A wrap of what’s making headlines today

Stories making headlines around the world:

African central bank leaders are currently discussing whether to hold the yuan as part of their foreign reserves, highlighting the Chinese money’s rise as one of the world’s major reserve currencies. (Quartz)

When Kenya announced it would close the Dadaab refugee camp in May 2016, the world reacted with shock and recriminations. The camp was in fact never closed largely due to a Kenya High Court decision. (The Conversation)

Ms. Barr cited “The Planet of the Apes” in discussing Valerie Jarrett, a black woman and former adviser to President Barack Obama. ABC Entertainment’s president called it “abhorrent.” (The New York Times)

Stories making headlines locally:

The Star

  • How SABC was looted

Court documents have shown how a top SABC executive deceived their CFO into bankrolling her family and friends’ travel and accommodation expenses, at a time when the public broadcaster was cash-strapped.

  • Dlodlo warns Cabinet to cut salaries account

Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has warned her colleagues in the executive not to employ more people than provided by regulations, and or fill posts with contracts that will go on after the elections next year.

The Citizen

  • Marriage is on the rocks

With four out of every 10 marriages ending in divorce, it is little wonder South Africans are refusing to say ‘I do’. Only 2.5 out of every 1000 residents choose the odd ball and chain, StatsSA says.

  • Bill defines hate speech

Parliament moved one step closer to the criminalisation of hate speech yesterday when the department of justice and constitutional development introduced the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill.


  • No better than a slave

An old man walked away with nothing after dedicating his life to working at a farm for 69 years

  • ‘Bad bosses must pay back those bonuses’

Managers employed at poorly performing KZN municipalities will have to pay back money paid to them as bonuses or salary increments during the 2016/17 financial year.

Daily Sun

  • Dragged out of taxi and shot!

Cops have arrested a 42-year-old for allegedly killing his 39-year-old partner on Elias Motsoaledi Road in Mofolo, Soweto.

  • Law hunts top cops!

10 men at the very top of the SAPS structure are being investigated for charges including corruption.

READ MORE: Cele’s inherited headache: 10 top cops under investigation

Business Day

  • Eskom funding gap reduced to R58bn

Two months into the new financial year, Eskom says it has successfully raised more than R13-billion, narrowing its funding gap to R58-billion for the year ending March 2019.

  • Reserve Bank praises Capitec model

Short-seller Viceroy’s attacks on Capitec have no validity, Reserve Bank deputy governor Kuben Naidoo sad. 

READ MORE: Viceroy may attack another SA company this week — Capitec CEO

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