#News24 ICYMI: Eskom warns of load shedding, Zimbabwe votes; and no men allowed at #TheTotalShutDown march, say organisers

2018-07-30 18:22

The rail system in Cape Town is on the brink of collapse as trains continue to go up in smoke, get your dose of the latest developments in Zimbabwe as the country heads to the voting polls, and here is a glimpse into the breathtaking Fish River Canyon hike in southern Namibia.

Have a look at a selection of our leading stories:

The latest on the crucial Zim polls - Long queues, alleged delays and opposition cries foul

Zimbabweans vote in the country's first election since authoritarian leader Robert Mugabe was ousted.

In other news relating to Zimbabwe, a High Court in South Africa has found that the decision to grant former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity was "an error of law".

People queue early in the morning outside a polling station in Zimbabwe's capital Harare. (Luis Tato, AFP)

Start planning for loadshedding this week, says Eskom

Following a month without loadshedding, Eskom warned that the power grid was constrained due to "instability at several power stations due to acts of intimidation".

WATCH: Mother of missing Durban boy, 10, lashes out at accused

Emotion ran high in the Durban Magistrate's Court as the mother of missing 10-year-old Miguel Louw lashed out at the man accused of taking her little boy.

Cape Town train attacks: 'Saboteurs pretend to be commuters'

Alleged saboteurs believed to be behind the recent spate of train torchings all used the same method: they pretended to be commuters before setting the carriage alight as the train arrived in the station, says mayoral committee member for transport and urban development Brett Herron.

All systems go for #TheTotalShutDown march, no men allowed on the ground

Organisers of the #TheTotalShutdown march say they only want women and gender non-conforming individuals on the ground during the event.

Zondo Commission to probe alleged dodgy Bosasa deal

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has confirmed it will probe allegations that a R10m security deal was irregularly awarded to a subsidiary of the "corrupt" Bosasa group.

Reopening of Timol matter not 'about inciting racial tension' - family

The reopening of the Ahmed Timol case is about remembering those who paid the ultimate price for a democratic South Africa.

'The Fish' is tough, but you will be back for more!

The Fish River Canyon trail in southern Namibia is a definite bucket-list top tenner for any serious hiker.

Last day slog through the canyon. (Farrell Davids)

Why ODI Proteas can only have THREE bowlers

SA’s tail-end batting in ODIs still far too brittle on paper, tough culling may have to be done to the bowling arsenal to compensate, says Rob Houwing.

Shashi Naidoo shares pictures from her time in Jordan

Although the model was not able to gain access to the Palestinian Territories, she did manage to spend some in Jordan where she visited a Palestinian refugee camp.

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