#News24 ICYMI: SABC scraps retrenchment plan; Giraffe gives lion a piggy-back ride; and Everything you need to know about the #PleaseCallMe saga

2019-01-31 18:07
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SABC scraps retrenchment plan, Solly Msimanga officially resigns as mayor, and BMW passenger escaped with only cut to finger.

Here are today's top stories:

BMW horror crash: Passenger escaped with only cut to finger

The passenger who survived the horror N1 street racing crash in Cape Town escaped with only a cut to his finger.

Pretoria chief magistrate implicated in Bosasa scandal at state capture inquiry

Pretoria chief magistrate Desmond Nair, who presided over Oscar Pistorius's bail application, has been implicated in the fast growing Bosasa scandal unfolding at the state capture commission of inquiry.

Jiba first seen as breath of fresh air, until the Booysen matter – Hofmeyr

When now-suspended advocate Nomgcobo Jiba was appointed acting National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) in December 2011 it was a "breath of fresh air", according to Willie Hofmeyr.

SABC scraps retrenchment plan

The SABC announced on Thursday that it would not be continuing with a retrenchment process that has been sharply criticised by employees.

Solly Msimanga officially resigns as mayor as Tshwane ANC tables a motion for him to go with immediate effect

Msimanga announced that he would be resigning as Tshwane mayor two weeks ago, saying he wanted to focus on his campaign to become Gauteng premier ahead of the national elections, set to take place in May.

WATCH: Giraffe gives lion a piggy-back ride

Lions love to try to bring down a giraffe, because if they do, it is a massive meal that can last up to a week. This hunt didn’t go so well, it almost looked like the giraffe was just giving the lions a lift to the other side of the road. Africa’s version of Uber…

Factsheet: Everything you need to know about the Vodacom #PleaseCallMe saga

The protests outside Vodacom’s head office are the latest twist in a story that spans 19 years, involving multiple court challenges, millions of rands in claims, and high profile politicians coming out to bat for Please Call Me inventor Nkosana Makate.

WATCH: Drag racing with JP Smith - 'We must provide street racers with a space where they can legally race'

City of Cape Town's mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith, recently met with Killarney commentator and driver Ernest Page to address some of the issues that racers have brought to the table.

Bosch at 10 as Sharks pick team to face Lions

Sharks coach Robert du Preez has named his team for Sunday’s pre-season friendly against the Lions at the Cape Town Stadium (14:00 kick-off).

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