#News24 ICYMI: SA still reeling from Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy, Cape Town boy suffers from ‘popcorn lung’; and everybody gets a tequila from Oprah!

2019-02-04 18:21
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Embassies move to sooth diplomatic spat with SA, Eskom CEO suggests 'painful' path to ensure the power utility's sustainability and talks surface of privatising South African rugby.

Have a look at some of our top stories of the day:

Five embassies 'regret' investment memo misunderstanding, meet with Dirco

Five diplomatic missions say they "regret" the misunderstanding caused by a memo they penned in which they warned President Cyril Ramaphosa that his drive to attract foreign direct investment could be hampered if the state didn't enforce the rule of law more strictly.

Body found in wreckage of footballer Sala's plane

Investigators have spotted a body in underwater images of the wreckage of the plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala that disappeared in the English Channel.

Privatisation the only way forward for SA rugby - Remgro boss

Remgro CEO Jannie Durand says privatising South African rugby is the only way forward.

Vanderbijlpark tragedy: Matrics to return to Hoërskool Driehoek as donations pour in for victims and families

The Gauteng Department of Education has confirmed that matric pupils will be allowed to return to Hoërskool Driehoek on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a crowdfunding initiative has been started to assist the victims and their families.

Bushiri 'demonised' because he is a 'successful black man' - BLF leader

BLF leader Andile Mngxitama has thrown his support behind self-proclaimed "prophet" Shepherd Bushiri, saying that the government is harrassing and demonising the church leader because "he is a black man who is successful".

Bosasa scandal: Commission looks into allegations chief magistrate scored R200 000 security upgrade

The Magistrates Commission says it will give Pretoria Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair an opportunity to comment on allegations made against him at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture.

Cape Town boy suffers from ‘popcorn lung’

Travonne Rhoda from Kraaifontein, Cape Town, has spent almost all of his four years in hospital.

Everybody gets a tequila! Oprah handing out shots in her pyjamas is unforgettable

Oprah handed out freebies over the weekend and while they weren’t cars, they was still pretty darn cool.

Unbundle Eskom to make it sustainable - CEO

Decisions that need to be taken at Eskom might end up being painful, but they have to be taken, the power utility’s CEO, Phakamani Hadebe says at Mining Indaba 2019.

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