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2016-06-09 21:32
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Former tennis Grand Slam champion and convicted rapist Bob Hewitt lost his appeal against a six-year sentence, with the Supreme Court of Appeal saying his fame did not earn him special treatment. Find out more here

A state of disaster has been declared in eight provinces as a drought continues across the country. In a statement, Minister for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Des van Rooyen, said the drought conditions experienced in most parts of the country were a result of natural phenomenon.

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Crime statistics will now be released every quarter, instead of annually, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe announced. Get all the details here

The father accused of abusing his five children in the so-called “house of horrors” burst into tears in court as an explosives expert testified about the illegal fireworks he found on the property.

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Proteas: Are you watching, Fikile?

The Proteas having beaten Oz with a record eight players of colour, Rob Houwing wonders if CSA may find fresh favour from the sports ministry.

Springbok debut for Faf de Klerk

The big story of the day was Allister Coetzee’s announcement of the Bok squad that will face Ireland at the weekend.

Faf de Klerk always believed that he could break into the Springbok squad through hard work and a bit of luck.

South Africa is getting its very own version of much talked about TV show, Married at First Sight. The series consists out of 6 episodes that will each be 1 hour long. The series will premiere on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) in early 2017. The Married at First Sight format has been produced in over 25 countries worldwide.

Check it here.

Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius sits down in his first television interview since the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. Oscar, who has been found guilty of murder, will speak to investigative journalist, Mark Williams-Thomas, in a special one-off programme titled Oscar Pistorius: The Interview. It will air on Friday, 24 June at 21:00 on Britain’s ITV.

Read more here.

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