#News24 ICYMI: SA exits recession; Can Kenya pull off a new election; and Ramaphosa calmly sells cows amid sex claims

2017-09-05 18:05


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South Africa exits a technical recession, waste water mooted for Cape water crisis, how Kenya can pull off a new election, and here's what one woman experienced after a week of not washing her hair! Here are some stories you may have missed today.

SA exits recession with 2.5% GDP growth

South Africa's gross domestic product has rebounded with 2.5% growth for the second quarter of the year.

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EFF wants to 'kill' Zuma's term of office - Mogoeng

Johannesburg – "You are asking for President Jacob Zuma's term in office to be killed? Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng asked the Economic Freedom Fighters' lawyer on Tuesday.

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Infamous CT politician Badih Chaaban has died

Former Cape Winelands District Municipality mayor and infamous Cape Town politician Badih Chaaban has died, his daughter said.

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SA Gov calls for wastewater to be used amidst Cape drought

As the City of Cape Town introduces level 5 water restrictions, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says that wastewater can and must be used to augment water sources.

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Amid sex claims, Ramaphosa calmly sells cows, buffalo

Facing allegations of extramarital affairs that he says are a smear campaign to prevent him taking over the leadership of South Africa’s ruling party, Cyril Ramaphosa sat calmly next to his wife as an auctioneer sold more than R13m of his rare Ugandan cattle, buffaloes and antelope.

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WATCH: Mass evictions at Cape Town 'crime den' which once housed home affairs offices

Scores of people have been evicted from a building which once housed Home Affairs offices in Bellville, a business hub in Cape Town’s northern suburbs, on Tuesday.

Can Kenya pull off a second election within 60 days?

Last Friday's landmark Supreme Court ruling annulling the 2017 presidential election results in Kenya has taken many by surprise. Hopes were justifiably measured that the court would order a fresh poll for the presidential vote. It is a significant flexing of muscle on the independent judiciary's part and a welcome disruption of the growing normalisation of electoral irregularities.

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I didn't wash my hair for a week - here's what happened

I have an “It’s Complicated” relationship with my hair – who doesn’t? 

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