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While you were sleeping: 24 October 2016

Newsdeck

Newsdeck

While you were sleeping: 24 October 2016

Clinton shores up her lead, Sundowns win CAF title, and Mourinho sent packing.

“Injustice alway captures the attention of the young. But as we get older we discover how difficult it is to change the world, and we learn to turn our eyes away from what we can’t fix until we no longer see injustice at all.”
Trudi Canavan

Story of the Day

ANC Blowback: Mthembu breaks conspiracy of silence, while Zuma-Abrahams meeting raises alarm 

It has finally happened. ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu has started the pushback within the ANC that has been missing while the uproar in society grows about President Jacob Zuma’s leadership and the onslaught against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Mthembu’s outspoken comments this weekend marked the end of the ANC’s attempts to keep a lid on the turmoil in the organisation. While the ANC deals with this fallout, it also has questions to answer about a meeting at its headquarters that included the president and the head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). All this while the state capture issue has exploded, spraying nuclear waste on Zuma. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.
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While you were sleeping

Trump admits, ‘We are behind’

The weekend saw consolidation of Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump. With just a few weeks to go before the world’s most powerful person is elected president, Trump has acknowledged that he was losing. This comes off his weekend announcement that the first few weeks of his hypothetical presidency would be spent suing the people who have accused him of sexual assault. Read More

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Fixing SA’s education: Entrepreneurs look to Finland

This year South Africa will spend about R204-billion on education. That’s roughly 20% of our national budget. But what bang do we get for that buck? Barely a fizzle. A World Economic Forum report ranked SA 139 out of 143 countries for overall quality of education. In Maths and Science, we ranked last. In short, despite government making education a priority, there’s very poor return on the vast sums of money being spent. Read More

Somali hostages reach Kenya

The remaining hostages left in captivity by Somali pirates have reached Kenya. After a four-and-a-half year ordeal, the captives, largely uninsured fishermen, were the subject of exhaustive negotiations by Colonel (Ret.) John Steed and his organisation, Hostage Support Partners. Their arrival in Kenya is just the first leg of the fishermen’s journey, as many of the released live in Southeast Asia.

Sundowns win CAF title

It’s been a fairytale weekend for Mamelodi Sundowns. The local club secured a CAF Champions League title after losing to Zamalek 1-0, but winning 3-1 after the latter’s poor performance earlier in Pretoria. For Sundowns, the glory comes with a fat $1.5 million cheque. Read More

Chelsea thrash Man United

Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, and his Chelsea counterpart, Antonio Conte, met a torrent of expectations last night by, well, having Chelsea utterly dismantle Man United. With speculation rife over Mourinho’s ‘words’ with Conte, Man United fans will be eager to forget their manager ever returned to Stamford Bridge. Read More

In Numbers

6

The number of people who went to US founding father Thomas Paine’s funeral. Paine had been a rather prolific critic of organised religion.

Facts of the Day

It is World Polio Day. Today, only Pakistan and Afghanistan still carry polio, with Nigeria possibly now on the list.

There is a heavy metal band in Finland called ‘Hevisaurus’. They dress like dinosaurs and are incredibly popular with children.

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