From Student Protests, to the ANC leadership, the MTV Mama’s and even the awesome rain in Joburg… here’s everything you need to know today!


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5 things you need to know about South Africa today:


Fight for free education continues despite leaders being injured

Student leader and activist Busisiwe Seabe who was discharged from hospital this morning says the fight for free education will continue despite her and Fees Must Fall leader Shaeera Kalla being injured this week.

A video has emerged on social media showing Kalla being shot 13 times with rubber bullets in the back.

ANC leadership begins candidate review

The African National Congress is starting its “dispute resolution process” in a bid to address the allegations that some of the party’s candidate list process ahead of the August local government elections had been manipulated.

Lucky break as hijacked Jhb man spots car at roadblock

A Johannesburg man was hijacked, but got his car back hours later when he spotted it at a roadblock, police said on Saturday.

The man was hijacked in Ivory Park, Johannesburg on Friday, and the two suspects dropped him off in a nearby veld, police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said on Saturday.

The victim, who had hitched a ride in a taxi, spotted his car at a roadblock while heading to the police station.

The MTV MAMA 2016… here’s all you need to know and see.

Mzansi’s celebrities brought their A-game to this year’s MTV MAMAs on Saturday night at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.

From Bonang and Nomzamo Mbatha, to Babes Wodumo and Kenny Kunene – here’s who set the MAMAs red carpet alight with their on-fleek fashion.

Gauteng Summer Rains are here and it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere, anytime soon!

The South African Weather Service has issued warnings for severe thunderstorms in parts of Gauteng‚ the North West‚ Mpumalanga and the Free State.

According to forecaster Wayne Venter‚ this week’s thunderstorms mark the beginning of the summer rainy season.

Rainfall expected this summer will likely not be enough to break the country’s drought‚ however.


Top 5 trending hashtags in the last 12 hours:



It was all glitz and glam as Africa’s top music stars were honoured at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards in Johannesburg on Saturday night.



The Free State Cheetahs finished their season on a high when they claimed a deserved 36-16 win over the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup Final in Bloemfontein on Saturday.


The Baseline held a free concert on Friday which continued to trend throughout the weekend.


The last major showdown on a very busy boxing calendar for 2016 took place on Saturday evening featuring the much anticipated return of Chris van Heerden to southern African soil.


Thuso Phala is a South African football midfielder. He currently plays for Premier Soccer League club SuperSport United and South Africa.

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Sources: News24 | IOL | Citizen | Times Live | Mail & Guardian | EWN

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