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16
JUL
2am

Celebration of 50th anniversary of the launch of the spaceflight Apollo 11 that landed humans on the moon 4 days late

Today is the 50th anniversary of the launch of the spaceflight Apollo 11 that landed humans on the moon 4 days later. Apollo 11 was launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, on July 16, 1969 and was the fifth crewed mission of NASA's Apollo programme. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, landed the Apollo Lunar Module, Eagle, on July 20, 1969. To look at the significance of this historic moment we are joined on the line by Eugene Avenant, Chief Engineer for Space Operations at the South African National Space Agency - (SANSA)
16
JUL
1am

Why deploy us to your cabinet if we were spies?-General Nyanda

Former Communications Minister General Simphiwe Nyanda says Former President Jacob Zuma is clutching at straws in a bit to deflect attention from the damaging corruption allegations he is facing. Nyanda says if he was a spy why did Zuma deploy him to important positions in his cabinet.
15
JUL
1am

Tight security as former President Jacob Zuma appears before the Zondo Commission

Former President Jacob Zuma is expected to appear at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture today. Several witnesses have accused him of overseeing mass looting of state funds during his nine-year reign before Cyril Ramaphosa replaced him last year. Zuma has denied all wrongdoing. His lawyers have described the inquiry as an attempt to humiliate him.
15
JUL
1am

One more killed as army gets ready to descend on Cape gangsters

Violence continued in some areas of the Cape Flats this past week-end despite a strong police presence in Phillipi East. One of the latest victims is EFF branch chairperson in the Western Cape, Xolani Jack, who was shot 14 times and killed in Khayelitsha. Three alleged gang members have also been injured in a shootout with the police in Grassy Park.
11
JUL
1am

Gordhan to challenge Mkhwebane in court later this month

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has filed an urgent application to suspend and interdict the remedial actions in a report released by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. In a statement, Gordhan's lawyers say he wants to review and set aside the report and have it declared unlawful, unconstitutional, irrational and invalid. In her report Mkhwebane found Gordhan guilty of maladministration and violating the prescripts of the National Strategic Intelligence Act, as well as the Constitution, for the establishment of an intelligence unit at the South African Revenue Service in 2007.
11
JUL
1am

Bafana kncoked out of AFCON

Nigeria is through to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after a tense 2-1 victory over South Africa in Cairo last night. Bafana Bafana couch Stuart Baxter stuck with the same side that shocked hosts Egypt in the last round, as match-winner Thembinkosi Lorch retained his place, but this did not assist the team following a late winner by the Super Eagles
10
JUL
2am

Koloane is lying about using former President Zuma's name in vain in Gupta plane landing-Advocate Hoffman

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has heard how the former chief of State Protocol Bruce Koloane has continued to assist the Gupta family in its businesses in his capacity as South Africa's ambassador to the Netherlands. During his testimony yesterday Koloane admitted to name dropping to influence officials to approve the controversial Waterkloof Gupta Plane landing, describing his action as an error of judgement
10
JUL
1am

Councillors living in fear of their lives as residents target them over electricity cut-offs

Some councillors in the Joburg Metro say they are living in fear, as residents in their respective areas are frustrated about challenges of erratic electricity supply. Yesterday councillors from the ANC Caucus staged a march outside the Eskom headquarters in Sunninghilll, north of Johannesburg. They are demanding that the power utility improve its supply of electricity to their areas. Residents have reportedly threatened councillors from Ivory Park, Diepsloot, Soweto and Organge Farm and vandalised their homes after blaming them for the electricity problems.
09
JUL
2am

Former PIC CEO, Dan Matjila should also be investigated over allegation of involvment in VBS corruption

The United Democratic Movement leader, Bantu Holomisa who was instrumental in revealing the corruption at the Public Investment Corportion (PIC) says the Corporation's former CEO, Dan Matjila should also be investigated over allegations that he unduly benefited from a 2-point-45 million rand loan extended by the troubled VBS mutual bank. Matjila who is already facing numerous allegations of corruption, testified at the Commission yesterday. He has since denied that he took a loan from VBS
09
JUL
1am

Cape gang violence continues unabated

Cape Town police have initiated a 72 hour lockdown action plan in Philippi East, following eleven murders in the township over the weekend. Two men were shot and killed at a tavern on Saturday night, while three bodies were discovered in a nearby house. Another three men were also shot in a separate incident i the same area. On Friday night, six young women were shot and killed in the Marcus Garvey informal settlement. Police say there's been no arrests so far
08
JUL
1am

Countries agree on free movement of goods, services, investments and people around the continent

African heads of state and governments have met in Niamey, Niger to officially launch the operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area. The agreement will pave the way for free movement of goods, services, investments and people around the continent. The AfCFTA comes after 17 years of tough negotiations. African countries currently trade only about 16 percent of their goods and services among one another, compared to 65 percent with European countries. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the agreement will be a game changer for the continent.

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