South Africa 27.2.2015 02:59 pm

In the news this week

This week South Africa celebrated the Proteas’ victory and the reunion of a 17-year-old girl to her family. We also got to know that a bottle of wine will cost 14 cents more from the budget speech. This is what moved South Africans this week.

Local News

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

Zephany Nurse, who was snatched from Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town 17 years ago, has been found.

Read more: Missing girl found 17 years later

NationalNews

FILE PICTURE: The Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene. (Photo by Gallo Images / The Times / Esa Alexander)

FILE PICTURE: The Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene. (Photo by Gallo Images / The Times / Esa Alexander)

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivered his 2015 budget speech on Wednesday, 25 February.

Read more: Read the full 2015 Budget speech here

Africa news

FILE PICTURE: Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

FILE PICTURE: Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

According to leaked secret intelligence documents posted on Al-Jazeera‘s site this week, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma allegedly faced “an eminent threat” to her life in Addis Ababa, which also hosts the AU headquarters, in October 2012.

Read more: Plot to assassinate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

InternationalNews

CIA asked SA for spy help

Flaws and security lapses within South Africa’s government and intelligence services left secrets exposed to foreign spies at every level, according to leaked documents released by Al-Jazeera.

Read more: SA ‘security failures’ exposed: report

                     ‘Spy cables’ leak probe under way

Sport

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27: Kyle Abbott of South Africa (L) celebrates with Faf du Plessis (R) after taking the wicket of Chris Gayle of West Indies during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and the West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 27: Kyle Abbott of South Africa (L) celebrates with Faf du Plessis (R) after taking the wicket of Chris Gayle of West Indies during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and the West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

A devastating knock from captain AB de Villiers coupled with contributions from the rest of the top order saw South Africa post their highest ever ICC Cricket World Cup total as they posted 409/5 after batting first against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

Read more: Destructive de Villiers in record romp

Lifestyle

Boity Thulo. Picture Instagram.

Boity Thulo. Picture Instagram.

Boity Thulo and Former Vuzu presenter Cyprian Ndlovu’s move over to e.tv as the hosts of Club 808. The 22-year-old didn’t say a word when he left Vuzu last year to focus on his own productions, but he insists there is no bad blood with his former employers.

Read more: Boity’s joining Club 808

Former Vuzu presenter Cyprian joins Club 808

Pic of the week

A Metrobus is seen after crashing over the barrier of the Queen Elizabeth Bridge in Braamfontein, 25 February 2015. The driver escaped with minor injuries, and there were no passengers on the bus. The accident caused major traffic back-ups throughout the city as emergency services attempted to remove the bus from the scene. Pictur: Nigel Sibanda

A Metrobus is seen after crashing over the barrier of the Queen Elizabeth Bridge in Braamfontein, 25 February 2015. The driver escaped with minor injuries, and there were no passengers on the bus. The accident caused major traffic back-ups throughout the city as emergency services attempted to remove the bus from the scene. Pictur: Nigel Sibanda

 

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