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Wednesday 19th June
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & South Coast
National & African News
I was used by IAAF as a human guinea pig, Caster Semenya says – The double Olympic champion says hormone-suppressing medication made her “constantly sick” when she complied with earlier rules.
SANDF to send a high-level team to Mozambique after shooting incident – The SANDF will be sending a high-level team to Mozambique to investigate a shooting incident in which two Mozambican border police officers died
‘An astonishing submission’: EFF lose bid to appeal Manuel judgment – Despite the scathing judgment, the EFF plans to fight on in the higher courts.
PICS: Ramaphosa charms Capetonians on pitstop at fish and chips shop – President Cyril Ramaphosa stole the hearts of Salt River residents when he made a lunchtime stop at a local fisheries.
Jacob’s ladder: These are the hurdles Zuma will face at Zondo commission – The Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture has pressed former president Jacob Zuma to indicate whether he will be appearing before it, either to cross-examine witnesses or to put forward his side of the story.
Dudu Myeni ‘ran riot’ at SAA, Zondo commission hears – Former chief financial officer at SAA Phumeza Nhantsi also testified on the controversial appointment of Myeni’s ‘personal advisor’ Masotsha Mngadi.
Trillian ordered to pay back ‘ill-gotten gains’ – The money must be returned to Eskom to prove that crime, no matter what euphemism is used in describing such unlawful conduct, does not pay, the ruling states.
Business, Money & Economy
World’s Top Bicycle Maker Says the Era of ‘Made in China’ Is Over – Giant Manufacturing Co. saw the writing on the wall early on. The world’s biggest bicycle maker started moving production of U.S.-bound orders out of its China facilities
Steinhoff announces loss of almost R20bn for 2018 – Retailer Steinhoff posted a loss of €1.19bn (R19.35bn at current exchange rates) for the year ended September 2018.
No helicopters or new helipads for Gupta wedding: Indian high court – Indian media is reporting that an Indian high court might be crashing the party of the latest Gupta wedding bash
Tory leadership race: Rivals in BBC debate clash over Brexit deadline – Tory leadership rivals have clashed in a live BBC TV debate on whether the UK can leave the EU, no matter what, by the 31 October deadline.
Historic US drug bust nets 16 tonnes of cocaine – The United States, the world’s largest consumer of illegal drugs, is also currently experiencing a deadly epidemic of opioid use.
Cricket World Cup
TODAY – South Africa vs New Zealand – Supersport Ch 202 & 213
England v Afghanistan: Eoin Morgan hits record 17 sixes in World Cup win – Eoin Morgan broke the record for the number of sixes in a one-day international with an astonishing display of hitting
Dogs’ eyes evolve to appeal to humans – If a dog has eyes that seem to be telling you something or demanding your attention, it could be evolution’s way of manipulating your feelings.
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