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US first lady Melania Trump walks on high heels to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base en route to Texas to view the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. (Jim Watson/AFP)

US first lady Melania Trump walks on high heels to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base en route to Texas to view the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. (Jim Watson/AFP)

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Cape Town - No bail for KFC accused, Gabriella Engels 'is not an angel', says Zanu-PF, Man takes pics of own children to make child porn and the Proteas get a new coach.

Here is a wrap of the day's top stories.

Student accidentally gets R14m NSFAS funds

A student, who accidentally received a whopping R14m pay-out from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme to Walter Sisulu University, has already spent about half a million of it and now faces court action.


Man takes pics of own children to make child porn

The case of a Port Elizabeth man, who allegedly took pictures of his own children on the sly to manufacture child pornography, will possibly be heard next month.

At least 40 nude pictures of his children are said to have been found since the police investigation started.

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Hawks to probe Gupta Sun City wedding

The Hawks have confirmed that they are probing whether the controversial Gupta family used public funds for a family wedding at Sun City in 2013.

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Melania Trump sets Twitter alight over choice of shoes when visiting hurricane zone

US first lady Melania Trump has faces strong backlash on social media after pictures surfaced of her wearing stilettos during a Texas visit to hurricane-stricken victims.

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Harvey horror: Shivering toddler found clinging to drowned mom

Rescuers have found a shivering toddler clinging to her drowned mother after the pair tried to flee Harvey.

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'I am calling the shots here' - new ANN7 boss Manyi

Mzwanele Manyi has rubbished claims of fronting in his take over of television station ANN7 and The New Age newspaper., adding that he is being targeted because he is black.

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No bail for KFC accused

Three of the five men accused of assaulting a couple at a KFC drive-through in Montana, Pretoria earlier this month have been denied bail.


Gabriella Engels 'is not an angel', says Zanu-PF

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party has organised a march and rally in Harare to show support First Lady Grace Mugabe who has come under fire over accusations of violently assaulting model Gabriella Engels.

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IPID head Robert McBride, who has been accused of assaulting his daughter, has been granted R10 000 bail in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

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WATCH: EFF honour Kathrada 'death wish' on Robben Island

Julius Malema and the EFF leadership visited Robben Island on the invitation of the Ahmed Kathrada and Nelson Mandela Foundations, in honour of Uncle Kathrada's dying wish.


Gibson delighted to coach the Proteas

"I have spent a number of happy times in South Africa as a player and I am now looking forward to return as a coach," says Ottis Gibson.

Sport24 has the full story

How Apple plans to change the way you use the next iPhone

Apple plans to transform the way people use its next high-end iPhone by eliminating the concept of a home button and making other adjustments.

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