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Santa says – SA, SA, SA! – Wherever you were and whoever you were with, it had to be one for the memory books. I will never question the value of a good scrum; I will cherish the nearly flawless game plan and I will remember the spirit of the nation.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape & Southern Coast
Shop worker pepper-sprayed during robbery – A Central cashier was attacked on Tuesday night by a lone robber who pepper-sprayed him in the face.
Pharmacy robbed in PE’s Cape Road – Spokesperson Warrant Officer Alwin Labans says staff were held up just before 10 pm by four men wearing balaclavas
Corona Open J-Bay confirmed for 2020 WSL Championship Tour in July next year – The World Surf League (WSL) today released its 2020 Championship Tour calendar, taking the world’s best surfers to the most high-performing and exotic locations on the planet
National & African New
Judge sends convicted racist Vicki Momberg back to jail – Convicted racist and former real estate agent Vicki Momberg will spend the night behind bars.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I was raped at 17 and I’m not the only one’ – man tracks sexual abuser in podcast Deon Wiggett, in a series of podcasts co-published by News24, recounts a chilling story of how he and other boys were sexually molested more than 20 years ago
Police nab 11 alleged cash-in-transit robbers near Cape Town – “Two groups of people were intercepted while travelling in two vehicles on the N1, near Paarl, towards Cape Town,” said the police in a statement.
Nothing wrong with airing interview with rapist Ninow’s mom: BCCSA – The interview with Chantelle Ninow, which was aired on October 27, reportedly garnered complaints from 550 people.
LOOK: Zimbabwe’s severe drought killing elephants, other wildlife – Weak from hunger and thirst, the elephant struggled to reach a pool of water in this African wildlife reserve.
Zuma lied to the judge about my removal, says ex-GCIS head Themba Maseko – Former head of the Government Communication and Information System Themba Maseko has contradicted evidence given to the Zondo Commission by former president Jacob Zuma in July.
Jimmy Manyi to Zondo: ‘I was a pawn in the process’ – Mzwanele ‘Jimmy’ Manyi is never one to shy away from a fight, and on Wednesday he put up a fierce one at the Zondo commission.
Mkhwebane to release second Vrede dairy farm report ‘soon’ – She said she had completed her interviews with all the politicians allegedly involved, including those at national level and among the ANC’s top brass.
Expropriation without compensation: This is how the Constitution could be amended – There are currently three proposals on how to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation of land without compensation – two from Parliament’s legal unit and one from the EFF.
EFF will be first party to name our private funders – Ndlozi – The EFF spokesperson issues a ‘recommendation’ to SA business not to ‘choose one horse in a political race’.
Business, Money & The Economy
Cyril Ramaphosa secures R200bn in investment pledges for SA – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call for investment availed a combined $13.5 billion (R200 billion) to be ploughed into the country’s stagnant economy.
How the state capture project washed up on Capitec’s door – A judgment handed down on Tuesday doesn’t read well for the bank.
Top US diplomat observed clear Trump-Ukraine quid pro quo, testimony reveals – US officials said Trump would not ‘sign a check’ for military aid without investigation into Joe Biden, Bill Taylor tells inquiry
Soweto to welcome world champion Boks, a team they once hated – A national tour by Rugby World Cup winners the Springboks begins on Thursday and one of the first stops will be Soweto, a township where they were once hated.
This & That
‘Astonishing’ fossil ape discovery revealed – Fossils of a newly-discovered ancient ape could give clues to how and when walking on two legs evolved.