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South African news today: Your headlines in five minutes for Thursday 25 October

The South African news today wrap containing the latest goings-on across the country, as well as weather and traffic updates.

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We’ve got the South African news today round-up ready and raring to go. We’re looking back at the Mid-Term budget speech, at the tragic death of SA music legend HHP.

South African news today, Thursday 25 October

South Africa mourns HHP

Tributes have poured in for legendary musician, Hip Hop Pantsula, who passed away on Wednesday. Born Jabulani Tsambo on 14 September 1980, He grew up in Mafikeng, Pretoria – a township that would play a central role in the late 90s-early 00s era of Hip-Hop. His music influenced a generation of culture and creativity.

Unpacking the Mid-Term budget speech

Tito Mboweni did the job nobody else would thank you for on Wednesday and, despite his engaging delivery, very few solutions to South Africa’s ailing troubles with SOEs, stimulus package funding and job creation were actually discussed.

Zero-rated items

However, South Africans do have a reason to be cheerful after Wednesday. Mboweni made sanitary pads, bread flour and cake flour exempt from further taxation, starting on 1 April 2019.

Omotoso trial resumes

The trial gripping the nation resumes back in Port Elizabeth. We’ve seen all sorts this week, despite court only being in session for a few hours on Monday. Advocate Peter Daubermann will continue to represent the defence, despite his request for recusal 72 hours ago.

De Lille d-day

The City of Cape Town is set to decide what to do with two reports from law firm Bowmans, which both implicate her in wrongdoing. She’s accused of breaking the law by failing to tell the council about irregular payments in 2015. [Read more: TimesLive]

Lotto draw for Wednesday 24 October

Main Lotto Draw:  02, 18, 20, 22, 32, 34     Bonus Ball:  46

Lotto Plus 1:  09, 11, 18, 20, 34, 44   Bonus Ball:  03

Lotto Plus 2:  12, 25, 26, 31, 37, 51   Bonus Ball:  05

SA Weather for 25 October

Here’s the forecast for your region, as heatwaves continue in the west.

Thursday’s horoscope

A good day ahead? Let’s hope so.

Cape Town traffic latest updates for 25 October

Johannesburg traffic latest updates for 25 October