Gordhan Comes Out Guns Blazing – Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday boldly defended the legality of the so-called rogue unit at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) as he filed responses to some of the 27 questions posed by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, the Hawks. [bdl]
Brown Admits Receiving Congratulatory Call From The Guptas – Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown admitting receiving a call from the Guptas on the morning that she was sworn in as minister. [mg]
Concourt Will Rule On Nkandle Today – President Jacob Zuma, the African National Congress (ANC) and opposition parties will this morning find out whether the president was wrong to refuse to pay for the upgrades to his Nkandla home and whether the Public Protector was right to order him to cover some of the cost. [ewn]
South Africa To Fight Parole For Killer Of Anti-Apartheid Activist – The South African government will appeal a judge’s decision to grant parole to the killer of Chris Hani, a leading anti-apartheid activist who was assassinated in 1993, a spokesman for Justice Minister Michael Masutha announced on Wednesday. [nyt]
Lionel Messi Blasted Over ‘Humiliating’ Boot Donation – Lionel Messi is at the centre of a row in Egypt after a local politician and a football official reacted furiously to the Barcelona player donating a pair of his boots to a charity auction. [guardian]
LA TIMES: South African Economy Is On The Brink Of Junk Status – This country teeters on the edge of an economic cliff. At the bottom is the debt rating known as junk, which economists say is a distinct possibility in coming months. [lat]
Oscar Pistorius Will Face Sentencing For Murder In June – Former Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius will face sentencing for murder in June. The 29-year-old athlete was denied the right to appeal against his murder conviction for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp by South Africa’s highest court. He faces a minimum of 15 years in jail and is on bail until his sentencing, due to take place between 13-17 June. [sky]
JSE Competitor Gets Full Licence – A new player has entered the share trading game after the Financial Services Board (FSB) granted it a comprehensive exchange service licence. [bdl]
Donald Trump Walks Back Support For ‘Punishment’ For Women Who Get Abortions – Donald Trump said in a new interview that he would support banning abortions, as well as “some form of punishment” for women who undergo the procedure illegally, but later backed away from those comments. [time]
Apple Wants The FBI To Reveal How It Hacked The San Bernardino Killer’s iPhone – Apple Inc. refused to give the FBI software the agency desperately wanted. Now Apple is the one that needs the FBI’s assistance. [lat]
Windows 10 Reaches 270 Million Users – The latest version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system has 270 million active users eight months after launch, the world’s largest software company said on Thursday. [stuff]
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#SaveSylvester Plea Over South African Escaped Lion – Animal rights campaigners are urging a South African game park to reverse its decision to put down a lion who escaped on Sunday. [bbc]
David Hasselhoff Has A Really Good Reason For Why He Hasn’t Watched Pamela Anderson’s Sex Tape – “No. No!” the Baywatch star shared on SiriusXM’s Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy when asked if he’s seen the clip. “Because I knew her. It was like watching my freaking sister. No I couldn’t. Did you watch it?” [eol]
David Beckham Has A Huge New Ankle Tattoo – At this point David Beckham has over 40 tattoos and debuts new body artwork every few months. Basically, he’s running out of room. But he somehow found the space for a giant new ankle tat, and he showed off the fresh ink on Instagram, explaining it turned out to be quite a process. [people]
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