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Eskom: Dark Times | Dlamini-Zuma nominated as party leader | 'Media freedom on trial' | Cheetahs prosper in India | Fiona batters Puerto Rico | Serial's Adnan Syed freed | Power of sport | Snail trail

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News24 takes you inside our brittle generation network, explains what the future may hold and looks at how some of the country’s metros are dealing with the crisis. What happens after Stage 8?

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The ANC's leadership contest is hotting up as branches name their candidates - and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is among the first to be nominated as party leader. She has Jacob Zuma's stamp of approval.

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Weekend of calm in Plettenberg Bay after violence but 'a solution won't be reached soon'. Immigrants fled their homes after South Africans conducted house-to-house searches for foreign nationals.

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Specialist legal journalist Karyn Maughan is to appear in court next month after a summons was served on her by Jacob Zuma. 'What did Maughan do wrong?' asks media lawyer Dario Milo.

Daily Maverick
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News From Our Continent

Uganda's parliament is scrutinising a proposed law that would enable organ transplants to happen in the country for the first time, transforming the lives of thousands hoping for operations.

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70 years after cheetahs died out in India, they're back. Eight big cats from Namibia made the long trek in a chartered flight to Gwalior, as part of a contested plan to reintroduce cheetahs to India.

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World News

Hurricane Fiona made landfall, battering the US territory with winds over 160km/h. Four years ago Hurricane Maria plunged the island into darkness for months — the second longest blackout globally.

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The murder conviction of Adnan Syed, 41, whose case was chronicled on the Serial podcast, was overturned yesterday. He served 23 years in jail for the 1999 murder of his classmate Hae Min Lee.

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Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Ben & Jerry’s, accused consumer giant Unilever of violating a 22-year-old agreement that could lead to the sale of the ice-cream in the occupied West Bank.

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The frat boy congressman and Trump super-fan who said women are too ugly to need abortions, reportedly asked if Trump could get him out of the sex trafficking investigation that was ruining his life.

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Health News

The ideal clinic programme has been one of government’s key healthcare interventions in recent years. An extensive review conducted of the initiative in Gauteng suggests that outcomes are mixed.

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Sport

The Beautiful Game is being used to change rape culture and gangsterism. 'We're carrying a lot of trauma. Sometimes people just need space to talk about their issues. Sometimes that's enough.'

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And Then There's This ....

Officials stumbled over one of the 20cm snails on a baggage truck and thought it was a toy until it started moving. The snail's trail led them to six bags containing 93 giant snails and 28kg of fish.

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Twitter Exchange of the Day

@Nige_Farright: Meghan looks amazing. @Kmccready47: Bare arms at a funeral, not good. @321Marc: She's American. She has the right to bare arms.

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