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News24 | The Story

This weekly news podcast by News24, takes listeners on a journey into the newsroom and to the heart of the week’s biggest story. Every week, journalists from our newsroom are interviewed, about a story that dominated headlines. During these intimate and candid conversations, the listener is given tasty titbits about the week’s biggest story. We also speak to the newsmakers as well as experts on the matter.
Weekly English South Africa News · News Commentary
99 Episodes
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PODCAST | The Story: Spotlight on court rulings after Walus, Zuma judgments

This week, South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that the decision to release former president Jacob Zuma on early medical parole had been unlawful. And in another court, the highest in the country, another ruling that has dominated the headlines was delivered. The Constitutional Court ruled that Janusz Walus,…
24 Nov 2022 17 min

The Story: Solving the unsolvable - the matric maths paper

It's not long until the end of the year, and many matric learners are counting down the days until they finish their final exams. But, those who wrote the Matric Maths paper 2 last week are anxious about their results after trying to solve the unsolvable question 5.
17 Nov 2022 10 min

The Story: Unpacking the BEE regulations with Carol Paton

On Tuesday, finance minister Enoch Godongwana briefed journalists on the Preferential Procurement Regulations. The new regulations have come under fire from some quarters, but the minister has denied they are a setback for transformation.
10 Nov 2022 11 min

The Story: From recommendations to reality - unpacking the Zondo report

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Sunday, announcing steps that the government will take to implement recommendations made by the Zondo Commission of inquiry. Describing corruption as a crime against the people of South Africa, Ramaphosa promised an overhaul of the country's anti-corruption architecture.
27 Oct 2022 14 min

The Story: Heartbreak and horror as child murders in SA escalate

A man arrested in connection with the abduction, rape and murder of a four-year-old girl appeared in the Benoni Magistrate's Court this week. It's yet another horrific case of child murder that too often dominates the headlines in South Africa.
20 Oct 2022 18 min

The Story: Are tourists safe? Concerns escalate in wake of fatal shooting

On Monday, a 67-year-old German tourist was shot dead in an attempted hijacking near the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga. He was travelling with his wife and two other German tourists. The fatal shooting has highlighted South Africa's high levels of violent crime, and there are concerns about the impact…
7 Oct 2022 15 min

The Story: Plett beaches reopen after 'rare' fatal shark attack

Plettenberg Bay beaches in the Western Cape were reopened on Wednesday after several days of closure. They were closed on Sunday after a shark attack claimed the life of a 39-year-old Cape Town woman. It was the second fatal shark attack in only three months.
30 Sep 2022 14 min

PODCAST | The Story: Senzo Meyiwa murder trial back in court

The murder trial of former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa resumed in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria this week. Meyiwa was shot dead at the home of his girlfriend, singer Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus in 2014. Five men are currently on trial for his murder.
9 Sep 2022 14 min

The Story | Unpacking the national shutdown

The two most prominent South African trade union federations, Cosatu and Saftu, called for a national shutdown on Wednesday in protest against rising living costs, particularly fuel price hikes. But many South Africans continued with business as usual, ignoring the unions' calls to stay home. This week, we unpack the…
26 Aug 2022 16 min

The Story | Ramaphosa facing mounting pressure over Phala Phala scandal

President Cyril Ramaphosa is facing mounting pressure as more details about the 2020 burglary at his Phala Phala farm have emerged. This week, News24 published an exclusive investigation about the alleged theft of millions in cash. It sheds more light on a scandal that could potentially threaten Ramaphosa's future as…
12 Aug 2022 20 min

The Story | DNA evidence crucial in Krugersdorp gang rape case

More than 80 people appeared in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court this week in connection with a gang rape in Krugersdorp, but none of the accused has been directly linked to the rapes as yet. Instead, they are being charged with being in the country illegally. The case was postponed to…
5 Aug 2022 22 min
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