Snapshot: the things you should know to be in the know

By Kirstin Buick
15 January 2015

Serious, wacky, juicy, heartrending — these are the stories that have people talking right now.

1. Someone put up an enormous Zuma Must Fall banner in Cape Town - and now they're in trouble

A hard-to-miss “Zuma Must Fall” billboard that went up in central Cape Town on Friday morning has got tongues wagging about who paid to erect it.

Whoever it was, they could be in serious trouble. Following the furore that the banner created, the City of Cape Town released a statement declaring the banner to be illegal.

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2. Céline Dion lost her husband René to cancer

René died of throat cancer at him home in Henderson while under the care of a physician. PHOTO: Cover René died of throat cancer at him home in Henderson while under the care of a physician. PHOTO: Cover

“René Angélil passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer,” his rep said in a statement.

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3. The heatwaves aren't over yet

The SA Weather Service said hot and humid weather will result in extremely uncomfortable conditions over much of SA. PHOTO: Pexels The SA Weather Service said hot and humid weather will result in extremely uncomfortable conditions. PHOTO: Pexels

Some parts of the country are set to experience another heatwave this week, accompanied by a heightened risk of fires, the SA Weather Service warned on Friday. Read more here

4. Unathi revealed the secret behind her incredible transformation

The singer and MetroFM DJ has been on a mission for months to transform her body — and if these pics are anything to go by, mission accomplished!

See how she did it here

5. There's now an online petition to '#SaveWhatsApp'

An online petition is calling on South Africa's government to reject calls by mobile networks to regulate over-the-top (OTT) services such as WhatsApp and Skype.

Both of South Africa’s biggest networks Vodacom and MTN last year expressed calls for WhatsApp to be regulated in South Africa. PHOTO: Pixabay Both of South Africa’s biggest networks Vodacom and MTN last year expressed calls for WhatsApp to be regulated in South Africa. PHOTO: Pixabay

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