Cape Town – Oscar Pistorius' grandmother Joyce Bekker has died, Mali hostage Stephen McGown opens up about his captivity in Mali and a cold front is set to sweep over the Western Cape bringing rain and snow.Here is a wrap of some top stories you may have missed today.Manana not getting special treatment - MbalulaPolice Minister Fikile Mbalula has denied that Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana is receiving special treatment in his assault case, despite video evidence to the contrary."The case of the deputy minister is very disappointing, because we expect individuals like him to act as an ambassador," Mbalula said.Read the full storyMore heartbreak for the Pistorius familyOscar Pistorius' grandmother Joyce Bekker died at the age of 93 this morning. "Everybody is devastated," a source close to the Pistorius family said.Find out moreTrevor Noah is getting a new TV show in SATrevor Noah is reteaming with M-Net (DStv 101) and will be doing a 13-part TV series set for broadcast in 2018.The current working title of the show is Trevor Noah Presents ... in which he will showcase upcoming young comedians in South Africa."I've always wanted to give young comedians the opportunity to connect with their audience - young comedians doing comedy in different languages," he said about his plans for Trevor Noah Presents... Read Comedian Trevor Noah. (Getty)'Because of the cannabis oil, I've got a new child'For one South African mother, cannabis was an illegal drug to warn her son about when he became a teenager: today, she uses it to treat his rare medical condition."When I first heard of medical cannabis, I thought they were smoking it because they wanted to get high," said Susanne, who asked for her real name to be withheld. "Then I had a kid who could actually benefit from it."Read about her story‘The ANC is decaying – decomposing like a corpse’The Zuma consciousness is corruption, the taking over of South Africa by the Guptas, looting and so on. The solution to tackle the cancer eating South Africa is outside the ANC, writes Chris Kanyane.Full column#StephenMcGown opens up about his captivity in MaliAfter years of false hope, former al-Qaida hostage Stephen McGown said he got tired of believing that he would ever be released.McGown, who spent almost six years in captivity, was jovial during a media briefing on Thursday, often making journalists laugh as he described the conditions he was forced to live under as a hostage in Mali.Wearing a blue shirt and seated with his wife and father, McGown revealed that he is now a Muslim. MoreStephen McGown with his father Malcolm in the centre and Gift of the Givers founder Dr Imtiaz Sooliman on the right. (Image: Gift of the Givers)Can Parliament dissolve if enough MPs resign?Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has suggested Parliament can be dissolved if 51 members resign from Parliament. But can it?The Democratic Alliance (DA) and United Democratic Movement (UDM) say no.Find out why Cape's cold front expected to bring snowy weekendA cold front, expected to hit the Western Cape is forecast to bring light snow on the Cape's extreme high peaks on Friday.According to Snow Report SA snow flurries are estimated, at this stage, to fall along Matroosberg (5cm), Cederberg (1cm), Groot Wellington Sneeukop (5cm) and Sneeuberg in Cederberg (2cm).MoreSnow flurries expected on high peaks of some Western Cape mountains Friday 11 Aug. See full forecast here https://t.co/1DfB29LB0l pic.twitter.com/bLPyJwGdn3— Snow Report SA (@SnowReportSA) August 9, 2017 Parents urged to warn kids against deadly ‘Hot Water Challenge’The Hot Water Challenge is a ‘game’ that involves pouring boiling water on unsuspecting children or daring the individual to drink boiling water through a straw. The deadly ‘game’ has already left one dead and two other’s severely burned.Click here for more A kettle on the stove. (iStock)#DataMustFall: Govt interference will drive data prices up - FMFThe #DataMustfall campaign utilises "dangerous populist disinformation", which has resulted in government and Icasa trying to force price control on the private sector, says the Free Market Foundation.Fin24 Tech has the full storyWould you like to subscribe to News24's Newsletters and get a wrap of the day's news? If so, click here.