#News24 ICYMI: SARS group executive appointed as new NSFAS administrator; ‘Did it just happen?’ – Survivor SA winner; and Kriel out in the Springbok cold, but only for now

2018-08-17 18:00
Tom Swartz. (Supplied, M-Net)

Tom Swartz. (Supplied, M-Net)

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Police watchdog probes cops over missing fisherman, Aretha Franklin's music rising on charts following her death, and SARS group executive appointed as new NSFAS administrator.

Here are today’s top stories:

Land expropriation: 'This is the information we have' - rural development department

Government does not have a list it is using to target farmers, but does have details of farms and their owners it has been negotiating with in the past, rural development department head Mashile Mokono said.

SARS group executive appointed as new NSFAS administrator

Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor, has announced the appointment of Dr Randall Carolissen as the Administrator for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

Mooinooi murders: Alleged mastermind’s son, 2 others go free

All charges against three of the accused in the Mooinooi murder and rape case of same-sex married couple Joey and Anisha van Niekerk were withdrawn in the Brits Magistrate's Court in the North West on Thursday, Netwerk24 reported.

Survivor SA’s Tom on his R1m prize: ‘I’m going to buy our house so we always have a home’

Tom Swartz, a 41-year-old adventure camp manager from Port Elizabeth was named South Africa's ultimate survivor at the live finale of Survivor SA: Philippines.

Kriel out in the Springbok cold, but only for now

When the Springboks went down 25-10 to England in the third Test at Newlands back in June, it was a day to forget for most of the South African side.

Aretha Franklin's music rising on charts following her death

Aretha Franklin's music quickly climbed the iTunes' charts following her death on Thursday.

Police watchdog probes cops over missing fisherman, attempted murder cases opened

South Africa's police watchdog has opened two cases of attempted murder following the disappearance of a Hout Bay fisherman during an anti-poaching operation on Saturday, August 11.

WATCH: Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

A plane from China veered off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour near midnight then got stuck in a muddy field with one engine and wheel ripped off before the 165 people on board scrambled out through an emergency slide, officials said on Friday.

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