WATCH: A roundup of IOL's Top 5 stories this week

Published Feb 28, 2020


From the all-important 2020 Budget Policy Statement delivered by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to a twar between local producers DJ Maphorisa and Prince Kaybee, these are the stories that captured the attention of our readers this week.


Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has put R2 billion back into the pockets of consumers after announcing a number of tax relief measures in his Budget speech.

Mboweni said tax rebates in all brackets would come into effect for the new financial year. There will also be no increase in VAT.

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The fear on Derrick Avenue has driven away tourists and emptied the restaurants. 

But Chinese nationals are also staying away, with some of them in self-imposed quarantine.

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Duduzane Zuma has come to the rescue of UKZN students in need of financial assistance after pledging an undisclosed amount of money to those who suffered financial exclusion.

In a video he sent to the students after pledging the money, he also urged them not to resort to damaging property in their protest action. 


What started as an argument between the two local producers about ownership of masters recordings, turned into a streaming and charting battle then a face-off over who has the better car. 

At some point, even Mmusi Maimane jumped into the twar.


Bakkies are big business in SA so when Peugeot pulled the covers off its all-new Landtrek, bakkie fans had a lot to say.

While it’s unlikely to challenge the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger any time soon, the arrival of a new contender is sure to spark some braai-side debate.

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