Breakfast Edition: 28 October: 2015

Breakfast Edition: 28 October: 2015

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

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FOUR FIRES REPORTED AT WITS: As academic and other programs are expected to normalise at varsity campuses from this morning, four incidents of vandalism were reported at the main campus of the Wits University overnight. Wits on Monday released a nine-point plan to deal with students' concerns following two weeks of protests over fee hikes and also indicated that academic activities would resume. Wits executive management said it was committed to implementing the plan, which included the implement a zero percent fee increase for 2016. The Presidency had agreed to underwrite the cost of this, provided that the university made some contribution. According to the Wits spokesperson, Shirona Patel, security on campus has been beefed up, but they are not going to stall the opening of the campus any further. 

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES AT TUT RESUME: The Tshwane University of Technology says all academic and support staff will be back on all it's campuses today but classes will only resume tomorrow. This after students marched to the Pretoria CBD again yesterday. TUT spokesperson, Willa De Ruyter has more details about finals examinations.

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EDUCATION DISCUSSED IN PARLIAMENT: The Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande yesterday promised parliament that details on the 2016 varsity fee-freeze-funding would be announced by tomorrow afternoon. He says treasury is helping to shift budgets in other department, as well as his own, to make up the R2.6 billion for the additional funding plan.    

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THOUSANDS OF EFF MEMBERS MARCH TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS: Julius Malema, was not in Parliament but leading the EFF mass march through Jo'burg and Sandton. Outside the Jo'burg Stock Exchange, Malema said listed companies should be forced to fund students. A list of demands was presented to the Reserve Bank and Chamber of Mines in Jo'burg and then to the JSE in Sandton. Silindelo Masikane followed the march.  

KREJCIR TO BE SENTENCED: Sentencing of Czech businessman, Radovan Krejcir and his five co-accused, who were convicted of attempted murder, kidnapping and drug dealing in the High Court will kick-off today. Three days were set aside for sentencing proceedings: October 28 and November 17 and 19.

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BRIDGE REPORT EXPECTED: The Department of Labour will later today release a preliminary report on what may have caused the Grayston Bridge collapse earlier this month. The support structure of the bridge crashed onto cars driving along the busy M1, killing two people and injuring another 20 people. 

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RHINO POACHERS SENTENCED: Two rhino poachers, who were arrested after they were tracked by a special anti-poaching dog in the Kruger National Park, have each been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment in the Nelspruit Regional Court yesterday. They were convicted of killing and dehorning a white rhino and killing a second in the Park on January in 2013. Meanwhile, police Brigadier, Vishnu Naidoo says a total of 156 suspects have been arrested in the Kruger Park so far over the past year. 

DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING: Today is hump day and what better way to get into the mood than dancing. An Australian train guard has become an internet hit after he was filmed busting a move - impersonating Michael Jackson.

UFO SPOTTED ON N1 HIGHWAY: The image that has every talking, since it was posted on social media last night, is of course the alleged UFO sighting on the N1. While there has been no official confirmation that the image was indeed edited a bunch of spoof images have since emerged. What do you think? Fake or Real? Tweet us @JacaNews



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