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2016-07-11 21:02

What happened on SA Airlink flight?

SA Airlink denied that one of its planes was hijacked en route from Cape Town to Wonderboom airport on Monday morning. The plane stood for over two hours on the runway.
"I didn't know what to do because the flight was just standing there in the runway without any movement. We initially were not getting any feedback," said passenger Rofhiwa Mudau.

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Icasa rules against SABC violent protest footage ban

The Independent Communications Authority of SA ruled that the SABC must withdraw its decision not to air footage of violent protests. The broadcaster later said it will get legal advice on the ruling. At the same briefing, COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng warned those within the corporation who were leaking information to other media houses that they will be removed as part of “Operation Clean-up”.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng (File)

In her column today, Faith Daniels also asks if this is the beginning of the end for Motsoeneng. Read more here.

Election time

News24’s reporters have been out on the road, speaking to South Africans about how they feel about the local elections which are less than a month away.  Click here for all the videos and features on this series.

Theresa May to step into British PM role

And in international news, Theresa May will become the prime minister who leads Britain into Brexit talks after her only rival in the race to succeed David Cameron pulled out unexpectedly.

Theresa May (AP)

May was left as the only contender standing after the withdrawal from the leadership race of Andrea Leadsom, who faced criticism for suggesting she was more qualified to be premier because she had children.

 Ethan Hawke spotted in Cape Town

Ethan Hawke (Getty Images)

American actor Ethan Hawke was spotted at the Waterfront on Sunday. Hawke is currently filming a science fiction drama 24 Hours to Live in the Mother City. In the new flick Hawke plays a hitman who is brought back from the dead for one day and is given a second chance at redemption.

SABC’s Hlaudi: Uzalo increasing to 5 days a week

Uzalo cast members (Photo supplied)

SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng announced at an SABC press conference that the SABC1 soap Uzalo will increase from 3 episodes per week to 5.
The sudden announcement comes a day after The Sunday Times on Sunday revealed that chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng single-handedly overturned a panel decision not to renew the expensive soap that is co-produced and co-owned by president Jacob Zuma's daughter, Gugu Zuma-Ncube.

Mallett: Cheetahs deserved a penalty try

Ex-Springbok coach Nick Mallett has criticised referee Stuart Berry’s officiating of the scrums during the Sharks v Cheetahs match.

Force player who urinated in Bloem hotel named

Dane Haylett-Petty

Western Force duo Dane Haylett-Petty and interim captain Pek Cowan have been fined following last weekend's hotel drama in Bloemfontein.

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