#News24 ICYMI: Cape Town dam levels hit the 70% mark; ANC, ministers threatened Standard Bank on Gupta accounts; and Skolopad says yes to becoming second wife

2018-09-17 18:23
Skolopad shows her engagement ring (Instagram)

Skolopad shows her engagement ring (Instagram)

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One of South Africa’s top rugby player agents has been suspended following financial irregularities; The organisers behind the Royal Heritage Festival distance themselves from a media fiasco that had social media buzzing; and Tshwane University of Technology slams rumours campuses will be shut down for good.

Here are today’s top stories:

He wanted to kill Courtney, State argues in Mortimer Saunders trial (Warning: Graphic details)

The actions of Mortimer Saunders on the day he murdered Courtney Pieters was not that of someone who only wanted the three-year-old to become sick, the State submitted in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

Security heightened at Parliament as police, SSA probe shooting incident

The police and State Security Agency (SSA) are investigating the circumstances of a shooting incident at the parliamentary precinct on Friday in which a contract worker, 57-year old Lennox Garane, took his own life.

TUT slams rumours campuses will be shut down for good

A screengrab of an email, allegedly from Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), stating that the Soshanguve South and North campuses of TUT will be shut down indefinitely has been doing the rounds on social media.

5 talking points: All Blacks v Springboks

Sport24’s Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points following the Springboks’ 36-34 Rugby Championship win over the All Blacks in Wellington.

Cape Town dam levels hit the 70% mark for the first time since 2015

Cape Town's dam levels hit the 70% mark on Monday for the first time since 2015. This week's cold front and light rainfalls are expected to push the level a little higher by the end of the week.

Springbok player agent suspended for 3 years

One of South Africa’s top rugby player agents has been suspended following financial irregularities.

ANC, ministers threatened Standard Bank to force it to keep Gupta accounts open, state capture commission hears

Former mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane threatened Standard Bank's operating licence and threatened to change the banking laws, all in an effort to allow the politically connected Gupta family to keep their bank accounts open.

Where and when to watch the 2018 Emmy Awards in South Africa

The 70th annual Emmy Awards will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles on M-Net (DStv 101) on Tuesday, 18 September at 02:00. 

Skolopad says yes to becoming second wife

Local singer Skolopad got engaged on Saturday and shared the exciting news on Instagram.  

UPDATE: Limpopo music festival distances itself from PR team after media’s nightmare four-day trip

The organisers behind the Royal Heritage Festival held annual in Thohoyandou, Limpopo on Monday distanced themselves from a media fiasco that had social media buzzing. 

Sorry, Boks ... only faint title hope

The fate of the 2018 Rugby Championship remains unsealed ... so can South Africa still sneak a title win against the odds?

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