26/09/2017 18:02 SAST | Updated 26/09/2017 18:05 SAST

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All government employees await the decision to use PIC funds, Pravin Gordhan supports Ramaphosa and tips for losing weight.

1. Should media reports that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba wants to use R100-billion of Public Investment Corporation (PIC) funds to bail out state-owned enterprises (SOEs) be correct, many South Africans could have a lot to worry about. All government employees could bear the brunt of such a decision, because the PIC manages their pensions...Read more here

2. Former minister of finance Pravin Gordhan has nailed his colours firmly to the mast of Cyril Ramaphosa, saying the deputy president presents hope for South Africa and the ANC. He told Talk Radio 702's Eusebius Mackaiser during an interview on Tuesday that his hope "would be significantly dimmed" should Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma become ANC leader in December... Read more here.

3. Spring has sprung and we are loving the move to healthier happy bodies. Unathi Msengana does not only share her weight loss journey on social media, but she often talks about how much work she's had to put in throughout the journey. The Idols SA judge is not shy to show off her "new" body and we're grateful for the inspiration -- especially when she shares the before and after snaps. Read more here.

4. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela celebrates her 81st birthday today. Watch as the "mother of the nation" talks about Nelson Mandela personally with frankness that could surprise many of Madiba's uncritical supporters. She explains how she feels the ANC gave away too much during negotiations for a democratic South Africa.

5. An Australian study has found that people over the age of 40 perform at their best when they work three days per week and not longer. Research published in the Melbourne Institute Worker Paper series indicated that cognitive functionality begins to decline after 25 hours' work per week for middle-aged people. Read more here.

6. For the ANC to maintain its electoral mandate of putting the country first, it must be able to first deal with state capture and corruption. This was the message that emanated from a joint media briefing by the ruling party's alliance partners, Cosatu and the SACP, ahead of a planned national strike on Wednesday. Read more here.

7. St John's College, which had been embroiled in a race row in July and August, has established a new committee to tackles issues of diversity and address transformation. "Ultimately, if there is no true commitment to transformation and diversity in all regards addressing racism, homophobia, sexism and so on then this is just another talk-shop," said new committee member and #OpenStJohn's organiser Mabine Seabe. Read more here.

8. You exercise often and feel that you're doing everything right, but you're still not losing weight -- or at least losing it as fast as you imagined? Here are a few reasons why this may be the case.

9. Trevor Noah tore into U.S. President Donald Trump for attacking National Football League players who protest during the national anthem. Read more here.