News of the week: 22 November

By Kirstin Buick
21 November 2013

The news you need to know from the week that was.

E-toll anger erupts ahead of festive season

Fury erupted among South Africans when transport minister Dipuo Peters announced e-tolls would kick in on Gauteng's highways just in time for the festive season. Taxpayers, who can't possibly tighten their belts any more than they already have, refused to buy into the idea and Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven called on motorists to refuse to buy e-tags, saying there was "absolutely no legal obligation" to do so. Read more here. Peters however pointed out motorists without e-tags would pay double the amount and would not benefit from discounts. Read more here.

4 other big stories from the week that was

GO BOKKE! The last time the Springboks and Tricolours clashed in 2009 in Toulouse France were the victors 20-13.  The Springboks are hoping this weekend’s match will be more successful in all respects. If the Boks win this clash they will have won 10 of the 12 Tests in 2013. Click here for everything you need to know about the match.

UPDATE: Do you remember little Reef Carneson? He captured our hearts two years ago when he battled graft versus host disease after a bone marrow transplant at the age of 11 months. Click here for an update on Reef and his family and to find out how you can help him.

SUPERSTAR: There really is no stopping radio and TV personality Redi Tlhabi. Her book, Endings & Beginnings, is being made into a movie. Click here for more.

ADDICTED TOT: Indonesia’s chain smoking toddler has a new addiction. He’s given up on his 40-a-day habit only to replace it with another vice – food. His weight has ballooned to 24 kg, about seven kg more than what should be his normal weight. Click here for more.

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