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What's making headlines in SA?

Let's take a look at Acumen Media's summary of the week's biggest stories in South African media.

As the country recently celebrated Heritage Day, the day marked for celebrating our traditions took the top spot - coming in with a net sentiment of 85%.

Carrying on a tradition of taking a stand, Swedish environmentalist activist Greta Thunberg was the name on everyone's lips as she led the global Climate Strike - which South Africans also joined in on. While most well-adjusted adults supported Thunberg's cause, US President Donald Trump decided to poke fun at her and the Americans seemed to join in on that.

Speaking of Trump, his British counterpart Boris Johnson has been dominating headlines after he decided to suspend parliament in the UK. Still on the subject of questionable leadership, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) raised some eyebrows after it visited the resting place of former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe - and met with his widow, Grace.

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Meanwhile, relations between South Africans and their fellow Africans seem to have reached a calming point as news of xenophobia slows down. The dispute between Old Mutual and its former CEO Peter Moyo is carrying on. South Africans rushed out to the ATMs, citing fears of a potentially damaging banking strike.

The news of the closure of British global travel group Thomas Cook reached our shores. The proposal to make grade nine the exit level for school has caused widespread upset.

And in not-so-upsetting news, Prince Harry and his wife - the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle - commenced their tour of Africa in South Africa with a stop in Cape Town.


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