Breakfast Edition: 28 September 2015

Breakfast Edition: 28 September 2015

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

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SPRINGBOK CAPTAIN SAYS FAREWELL: Former Springbok captain, Jean de Villiers's test career is over and he will be getting an operation to his jaw soon. The 34-year old announced his retirement from the Green and Gold after a knock to the jaw in Saturday's world cup clash against Samoa around the 60th minute ended his tournament.

De Villiers has not made any announcement regarding his provincial availability - saying that he first needs to have his jaw sorted. According to the Springbok website, a new captain to lead the team for the rest of the tournament will be announced on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Minister of Sport, Fikile Mbalula has paid tribute to de Villiers in a statement released by his office, saying he has been the glue that kept the team together and that he's one among many who put his body on the line for the victory and pride of our great nation.

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ZUMA CALLS FOR DEVELOPMENT: President Jacob Zuma has called on developed countries to honour their commitments to developing countries, now that the world has agreed on a plan for the next 15 years. In his address before the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sunday, President Zuma also committed South Africa to the UN's goals, also known as Agenda 2030, adding that these had already been incorporated into South Africa's National Development Plan as well as the African Union's Agenda 2063. 

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D-DAY FOR POLICE COMMISSIONER: It's D-day for National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega. She is to submit representations to President Jacob Zuma as to why she should not be suspended while a commission of inquiry probes her fitness to hold office.

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KREJCIR'S ALLEGED ATTEMPTED ESCAPE: The Department of correctional services has implemented security measures at the Zonderwater Correctional Centre after an apparent escape attempt by the Czech-national Radovan Krejcir. Officials yesterday raided the cells of Krejcir and other inmates and found a number of illegal objects. Departmental spokesperson Manelisi Wolela says they're investigating the matter.


FEDSAS WANT MORE CLARITY: The Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools says the Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi's remarks that the power of School Governing Bodies be re-evaluated does not make a lot of sense.  Here's Fedsas CEO, Paul Colditz.

DRONE FOOTAGE CAPTURES WHALES UP CLOSE & PERSONAL: Stunning drone footage has captured the moment a pair of Humpback Whales got up close to a paddle boarder near a Western Australia beach, putting the size of the mammals into perspective. 

BLOO DMOON RISING: The total eclipse of the moon lasted only a short time, but it still dazzled. Early risers have been able to catch a glimpse before dawn this morning. The moment when the moon was completely obscured by Earth's shadow lasted only a few minutes, making it the shortest lunar eclipse of the century. Some sky gazers complained that clouds prevented them from seeing any of the 3½-hour lunar show. The total eclipse was unusually brief because the moon passed through the upper part of Earth's shadow. Longer eclipses occur when the moon passes through the middle of the shadow. The next total lunar eclipse will occur in September.



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