Headlines in five minutes for Friday 5 October


Friday’s are always a busy day, so we’re here to help compress what’s happening in the country with our South African news today wrap-up. We’ve got more on the Kempton Park train crash, and updates on both the weather and the traffic.

South African news today: Friday 5 October

What caused the Kempton Park train crash

Up to 320 commuters were injured on Thursday night after two Metrorail trains collided at Kempton Park, with 32 travellers “seriously harmed”. A mechanical fault with the first carriage lead to it remaining stationary on the line, and the next approaching train smashed into the back of it.

EFF tackling tax avoidance

Meanwhile, the EFF is working on a bill that will reign in South Africa’s most brazen tax dodgers. They want to clamp…

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