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PHOTO OF THE DAY Women take a selfie next to the plane carrying FIFA World Cup trophy, at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Feb. 24, 2018. The 2018 FIFA World Cup trophy tour arrived in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa on Saturday, offering the East African country's huge football fan base a chance to experience world's most prestigious sports prize. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

International & Local News summed up in 10 snappy points so that you can keep your finger on the pulse!

10 Things to Know for Wednesday:

1. The South African Policing Union (SAPU) on Wednesday said it welcomes the appointment of General Bheki Cele as the new police minister.

2. South African producer of dissolving wood pulp and packaging papers, Sappi Limited, on Wednesday announced that it has fulfilled and completed all conditions precedent relating to the acquisition of the speciality paper business of Cham Paper Group.

3. The European Union’s highest court ruled on Tuesday that an EU-Morocco fisheries deal was valid as long as it was not applied to the waters of the disputed Western Sahara territory since this would be a breach of its population’s rights, Reuters reported.

4. Farming group Agri SA said on Wednesday parliament failed to rationally argue the impacts for agriculture and the economy while debating a motion to amend the constitution to pave way for land expropriation.

5. AfriBusiness on Wednesday said it “will not accept expropriation without compensation, no matter if it is driven by the African National Congress (ANC) or the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)”.

6. Mpumalanga member of the executive council (MEC) for human settlements Speedy Mashilo on Tuesday said there were too many shacks in Witbank and other areas of the province that were occupied by people who were frequently committing crime.

Source: ANA

 

7. Villagers who were forcibly evicted from a farm in Mazowe by former first lady Grace Mugabe won their case against the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP).

8. Eastern Cape police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after a fatal accident between a grey Mitsubishi and a Toyota Quantum in Addo, killed one person on Tuesday.

9. Some South African children still live in households with poor access to piped water and improved sanitation, according to the Early Childhood Development (ECD) report released by Statistics South Africa on Tuesday.

10. Parents should get involved and serve schools, North West education acting head of department, Dr Shadrack Mvula, said on Tuesday.

Today’s Highlight in History:

28 February 1646- Roger Scott tried in Massachusetts for sleeping in church

– African News Agency (ANA)