#News24 ICYMI: Aretha Franklin’s life in photos; Ramaphosa appoints commission of inquiry to probe PIC; and ICC embarrassed after Rabada, Ngidi mix-up

2018-08-16 18:01
Aretha Franklin (MOLLY RILEY / AFP)

Aretha Franklin (MOLLY RILEY / AFP)

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Zimbabwe court to hear opposition election challenge, The Trojan horse that wheeled R600m out of state-owned entities, and Aggressive, alien crayfish invade Free State dams.

Here are today’s top stories:

Mark Minnie's death was 'definitely not a suicide' - family member

A relative of Mark Minnie says the family does not believe he committed suicide, as the narrative up to this point would suggest.

Ramaphosa appoints commission of inquiry to probe PIC

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a commission of inquiry into the alleged improprieties at state-owned fund manager the Public Investment Corporation.

Aretha Franklin's incredible life in 30 photos

76-year-old music superstar Aretha Franklin has died, the news follows reports on Monday that the multiple award-winning artist was "gravely ill" and surrounded by her family in Detroit.

Zimbabwe court to hear opposition election challenge

Zimbabwe's ruling party and opposition say the Constitutional Court will hear the opposition's challenge to the presidential election results on August 22.

ICC embarrassed after Rabada, Ngidi mix-up

The ICC has been left with egg on its face after mixing up Proteas opening bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi.

The Trojan horse that wheeled R600m out of state-owned entities

In 2013 Regiments Capital got a foot in the door at Transnet. A year later the firm was earning more than R400m a year in consulting fees as one of the few black-owned firms challenging the well-guarded territory of titans like McKinsey.

UCT decides not to suspend staff member who allegedly posted on Facebook about wanting to kill his child

Vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng said that following a pre-suspension meeting which was held on Wednesday it was decided the lecturer be placed on a compulsory leave of absence on medical grounds.

Volatile rand continues to see-saw around the R14.50/$-level

The local currency has been battered in recent days by broad emerging market weakness, falling from R13.32/$ on August 8 to trade at R14.52 to the greenback by 13:21 on Thursday afternoon.

Springs 'house of horror' father found guilty of rape, attempted murder

The man dubbed the "Springs monster", who is accused of the decade-long abuse of his five children, was found guilty in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.

Mantashe to Ramaphosa detractors: 'Back off on land issue'

ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe has defended President Cyril Ramaphosa against detractors criticising him for the decision to amend the Constitution to make it explicit about allowing the expropriation of land without compensation.

Aggressive, alien crayfish invade Free State dams

An invasive species of crayfish is taking over aquatic systems in the Free State, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has announced.

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