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News affects how we live our lives, how we perform our jobs, how we function, and how we make decisions. We decide whether or not to carry an umbrella or cancel a picnic based on weather reports.

So everyday we will be bringing you a “News Digest” to wake up too. Here’s everything you need to kick off your morning.

5 things you need to know about South Africa today:

New #PublicProtector succumbing to Zuma: opposition

DA leader Mmusi Maimane said it appeared Mkhwebane was succumbing to Zuma. He said she proving them right that she will succumb to the Executive.

The DA, EFF, UDM and Cope have applied to the High Court as intervening parties in the application. They want the court to release the report as quickly as possible.

Wrap up of the Panayiotou trial, Week 2

The second week of the Panayiotou murder trial was filled with technical evidence and some of the state’s key witnesses were left fumbling for words as the defence cast doubt on their credibility.

Des Van Rooyen withdraws ‘state capture’ interdict application

Co-operative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen has withdrawn his urgent application to interdict the release of the public protector’s “state capture” report.

The matter was due to be heard along with a bid by President Jacob Zuma on November 1.

Julius Malema has welcomed a little baby into his world

Malema let the cat out of the bag when he posted a picture of him and Mantwa on Friday morning with a caption that read: “Mma Munzhedzi re a leboga‚ Modimo le Badimo ba leboloke”‚ which‚ loosely translated‚ is “Munzhedzi’s mother we thank you‚ May god and the gods protect you”.

Footage of Shaeera Kalla moments before she was shot has emerged

Video evidence of the moments leading up to Shaeera Kalla, the former University of Witwatersrand SRC president, being shot at with rubber bullets has emerged.


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Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

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