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Best Of HuffPost On 14 September: Nine Stories You Shouldn't Miss

Jacob Zuma's latest bid to stall a 783-count court case, the Tumi Morake debate carries on simmering and the end of the world: Part Four.

14/09/2017 18:24 SAST | Updated 14/09/2017 20:03 SAST
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President Jacob Zuma in a quiet moment after appearing in the Durban High Court, after the National Prosecuting Authority dropped all charges against him, April 7, 2009.

1. For eight years, the president has fought against having his day in court on 783 counts of corruption, fraud and racketeering, writes Editor-at-Large Ferial Haffajee. She looks at the complex history to the case and what the latest bid in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein could mean. Read here.

2. In a stunning admission, the NPA and Zuma's team admitted in court that the decision to drop charges against him back in 2009 was "irrational". This brought arguments to an abrupt end and the court reserved judgment in the president's application for leave to appeal the charges levelled against him. Read here.

3. The row over Tumi Morake's comments on radio about the repercussions of apartheid continue to boil away, although AfriForum now says it won't pursue a complaint with the broadcasting authority. Here's an interesting take on the meaning behind the uproar from activist Johan Pienaar. Read here.

4. Why is it that when you really want to impress some guy or gal, you suddenly get tongue-tied and act the fool? Sometimes we're our own worst enemies when looking for lurve. Here's 24 of the most hilarious tweets from hopelessly single people. Read here.

5. So what if I employ family members and don't advertise the job? That's the whatevs attitude from Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi, who admitted to Parly she hired nine relatives to work in her office. Read here.

6. In part four of HuffPost's End Of The Earth series looking at the impact of climate change in the Antarctica, we find out what it's actually like to live there. There are no trees in the driest, coldest place on Earth; for half the year there is no light, and for the other half, no darkness. Read here.

7. The ANC did not react well to billionaire businessman Johann Rupert's comments about radical economic transformation being a "code name for theft". Not well at all..."For his part, Rupert would be well-advised to desist from derogatory, unfounded statements based on his innate inclination to preserve privilege and prosperity for a few," said party spokesperson Zizi Kodwa. Read here.

8. An unnamed journalist has alleged in a new book that President Jacob Zuma forced himself upon her and gave her a "long, determined kiss" before she managed to pull away. The Sowetan reported how the accusation was made in a new book, "Khwezi", about the late Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo. Read here.

9. What a little cutie pie! South Africa's very own DJ Arch Jnr, real name Oratilwe AJ Hlongwane, has made it to the Guinness World Records as the youngest club DJ in the world, after spinning the tunes for an hour. Read here.