THE WEEK THAT WAS

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Sun­day, 20 Au­gust

Zim­babwe’s First Lady Grace Mu­gabe jets out of South Africa af­ter be­ing granted di­plo­matic im­mu­nity against her as­sault case in­volv­ing a Joburg model.

The 37th SADC Sum­mit con­cludes in Pre­to­ria and sees South Africa tak­ing over the chair.

Multi award-win­ning gospel artist Dr Tumi makes his­tory for the genre by filling the 20 000 seat Tick­et­pro Dome.

Mon­day, 21 Au­gust

Head of the In­ter­na­tional Com­mit­tee of the Red Cross Peter Mau­rer warns South Su­dan’s in­abil­ity to pay pub­lic ser­vants could worsen the hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis in the coun­try.

The triple mur­der case of Henri van Breda is post­poned to Septem­ber 11 by the Western Cape High Court. A to­tal so­lar eclipse sweeps across the US for the first time in 99 years. Tues­day, 22 Au­gust

ANC pres­i­den­tial hope­ful Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma is chased away from the Marikana kop­pie where 34 min­ers were killed in 2012, when she tries to lay a wreath at the site.

Statistics SA re­leases the re­port Poverty Trends in South Africa: An ex­am­i­na­tion of ab­so­lute poverty be­tween 2006 and 2015. Ford SA is­sues a safety re­call, the third this year, to ad­dress a po­ten­tial fire risk posed by in­su­la­tion ma­te­rial fit­ted near the Kuga’s front seat­belts, which could catch fire in the event of a crash.

Wed­nes­day, 23 Au­gust

The Port­fo­lio Com­mit­tee on Jus­tice and Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices re­ceives a brief­ing from the Of­fice of the Chief Jus­tice and Ju­di­cial Ad­min­is­tra­tion first quar­ter re­port.

An­gola goes to the polls as Pres­i­dent Jose Ed­uardo dos Santos steps down af­ter 38 years in power.

Deputy Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa takes ques­tions from MPs on a va­ri­ety of is­sues, rang­ing from the so-called witch-hunt against non-con­form­ing ANC mem­bers dur­ing the no con­fi­dence vote against Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma to the Gup­tas and SAA.

Thurs­day, 24 Au­gust

Chief Jus­tice Mo­go­eng Mo­go­eng is ap­pointed chan­cel­lor of the Uni­ver­sity of KwaZulu-Natal.

Kenyan Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta asks newly elected Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment to drop their threat to pass a law to award them­selves higher salaries,la­belling them greedy.

Dutch author­i­ties ar­rest a 22-year-old man af­ter a rock con­cert on Wed­nes­day was can­celled when Span­ish po­lice is­sued an alert. The gig by US band the Al­lah-Las was due to be held in Rot­ter­dam’s Maas­silo. .

Fri­day, 25 Au­gust

Deputy Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa gives the key­note ad­dress at the NCOP “Tak­ing Par­lia­ment to the Peo­ple” event in Man­gaung, Free State.

A court in South Korea sen­tences Sam­sung’s bil­lion­aire heir-ap­par­ent Lee Jae-yong to five years in pri­son for cor­rup­tion.

Judg­ment is ex­pected in the as­sault trial of Theo Jack­son and Willem Oosthuizen, who al­legedly forced Retha­bile Vic­tor Mlotshwa into a cof­fin. It is be­ing de­liv­ered in the High Court sit­ting in Mid­del­burg, Mpumalanga.

STEP­PING DOWN: An­gola’s Pres­i­dent Jose Ed­uardo dos Santos has been in power for 38 years.

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