Breakfast Edition: 01 December 2015

Breakfast Edition: 01 December 2015

WATCH & LISTEN: Here's a recap of this morning's top news stories.


TODAY IS WORLD AIDS DAY: On World Aids Day today, UNAIDS says a recent study showed that HIV & Aids is the number one killer of teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 in Africa. It is also the second biggest killer in this age group worldwide, according to the study. South Africa also ranks among the top six nations in the world for new infections among teens. Those six countries are South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and India as the drive to close the gap between those infected and those on ARV treatment intensifies. Despite huge falls in infection rates, globally, around 2 million people became infected in 2014; 1.4 million in sub Saharan Africa with over one million deaths globally in the same year. Pieter van der Merwe reports.


SANCO CALLS FOR NW ANC TO BE DISBANDED: The SA National Civic Organisation in North West has called for the provincial ANC leadership to be dissolved and action against those responsible for throwing the Tlokwe by-elections. This, in response to the Constitutional Court finding yesterday that eight Tlokwe by-elections were not free and fair. SANCO's Paul Sebegoe says this needs to be done before next year's Municipal Elections. The IEC deputy chair yesterday responded by saying they were already in the process of educating all involved on the law to prevent such actions in future.  

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ANC CALLS FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHANGE: ANC NEC has reaffirmed the need for radical socio-economic transformation. The ruling party's secretary general, Gwede Mantashe gave feedback after their final National Executive Committee meeting for 2015 the past weekend. Silindelo Masikane reports.


PRINCE HARRY VISITS CAPE TOWN: His Royal Highness Prince Harry sweated it out under a blazing African sun on Monday as he visited a local soccer clinic in Khayelitsha in Cape Town on Monday. Coach Wonderboy Sibiya was on hand to give instructions and with Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille playing teaching assistant, Harry and a team of young players gathered round. The royal's cheeks grew rosier in the harsh sun and the team of players, aged 10 to 12, weren't holding back either as they raced their famous guest to completing exercises and included him in their warm-up cycle.

Prince Harry

UFO HAS LANDED ON WILLIAM NICOL DRIVE: Twitter is ablaze this morning after a UFO - that crashed landed - was spotted on William Nicol drive this morning. Check out the pics and tell us what you think.

PSY IS BACK WITH A BRAND NEW TRACK: Korean pop star Psy, who still holds the record for most views on YouTube, is back with a brand new track, Daddy. 



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