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The rand has strengthened to below R13/$ for the first time since President Jacob Zuma’s midnight Cabinet reshuffle on March 31 that saw the finance minister replaced.

In The News

Former top cop Lamoer’s corruption trial expected to begin

The trial of former Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer and his co-accused, who are at the centre of a corruption case, is expected to begin.

Mallett laments ‘unwatchable’ rugby

Nick Mallett was not impressed by the quality of rugby dished up by South Africa’s Super Rugby teams this past weekend.

Van Breda axe murder trial set to begin

Two years after his parents and brother were killed with an axe, Henri van Breda is set to go on trial in the Western Cape High Court.

Decision on Molefe pension payout sets precedent – OUTA

OUTA applauded Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s decision to turn down Eskom’s proposal to give former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe a R30m pension payout.

DA to lead picket outside Hawks HQ over Ntlemeza

The DA says it will lead a picket outside the Hawks headquarters in Pretoria after dismissed Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza indicated that he will return to work.

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While You Were Asleep

Trump at 100 days: ‘It’s a different kind of presidency’

For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions.

Duterte on terrorists: I’ll eat their liver

The Philippine president has warned that he can be 50 times more brutal than Muslim extremists, saying he’d even eat them if they’re captured alive by troops

Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goats

Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets.

Diary

Panayiotou,back in court

Christopher Panayiotou, Sinethemba Nemembe and Zolani Sibeko appear on charges of conspiracy to commit murder, murder, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances and unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition.

Van Breda trial to begin

Henri van Breda appears in connection with the murder of his mother, father and brother and attempted murder of his sister.

DA pickets outside the Hawks headquarters

The DA pickets outside the Hawks headquarters against former head Berning Ntlemeza

“It is difficult to separate her (Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma ) from everything that is wrong about Zuma. Her messages are very similar to those of Zuma. It is very clear that she is not going to come with a different vision.”
– Nomboniso Gasa, independent political analyst

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