#News24 ICYMI: Listeriosis update; Proteas take down India; and watch Oprah's powerful Golden Globes speech

2018-01-08 18:30
Vernon Philander celebrates with his team mates after winning India. (Gallo)

Vernon Philander celebrates with his team mates after winning India. (Gallo)

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Cape Town - EFF leader Julius Malema believes President Jacob Zuma will be recalled before the close of 2018, can Eskom avoid a financial death spiral and we need to be honest about fee-free education, writes Songezo Zibi.

Here is a roundup of some of our top stories:

Why there is no lead yet on the source of the deadly Listeriosis outbreak

The listeriosis death toll has risen to 61 and is now a notifiable disease. Tracing the source of the outbreak is like finding a needle in a haystack, but also having to search for the haystack itself, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said.

Proteas triumphant in Newlands rollercoaster

An inspired bowling display has seen South Africa beat India by 72 runs at Newlands in the first of three Test matches.

Oprah's powerful Golden Globes speech that had Hollywood on their feet

Oprah Winfrey accepted the lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes by saying she hopes as the first black woman to accept the honour, it has an impact on young girls watching the ceremony.

Matthew Legemaate, who underwent a double lung and heart transplant, says he hopes to do all the things he dreamed of.

Malema: Zuma will be out by December

In a radio interview, EFF leader Julius Malema has said his party will not allow President Jacob Zuma to get away on an immunity deal.

WATCH: Ramaphosa calls for unity at ANC 106 anniversary celebrations in Durban

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the ruling party to go back to its roots and emulate the leadership of previous "legends" who led the liberation movement.

Patient, 63, burns to death in Groote Schuur Hospital fire

A 63-year-old patient was killed in a fire that broke out in a general ward at Groote Schuur Hospital in Observatory in Cape Town.

Missing couple found safe after frantic police search

The search for Gauteng couple, on holiday in the Eastern Cape, has come to an end with the couple found safe and sound.

Let's be honest about fee-free education

We have a responsibility to be honest about the practicalities of achieving fee-free education, and what it will cost the country, writes Songezo Zibi.

Can Eskom avoid a financial death spiral?

The longer it takes to move towards a sustainable electricity industry, the more money will be wasted and the higher the risk of an Eskom default taking the whole economy down with it, says Piet van Staden.

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