-31 18:51
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Cape Town - Some of the news you may have missed today include Trevor Noah's childhood dreams becoming a reality, the ANC calls for free tertiary education for poor students and the rand weakens following a release by a ratings agency.

Trevor Noah after meeting Jim Carrey: I am living my dream

Trevor Noah is living the dream! The star confessed on his Instagram page that many of his childhood dreams have become a reality since he had his big break in Hollywood.

Read what he said here.

ANC wants free tertiary education for poor students in 2018

The African National Congress wants government to provide free tertiary education to poor students in the 2018 academic year, the party's secretary general Gwede Mantashe said.

Read more here.

WATCH: Teacher manhandles Krugersdorp High pupil

In the video the teacher is seen gripping a pupil by the shirt, pushing and pulling him away from a large crowd of learners.

Watch the full video here.

Rand under pressure on the back of Moody's report

Although the recent rate cut will help short-term growth, it is not a solution for the structural problems weighing down the economy, according to rating agency Moody's. The rand weakened following the release of a report by the ratings agency.

Read more here.

Khoza to demand Muthambi explain family jaunt

Chairperson of the portfolio committee on public service and administration, Dr Makhosi Khoza, and her committee will demand answers from Faith Muthambi on the allegations that she flew 30 of her family members at taxpayers' expense to Cape Town for her first budget speech as minister of public service and administration.

Read more about what Khoza said here.

ANC must act against 'defiant' MP Mondli Gungubele - Mthembu

The ANC needs to act against its "ill-disciplined" MP Mondli Gungubele for saying he will not vote against the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, chief whip Jackson Mthembu said.

Read the full story here.

The ANC's ultimate privilege

Although Mr Zuma survived countless motions in the past, this time he has to do some real work to ensure that he survives.

Read more here.

Gunmen involved in over 1 000 murders the focus of SA's 'biggest ever' firearms investigation

A gun smuggling investigation said to be the biggest in South Africa, which has been hampered by murders, an information leak, and tensions among some of the Western Cape's top police officers, has been handed over to the Hawks and is back on track.

Read more here.

Somizi new host of weekly V-Entertainment

M-Net is rejigging V-Entertainment and will bring it back after a month's on-air absence as a once-a-week, Friday-only show on Vuzu Amp.

Read the full story here.

'White men have power in SA' - HuffPost SA appeal hears

Former HuffPost SA editor Verashni Pillay is appealing a Press Ombudsman ruling that a blog published on the website constituted hate speech.

Read more on the appeal here.


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