Breakfast Edition: 19 October 2015

Breakfast Edition: 19 October 2015

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

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TSHWANE BUS SERVICE UP AND RUNNING: Despite some reports to the contrary, the Tshwane Metro says its bus service is running, without a hitch this morning. Last month, bus drivers went on an unprotected strike against the cash for tickets system and last week the city announced that it planned on issuing letters of suspension against the drivers. There have been threats of another bus strike - which may only come into effect later today - however for now, Tshwane Metro spokesman Lindela Mashigo says commuters are being transported according to the schedule.

FOREIGN NATIONALS IN COURT FOR VIOLENT CRIMES: Four Zimbabweans that arrested at the weekend, on suspicion of various violent crimes, are expected to appear in the Pretoria North and Johannesburg magistrates courts today. Describing the men as extremely dangerous, police spokesman, Lungelo Dlamini says they face charges including murder, attempted murder house and business robbery committed in Pretoria and Johannesburg.


FEEDBACK TO WITS STUDENTS: Management at Wits University are expected to give feedback on a final proposal to settle the fee protests later today. The University council met yesterday and finalised a document, to present to students today. Last week lectures were suspended amid protests in resistance to a proposed 10.5 % fee increase next year.

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SA MEDIA FREEDOM DAY: Also on the fore ground today is the relationship between the South African media and government as South Africa marks Media Freedom Day. President Jacob Zuma has already appealed to media-leaders to help in advancing progress in the country. He yesterday invited media leaders to the presidential guest house in Pretoria. 


Pieter van der Merwe reports on the story behind Media Freedom Day. 

FIRST CAR WITH AUTO PILOT: You are no longer a driver! Yes, we're officially in the future after the Tesla motor company launched their first ever auto-piloted car. The model does everything for you - that's if you can afford the R1.3 million price tag.

ADAM LAVINE MEETS HIS BIGGEST FAN: Adam Levine surprised the little girl who was devastated to hear that he is married. Three-year-old Mila, made headlines earlier this month after a video showing her being completely devastated after finding out Adam had tied the knot with Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo went viral and the Maroon 5 frontman surprised her on the 'Ellen Show'. Take a look at the video.



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