Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: Adele's new album is finally out!

Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: Adele's new album is finally out!

2021 might just be saved with this album. Welcome back, Adele.

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You made it to Friday - well done! Here are five of the top stories you can chat about this morning or even during lunch. 

Kicking it off with a South African story - the repo rate in South Africa will be increasing. 

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South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) governor, Lesetja Kganyago shared that the repo rate will increase by 25 basis points to 3.75%,.

This means that the prime lending rate of commercial banks will increase to 7.25%.

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2.

Sex offenders convicted of multiple rapes in Pakistan could face chemical castration after Parliament passed a new legislation that aims to speed up convictions and impose tougher sentences.

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3.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has come out with all guns blazing against the South African Football Association (SAFA), saying the latter was "shocking and disrespectful" in how it portrayed the events that transpired in Cape Coast on Sunday.

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4.

“Connie” Chong and her daughter, San Yan Melanie Lim, imported 25 kilograms of brown ginger tea into Australia this year; they intended to sell it at a marked-up rate. Officials thought it was drugs and they were detained for months! 

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5.

Adele’s new album ‘30’ is launching today!

You can listen to it on all music platforms this weekend. 

Adele caught up with the big and mighty Zane Lowe on Apple Music to discuss this incredible new album.

The gloomy weather in KZN is perfect for a listening session with loved ones. Keep up to date with what the weather man has planned for us this weekend by clicking here.

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