#News24 ICYMI: Helicopter crash claims a life; Tshwane mayoral mansion could be for sale and why the Khwezi book launch matters

A helicopter has crashed, killing the pilot. (Supplied)
A helicopter has crashed, killing the pilot. (Supplied)

Cape Town - South Africa has a new bank, backed by billionaire Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow Capital (ARC), Hugh Hefner’s wife inherits nothing after his death and former Trillian CEO describes her time at the firm as "most disempowering that I have experienced in my career".

Here are today’s top stories.

'His body was in pieces, there was nothing I could do' - helicopter crash witness

"His body was in pieces. I knew there was nothing I could do for him," said a Strand resident who witnessed a fatal helicopter crash.

Read here.

Seven killed in Johannesburg M1 crash

Seven people, including a two-year-old boy, were killed when a minibus taxi crashed into a barrier and overturned on the M1 highway in Johannesburg.

Read more here.

Transnet: We're not a member of BLSA, how can we be suspended?

Transnet said it was no longer a member of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) and its so-called suspension from the body on Thursday is therefore "inaccurate and misleading".

Fin24 has the full story.

Trillian whistleblower felt 'disempowered', distrust over 'risky exposure'

The former CEO of Trillian Management Consulting (TMC), Bianca Goodson, has described her brief tenure at the firm as the "most disempowering that I have experienced in my career".

Read here.

Council votes in favour of selling Tshwane mayoral mansion

The City of Tshwane on Thursday voted in favour of selling the mayoral mansion and for the proceeds to be used for basic municipal services, the city said.

Read more here.

UPDATE: Bali volcano evacuees reach more than 120 000

More than 120,000 people have fled the region around the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing it will soon erupt, an official said.

See here.

600 people attended the Khwezi book launch - why it matters

On 15 October 2016 a small group of people gathered in Durban to celebrate the life of their friend, who had passed away after a long illness at the age of 41.

Read the full column here.

Hugh Hefner’s wife will inherit absolutely nothing after his death – this is why

As the entertainment world reels from the sudden death of Hugh Hefner, attention has shifted to his widow, Crystal.

Read more here.

Open letter to Cosatu: blatant racism brings shame to march

"It is well known that yesterday was a Council sitting date in Johannesburg and therefore, neither I nor any member of my executive would be available to collect your memorandum in person, as we needed to fulfil our constitutional responsibilities by being present at the Council meeting."

Read more from Herman Mashaba here.

It's about Tyme - SA has first new bank since 1999

South Africa has a new bank, backed by billionaire Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow Capital (ARC).

Read the full story here.

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