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2017-08-14 18:42
Cristiano Ronaldo. (AFP)

Cristiano Ronaldo. (AFP)

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Cape Town - The Man behind the fake MiWay email apologises with a song, brace for snow, heavy rain and gale-force wind and find out how to get a criminal record expunged in SA.

Here are 10 of our leading stories of the day:

Primary school teacher shot dead in front of her pupils

A primary school teacher in Bushbuckridge was shot dead in full view of her pupils, allegedly by her husband.

Police believe the man subsequently turned the gun on himself.

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Majority of ANC MPs have chosen to 'continue reign of kleptocracy' - Khoza

ANC MP Makhosi Khoza has spoken out on the failed motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, the ANC's treatment of women and the Gupta family.

"The majority chose to continue the reign of a kleptocracy that has brought our once mighty and revered ANC to its knees," said the outspoken MP about the secret ballot in the motion of no confidence in Zuma.

News24's Paul Herman filed this report

Deadly Knysna blazes not started deliberately - fire chief

There was no evidence that the devastating fires in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in June were set deliberately, Knysna Fire Chief Clinton Manuel said on Monday.

"I cannot say that the fire was set deliberately," said Manuel, as the report into the fire, which killed seven people and destroyed at least 1 000 houses, was released.

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ALERT: SA to face disruptive snow, heavy rain and gale-force wind

The South African Weather Service says particularly cold daytime temperatures are expected to dominate the south-western parts of the country from Wednesday.


Ronaldo faces lengthy ban for referee push

Cristiano Ronaldo could face a four to 12-game ban for pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea after being shown a controversial red card in Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win at Barcelona.

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Rob Davies faces backlash over helping Zwane craft Mining Charter

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says he had "engagements" with Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane to discuss the process and alignment of the reviewed Mining Charter to the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act.

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WATCH: Shocking video shows attempted hijacking in Joburg

A Johannesburg woman has shared shocking CCTV footage of three men attempting to hijack her and her husband shortly after returning home.


LISTEN: Man behind MiWay fake email says sorry - through song

A former MiWay client who wrote and distributed a fake email painting the company as racist has apologised again – this time through a catchy song to express his regret.


How to expunge a criminal record in SA

Finding work as a convicted criminal in South Africa is challenging, even if the crime was minor.

In 2009 the South African Justice Department implemented a law to help those who wanted their record clean to make applying for jobs easier

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Moyane-era prisons tender referred to SIU

A controversial multi-million rand prisons fencing tender, awarded during tax boss Tom Moyane’s term as head of prisons, has been referred to the Special Investigating Unit.

The tender in question was awarded to SA Fence & Gate, part of the Sasstec (SA Security Solutions & Technologies) security group, in 2012 for almost R500m. A document seen by News24 shows that by November 2015, the contract was worth over R1.4bn.


Hundreds dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

Relatives dug through mud in search of their loved ones after heavy rains and flooding left scores dead in Freetown.

Bodies were spread out on the floor of a morgue, Sinneh Kamara, a coroner technician told the Sierra Leone National Broadcasting Corp.

"The capacity at the mortuary is too small for the corpses."

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