#News24 ICYMI: Mbalula breaks silence on Dubai holiday; Chris Chameleon admits Bles Bridges not his father; and Schalk Burger to return to SA

2018-12-21 17:52
South African musician, Chris Chameleon. (Photo by Gallo Images, Foto24, Nasief Manie)

South African musician, Chris Chameleon. (Photo by Gallo Images, Foto24, Nasief Manie)

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Seven awaiting trial inmates have escaped police custody in Limpopo, News24 celebrate its 20th birthday, and see how big these hailstones are.

Here are some of our top stories for the day:

Former minister Fikile Mbalula has broken his silence, saying he will be challenging Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's finding that he violated the Constitution and the Executive Members Ethics Code over his family trip to Dubai in 2017.

Durban dad scores landmark court victory for pupils at private schools

An unrepresented Durban dad has secured a landmark ruling that offers protection to pupils at private schools who haven't paid their school fees.

7 awaiting trial prisoners escape police custody in Limpopo

Seven awaiting trial prisoners have broken out of the Maleboho police station in Limpopo in yet another escape by inmates from police custody.

As 2018 draws to a close, we at News24 have taken a moment to reflect on our 20 years of existence.

Chris Chameleon finally admits that Bles Bridges is not his father

Local Afrikaans singer Chris Chameleon has taken to Facebook to release a video in which he confirms that popular singer, Bles Bridges is not his biological father.

Burger to quit Saracens, head back to SA

Rugby World Cup winner Schalk Burger has confirmed he is leaving Saracens at the end of the season and will head back to South Africa.

People in Africa live longer. But their health is poor in those extra years

Data suggest that people are living many years in poor health in Africa, writes The Conversation.

WATCH: Sydney pummelled by hail the size of tennis balls

Australia's largest city was picking up the pieces after a series of lightning and hailstorms pummelled cars with ice blocks the size of tennis balls.

How to get more bang for your buck ahead of Christmas

Many South Africans have not started their holiday shopping and are likely tightening their belts due to the tough economic climate, says the CEO of PriceCheck.

From Ramaphoria to reality: the presidential challenge

Strong institutions have shielded SA so far, but President Cyril Ramaphosa's reform promises must deliver something tangible soon, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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