Breakfast Edition: 8 October 2015

Breakfast Edition: 8 October 2015

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

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BOKS THROUGH TO RWC QUARTER FINALS: The Springboks are through to the Rugby World Cup quarter finals at the top of Group B after beating the USA 64-0.  "Man of the Match" Bryan Habanna scored three of the teams' ten unanswered tries and with that equalled former All Black Star, Jonah Lomu's record of 15 World Cup tries with more opportunities to come. 

Springbok Coach, Heynecke Meyer was clearly proud of the team - especially on the defensive performance - and also the veteran wing. The bonus-point victory ensures that the Boks will finish Pool B winners ahead of their march into the quarterfinals, where they will play either Wales or Australia. Earlier, there was no evidence that the match would end so one-sided after the USA Eagles restricted the Boks to a mere 14-0 lead at halftime. But an eight-try second-half rout blew the Eagles off the park.

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FIFA PRESIDENT SUSPENDED: Staying with world sport and outgoing Fifa president, Sepp Blatter is facing a 90-day suspension after the Swiss attorney general opened criminal proceedings against the 79-year-old. He is accused of signing a contract "unfavourable" to football's governing body and making a "disloyal payment" to Uefa president Michel Platini. Blatter denies any wrongdoing.  

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ANC MID TERM REVEIW GATHERING KICKS OFF: The ruling ANC's National General Council starts today, where the future policies of the party and with it the country are to be formulated. It is however also the start of the leadership race even with the next elective congress some two years away. As Maryke Vermaak reports, of all the conferences, Indaba's and meetings by the ANC - this is the one to watch.

DA TO PROTEST AGAINST ANC: The DA will protest at the ANC's Chancellor House in Sandton today against what it calls the "flagrant abuse of public funds by the ANC" and its "devastating effect" on South Africa. This comes after Hitachi recently agreed to pay millions to settle charges of corrupt payments to ANC's Chancellor House in exchange for Eskom tenders. The DA's Graham Charters also says the World Bank has confirmed that it's investigating the case. 

EARTHLIFE PROTEST AT ENERGY DEPARTMENT: In Pretoria, the green-organisation Earthlife Africa and partner organisations will barricade the Department of Energy with barrier tape and surround the fence with warning signs, in a protest to demand transparency in the government's multi-billion-rand nuclear power deals. Earthlife's Makoma Lekalakala says they will gather from 10am this morning on corner of Paul Kruger and Visagie Streets.


NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR KMI: The Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport was recently the first Airport in Africa to implement virtual reality (VR) technology to give users a spectacular three dimensional Airport experience in a 360° interactive format. By using your mobile device with a VR headset such as Google cardboard, Oculus or Samsung VR Gear, it will transport users to an immersive virtual world at the click of a button which showcases the Airport and our beautiful province. 

LAMBO CATCHES FIRE: Dubai is one of the richest countries in the Middle East and as a result it is a hot bed for expensive and exotic super cars. But one owner of a Lamborghini was left in awe after the luxuray Italian car spontaneously caught fire!



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