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

Breakfast Edition: 7 September 2015

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


RAND HITS LOWEST LEVEL IN YEARS: The South African Rand has hit its lowest level against the pound this morning, trading at R21.04. This while the platinum price plummeted to below the $ 1000 mark per fine ounce. This after China's gross domestic product or GDP growth for 2014 has been revised downward by 0.1 percentage point to 7.3 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics announced on Monday. Shares were mostly lower in all of Asia as investors absorbed the news that China's economy grew at its slowest pace in nearly six years in the first quarter. Oil prices rose on indications that U.S. oil production in places like North Dakota is beginning to slip due to reduced drilling activity in recent months. Benchmark U.S. crude rose 29 cents to $53.58 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It rose $1.38 to close at $53.29 a barrel on Tuesday. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils used by many U.S. refineries, rose 39 cents to $60.20 a barrel in London. Back home, Economist, Mike Schussler says this has definitely had an impact on our currency.

Financial Indicators 7 September 2015

FLABBA MURDER CASE RESUMES: The case against the woman, accused of killing hip-hop star Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi is expected to resume in the High Court sitting in Randburg, this morning. Habedi, a member of hip-hop group Skwatta Kamp, was stabbed to death at his home in March, allegedly by his girlfriend. Slindelo Masakane reports.

Flabba via Facebook.PNG

EFF LEADER BACK IN THE DOCK IN LIMPOPO: A Limpopo EFF-leader will today again appear in the Mahwelereng Magistrate's court in Mokopane, after spending the weekend behind bars. Jossey Buthane was arrested for allegedly inciting violence amongst protesters at the Mogalakwena mine. Maidi Monareng has more.


SA HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP HELPING REFUGEES: As the refugee crisis is gripping Europe, the South African humanitarian organisation, Gift of the Givers, is doing its part to help. They've opened a second hospital in war-torn Syria - and have helped some 300-thousand Syrians since their first hospital opened two years ago. The organisation's founder, Dr Imtiaaz Sooliman, says the exodus of Syrians is indicative of the catastrophe in Syria - however he does not believe the solution to the Syrian humanitarian crisis lies in moving refugees out of Syria.


YOU'VE GOT MY ORDER WRONG: An American woman, who was rude to two kebab-ladies after they got her order wrong - learnt a lesson the hard way. Her kebab contained green pepper instead of red pepper and after the customer's rant she promptly smashed into the door on her way out. 

ROAD RAGE ON A MONDAY MORNING: And a video of a British driving instructor who became a victim of road rage, has gone viral. In the clip the instructor is accosted by two angry drivers, while he has a student behind the wheel. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLIP CONTAINS OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE:

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