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2016-07-25 21:03
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JSE faux pas - billions 'lost'

Fransman fights on

Icy roads and snowy vistas

Idols gets hot and sweaty

SAA lifeline questioned

Election insight - maverick ANC mayor Truman Prince tells all

Super Rugby analysis


Fransman heads to court

Marius Fransman approached the Western Cape High Court on Monday to intervene in his struggle to regain his position of ANC Western Cape leader.

Fransman's position has been at the centre of much confusion after the African National Congress’ head of elections, Nomvula Mokonyane, said on Thursday that he was back in his job as the party’s provincial leader.

Fransman has been the subject of disciplinary proceedings after he was accused of sexually harassing 21-year-old Louisa Wynand while they were travelling to the party's January 8 celebrations in Rustenburg.

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday, however, that Fransman had not been reinstated, saying Mokonyane had been under pressure when she made the announcement.

Get the full story here.


R98bn JSE blunder: Stats don't mean anything says expert

Investors should not be alarmed by the JSE’s computer glitch that caused the bourse to hugely misrepresent foreign sellers of SA equities, says an expert.



I am the Rainbow Nation - maverick ANC mayor Truman Prince

Ask Truman Prince about his and the ANC's chances in Beaufort West for the August 3 municipal elections, he says he admires the EFF for its radicalism "because I am a radical". He admires how its MPs research and articulate arguments presented in Parliament.

He criticises the DA's election candidate process, saying they were chosen by "people in a small room", not by the branches like the ANC.

"I cannot be racist against white, I cannot be racist against black, because they are all family members of mine. So there is no way that Truman Prince can be racist."

Read more about this colourful politician in this in-depth interview.

Beaufort West mayor Truman Prince in the council chamber (Jenni Evans, News24)


Stuck in N3 snow? Here's what SA motorists should do

Heavy snow has affected large parts of the N3 Toll route with many drivers caught out in the cold. Read our guide to safely navigate icy roads in South Africa.


Parliament's authority on another SAA lifeline questioned

Parliament has tabled a letter by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan requesting a fourth extension in the last 10 months for a delay in the deadline for the tabling of SAA's results.

Read the whole report here.


Mallett: Gulf between NZ and rest is clear

Ex-Bok coach Nick Mallett says the gulf between the New Zealand teams and the rest of the Super Rugby participants is significant.

Read all about it here.

Idols SA episode 2: The cake, wash me and bless my sweating

The next stop on the Idols season 12 audition round was the capital city, Pretoria. In all honesty we were never ready for what PTA had in store for us: there was cake, explicit lyrics, Wooden Mic gold, original ''hits" and the return of bad Randall. By the end of a long day, the judges issued 21 Golden Tickets.

(Photo: Facebook/IdolsSA)


Rob Louw hits out at WP top brass

Former Bok and WP flank Rob Louw was not happy with what he saw after the Stormers’ capitulation in the Super Rugby quarter-finals at Newlands

Read what Rob Louw had to say.

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