Breakfast Edition: 25 January 2016

Breakfast Edition: 25 January 2016

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

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TUT STUDENTS' NIGHT VIGIL: Students of the Tshwane University of Technology held a night vigil at the TUT Pretoria campus in the west of Pretoria on Sunday night. They vowed to shut down the university from Monday morning, as they protested against the Outsourcing of support services.  Protests spokesman, Vusi Mahlangu said they hope to get support from other campuses and municipal facilities while registration processes were underway at the financial building. The threat comes after the management of University of South Africa have agreed to in-source its contract staff following an agreement with the workers' representatives. Tumelo Rasebopye of the Uprising Student Movement said their plans are scheduled to kick in on Sunday night and they will also target colleges and municipalities.  


POLICE MINISTER CONCEDES THAT SAPS MEMBERS NEED MORE TRAINING: Police Minister, Nathi Nhleko admits police members urgently need more training in crowd control during protests. He yesterday briefed the media on the police's plans for the year, as Samkele Maseko reports. 

TYPHOID PATIENTS BEING TREATED: Three people were still being treated in Johannesburg hospitals after contracting typhoid. A fourth person - a woman who travelled to Gauteng from Mozambique - died from the illness last week. The Gauteng MEC for Health, Quedani Mahlangu explained what typhoid is. 

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THREE ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING AT COPS: Three men have been arrested in Philippi, Cape Town, after shooting at police officers on patrol, Western Cape police said on Sunday. The shooting happened while Operation Combat police officers were on patrol in John Down Walk, Hanover Park, on Friday afternoon, spokesman Captain FC van Wyk said.

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AT LEAST 24 KILLED IN US BLIZZARD: In the US, at least 24 people were killed since near-record-breaking snow started to fall in the eastern parts of the country on Friday. Some 85-million Americans have been told to stay in-doors this weekend. Washington is still in snow lock down, with government offices and schools to remain closed today. 

A SEA OF BLUE AT JACARANDA FM HEADQUARTERS:  Jacaranda FM listeners and companies have dropped of hundreds of thousands of litres of water at the Jacaranda FM studios the past weekend as part of #ProjectWaterDrop. The water will be transported to drought stricken areas in the North West province this week.



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