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President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the first day

The president's economic stimulus package is likely to be a prominent feature of the medium-term budget policy statement on October 24, say analysts.

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Omotoso lawyer Daubermann: 'I won't allow myself to be intimidated by ignorant people'

Advocate Peter Daubermann has condemned the actions of a crowd of protesters who chased him outside the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth.

Young, broke and in debt - a tough life of taking out loans to repay other loans

The National Credit Regulator says there were nearly 25 million "credit-active" consumers at the end of June 2018 and nearly 40% were behind with their loan repayments.

Mother of murdered Coligny teen: 'I miss him, he used to joke around with us'

The family says although the outcome of the trial so far has been a consolation, sitting in court brought back painful memories of their son.

Zim leader tells graduates to create own jobs as formal job opportunities continue to shrink

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa reportedly told more than 3 000 graduates last week to create their own jobs or "risk sinking into oblivion" as formal job opportunities continued to shrink.

WATCH: Groom wanted his bedridden dad at his wedding, so the family made this incredible plan...

Despite suffering from a debilitating disease that has confined him to his bed, 62-year-old Frikkie Grobbelaar made it to his son’s wedding with the help of ER24.

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While You Were Asleep

WATCH: Crimean gunman seen buying shotgun shells on CCTV

The 18-year-old student who carried out a mass shooting in Crimea has been captured on CCTV buying up to 150 shotgun shells four days earlier, according to Russian media.

WATCH: Top 5 world news videos today

Watch our playlist of the top 5 most talked about videos today, October 19, 2018.

US gives Saudis 'few more days' on disappeared journalist

The United States will give ally Saudi Arabia "a few more days" to probe its alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, again delaying a US response to the mounting scandal.

Diary

Mokonyane to give update on progress of digital migration

Minister of Communications Nomvula Mokonyane will brief the media on the progress made by the Broadcasting Digital Migration Advisory Council on the digital terrestrial television plan.

SARS acting boss Mark Kingon to testify at Nugent inquiry

The acting commissioner is set to give evidence at the Nugent Inquiry into what is being done to steer the tax service out of its operational crisis.

#FeesMustFall activist Mcebo Dlamini on trial

The trial of #FeesMustFall activist Mcebo Dlamini gets underway in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.

"Gradually you lose control over your rands and before you know it, you're drowning."

- A 28-year-old IT consultant from Durban, who is drowning in debt, and can only repay his loans by taking out more loans.