Breakfast Edition: 4 March 2016

Breakfast Edition: 4 March 2016

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


END OF THE ROAD FOR OSCAR PISTORIUS: SA's highest court has denied Paralympian Oscar Pistorius leave to appeal his murder conviction, the country's National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Thursday. "We can confirm that the Constitutional Court has denied his [Pistorius's] appeal due to the lack of prospects of success," said NPA spokesman Luvuyo Mfaku. "We welcome the decision as we've always maintained that his application for leave to appeal is entirely without merit." South Africa's Constitutional Court was the last resort for the Paralympian to stay out of jail for the 2013 killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Maryke Vermaak reports.

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SARU STANDS BY JURIE ROUX: The SA rugby Union's Executive Council said it's CEO, Jurie Roux had its unanimous support. SARU sought expert legal opinion after allegations against Roux, resurfaced regarding a report on the funding of Stellenbosch University Rugby Club. In a statement, SARU said the legal opinion advised that it would be an unfair labour practice to take action against an employee on perceptions of third parties or on the basis of a report of which the facts had not been tested in court. Pieter van der Merwe reports.


LAST DAY OD REGISTRATION AT TUT: The Tshwane University of Technology said Friday was the last day of registration on all its campuses. While activities were still suspended on their Soshanguve and Emalaheni campuses the university's Willa de Ruyter says that the Emalahleni campus would remain closed indefinitely. They were hoping to open the Soshanguve north and South campuses on Monday. 

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VOTER REGISTRATION WEEKEND: The Independent Electoral Commission has revealed there are still 9 million eligible voters who are not registered for the coming local government elections. The IEC's Chief Operations Officer Mosotho Moepya briefed the media on preparations and the state of readiness ahead of the voter registration weekend. It's scheduled for Saturday 5 March and Sunday 6 March. Moepya said approximately 52 000 staff are trained and ready to assist voters and at some 22 000 voting stations across the country. Silindelo Masikane reports.

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JIMMY FALLON POKES FUN AT DONALD TRUMP: Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump basically crushed it on Super Tuesday, but he continued to give late night hosts material that no other politician can compete with. After Trump's success on Super Tuesday, he naturally gave a victory speech. Jimmy Fallon pokes fun at the speech in this spoof video.


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