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2015-05-28 FIFA's U.S. $10 Milllion Bribe 'to Support the African Diaspora'
[allAfrica] Excerpts from the indictment accusing certain FIFA officials and business executives of corruption in organising international football over two decades. The full text of the indictment runs to 161 pages but does not name the South African "co-conspirators".

2015-05-28 Zuma Does Not Have to Pay Back the Nkandla Money
[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma will not have to pay back any money towards the R246m tax-payer funded security upgrades to his home in Nkandla, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko said on Thursday.

2015-05-28 Breakthrough to Revolutionise Burn Treatment
[News24Wire] Until recently the outlook for patients in South Africa with extensive burns was bleak. The best they could hope for were highly specialised transplant techniques, depending on the availability of resources. If they survived, patients faced long and excruciating hospital stays, with mixed results at the end of their treatment alongside a very substantial bill. In some cases the total cost of skin grafting can be up to R1 800 000.

2015-05-28 SA Investigated Fifa - Invesigative Reporter
[News24Wire] Scottish investigative reporter, Andrew Jennings, insists that South Africa hired a private investigator to probe FIFA during their 2010 Soccer World Cup bid.

2015-05-28 Jordaan Mum On Fifa Scandal
[News24Wire] Having just been sworn in as the executive mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, Danny Jordaan refused to comment on allegations of corruption relating to the 2010 World Cup, or how this would impact on his position as mayor.

2015-05-28 Zuma Jets Off to Nigeria As Nkandla Report Set to Be Released
[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma will jet off to Nigeria for president-elect Muhammadu Buhari's inauguration on the same day that the police minister's report on the R246m worth of security upgrades to his private home in Nkandla is expected to be released.

2015-05-28 FIFA Bribe 'Paid in $10 000 Stacks'
[News24Wire] High-ranking South African football and government officials stand accused of offering a $10m bribe to secure the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

2015-05-28 'Clean Audit' for 2010 World Cup, South African Minister Says
[News24Wire] Johannesburg -South Africa's government will co-operate with the investigators of the corruption scandal that has hit football's governing body.

2015-05-28 Nkandla 'Just a House' - Zuma
[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday dismissed continuing controversy about his private Nkandla homestead, saying it was "just a house", and criticised the opposition for turning Parliament into a kindergarten.

2015-05-28 Grandson Welcomes Removal of Verwoerd Plaque in Stellenbosch
[News24Wire] A plaque commemorating the so-called "architect of apartheid" and former prime minister HF Verwoerd was removed from a building at Stellenbosch University on Wednesday evening.

2015-05-28 Service Delivery Is Key, Mayor Danny Jordaan Says
[News24Wire] The arc of the moral universe is long, but it always bends towards justice, newly elected Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Danny Jordaan said on Thursday.

2015-05-28 Minister Gives Demonstration On How to Use a Firepool
[News24Wire] Police Minister Nathi Nhleko treated the media and live television viewers to a surprise demonstration on how to use a firepool, as he released his report on the controversial R246m security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private home in Nkandla.

2015-05-28 Maimane Tweets Extract of Nkandla Report
[News24Wire] DA leader Mmusi Maimane tweeted a photo of a page from the police minister's report on the upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's private home in Nkandla ahead of its release to the media later on Thursday.

2015-05-28 'I'm a Girl. and I'm Poor. and When I Get My Period, It Holds Me Back.'
[The Daily Vox] An adorable animation from Irise International, marking Global Menstrual Hygiene Day, will hit you right in the feels. It starts with a little girl, excited to be growing up and going to school, hopeful about everything her life might bring - college, a job, a home, a family - until she gets her period and everything falls apart.

2015-05-28 SA Set to Hear If Zuma Must Pay Back the Money
[News24Wire] South Africa is likely to find out at 13:30 on Thursday how much - if anything - President Jacob Zuma must pay for upgrades to his Nkandla home.

2015-05-28 SA Obtained Clean Audit After 2010 World Cup
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa obtained a clean audit report after hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, said on Thursday.

2015-05-28 SA Did Not Pay Money to Host 2010 Fifa World Cup - Minister
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The South African government and the Department of Sport and Recreation did not pay any money to secure the rights to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, says Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula.

2015-05-28 Major Leadership Moves At Anglo SA
[News24Wire] Anglo American [JSE:AGL] on Thursday announced that its current chief executive Mark Cutifani will take over as chairperson of its South African operations.

2015-05-28 Danny Jordaan Elected Unopposed As Mayor
[News24Wire] Danny Jordaan was elected, unopposed, as the new mayor of the Nelson Mandela metro in the Eastern Cape on Thursday. This comes despite opposition parties joining forces and staying away from the Special Council Meeting where Jordaan had been sworn in.

2015-05-28 Cape Town Man Held After Wife's Bloodied Body Found in Kitchen
[News24Wire] A 48-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of his wife after her bloodied body was found in the kitchen of their Cape Town home.

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