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European defeat fires up Tottenham's Pochettino for next season

Pochettino had been linked to some of Europe's leading clubs last season, but a move now seems to be off the table.

R Kelly happy to be in solitary confinement

However, his attorney told TMZ that the 'I Believe I Can Fly' hitmaker being in solitary could be problematic because he has no one to lean on for support or help.

Scrum-half Jantjies to make Springbok debut after fairytale rise

His form for the Stormers attracted the attention of Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus and he now gets a chance to become one of three World Cup scrum-halves.

Winde's Sopa hot air, says Good party

Much of Western Cape Premier Alan Winde's speech focused on job creation, safety and the transport sector, but Winde's critics were not impressed, saying he failed to decisively carve a way forward.

City of Joburg is dealing with land invasions, says Housing MMC

Police have been sent to areas including Lenasia South, Ennerdale, Zakariyya Park and Eldorado Park on Friday morning to monitor a flare-up of protests from residents who said they're fed up with land invasions.

Gulf tensions rise as US downs Iranian drone

It was believed to be the first US military engagement with Iran following a series of increasingly serious incidents.

Japan, South Korea row over history, trade deepens as man dies of immolation

The dispute took a tragic turn earlier on Friday when a South Korean man set himself on fire in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul in an apparent protest and later died from his injuries.

Mkhwebane: Ramaphosa deliberately misled Parliament on Bosasa donation

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that President Cyril Ramaphosa deliberately misled Parliament in relation to the R500,000 Bosasa donation.

Jiba, Mrwebi have 10 days to tell Parly why they deserve their jobs back

The two were sacked by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the recommendation of the Mokgoro commission which investigated whether the pair were fit for their jobs.

PepsiCo offers R23.5bn to buy South Africa's Pioneer Foods

The US drinks and snack group said Pioneer Food’s product portfolio was complementary and would help PepsiCo to expand in sub-Saharan Africa by boosting its manufacturing and distribution capabilities.

Zuma to take no further part in state capture proceedings

Former President Jacob Zuma’s legal team on Friday said they no longer wanted to be a part of the state capture commission proceedings.

Rand rallies after central bank cuts rates

The rand edged higher against the dollar in early Friday trade and bond yields fell after the central bank cut its main lending rate by 25 basis points on Thursday in a widely expected move to counter floundering economic growth.

WATCH LIVE: Jacob Zuma expected to resume state capture testimony

Zuma's testimony was halted on Wednesday after he raised objections to the line of questioning the commission's lawyers were taking.

Donald, Tendulkar and Fitzpatrick inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Former Proteas fast bowler Allan Donald had an illustrious international career and took 330 Test match wickets to go along with 270 in One-Day Internationals.

Land Reform minister awaits court ruling over District Six plan

The Land Claims Court must rule on whether to hold the Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform minister in contempt of court because government missed a deadline to provide a proper plan for restitution.

Nehawu vows to strike if public service sector jobs cut

Minister Senzo Mchunu told parliament during his budget vote this week that his department would save R20 billion if 30,000 workers in the public sector took early pension payout.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng joins Zuma supporters at state capture inquiry

Former President Jacob Zumba's supporters are streaming into the precinct where the state capture commission is being held in Parktown ahead of his appearance on Friday morning.

SANDF deployment in Hanover Park give some residents peace of mind

On Thursday, the army was in Manenberg and Hanover Park providing support to SAPS members.

Doctor found guilty of stealing body parts to be sentenced

Dr James Mwesinga was found guilty of organ theft in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Dalton: James Small lived for the Springbok emblem

Players including Siya Kolisi, Victor Matfield and James Dalton paid tribute to Small at his memorial service on Thursday.

Winde boasts of attracting R100bn in FDI since DA took over WC

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde delivered his maiden State of the Province Address on Thursday and told MPLs the provincial government generated a billion rand in savings for businesses by reducing red tape.

Thousands expected to attend actress Nomhle Nkonyeni's funeral

Veteran actress Nomhle Nkonyeni will be laid to rest on Friday in her hometown of Port Elizabeth.

Kliptown, Protea South join Lenasia, Zakariyya Park protests over land invasions

They've now taken matters into their own hands, bringing the areas to a standstill by barricading main roads.

Malema: SACP undermining Mkhwebane by supporting Gordhan

Julius Malema said the EFF would counter any campaign in support of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan by the SACP.

EWN Round-up: 7 stories you may have missed this week

These are the seven most popular stories that made headlines on EWN this week.

Mkhize: State capture commission is capable of handling its business

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize commented on former President Jacob Zuma's appearance at the state capture commission in Parktown.

Ramaphosa’s Mandela Day at Red Cross: ‘My spirit was uplifted’

President Cyril Ramaphosa spent his Mandela Day at Red Cross Children's Hospital with the children at RX Radio. Established in November 2016, the station is run by children and former patients. The platform gives them the chance to become radio reporters.

Eldorado Park, Zakariyya Park on lockdown as residents protest

The communities are protesting over what appears to be ongoing housing issues.

A week later, SANDF finally deployed to CT gang hot-spots

The military released their soldiers to help stabilise gang hot-spots, while law enforcement agencies conducted raids in Manenberg and Hanover Park.

Ramaphosa: I know Gordhan to be a person of commitment and integrity

Replying to the debate on his budget vote, the president was unequivocal in his support for Pravin Gordhan.

Sarb decision to cut repo rate broadly welcomed

Governor Lesetja Kgayango announced on Thursday that the rate had been cut to 6.5%.

Residents applaud SANDF's deployment in Manenberg, Hanover Park

When the army came into the area with their armoured vehicles, many residents celebrated, welcoming the army with shouting and applause.

Jacob Zuma expected to resume testimony at Zondo Commission

On Wednesday, deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo adjourned the hearing after Zuma’s lawyer’s accused the Inquiry of having invited their client to the commission under false pretences.

Trump disavows 'send her back' rally chant, many Republicans alarmed

The chanting was reminiscent of calls to “lock her up” during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Arnie 'addicted' to 'Terminator' as original Sarah Connor returns for sequel

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton discussed their decisions to return for 'Dark Fate', out 1 November, in a panel with director Tim Miller and cast newcomers at the world's largest pop culture convention in San Diego.

Tom Cruise shocks Comic-Con with new 'Top Gun' footage

The Hollywood A-lister arrived unannounced in the pop culture gathering's cavernous Hall H along with footage of the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 smash action film that made him a household name.

Senegal, Algeria set for rematch in Africa Cup of Nations final

Senegal, the 2002 runners-up, are desperate to end a long wait for a first continental title, while Algeria are looking to add to the trophy they lifted as hosts 29 years ago.

End Syria hospital attacks, Russia told at UN

The outcome led to a rare statement following the meeting by the UN's humanitarian chief, Mark Lowcock.

Janet Jackson in Saudi concert boycotted by Nicki Minaj

A cheering crowd danced to the thumping music at Jeddah World Fest, hosted in the Red Sea city of western Saudi Arabia.

Residents welcome army’s deployment in CT

It comes a full week after a promise by the police minister to send the army into 10 Cape Flats neighbourhoods, as a force enabler for the police.

GALLERY: SANDF boots finally hit the ground in Cape Town

The South African National Defence Force arrived in Cape Town on 18 July 2019, one week after Police Minister Bheki Cele announced troops would be deployed to gang-plagued areas on the Cape Flats to assist the South African Police Service.

KZN cops seize drugs, ammo, cash worth nearly R2m in raid

The suspects are expected to appear at the Verulam Magistrates Court on Friday morning.

No-deal Brexit under fire - Parliament grabs brakes against Boris Johnson

The three-year Brexit crisis is deepening as Boris Johnson, the favourite to win the premiership, has pledged to leave the EU with or without a transition deal on 31 October, setting Britain on a collision course with the bloc and his own parliament.

33 dead in suspected arson attack on Japan animation studio

Another 36 people were injured, including 10 in serious condition.

Mapaila praises Sars' high-risk investigation unit

The SACP's Solly Mapaila has praised the work of the so-called Sars rogue unit, saying that the unit has done a wonderful job and that they were heroes of the country.

Rand, bonds rally after central bank cuts rates

The rand rallied against the dollar on Thursday and bond yields fell after the central bank cut its main lending rate by 25 basis points in a widely expected move to counter floundering economic growth.

Court told CT nightclub security deal was ‘vigorous negotiation,’ not extortion

Controversial businessman Nafiz Modack and three others are accused of extorting the Grand Café out of R90,000 in November 2017.

'Back to the day job' for Simon Yates after first Tour de France stage win

Simon Yates is over an hour adrift in the overall standings but punched the air in joy after outwitting his rivals to add this Tour de France stage to victories in the Vuelta and Giro.

MSF urges DRC Ebola 'reality check', more vaccinations

Joanne Liu, the international president of the medical charity known by its French acronym MSF, told AFP that health officials needed a "reality check" in their response to the outbreak.

Nigeria's Mikel retires from international football

John Obi Mikel captained the Super Eagles to a bronze medal finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.

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