#News24 ICYMI: Zuma answers questions in parly; Teens die after eating vetkoek and Remembering Diana

2017-08-31 18:40
President Jacob Zuma. (AP)

President Jacob Zuma. (AP)

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Cape Town - A mountain of debt awaits the student linked to the R14m pay out, the bodies of the last two missing Kusasalethu miners have been recovered and a landmark 'living drug' for leukaemia has been approved.

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Student to start career with R818k 'loan' debt

Walter Sisulu University student Sibongile Mani will start her career by paying back a student "loan" of R818 000 after R14m was erroneously deposited into her account.

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I didn't ask anyone to help my family with state capture, or whatever - Zuma

President Jacob Zuma wishes to “make it categorically clear” that he never instructed any state institutions to give contracts to his family members.

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Teens added 'substances' to fatal vetkoek

Three teenagers who died after eating vetkoek added 'substances' to their meal, says a Cape Town city official.


20 years later: Diana's life remembered

From the tragic accident to spawned conspiracies about her death to her most memorable fashion moments, we remember the life of Princess Diana.

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Diana, Princess of Wales, during her official visit in 1988 to Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)

Sars 'hostage victim' takes taxman to court

Vlok Symington, who was allegedly held hostage by the Hawks in a Sars boardroom at the time Pravin Gordhan was charged with fraud, has taken his employer to court in a bid to stop his “unfair” dismissal.

Investigative reporter Angelique Serraa filed this story

PICS: Flower season sweet spot!

Spring is here! And at this time of year the road trips you want to be taking definitely involve the Western Cape's West Coast and the Northern Cape's Namaqua.

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Bodies of last two missing Kusasalethu miners recovered

The bodies of the last two trapped miners at the Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville have been recovered.


Landmark 'living drug' for leukaemia approved

The US has cleared a breakthrough cancer treatment that uses gene therapy to turn patients' own blood cells into assassins that attack childhood leukaemia.

Health24 has more

WATCH: Moving truck fails to shake off looters

When 15-year-old Tom Kruger saw several men clambering about on the back of a moving truck, trying to loot its load, he decided to film the incident.

Not in the hopes that it would go viral, but because he wanted the driver to have some proof that he tried his best to thwart them.

'I want you journalists to be regulated' - the best Motsoeneng quotes

Former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng during a media briefing, which focused on President Jacob Zuma's approval of a probe by the Special Investigations Unit into the SABC, the public broadcaster's interim board and the controversial 90% local content policy.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Tracking SA's bird flu outbreak

There have been 24 outbreaks of the H5N8 strain of bird flu in five provinces around the country in 2017. Follow this timeline to see how it unfolded.


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