Breakfast Edition: 24 February 2016

Breakfast Edition: 24 February 2016

WATCH & LISTEN: Here is a recap of all the top news stories this morning.


CALL FOR CALM AT UNIVERSITIES: The ANC has pleaded for calm on South African university campuses. The Economic Freedom Fighters, meanwhile, condemned the violence directed at #OutSourcingMustFall protesters on the University of the Free State rugby field on Monday night. The EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says the racist violence of white students attacking protesters was disturbing. The campuses of the University of the Free State remained closed while the violence is being investigated. The University of Pretoria's campuses are also still closed. Afriforum Youth has drawn up a list of measures to ensure peace on campus - with equal opportunities for Afrikaans, Sepedi and English at the top of the list.  The Tshwane University of Technology however was open on Wednesday, amid strict security and access control.   

SERVICE DELIVERY PROTEST IN MODIMOLLE: In Limpopo, residents of Phagameng Township have called for the resignation of Modimolle mayor Meisie Lekalakala. Disgruntled residents claim to have been without clean running water since December 2015. On Tuesday residents took to the streets protesting against service delivery. Maidi Monareng reports.

BUDGET 2016: It's all systems go for Budget 2016. President Jacob Zuma yesterday afternoon met with Finance Minister, Mr Pravin Gordhan to discuss the final touches to Budget 2016. The presidency says the Minister and his team have done their best and the Budget is "good for the country and the economy." Maryke Vermaak has more. 



KREJCIR AND CO-ACCUSED TO APPEAL CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCING: Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir, along with his five co-accused, are set to appeal their convictions as well as their sentences in the South Gauteng High Court on Wednesday. Judge Colin Lamont sentenced Krejcir and co-accused Desai Luphondo to 35 years imprisonment on Tuesday on charges of kidnapping, attempted murder and attempted possession of drugs following their conviction last year. Krejcir's other co-accused Samuel Maropeng, Jan Mofokeng, George Nthoroane and Siboniso Miya were each sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. The men appeared emotionless while Miya and Nthoroane were seen laughing while the sentences were being read out.

Krejcir case back in court
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MISS SA GETS A NEW CROWN: The new Miss SA crown, called Enhle, was unveiled in Johannesburg on Tuesday night. Celebrities, media personalities and beauty queens got together at the Jack Friedman Jeweller's headquarters in Sandton for the unveiling of the new Miss South Africa crown. The crown is made of sterling silver, as opposed to platinum, containing amethyst, crystal and a very rare indigenous gem called sugilite. The crown's name, Enhle, means "eternal beauty"


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