Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: Controversial reactions to De Klerk's death

Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: Controversial reactions to De Klerk's death

The former apartheid president has died at age 85. 

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Sylvester Makhura

You made it to the end of the week, again! This past two days in news has been busy with stories including one of the passing of former apartheid president, FW De Klerk. We share also four other stories making headlines for their varying reasons. 

We have endured yet another week of taking turns to use electricity in South Africa. 

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Nevertheless, we are now moved to Stage 2 load shedding. 

But, apparently, Eskom CEO, André De Ruiter,  has handed ‘power’ over to his sister, Jenna Ruyter.

Our only concern, honestly, is to have consistent power to live our daily lives accordingly.

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In better news, Woolworths now has solar-powered vans delivering goods ordered online to people's homes, and it has saved almost 3,600kg of carbon dioxide emissions over the course of two months. 

It is the first retailer in South Africa to introduce electric panel vans for online delivery services. 

Woolworths solar-powered delivery vans
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Roof of Africa is back! More than 400 motorbike riders will tough it out when one of Africa's most iconic Hard Enduro events returns on 24 November, after the Motul Roof of Africa saw its second-ever postponement as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Roof of Africa back
The Motul Roof of Africa

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Nicki Minaj's 2010 hit Super Bass has reached diamond status in the US. The certification means that song has sold over 10 million units. 

Nicki Superbass diamond

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Former President and the last President of Apartheid in South Africa, F.W. De Klerk passed away yesterday, 11 November 2021. 

In a message from beyond the grave, apartheid's last president FW de Klerk offered his apology, "without qualification", for the misery caused by apartheid... 

There have been varying reactions to his death, especially on Twitter. 

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We will be inviting someone who is more accustomed to controversy more than we are. Tune in to the rest of the show.



Main Image Courtesy: Sylvester Makhura

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