Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: SA Govt withdraws support for Miss SA

Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: SA Govt withdraws support for Miss SA

So now she goes as Miss 'what?' 

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We are back here again, giving you just enough information to get you making informed and interesting conversations at the top of the morning. 

The first story is about someone who had not been heard of in a while - Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi. 

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Wondering who he is? 

It is the son of Libya's late Muammar Gaddafi. He appeared for the first time in nearly a decade on Sunday to register as a presidential candidate ahead of the county's planned December vote.

READ MORE: FW de Klerk's passing a time for reflection: Nelson Mandela Foundation

The funeral of former president, FW de Klerk, who died on Thursday aged 85, will take place on Sunday 21 November in a private ceremony - he will be cremated. 

We spoke to veteran journalist, Freek Robinson last week, take a listen to the podcast here as he shares memories of Nelson Mandela and the former apartheid president. 

Former South African president FW de Klerk speaks during the economic forum "New York Forum Africa" in Libreville on June 14, 2013
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READ MORE: How much faith has Sky lost in the Springboks?

Bafana Bafana was defeated for the first time under coach Hugo Broos against Ghana on Sunday, ending their chances of advancing to the next round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

That means Keri and Sky; no Qatar!

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READ MORE: Leonardo DiCaprio producing new series based on SA author's book

Internationally acclaimed author Wilbur Smith died at his home in South Africa on Saturday after an illustrious career in writing. He was 88 years of age.
Wilbur Smith
Photo:: AFP

READ MORE: Miss SA faces backlash over Miss Universe participation in Israel

The South African government says it won't support Miss SA as she heads to the Miss Universe pageant in Israel. 

The Department of Arts, Culture and Sports released a statement on Sunday saying government had withdrawn its support - and as a result, that of the country - for her to compete in the global competition set to take place in Israel in December.

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