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eNews – 21 May 2018

IN THIS BULLETIN – The Western Cape High Court has found Van Breda guilty of axing his parents and older brother to death and trying to kill his sister. Former rugby player, Ashwin Willemse, walked out following a fall-out with colleagues Naas Botha and Nick Mallet on air. Share on: WhatsApp




  • ‘Many fast & keep working’ vs ‘accidents increase’: Debates on ‘risks’ of Ramadan

    The effects of Ramadan are ‘a risk to us all’, said Inger Stoyberg, a top Danish minister thus sparking outrage among Muslims. In her opinion, a lack of energy from Ramadan fasting is dangerous to society. READ MORE: Check out RT LIVE Subscribe to RT! Like us on Facebook Follow... View Article

  • Italian Euroskeptic coalition proposes law professor for PM

    Italy’s new coalition govt has put forward a political novice as Prime Minister. Two formerly bitter rivals – the left-leaning Five Star Movement and right-wing Northern League – came together in a populist alliance unprecedented for Europe. READ MORE: Check out RT LIVE Subscribe to RT! Like us on Facebook View Article

  • Mad Max style: Fierce road storm leaves 39 injured

    Fierce winds wreaked havoc on the Russian city of Tyumen on Sunday, injuring 39 people and destroying cars, ripping roofs and even knocking brick walls down. COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE – FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT Check out RT LIVE Subscribe to RT! Like us on Facebook... View Article


  • Johannesburg school holds mini World Cup ahead of Russia

    With just 24 days until the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia, football fever is running high in South Africa. One primary school in Johannesburg has organised their own mini World Cup. CGTN’s Julie Scheier has more Subscribe to us on YouTube: Follow us on: Facebook: Twitter: Share on: WhatsApp

  • Zimbabwe applies to rejoin the Commonwealth

    Zimbabwe has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth after leaving the group 15 years ago. In a statement on the Commonwealth’s website, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland says she’s delighted to receive the letter from Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa. However, she says the southern African nation will only be permitted to return when the conditions are right. Zimbabwe... View Article

  • Athletes begin preparing for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Taekwondo is growing into an established sport ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Nigeria is yet to have the desired impact on the world stage, but martial arts practitioners are hoping to perform well in Japan. CGTN’s Kelechi Emekalam has more. Subscribe to us on YouTube: Follow us on: Facebook: Twitter: Share... View Article

  • Authorities set to halve number of passenger service vehicles

    Authorities in Abuja are planning to reduce the number of commercial and passenger service vehicles from the current 40-thousand to 20-thousand. The city says the move will reduce crime and kidnapping. CGTN’s Kelechi Emekalam has more Subscribe to us on YouTube: Follow us on: Facebook: Twitter: Share on: WhatsApp


  • Is Generation X growth outpacing Millennials?

    Global research company Nielsen is expecting a big shift in South Africa’s consumer landscape in the next few years. These include changes in what we buy and how we shop. Joining Leigh Roberts at the Business Day TV studio to discuss this in more detail is Ailsa Wingfield, Executive Director of Thought Leadership and Emerging... View Article

  • The Week That Was – 18 May 2018 (Part 1)

    The week’s slipped by as sneakily as another SAA raid on our wallets and this is the week that was! Join Giulietta Talevi, her co-host Simon Brown and joining them as they wade through the fray, is Sasfin Securities’ David Shapiro. Share on: WhatsApp


  • World Hypertension Day 2018

    How severe is the problem of hypertension around the world and more especially in the African region, including South Africa? Worldwide, raised blood pressure is estimated to cause 7.5 million deaths, which is about 12.8% of the total of all annual deaths. The number of people with uncontrolled hypertension has risen from 600 million in... View Article

  • The Sweet Resistance performs “Feel”

    The Sweet Resistance is one of the hottest acts in Cape Town. It’s fronted by (Canadian) Tash Meister (formerly Natasha Meister, blues muso) Their pop/rock sound lends themselves to new listeners and with soulful lyrics is the cause for their debut single to be air played on all major radio stations. Join the Expresso community:... View Article

  • Tech Daily |17 May 2018

    Tesla breaks a world record by towing a Boeing with an electric car. Join the Expresso community: Facebook | @expressoshow.sabc3 | Twitter | @expressoshow | Instagram | @expressoshow | Pinterest | @expressomorning | Snapchat | @expressoshow | Website | Share on: WhatsApp

  • Throwback Thursday: SA Painter, Maggie Laubser

    SA Painter Maggie Laubser passed away 45 years ago today. Join the Expresso community: Facebook | @expressoshow.sabc3 | Twitter | @expressoshow | Instagram | @expressoshow | Pinterest | @expressomorning | Snapchat | @expressoshow | Website | Share on: WhatsApp




  • Inter Ministerial Task Team on North West

    The Inter Ministerial Task Team led by Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma addresses the media briefing on the situation in the province. 16 May 2018 Share on: WhatsApp

World Headlines

  • Demand for housing in Boshoek grows

    The demand for housing in and around Rustenburg in North West is growing even more precarious. Residents in Boshoek near Sun City are demanding adequate housing. Over 25 destitute families, homes were demolished 5 years ago by the Royal Bafokeng who purchased the land in 2002. The families now live in squalid conditions, in make-shift... View Article
  • 🇹🇭 When will democracy be restored in Thailand? | Inside Story

    It has been four years since the ruling Pheu Thai party was removed from power in Thailand in a military coup. But the crackdown on its members continues with a number of them now charged for breaking a ban on political activity. They streamed a news conference live on facebook, criticising the country’s rulers and... View Article
  • Mandela Bay residents demand housing, community empowerment

    Residents of Ward 18 in Nelson Mandela Bay took part in a violent protest in KwaZakhele today. They are demanding housing and youth development programmes aimed at empowering the community. For more news, visit: Share on: WhatsApp
  • William Booth on van Breda sentencing

    eNCA reporter, Aarti Narsee, speaks to Criminal Law Attorney, William Booth, outside the Western Cape High Court following the sentencing of Henri van Breda earlier today. Courtesy DStv403 Share on: WhatsApp